Seven acts already through to Wexford Has Talent final

Published 22/01/2016 | 00:00

Enjoying the show at Clayton Whites Hotel were Tara Butler and Megan Carthy.
Enjoying the show at Clayton Whites Hotel were Tara Butler and Megan Carthy.
Taking part in the first semi-final of Wexford Has Talent on Saturday night in Clayton Whites Hotel were Niamh Bridges, Jamie Benson and Roisin Minnock.
Taking part in the first semi-final of Wexford Has Talent on Saturday night in Clayton Whites Hotel were Aaron McStein, Irana Karpenko and Rachel Grace.
Cormac Cooper and Luke Spellacy taking part.
Aoife Goodison and Cian Bergin enjoying the Wexford Has Talent show at Clayton Whites Hotel.

Seven acts have secured a much-coveted place at the 2016 Wexford Has Talent Final, which will take place at Clayton Whites Hotel on Saturday, January 30.

Meanwhile, 18 more acts prepare to take to the stage this weekend for the second semi-final.

The seven qualifiers through to the Wexford Has Talent Final following last Saturday's first semi are 11-year-old singer Cormac Cooper, from Ballywilliam, dancer Irina Karpenko, singer Charleen Murphy, dance troupe Aurora, all students at the Sheila Grace dance Company, 12-year-old singer Aoife Goodison, singer songwriter Rachel Grace and Wexford band The Gallivants.

They will be joined by at least six of the acts from the second semi which will take place at Clayton Whites Hotel this weekend, Saturday, January 23.

The winners of last year's inaugural Wexford Has Talent competition 'Fit For Kings' are set to take to the stage during the final interval where they will perform their new single.

Commenting on the talent at the first semi final judge Carmel Corish Wallace said, 'This was a fantastic evening showcasing a variety of talent, the standard was exceptionally high and each and every performer should be very proud of even gaining a place in this evenings competition. All of the judges are very much looking forward to the final, it is going to be a fantastic competition but a tough decision.'

During the 2016 Semi Finals and Final all acts will be placed by a judge's vote only and no audience paid voting will take place.

Tickets prices at €10 for the second semi final and final priced at €15 are now on sale at Clayton Whites Hotel or from any member of the Wexford Has talent organising committee. For further details and Wexford Has Talent news see Wexfordhastalent.com. Wexford Has Talent 2016 is kindly sponsored by The Wexford People.

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