Kirsten was selected as one of the one of the 32 contestants to take part in the live TV selections at a special event this morning.
She’ll be taking to the stage on Monday evening.
Anyone interested in following Kirsten’s journey can visit the Waterford Rose Centre Facebook page.
Waterford Rose Centre Co-ordinator, Vicky Walsh, told WLR News that they’re ecstatic.
“It’s been quite emotional… We were in the Rose Hotel from very early on and when we got the news we couldn’t see her to congratulate her,” she said.
“She’s done a great job and is continuing to represent Waterford really well. Let’s see what happens next.”