Thursday, 25 June 2009

"Welwyn's Got Talent" Winners

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The Welwyn Festival Group gives a huge thank you to everyone involved in this year's WGT, especially Christine Goodwin for masterminding its organisation, once again!
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Christine has provided this report:

You’ve heard of Britain’s Got Talent. Well a lot of it is in Welwyn, as we discovered at the Welwyn’s Got Talent event held on Tuesday 23rd June as part of the Welwyn Village festival week. People queued outside the Welwyn Sports and Social Club, eagerly waiting for the doors to open.

Sixteen young people, aged between 11 and 18, took part in the talent contest and provided a wonderful evening of entertainment. There was a huge variety of acts including a rock band, singing from the pop music, musical theatre and classical genres, plus ballet and modern dancing, freestyle football skills and belly dancing.

The standard of performance was so high that the judges, Brian King, Dyllis Buckley and Caroline Barlow, were unable to choose a single winner in the younger age group.

The joint winners of the younger age group were 14 year old Georgie Sheed, who sang “Pie Jesu” and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from the Phantom of the Opera, and 13 year old Laura Jeffries who sang “Wouldn’t It Be Luverly” from My Fair Lady and “Nobody Does It Like Me” performed with tap dancing. The close runner up was 11 year old Josh Clancy who wowed the audience with his football skills.

The senior winner was 16 year old Laura Ellis who sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and “Someone’s Watching Over Me” by John Shanks. Runner up was 15 year old Emma Cook who sang “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele.

Prizes were donated by Hills, the violin and string instruments shop in Welwyn, Let’s Dance, the dance and fancy dress shop in Shoplands, and the Welwyn Festival Group.

Tom Gearing provided piano accompaniment and Ian Drewitt was MC of the event. Our thanks to them all for helping to make this a successful event.

Click here for more photographs from Welwyn's Got Talent.

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