Dozens enjoy Horwich Parish has Talent show
THERE was no Simon Cowell — but there were plenty of gifted acts on show at the annual Horwich Parish has Talent event.
Close to 100 people went to Horwich Parish Church School as youngsters showcased their performance skills.
There was a wide variety of acts, ranging from individual and group singers to hula-hoop acts and even a performance from pupils impersonating the Minions from the hit Despicable Me films.
Kathryn Hall, Year Two teacher and gifted and talented director at the school, was thrilled with the event.
“It was a huge success, absolutely fantastic,” she said.
“We were a bit worried because we did a technical rehearsal in the afternoon and there were a few errors. But they all managed to pull it off superbly.
“It’s something I have done for the past five years and every year I think ‘is this going to be my last year?’ But I’m absolutely addicted to it.
“We’ve already got plans in place for next year.”
The judges this year included a Michael Buble tribute act who performed for the students, and an acting agent who brought back former pupil Grace Collard, who was also able to show how she had progressed since leaving.
Pianist Thomas Gillard finished as runner-up to winner Emma Carruthers, who performed a monologue that she had written herself.
“It was about a girl who was 10 years old, and trying to act 18 like her older brother Derek,” Mrs Hall said.
“But then eventually she realised that being 10 years old wasn’t so bad after all, and more stress-free. It was really funny.”
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