The contestants in the current season of Glór Tíre include Ballinasloe's Emma Donohue and Glasson's Tilly Dawson-Stanley.

TG4's Glór Tíre music contest to resume next week after Covid incident

The search for the next big country music star on TG4's Glór Tíre will resume this night week (Tuesday, April 6) following a temporary postponement due to a Covid-19 incident.

The series, which began in January, had been due to air the finals in March.

The final contentestants left in the competition are Emma Donohue from Ballinasloe, who is mentored by Mike Denver, David Connor from Claremorris, whose mentor is Michael English, Mary Hoey from Armagh, who is mentored by The Sheerin Family, and Tilly Dawson-Stanley from Glasson, Westmeath, who is mentored by Cliona Hagan.

Voting was suspended during the postponement but all votes that have been cast to date will be valid once the competition recommences.

Chantelle Padden, a former contestant of Glór Tíre who recently took part in the tenth series of The Voice UK will be performing live on the semi-final show on April 6.

Glór Tíre currently in its seventeenth season is presented by Aoife Ni Thuairisg and Seamús Ó Scanláin, with help from the judges John Creedon, Caitríona Ní Shúilleabháin and Jó Ní Chéide who advise and and guide the contestants.

It will air on TG4 at 9.30pm on Tuesday next.