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Tuesday 17 July 2018

Wexford's talent takes to the stage

Ceri Dobson, Danielle Finney and Emma Frayne.
Ceri Dobson, Danielle Finney and Emma Frayne.
Eimear Murphy, who played Sonatina on piano.
Sophie Innes and Blathnaid Duignan.
Ceri Dobson, Danielle Finney and Emma Frayne.
Jirat O'Neill.
Eimear Murphy, who played Sonatina on piano.
Emma Hore, who performed I Dream A Dream and Hayley Crosbie, who performed I Can't Make You Love Me.
Éabha Carty, who performed Where Dreams Come True from Noel; Ciara Doherty, who performed Whistle Down The Wind; and Emma O'Leary, performed Christina Perry's A Thousand Years.
Jack Quinn.
Will Troy Walsh singing Let It Go.
Naoise McManus, who did a kung-fu performance.
Éabha Carty, who performed Where Dreams Come True from Noel; Ciara Doherty, who performed Whistle Down The Wind; and Emma O'Leary, performed Christina Perry's A Thousand.
Hannah O'Connor and Nicola Tierney.
Jessica McGuire and Roisin Wafer.
Aoife Murphy and Megan O'Reilly.
The judges: Ian Grey, Vicky Barron, master of ceremonies George Lawlor, Yvette Walsh and Carmel Corish Wallace.

By David Tucker

EIGHT more acts made it through to the Grand Final of Wexford Has Talent on Saturday night, joining seven which had already qualified for the big night on February 11.

Fifteen acts involving singing, ballet, opera, martial arts and more were showcased at the Semi Final 2 event at Clayton Whites Hotel. The eight qualifying are: ballerina Sorcha Finn, singer Éabha Carty, 7th Fret harmony group, singer Will Troy Walsh, singer Caoimhe Troy, singer Jirat O'Neill, operatic singer Emma Hore and singer Hayley Crosbie.

Also performing at the Semi Final 2 event were martial arts performer Naoise McManus, pianist Emma Murphy, singer Emma O'Leary, singer Chris Flood Hayes, singer Jack Quinn, singer Jenny Murphy, singer Ciara Doherty.

All the successful qualifiers go through to the grand final at Clayton Whites on February 11.

Semi Final 1 qualifiers are singer and guitarist Aaron McStein, pole artist Danielle Reck, 19-year-old singer Adi Roche O'Leary, 15-year-old musical theatre performer Caoimhe Boyle from Foulkesmills, 13-year-old singer Aoife Goodison, 19-year-old singer from Wexford town Luke Hayes and hip hop dance troupe from Wexford town 'Hysteria'.

Vicky Clancy said it had been an incredible show. She said: 'We have had to make eight very tough decisions this evening as this event has really encouraged the great and the good to come out and take part in the competition. The Grand Final is set to be a wonderful evening of entertainment, adrenalin and fun.

Tickets for the Grand Final on February 11 are €15 and are on sale at Clayton Whites Hotel. The show commences at 8 p.m. The winner will walk away with €2,000. Wexford Has Talent is sponsored by the Wexford People. Visit wexfordhastalent.com.

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