Letterkenny singer Sinead Black is excited to bring live music back to people’s homes when she returns to TG4’s Glór Tíre.

The country talent competition resumes next Tuesday 10th November – picking up where it left off before the first Covid-19 lockdown.

The show will be a different departure to the usual format of country singing, a band and dancers, but the notes of excitement will still be there as the remaining contestants enter into the semi-final round.

Sinead, a well known country and wedding singer, had put in strong performances to get this far. And she is hoping her newfound fans from lockdown will be there to support her on the show.

With live shows and events all cancelled, Sinead and her father Alex Black gave their fans quality home entertainment during lockdown with their weekly ‘Dad and Me Sitting Room Sessions’.

With 41 weeks complete, and with €1,400 raised for counselling services at the Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre, they now are planning to release a new CD for their many loyal listeners.

Sinead and her father Alex Black

“Hopefully I’ll have a whole gang of new supporters from the sessions,” Sinead says, since Glór Tíre will be a much different show.

“There will be no dancers or people in the audience and we’ll be socially distanced. It’s a bit bittersweet, normally you’d be bringing a bus load of supporters for the finals, but it’s literally just myself. My family will all be watching from home.”

As a true entertainer, Sinead isn’t focusing on the changes or on winning the contest, but she’s focusing on the show and making the audience happy at home.

“It’s great to have a positive experience, to bring live music into people’s homes and it’s giving them something to look forward to. I’m looking forward to getting dolled up again too!”

The Glór Tíre semi-final airs Tuesday 10th November 9:30pm on TG4. Voting for the final will reopen through the  Glór Tíre app on the night.