The Blackwater Valley Talent Competition 2010 - FINALS
After a Summer of Heats in various locations around the parish the Blackwater Talent
Competition finals were held in Clara Hall on Sunday, October 10th 2010. A Hall packed
to capacity with parents, siblings, grannies and granddas, neighbours and friends
were all there to cheer on some one of the twelve contestants though there were some
who attended for the sheer entertainment value of this event and this was entertainment
at its best. Act after act gave fantastic performances and the three final judges
- Scott Griffin, Patricia McDermott and Gary McDowell - were faced with a very difficult
task of deciding the first second and third place in each of the two sections - U12s
and Adults. MC Martin McCarron brought us through the night with a comfortable manner
which put the finalists as ease and maintained an air of encouragement among the
audience. There was tea and plenty to eat then and everyone enjoyed a very tasty
supper. Prior to the announcement of the winners the fabulous group, MGRB, from Glaslough
entertained and introduced some of the elders among the crowd to Rock music at its
best. Then organiser, Nuala McKenna, thanked everyone who had been involved in the
running of the event and that was a big army of helpers, as I saw for myself. She
also congratulated all the participants and labelled them all - winners. Martin then
announced the winners and the First placed in each section performed again for the
Scoil Rince Ní Bhrogain - 3rd U12.
Marcus O’Miochain - 2nd U12
Ben Troy - 1st U12
Charlotte McKenna - 1st Adult
Louise and James Sherry - 2nd Adult
Laura Feely - 3rd Adult.
The Final Judges
Martin McCarron - MC
If you CLICK on each of the pictures below you should hear the performance.
Clann Ó Mhurchú
Scoil Ní Bhrogain
Ben Troy Gemma Curley Marcus
Ó Miochain Stephen McElvogue.
Seanna Nugent Louise and James Sherry Laura
Feely Charlotte McKenna