This month, we're giving away an amazing night for two in the Merrion Hotel, along with dinner and a specially chosen bottle of wine in The Cellar Bar. To find out more, and to vote for this story to win, see below!
I was a nursing student in DCU trying to get a bit of part time work for some extra spondoolies to spend in Coppers, so I decided to go to open interviews in town for H&M.
You could wear whatever you wanted, but obviously the more stylish the better. I wore a dress from River Island OVER a pair of bootcut jeans, and rocked a pair of yellow cons to round it all off.
When the beautifully dressed and stunning interviewer asked me what influences my style, I responded with music.
And I mean that literally...
I actually started singing a Regina Spektor song in her face.
See, she’d never heard of her – this was back in 2009 – so I decided I’d give her a bar, feeling like I had it in the bag. She just looked at the glass of water on the table, wondering to herself: “Where did this absolute loon come from”
I stopped after the “oh yeah” part of ‘Hotel Song’, which later featured in that Vodafone ad, then immediately went scarlet as she informed me I was unsuccessful.Needless to say, I finished my degree and work as a nurse… not a singer.
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Barry's Interview: It Looked Like A Scene From Wall Street. One Guy Was Doing Jumping Jacks'
Dave's Interview: 'I Was Halfway Towards The Door By The Time I Realised What I Was Doing'
Gerard's Interview: 'I Walked Out Flustered, Looked The Wrong Way And Got Knocked Down By A Car'
Jaki's Interview: 'He Greeted My At The Door Wearing A Hawaiian Shirt And A Towel'
Katie's Interview: 'I Panicked And Blurted Out A Knock Knock Joke That Required Me To Moo'
Michelle's Interview: 'I Somehow Found Myself Belting Out A Bar Of A Regina Spektor Song'
Thanks to The Merrion Hotel for supplying the prize!