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A deaf choir gave a beautiful performance on Ireland's Got Talent and now they're the toast of Twitter

Have tissues ready.

IRELAND’S GOT TALENT continued last night, showcasing the best the country has to offer in talent.

There was a snazzy magician, whose mad card skills spooked the judges … And his good looks got the viewers going!


A bunch of babóg ballroom dancers also impressed Louis & Co.


But it was the Deaftones choir from Dublin that had everyone talking.

Source: TV3

The choir, made up of a 14 girls aged between 13 and 39, performed the Ed Sheeran song ‘Photograph’ for Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Jason Byrne and Denise Van Outen in Irish sign language.

Conductor Shirley started the choir as a teacher in Holy Family School for the Deaf in Cabra seven years ago. Ciara, one of the lead singers of the group, spoke about her experience growing up with hearing in an entirely deaf household.

Being brought up hearing was completely different to my other friends, because their family was just considered normal and mine was so different.”

Ciara went on to explain the positive impact being in the choir has had on the girls.

I think this choir group pretty much means everything to these girls because I don’t think they’d be as confident as they are.”

choir2 Source: TV3

It’s safe to say the judges were SHOOK.


Jason Byrne said the emotion flowed out of their performance, before signing “well done girls”.

jasonbyrne Source: TV3

So with four big yes-es, we can’t wait to see them at the live shows!

You can watch the full performance back here.

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