Stage set for final of Wexford Has Talent

Published 28/01/2016 | 00:00

Claudia Faraon and Andrea Busher enjoying the show.
Claudia Faraon and Andrea Busher enjoying the show.
Nicola Tierney and Hannah O'Connor enjoying the show.
Jim and Marian Roice who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at the show.
Esther Nwosuocha, who took part in the semi-final, with her friend Fionnuala Smith.
The Next Level Crew who took part in the Wexford Has Talent semi-final.
The 7th Frets - Ciara Cullinane, David McDonnell, Hazel Devereux, Robert Murphy, Holly Rossiter, Daniel Furlong and Aisling Jones.
Emma Carroll and Joelle White enjoying the show.

SEVENTEEN acts have secured places in the Grand Final of Wexford Has Talent 2016 which is set to take place at Clayton Whites Hotel this Saturday (January 30).

Last Saturday evening 18 semi-finalists took to the stage to battle it out in front of the panel of judges including Vicky Clancy, Yvette Walsh and Anita Cullen and a 300-strong audience.

The panel of judges decided the standard of talent was so high that they put 10 semi-finalists forward to perform at the Grand Final alongside the seven successful semi-finalists from the previous week's semi-final.

The talented bunch includes singer from Wexford town Chris Berry, Trad music group INTRO, 16-year-old singer Hayley Crosbie, Free runners VYRE, 11-year-old singer Emma O'Leary, gymnast Tara Doyle Robinson, 18-year-old singer from Bree Megan, Kate Doolin, 12-year-old singer, from Gorey, Jirat O'Neill, 17-year-old singer from Cork Nicole Mannix, musical group 7TH fret.

They now join the seven finalists from the first semi; 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.

The winner of the 2016 Grand Final will be presented with a €2,000 cash prize.

This is the second year of the competition and the winners of the inaugural competition in 2015 Wexford based band 'Fit For Kings' who have since gone on to release their successful debut single 'Heartache' will return to the Wexford Has Talent stage to entertain the audience at the 2016 Grand Final.

During the 2016 semi-finals and the final all acts are placed by a judge's vote only and no audience paid voting takes place.

Tickets to the Grand Final are €15 and are now on sale at Clayton Whites Hotel or from any member of the Wexford Has Talent organising committee. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children (u16) is also available at €50, for pre-booking of family tickets call; 087 6707 220 or 086 6060 100.

For further details and Wexford Has Talent news see Wexfordhastalent.com. Wexford Has Talent 2016 is sponsored by The Wexford People.

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