Musical Irish nuns scouted and asked to perform on Britain’s Got Talent

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Musical Irish nuns scouted and asked to perform on Britain’s Got Talent

An Irish order of nuns have been talent-spotted and invited to perform in front of music mogul Simon Cowell on the next series of Britain’s Got Talent.

The musical sisters of the Poor Clare Monastery in Co Galway released a song Calm the Soul which has proven to be very popular online.

Musical Irish nuns scouted and asked to perform on Britain’s Got Talent

It has amassed more than 50,000 views and caught the attention of one of the talent scouts for the popular reality show.

The music track was created after the success of a book created by the nuns, which included the poem Calm the Soul.

They decided to add music to the poem and create the video.

However, despite the attention the nuns have not confirmed if they will appear on Britain’s Got Talent.

Sister Colette, Abbess of the Poor Clare Monastery, said: “A researcher from the show has been in touch a number of times asking us to perform ‘Calm the Soul.’

“We don’t watch a lot of television so we wouldn’t be following the X-Factor and other shows like that on a regular basis.

“We have seen a few highlights though including Fr. Ray Kelly singing the REM song Everybody Hurts.

“Somebody also recommended that episode where Susan Boyle’s performance stunned the judges and that was lovely to watch.

“As a community, we are gifted musically and love to try new stuff. Two sisters did singing lessons before they entered. Another sister who plays the guitar was a Mary Black wannabe when she was a teenager but there aren’t any divas among us really.

“We see any gifts that we have as given to us by God for others and also that any particular sister’s gift is everybody else’s gift too.

“We would hope that the song will give those who hear it a lift and maybe encourage those who have given up on God to renew the connection.”

Sister Consilio Fitzgerald, who is founder of the Cuan Mhuire addiction treatment centres, has made the song part of the recovery program.

She said: “There is a beautiful healing message there. Some of the people we work with have found it to be deeply moving and comforting. I think that this song will become part of our program for many years to come.”

Take a look at the video below.


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