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SKC’s Got Talent 2022

October 11, 2022 at 10:28 AM

The rain didn’t keep the College students away from Elliott Hall on the afternoon of the SKC’s Got Talent finals. A packed hall of peers, family and teachers turned out to cheer on the finalists. The lunchtime event was a true variety show featuring dance performances, instrumental and vocal recitals.

The Royal Queens Choir kicked off the competition with the audience in stitches at their can-can and musical medley. They certainly had the audience engaged from the beginning as the hall erupted into applause at the end of their act. Following them, a beautiful lyrical was performed by Year 7 dancer Abby Walmsley. She felt every word of Andy Grammar’s Don’t Give up on Me, with mature stage presence despite being the youngest in the competition.

The second half of the event showcased two soloists: electric guitar musician Orlando Ye and vocalist on guitar, George Turner. Orlando performed a mix of riffs and songs, displaying a wide variety of skills. The hours of practice were apparent as he delivered a convincing performance with impeccable technique.

George slowed it down for the last act, singing his rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. He began the song with an acknowledgement of his very proud mum. She looked on from the audience, supporting her talented son as he displayed incredible vocal control and range. 

The four finalists brought their very best to the table for our judges, Acting Principal Mr Duncan McQueen and guest judge Ms Emma Featherstone, the Head of Performing Arts and Music at King's College. In the end, it was vocalist George Turner who took the top spot.

Congratulations to all the contestants and those who participated in the audition. It is not an easy task to get up on a stage in front of peers and family, shake the nerves and capture their attention. The quality of participants proved that we do indeed have some of the best talents in the house!

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