Nadine nabs reel-y nice Lord of
the Dance role
Flatley has given Derry pop starlet Nadine Coyle a
reel-y nice job playing an Irish goddess in his new
The unique collaboration will see the Girls Aloud
singer and new mum return to her Irish roots when
she takes on the singing role of The Goddess Erin in
Flatley's ‘Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games’.
Fans will get a sneak preview of their upcoming
collaboration in a UTV television special
celebrating Flatley's life and work this Sunday.
'Michael Flatley: A
Night to Remember' will be presented by Christine
Bleakley and will include contributions from the
dancer’s showbiz pals including Bruce Forsyth.
It follows the Irish-American's meteoric rise to
fame and charts his life from humble beginnings in
Chicago, US., to his spectacular breakthrough with
Riverdance at Eurovision in April 1994.
Viewers will get to see Flatley’s legendary
footwork, which earned him a place in the Guinness
Book of Records after he performed a breathtaking 35
taps a second.
Sunday's show will see
the Cork-based star (55) take to the stage with his
30-strong troupe of dancers and musicians including
his wife, Niamh.
Nadine (28) will perform the title track from the
Michael Flatley described his two-decade career as
"an extraordinary journey" and his troupe "a hugely
talented group of young people and the stars of the
Meanwhile, Derry-born Nadine added: "It is a real
honour to be working alongside Michael and his
amazing troupe of dancers in the new production."
She said the title song "perfectly captures the
energy and drama of the show". ‘Michael Flatley: A
Night to Remember’ is on UTV on Sunday, June 1, at