Dublin gran will sing for late husband on Ireland’s Got Talent
Ireland’s Got Talent favourite Evelyn Williams has revealed she will be paying tribute to her late husband when she performs on this week’s live show.
The Dublin gran has won the hearts of the nation with her stunning voice and lovable character.
Now, as the competition gets towards the latter stages, she has revealed she takes inspiration from her late husband and father when she sings.
Evelyn’s husband Noel sadly passed away seven years ago.
Evelyn told the Irish Mirror: “I’d never be nervous. When you sing, you sing from the heart.
“And if you’re singing from the heart you haven’t time to be nervous. It’s a story you’re selling in a song – you sing the song and hope it comes to life.
“Anywhere I go I mention my daddy and my husband. When I sing, I sing for them.“
Evelyn captured the hearts of the judges and viewers with her rendition of Send in the Clowns in her audition.
Judge Michelle Visage even made Evelyn her golden buzzer contestant, giving her a free pass through to the live shows.
It has been a whirlwind few weeks since then for Evelyn. There have been suggestions that she could be invited to sing at the World Meeting of Families in August, where the Pope could be in attendance.
Evelyn has also been nominated in the Most Stylish Newcomer event at the glitzy Peter Mark VIP Style Awards.
However, despite the glamour and she revealed that her stylish attire has all come out of her own wardrobe from home.
She said: “The IGT crew came into my bedroom and I had all my clothes laid out from one of my wardrobes.
“They had their stuff for me, whatever they were going to put on me, and then they said they’d use my own clothes.”
“Sometimes if you buy something new it doesn’t look as nice as what you have.
“What I have on me now is 10 years old.”
Despite the swift rise to stardom, Evelyn insists she will remain working in her regular job as an extra in TV soap Fair City.
Speaking abou the possibility of winning Ireland’s Got Talent, Evelyn said: “That makes me nervous alright.
“I just want to go out there and sing my heart out.
“Hopefully every note will be accurate.”