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Sunday 22 September 2019

More than 100 in line-up to show that Wexford has talent

Auditions for the Sarsfields
Auditions for the Sarsfields "Wexford Has Talent" on Saturday and Sunday in Whites Hotel. Colleen Coughlan from Bree sanh All obout the Bass
'Vyre' doing modern dancing.
Young acrobats Catherine O'Sullivan, Maria Furlong and Chloe Furlong performed as the CMC Group.
Auditions for the Sarsfields "Wexford Has Talent" on Saturday and Sunday in Whites Hotel. Richie O'Donnell and Ed Barker "Double Helix" were singing the blues.
The Sarsfields Crew at the auditions for 'Wexford Has Talent' on Saturday and Sunday in Whites Hotel.
Robert Betlejewski, Arnold Kovacs and Scott Byrne orterwise known as 'Next Gen' were Break Dancing.
Georgia Theresa did a Flemenco dance.
Sorcha Finn dancing.
Nicole Galvin from Ferndale.
Bobby Sludds in action.
Laoise Crowley sang her song in Irish.
Dancer Emma Nolan performing.
Evan Murphy performing a rap song.

By David Tucker

Organisers of the first ever 'Wexford Has Talent' competition reported a showcase of phenomenal talent at the auditions which took place at Whites of Wexford over the weekend.

More than 100 acts took to the stage to perform in a variety of arts, with performers as young as nine showing skills from Free Running to Gymnastics to Trad Music and Singer Songwriter performances to Ballet to Break Dancing to Rap and lots more.

One of the organisers, Philip Cullen said: 'We are delighted with the huge numbers who arrived to take part in the competition over the weekend, but more so we are thrilled with the high standard the performers set, the talent was phenomenal.'

Following two days of back-to-back auditions the judges have announced 30 acts to be successful and whom have all obtained a coveted place to perform at one of two 'Wexford Has Talent' Semi Finals, the first to take place on January 24 and the second on January 31 with both set to take place at Whites of Wexford. 12 finalists from these events will gain a performance spot at the final on Saturday, February 14 where the winner will walk away with a cash prize of €2,000.

Competing in the first semi are Kelly Davitt, Aisling Busher, Lyndsey Tanner, Jennifer Fadamusa, T-Avenue, Bobby Sludds, Jarat O'Neill, Vyre, Evey Roche, Lauren Doyle, Aisling O'Riordan, Fit for Kings, Eimear O Donnagain, Chris Berry and Emma Murphy.

Qualifying for the second semi are The Wha!, Tara Doyle Robinson, Rachael Grace, Emma Nolan, Charlene Murphy, Niamh Murphy, Cadence, Colleen Coughlan, Diarmuid & Fergal, Andrew Berry, Hazel Devereaux, Paul Murphy, Hayley Augustt, Niamh Bridges, Kevin Fitzharris.

Tickets for the semi-finals and the final are on sale at Whites.

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