On 13 January 2014, after three years with Celtic Thunder, Emmet Cahill announced his decision to take a break from Celtic Thunder. Murphy tiptoe through his shame and see if he can convince Damian to give it another go; that would be satisfying indeed. I came into this competition with probably the most experience out of the 12, but in ways, it worked against me because what I had was a certain type of performance, and that was big. This is my life, this is my career. Because I am away from them, and I do miss them.
Their supposed message of acceptance is patently false, and there is simply no other reason to watch the show. No amount of vocal coaching can produce a voice like that! Murphy basically stated that he had wanted Alex and Lindsay to win and that he was fine with the two boys being dumped in the choir room. He was selected when Ryan had an accident and had to temporarily leave the group. Frankly, it was kind of embarrassing the way he gushed about Alex and Samuel right in front of Damian and a theater full of people, knowing full well the media present was just going to eat it up with a big ole Cheshire cat grin on their faces. The picture is constantly changing. Why are they bringing in a bunch of new characters and letting Damian go? I hope he goes back to Celtic Thunder or maybe David Foster will invite him to join him in one of his concerts, he could sing a duet with Michael Buble. It was a very different experience to live performing, to touring, and live shows in theaters.
I thought his acting and dancing improved as Glee S3 progressed. I always kind of sat back on my bed and listened to it all. The 2012 Celtic Thunder North American tour was called the Voyage tour. That was kind of my deal on the show with a lot of people, which is kind of sad. And then there's Lindsay, who has, in my opinion, the best voice in the final. It gave me a bit of wisdom, I guess, and a better understanding of life itself, which is such a complicated, precious thing. It was certainly one of the hardest challenges ever that I've had to face.
Acting is something he says he won't rule out again but for the time being, he is happy to concentrate on his music. Go on over and give the music a listen! Everything is incredibly live, a little more stripped back. I think when you are young, it is a better time to tour. Outside of that, everyone is working on their own careers, doing their own things. After Kelly returned, Keegan was asked to become a permanent member of Celtic Thunder. Their new album features songs like Now We Are Free, Isle Of Innisfree, and Song For The Mira, as well as inspired versions of Neil Sedaka's Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. This was someone I was looking forward to rooting for.
I hope the producers and writers reconsider and realize what a gem they have in Damian. I'm not going to change me as a person. In March 2009, Celtic Thunder opened the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. But my main passion is finding independent artists that kind of do their own thing. Look at Lady Gaga: she's very clearly different in real life than what she is on stage. I try to be relatable, and I try to be myself as much as I can, and hope that people can relate to that.
And I wanted to do that again. I mean, that's just outrageous to me. So I'll just put that out, clear that up, five years later. This season sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Are there plans for another album? Yeah, people are going to see results of a lot of hard work, very soon. Someone commented that Glee is High School. But I am another that will be done with the show.
Then yesterday—-surprise, surprise—-an announcement that NeNe Leakes and Robert Ulrich would host the reunion. One of the guys I really liked was Cory Monteith. But in my career, there are times when I'm working for seven months, then there's times where I'll have three months where it's a little less busy, but I still have to keep myself disciplined. I am very sad and disappointed. Something that touches people, and something that encourages people. He is a natural fit with the rest of the soloists in Celtic Thunder. This is my life, this is my career.
In December 2008, 2009 and 2011, Billboard magazine named Celtic Thunder Top World Album Artist. And, in a move that stunned McGinty and Carlin, she invited the pair to perform with her on stage at a star-studded charity event in Beverley Hills that October. I saw the writing on the wall when he left America a month ago and showed no signs of returning. And then, the flip side of that is that when he gives you a compliment, you know it's for real. Was it something you always aspired to do? I don't need to go back and tell myself that because my dad instilled that in me, and that's something I'll never forget. It's sort of interesting, because I think without really knowing it, that is what helped me win The Glee Project, that aspect of my performance. He just sits there and looks unimpressed.
I still have to try to keep building a brand, which is obviously the long-term target of my career, to build a really strong Damian McGinty brand. On 28 November 2010, Celtic Thunder member Paul Byrom announced his resignation from the group to begin a solo career. Meanwhile, when it's all said and done, that's not really that relevant in the bigger picture. I spent the whole of season three watching the background in hopes a catching a glimpse of this wonderful guy. He busted his fanny for them, did every promotional event they asked him to. Your talent will carry you far, young man. When I was fourteen I had this amazing opportunity.