Ireland is an island awash with struggling and often outstanding musicians, therefore it makes total sense that Jessie J's abandoned Oxegen slot be filled by former beauty fodder / journalist / novelist / sofa peddler / general mammary purveyor Amanda Brunker. And she didn't even have the decency to wear a low cut top.
When John first broke the news of Brunker's impending performance last Wednesday, we all thought it was an elaborate hoax concocted by some PR sort from the Sunday World or Cost Plus Sofas... sadly for all involved, it wasn't. Indeed - instead of choosing to possibly break the new Villagers or Bell X 1 - festival organisers permitted Amanda Brunker to treat the scantly assembled crowd (in the region of eight souls) to barely audible dance rendition of U2's With Or Without You... Her best mate, Bono, must be so proud.
Needless to say, most of the footage and the accompanying avalanche of negative comments were whipped off YouTube as fast as they were thrown up. Not to worry, Amanda, many a pair of pained ears are still clanging with your writhed out whimpered efforts (which can be viewed here, but for how long?!)... All together now, you to Brunker - "and you giiiiive yourself away... and you giiive yourself away... and you give, and you give, and you GIIIVE YOURSELF AWAAAAYHAY"
To view our Oxegen coverage - including John's daily review and our photos of the crowd, the musicians and Amanda Brunker, do make your way to our shiny Summer Festivals section.