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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Boyzone will turn out to support Shane's twin duo

TALENT: Twins Victor and Bert O'Brien
TALENT: Twins Victor and Bert O'Brien

All Ireland Talent Show twins Bert and Victor will be cheered on by Boyzone in Sunday night's final.

The Kilbarrack duo's mentor Shane Lynch will be bringing his bandmates along to the event.

Speaking about their role model, Bert said: "He's cool and he's given us loads of tips. He's very friendly and he's going to bring all the Boyzone lads to the final except Ronan Keating because he's just back from climbing Mt Kilimanjaro."

Bert and Victor (14), are hoping all of Dublin will vote for them on Sunday night's show where they will perform The Script's hit The Man Who Can't be Moved.

"If we win, I want to put some money aside for music college. We're not really nervous; we just want to do it," Bert said.

He also laughed off reports that the judging panel including Daithi O'Se and Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh are at each other's throats backstage.

Tough

"The judges get on well and they're all really friendly," he added.

The boys are facing stiff competition from six other acts to win the €50,000 but pinpointed Waterford's Jack Lynch as their toughest competitor. "Jack will be tough because he's really cute and a great dancer for someone so young," said Victor.

"All our friends and family are really proud of us," he said, and added that they are receiving attention from "loads of girls".

The boys' proud mother Dolores revealed they have been having regular one-to-one classes with musician Peter Devlin to prepare.

"They've been working with the best in the business.

"They've grown up so much over the last few weeks. "I got them into music to keep them busy," said the mum of five, "they have an abundant amount of energy. The support from our own community has been fantastic and we're all thrilled. They'll be a celebration regardless of whether they win.

"Let's hope Dublin come out and vote; it would change their lives."

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