Sinead O’Connor generated huge positive reaction on social media among viewers of RTE’s Late Late Show on Friday night.
In the first show of the season, the legendary Irish singer launched her comeback to music after a five year break with two stunning performances.
Kicking off with her take on Shane MacGowan’s beautiful Rainy Night in Soho, accompanied by her band and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Sinead wowed the audience in studio and at home.
Sinead’s performance of Nothing Compares 2U, which was written by Prince (to whom she dedicated her performance) and which originally released in 1990, tresonated with viewers, moving some to tears.
Sinead also revealed that she was “burned out” after years of touring and that her recent return to music is a comeback of sorts, although “not an intended one”.
She added that she did not expect anyone to be interested in her return to music.
However social media feeds in Ireland showed that ‘a national treasure’ was rediscovered.