Doran won the 2004 talent show You're a Star, which was organized by the Irish television station RTÉ. The aim of the show was to elect the Irish contribution to the Euro Vision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul.
The ballad If The World Stops Turning, was represented with the Doran in Istanbul, was written by Brian McFadden, the former lead singer of the boy band Westlife.
Before the profit of You're a star Doran worked as a bouncer. Doran is a multiple Irish champion in karate.