“I Begged Him To Sing Live” - Brendan O’Connor Blasts Noel Gallagher 7 years ago

“I Begged Him To Sing Live” - Brendan O’Connor Blasts Noel Gallagher

RTÉ presenter Brendan O’Connor has slammed Noel Gallagher for refusing to sing live on The Saturday Night Show last weekend.

Noel and his band the High Flying Birds received a lot of backlash on Twitter after their performance last Saturday night, with many fans branding the performance as "disappointing".


Host Brendan O’Connor has revealed that he begged Gallagher to sing live.

“All these young bands have come in and they might have played to two men and a dog in Cork and they come on and we say, ‘It’s live television, we like everyone to play live’,” Brendan told RTÉ Radio One this week.

“And they say, ‘Yes, no problem’,” he continued, before adding that when they asked Noel to sing live, he refused.

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The band's performance got a lot of backlash on Twitter. 


“We begged him and he wouldn’t do it,” O’Connor continued, saying that he even brought along his copy of the single Supersonic to show what a fan he was of the star.

“I asked him to sign it to show I was there from the beginning,” he said, adding that he’d hoped to bring out an acoustic guitar for Noel to sing with.

“My dream was that we’d end the show with him sitting two feet away from me on the couch singing Live Forever.

“I asked him, ‘If we had an acoustic guitar would you do a few bars?’ and he said ‘No’ and walked away.


“We were 10 feet away from a miming Noel Gallagher... but you couldn’t get that feeling."