Irish granny could be set to sing in front of the Pope

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Dublin gran will sing for late husband on Ireland's Got Talent

Ireland’s Got Talent star Evelyn Williams could be set to perform in front of Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families.

The Dublin great-granny stunned the talent show judges recently with her moving rendition of Send in the Clowns.
Irish granny could be set to sing in front of the Pope

The performance was so impressive that judge Denise Van Outen hit her golden buzzer to take Evelyn straight through to the semi-finals of the show.

Williams, 82, has been the talk of Ireland since her stunning audition, and now there is a real possibility that she could sing in front of the world’s leaders of the Catholic Church.

The World Meeting of Families is a major event in the Catholic Church calendar.

It involves several of the world’s leading priests coming together to discusses the Church’s position on various issues that face modern society, particularly regarding family.

The World Meeting of Families takes place once every three years, and the next one is scheduled for Phoenix Park, Dublin this August.

It is hoped the Pope will be in attendance.

A source told the Irish Daily Star: “Evelyn has always wanted to meet the pope and it looks like she could be performing when he visits Ireland this year.

“There’s definite interest to make it happen.”

Williams has worked as an extra on Fair City for the past 21 years and revealed she keeps herself in tip-top shape by walking on a treadmill in her bedroom everyday.

Williams lost her husband and childhood sweetheart Noel seven years ago, and admits she is still grieving for him.
She said: “He was so good to me, so loving. He would have been so proud of me.”

However, she is determined to take this opportunity with both hands.

Here is Evelyn’s beautiful audition from Ireland’s Got Talent, in case you missed it.

Written by Andrew Moore