Paula ‘covers’ herself in glory

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LOCAL girl Paula Magill was in the money last week when she won the Belfast heat of an All Ireland karaoke competition.

Paula won £1,000 and goes on to the final of the Paddy Power All Ireland Karaoke Championships 2011 in Dublin this weekend.

Having entered the qualifiers back in March, Paula won her way through to the Belfast decider covering tracks from Journey and Train.

Now she’s reached the All Ireland final she’s thinking of sticking with the song that got her there - ‘Someone Like You’ by Adele.

Paula is well known on the local music scene as an accomplished singer, but this particular competition marked her first venture into karaoke.

The former Lurgan College pupil from Milltown said: “I’d never went in for a karaoke competition up until this one. I didn’t think I stood a chance, but there you are.

“Now I’m in the final I have nothing to lose. I’ll give it a real go.”

Should Paula scoop the top prize she’ll net 10,000 Euro. The final takes place on Saturday in the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin.

Paula will be well-supported with 20 of her friends making the trip to cheer her on.