Originally Posted by couch_dweller
no , its just that the ( talent ) which appeared on irish tv singing competitions was of a pretty mediocre variety
Even if you take this as the reason, Radio and TV do not talk up the Irish Talent shows as much as they do Britain's Got Talent or The X-Factor. Irish media (including RTÉ) tend to completely flood the market with English Talent shows.
Ryan O'Shaughnessy will get more time from BGT in the Irish media then he did for The Voice of Ireland.
I will take one other example from TG4. And this feeds in to the previous diatribe by another poster about Country and Western Music. Glor Tíre gets 100,000 viewers each week on TG4. A fairly minority music talent contest on a minority channel, however you would think that country music radio stations and radio programmes would support such a competition for The Country Voice (Glor Tíre). They don't.