Ireland's most watched YouTube videos of 2018 have been revealed
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Ireland's most watched YouTube videos of 2018 have been revealed

YouTube has revealed Ireland's most watched videos of 2018 with the Six Nations, Ellen DeGeneres and Ireland's Got Talent all featuring.

The online video streaming giant published the annual list this Thursday, December 6th, with the countdown throwing up plenty in the way of familiar faces.

12-year-old viral video sensation Mason Ramsey took the top spot for his memorable a cappella performance of the Hank Williams' classic Lovesick Blues for customers at a branch of Walmart.

 

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The clip was one of the viral video sensations of the year with Ramsey landing a record deal and several talk show appearances off the back of the performance.

Another 12-year-old, Cork busker Allie Sherlock, also featured on the list. Her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show ranked as the third most-watched clip of the year on YouTube in Ireland.

 

 

Fr Ray Kelly's rendition of the REM classic Everybody Hurts from this year's edition of Britain's Got Talent also made the top 10.

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He was joined by 81-year-old Tallaght resident Evelyn Williams who wowed fans on Ireland's Got Talent with his memorable version of Send in the Clowns.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy may not have earned Eurovision glory with Ireland's entry, Together, but the video for the song, which made headlines for featuring a same-sex couple, featured in the top 10.

 

 

The world of celebrity was well represented with the video of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott introducing the world of their new daughter Storm making the cut along with a clip from bloggers David Dobrik and actress Liza Koshy announcing their break-up.

The Ariana Grande edition of James Corden's ever-popular Carpool Karaoke was also included in the annual countdown.

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It wasn't all viral videos and pop culture though - Jonathan Sexton's last-minute drop-goal against France in Ireland's victorious Six Nations campaign also made the list.

 

 

With a Rugby World Cup to come in 2019 and Ireland among the red-hot favourites, a few more sporting clips could be set to feature next year.