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Sunday 24 March 2019

Fifteen selected for Wexford Has Talent Grand Final!

Adi Roche O’Leary singing Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses
Adi Roche O’Leary singing Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses
Dance group RM Company Ireland
Wexford School of Ballet and Performing Arts

Pádraig Byrne

The countdown is now well and truly on to this year's Wexford Has Talent Grand Final, with all 32 semi-finalists now having taken to the stage in a bid to impress the judges.

The grand final is set for Saturday, March 9, at Clayton Whites Hotel and it looks set to be one hell of a night as the very best of Wexford Talent do their utmost to walk away with the top prize of €2,000.

A total of 15 semi-finalists now progress to the final stage: Sirius Dance Group who were sponsored by Ramen; Anya Furlong sponsored by The Enniscorthy Guardian who performed 'O Mio Babbino Caro'; singer Patrice McGillicuddy sponsored by Mooney Furniture who performed 'At Last' by Etta James; Luke Spellacy Shaw sponsored by Whelan Cleaning who performed his own song 'Wrong Turn'; Emma Byrne sponsored by Bugler Doyles; Adi Roche O'Leary who sang 'Sweet Child O' Mine'; Sullivan School of Dance sponsored by Wexford Credit Union who performed a rousing Irish Dance routine; Gym Stars sponsored by DNG Quinn Properties who gave an acrobatic performance; ten year-old Éabha Keane sponsored by Hanrahan's Londis who sang Supermarket Flowers/Riptide and played ukulele.

Caoimhe Troy sponsored by Gateway enthralled with her performance of 'On My Own' from Les Misérables; the Wexford School of Ballet sponsored by Skyview Café performed to The Phoenix by Fallout Boy; Evey Roche sponsored by Kearney Undertakers sang 'I'll Never Love Again' from 'A Star is Born'; while Evan Roche sponsored by the New Ross Standard made it through with his performance of 'Someone Like You' by Adele, as did Jack Gladney, sponsored by The Wexford People, who sang 'The Town I Loved So Well'. They join Marby Ariola, sponsored by The Gorey Guardian, who was the 2019 'golden ticket' winner and automatically secured a place in the grand final at audition stages.

The judges, Pat Lawlor, Catherine Biddy Walsh, Vicki Clancy and Eric Hayes, had a difficult task in narrowing down the finalists and noted that other excellent performances came from RM Company, CRJ, Synergy and Chris Flood Hayes.

They thanked everyone who took part and stated that the level of talent taking part in this year's competition was incredibly high. Having made the difficult decisions, they are now looking forward to a final jam-packed with talent as a winner is crowned from the chosen 15.

Tickets to the Wexford Has Talent Grand Final are now on sale, at €15 per person by calling 086 6060100 or at the Sky View Cafe upstairs in the National opera house this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For further details see www.wexfordhastalent.com.

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