The Wilson Wright Hall was ripe with excitement when our charming hosts Peter Kenny, Ross Leitch and Conor Dunne walked on stage. The fifth year band Edgy Circle opened the night with the suave Lachlan Hill on drums and the enigmatic trio of Luke Henry, Kevin Logan and Kyle Tinkler showing their combined talents on the hit song Roxanne by The Police. Second year Kilian Mangan performed by himself and with Ben Lynch, for which the two boys came second in the junior category.
The next band had girls screaming their names! Cory in the band performed Dancing in the Moonlight by Thin Lizzy and rightfully took the audience award for this performance. The winners of the Talent show, Justin Awani, Moyo Mobolaji and Royale Ohaka, mashed together three different songs, which combined with their charm and talent, made them the judges’ favourites.
Hilarious skits took place between the performances. Ross, Peter and Conor, with help from special guests David Kelly and the twin act of Zaydoon Bahrani and Tolu Bello satirised the drama and relationships within the class of 2018.
After these skits, the talented Grace Adams sang ‘This Girl Is On Fire” – deservedly winning first prize in the Junior Section, Sofia-Rose Deeleman performed with Grace Kim and then with Jade Treacy, where the latter two girls won Most Original Act.
Our own President Robert Gibbons came on stage with Clodagh Hennessey and Grace Kim. They blew the audience away with their layered vocals and unique Medley of ‘If it’s too loud turn it down”.
The stage cooled down once again with Andreii Zwindel’s sombre but trance-like performance of a piece he himself wrote. Finally, the sixth year band Nice Band brought together some of the largest personalities from the year with Conor Dunne on drums, Riccardo Dwyer on Bass and Luke Fitzpatrick on guitar and vocals. Their powerful medley had the audience screaming for more. During the judging, the Sixth Year girls took over the stage with dancing routines punctuated with skits.
It was a wonderful night. Many thanks to the Light and Sound Crew for their hard work. Without them, the night wouldn’t be possible. Congratulations also to Jenny Clements and Daniel Ohoka for their artwork which we saw on the programme,
Student Jamie O'Neill