Talent Show 2016

On Thursday 12th February Grosvenor marked one of the highlights in its busy calendar when it staged its ever-popular Talent Show in the William Moles Hall. Following two very intense rounds of pre-event auditions, the programme was whittled down to ten acts, comprising pupils from Forms One to Three. After some spectacular performances from the various artists on the night, Louise Purvis (Form Three) eventually took the title, with her dance which imitated that from ‘Chandelier’ by Sia. In second place, meanwhile, was Sacha Watson-Deegan (also Form Three) who sang and played the guitar to ‘Stitches’ by Sam Smith, while third place was taken by Alisha Calvert (Form Two) who sang ‘Skinny Love’ by Bon Ivor; and fourth position was occupied by Erin Tumilson (Form One) who sang ‘Quiet’ from the musical ‘Matilda’.

Following each of the performances on the night, the judges, namely Miss Berry, Miss Foster, Mrs. McLaughlin and Mr. Winters, were left to decide on the final four acts who would make it through to the final. Following this the audience was then left to vote via Insagram by pressing the ‘like’ button below their favourite act: although this was the first time social media was utilised in a talent show, it certainly won’t be the last!

It proved an extremely tough decision for the judges and there were many super acts to choose from. Beth Vance (Form Two) opened the event with her very own rendition of ‘Riptide’ by Vance Joy, followed by Esther Baillie (Form Three) who both played and sang ‘Light ‘em Up’ by Fall Out Boy. Following this Abigail Gibson (Form One) proved that she is certainly one to watch for the future as she displayed tremendous talent in her rendition of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, from the musical ‘Les Miserables’on the trumpet. To get us in the mood for Valentine’s Day, the pace then slowed as Sarah Whittle (Form Three) graced the stage to sing ‘Clown’ by Emile Sande. Other acts included Emily Woods (Form Four) who sang and played the piano to ‘Hello’ by Adele and Anna Cousins (Form Three) who sang and played the piano to ‘Jar of Hearts’ by Christina Perri.

A special thanks must go to Grosvenor’s Music teacher Mr. Arnold who produced the event with the help of Miss Berry and GGS Media Studies teacher Miss Knox, as well as hosts Georgia Galway and Jonny Brown who ensured that the event ran smoothly throughout. The evening was certainly a very proud night for parents, pupils and teachers, and proved a great way to start the half term break!

Well done to all those who took part!

The top three perfomers in this year's Talent Show - Louis Purvis, Sacha Watson-Deegan and Alisha Calvert, alongside hosts Georgia Galway and Jonny Brown, as well as the judging panel for the event on the evening of Thursday 12th February.

Louise Purvis during her winning performance of 'Chandelier' by Sia at this year's contest.