Kodaline played to a US television audience of around 25 million people when they made their American Idol bow last night. Their performance went down a treat, as you can see from the reaction of the Idol judges all nodding their heads in approval, and the lads even trended WORLDWIDE on Twitter. Not bad at all fellas.

Meanwhile a bit closer to home, Kodaline will headline FM104's The Gig at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on May 13th. The Gig, run in conjunction with the ISPCC, will also showcase homegrown acts such as O.R.B., Walking On Cars, The Minutes and Gavin James. Bressie will also be on hand to host the shindig.

FM104 Programme Director Dave Kelly is looking forward to this year’s event saying: "This is the seventh 'FM104’s The Gig' and, without doubt, it will be the best one to date. We, at FM104, are really appreciative of all the acts that perform for free as all proceeds go to FM104’s Help a Dublin Child for the ISPCC. The event raises in the region of €50,000 each year. These are much needed funds to help the ISPCC continue their great work with Dublin Kids. This year is a bit different with most of the acts performing at The Gig for the first time in its history."

Tickets for the show are priced at €35 and go towards a very good cause.