Soulé joins Junk Kouture Dublin judging panel

Junk Kouture is pleased to announce a new addition to the Dublin City final judging panel, as one of Ireland’s best upcoming musicians – Soulé – joins for 2022.

No stranger to the stage herself as one of Ireland’s freshest young voices at the forefront of the new wave of Irish pop, Soulé has landed #1’s on both the Irish Radio and Most Shazamed Charts, 10 million Spotify streams, is a three time nominee for the Choice Awards Song of the Year as well as having performed at some of the country’s leading festivals from Electric Picnic to Other Voices.

Soulé said: “I am so excited to join the Junk Kouture judging panel for the Dublin City Final 2022! As a singer, I know that both your performance and fashion choices play a big role in helping you to be memorable on stage. I will be on the hunt for young designers who give 110% to their performance and channel their inner Lady Gaga, who has made so many fashion statements throughout her singing and acting career! Watching the regional finals last week, I could see the standard is incredibly high in this year’s competition with loads of fantastic designs so if you want to stand out, a big performance in the Bord Gáis on 5 May will definitely grab my attention!”

As well as judging, Soulé will also perform on the night of the final. She will join best-selling cookbook author, entrepreneur and fashion-upcycling enthusiast Roz Purcell, fashion designer Stephen McLaughlin and the esteemed Louis Walsh as they search for the top 10 designs. There is also a new role for long-standing Junk Kouture judges Tracy Fahey, and Programme Director for Fashion Design at Griffith College Jane Leavey, as they return as technical judges across all territories.

It’s been an amazing year of designs for the Dublin City final, with finalists announced last night on the Junk Kouture YouTube channel. Each of the 50 finalists will take to the stage of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, as Junk Kouture gets back to live shows for the first time since 2020.

The Junk Kouture Dublin City Final takes place in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on 5 May. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 1 April.

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