29 April 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

“Living the dream” is how Monaghan’s Voice of Ireland Michael Lawson summed up the experience of winning the RTÉ show last weekend.

Speaking to The Northern Standard on Tuesday, 19-year-old Newbliss native Michael told how it was “an absolute shock” to have won the show but it was also amazing and “a dream come true.”

He added that while he was not nervous when performing on stage, it was “nervewracking” when it came down to the final four and people were being eliminated one by one.

A huge homecoming was organised on Monday evening in Aghabog GFC clubhouse and Michael was overwhelmed by the amount of people who packed out the building to wish him well.

“I didn’t know that clubhouse could hold so many people. I was delighted to see it, that level of support was fantastic,” Michael enthused.

The talented singer, who now has a contract with Universal Music Ireland, has recorded his version of the song he has made his own, Lukas Graham’s ‘7 Years,’ and it is available for download on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. He will also record another single and then an album and said he was excited about getting into the recording studio.

With regard to his employers, ABP Clones, Michael was keen to thank the …


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