This year's Rose of Tralee has come to an end and after 32 interviews, seven billion poems, one science experiment, and several butchering of some classic songs, we have our winner.
And it's Meath Rose Elysha Brennan!
The Bettystown native was the favourite to clinch it, and it was called by many, including ourselves, after her interview with Daithi last night.
She was the one who was mad about The Late Late Show and couldn't drive on roundabouts, if you remember (it was funnier when she said it.) Elysha also managed to get 575 points in the Leaving Cert and sat it while she battled cancer. What a hero.
Wee Daniel was there to serenade her into her new sash as our new Rose of Tralee spoke about how she has big shoes to fill. No doubt she does as it's safe to say that last year's winner, Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh, stole the heart of the nation.
So that's it for another year! Don't be too sad it's all over now.
— Rose of Tralee (@RoseofTralee_) August 18, 2015