Glor Tire Season 13 Contestants and Presenters. L-R Claire Dillon, Caitriona Ní Cheannabhain, Lauren McCrory, Alanna Maher, Pat Creaven, Presenter Pádraic Ó Neachtain, Pandy Walshe, Presenter Aoife Ni Thuairisig, Sean Brennan, Sabrina Fallon and Dermot Lyons. Photo by Sean McCormack
It’s that time of year again. Another season of Glor Tire starts tonight on TG4 at 9:30 tonight. It’s a day and and hour earlier than the 10:30pm Wed slot, it’s had for years, but the schedulers wanted a change. If you’re not familiar with Glor Tire, it translates as Country Voice, and is a country music talent show that’s done through spoken Irish, and is one of the top shows on TG4, the national Irish language channel. Nine contestants battle it out with three judges giving comments. The TV audience votes for their favourites. There’s an introduction episode showing all the contestants. Then for 9 weeks, there’s there’s a well known band from the Irish country scene playing with one of the contestants. Next there’s a recap episode reminding you of all the contestants. After that are the live knockout episodes. The three contestants with lowest votes are put before the judges, and they decide which singer to save. The other two go out of the competition. For the final, there’s only three contestants remaining.
Here’s some photos from the show going out tonight. You can register your support by voting for your favourite as soon as the show ends.
Technical info: I shot these shows with the Fujifilm X-T2 with 50-140mm and the X-T10 with 18-55mm lens. I used a double strap system to have both cameras with me at all times for quick swapping. I also shot a series of portraits of each contestant, the two presenters and the three judges, but I’ll show that in a separate post.