Glee Role Makes Celtic Thunder Singer's 'Dream Come True'Saturday, December 10, 2011
The other members of Celtic Thunder are positively "Glee"-ful for their former groupmate Damian McGinty.
The 19-year-old Irish singer, who was with the vocal troupe for five years, was one of the winners of the Oxygen network reality show "The Glee Project," snagging a seven-show guest role that, of course, he hopes might lead to a full-time cast spot in the future. And the rest of Celtic Thunder is rooting for that to happen.
"It's just a dream come true for him and fantastic for us to see him do so well," the group's Neil Byrne tells Billboard.com. "It was one of our tour managers who suggested (McGinty) do it, just for the experience of it. I think (McGinty) wants to go the sort of television route, anyway, so he went for it...and happened to win, which was quite incredible. We always knew he'd do very well. He has a strong personality and likability, a great voice and everything."
Byrne says McGinty "popped into a couple shows we were playing in Los Angeles," while his role on "Glee" has created a new habit in Celtic Thunder. "We tune in every week now to see him," Byrne notes. "It's surreal but fantastic. It's great to see him doing so well."
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