28 acts through to semi finals of Wexford Has Talent

By Esther Hayden

Published 09/01/2017 | 12:14

Wexford People / Sarsfields Wexford Has Talent Auditions on Saturday in Clayton Whites Hotel.
Kimberly Patten who performed Listen by Byonce
Wexford People / Sarsfields Wexford Has Talent Auditions on Saturday in Clayton Whites Hotel. Kimberly Patten who performed Listen by Byonce
Wexford People / Sarsfields Wexford Has Talent Auditions on Sunday in Clayton Whites Hotel. Sisters Ciara and Emily O'Reilly who entered seperatly Ciara singing These Are The Things I Can Do from Grease and Emily singing Your Song by Ellie Goulding
Wexford People / Sarsfields Wexford Has Talent Auditions on Saturday in Clayton Whites Hotel. Jonathan Hayes performed The River by Bruce Springsteen

Twenty eight acts have made it through to the semi finals of Wexford Has Talent.

There was a large turnout at the weekend of auditions with over 120 acts taking to the stage to perform a variety of acts.

Performers from as young as five years of age took to the stage showing skills in genres ranging from dance of many varieties to singer songwriter performances to full band performances to recitation, gymnastics and lots more.

One of the organiser’s Kilian Duignan said: 'The standard of performance we have witnessed over the weekend was incredible, I’m very glad that I am not one of the judges for this competition.

'We would like to thank everyone who took part, the judges really had a tough time deliberating and we would like to wish all of the qualifiers the very best of luck for their semi final performances.'

The successful semi finalists through to Semi Final 1 on January 14 are singer Jane Willow, hiphop dance group Hysteria, interpretive dance performer Zack Murphy, pole artist Danielle Reck, singer Aaron McStein, singer Josh Scallan, dance duo Irina and Olivia, pianist Emma Murphy, singer Caoimhe Boyle, opertatic singer Anya Furlong, singer Adi Roche O'Leary, singer Aoife Goodison, singer and guitar player Luke Hayes and singer Leah Gammell.

The successful semi finalists through to Semi Final 2 on January 21 are ballerina Sorcha Finn, martial arts performer Naoise McManus, singer Eabha Carty, 7th Fret harmony group, singer Emma O'Leary, singer Will Troy Walsh, singer Caoimhe Troy, singer Jirat O'Neill, operatic singer Emma Hore, singer Hayley Crosbie, singer Chris Flood Hayes, singer Jack Quinn, singer Jenny Murphy, singer Ciara Doherty.

 

Tickets are now on sale for both events at Clayton Whites Hotel. A total of between 12 and 16 of these acts from the Semi Final events will secure a performance spot at the much anticipated Wexford Has Talent Grand Final on Saturday, February 11, where the winner will walk away with a cash prize of €2,000 and this year, for the first time, two additional prizes of €500 have been added to the prize pot.

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