Derry singing star Conor McGinty is making a strong bid to be the guest star on the hit US chat show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this St. Patrick’s Day.

McGinty has previously had major TV success with brilliant performances bringing him to the advanced stages of “The X Factor” in the UK.

His audition for the Ellen show is a moving version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

Read more: These are the Irish songs you need to know for St. Patrick's Day

Have a listen here:

Conor Mc Ginty || Ellen Show

Folks we have had 1/4 of a million views (250,000) on my Ellen DeGeneres show St Patricks Day audition "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" since last week!  I would love to perform on the show in LA on St Patricks. Thank you all for your ongoing support & help promoting this! Luckily enough I have had contact from the show to say they have seen it... ❤ so in the hands of the universe now! Be great if you could keep the tagging & sharing going folks... 16 days till St. Patricks Day so 16 days to keep the dream alive 

Publiée par Conor Mc Ginty Music sur Vendredi 1 mars 2019

The Ellen Show is watched worldwide and she takes every chance to promote up and coming singing talent, so let’s like and share to get this video seen, and make sure we have some top Irish talent on the show this March 17!

You can follow the singer's journey here at Conor McGinty Music. 

Here's another of his songs for you to enjoy:

Conor Mc Ginty - A Mothers Song

****NEW SONG****  #ShareTheLoveAndLetHerKnow Conor Mc Ginty - A Mothers Song ❤️ Hi guys, this is probably the most personal recording I've ever done & I am so glad I came across this special song a few weeks ago. As you all probably know my Granny Madeline passed away 4 months ago. My mum is an only child and I wanted to do something to help her in the hard time she's going through & to do something to show her how loved she is. The song tells the story of me growing from a young boy with my mum, following my dreams as a singer, finding my fiance Aisling & moving forward in my life with everything that is happening. A massive thanks to Tony Carter in the United States, who is the writer of this song, for giving me the permission to record it & I hope I have done it justice. A huge thanks to Eamon Karran for his brilliant arrangement and production and to my good friend Jordan O'Keefe for his help on the lyric video A proper video will be coming in the next few weeks and I hope you can share this song near & far and let everyone hear it

Publiée par Conor Mc Ginty Music sur Mercredi 15 février 2017

Are there any other Irish acts you would love to see on your TV screens this St Patrick's Day? Let us know in the comments section, below. 

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TV personality Ellen DeGeneres attends The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards