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Final of Talented Trafford this Sunday - preview of the finalists
THE stage is set for a brilliant final of Talented Trafford, which is taking place this Sunday at the Cinnamon Club, in Bowdon.
Messenger’s quest to find Trafford’s most talented residents has unearthed some excellent and varying acts, which have now been whittled down to 12 finalists who will all perform in the grand final.
The three finalists in the adult competition are James and Joe, a young duo who impressed voters with their rendition of swing classic ‘Me and My Shadow, standup comic Jay Sanderson who has had nearly 3,000 hits on Youtube and 39-year-old Joanne Foster, from Timperley, who won her place in the final with a performance of Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’.
Messenger was inundated with entries in the 17 and under category and as such nine entries have made it to the final.
Performing straight after the interval on September 15 will be Cadmans Dance Team, a troup of 14 to 17-year-olds from Sale, who won a place in the final with a choreographed piece of ‘Beggin’ from ‘The Jersey Boys’, Cadmans will be followed by 10-year-old Nathan Ng who stole hearts with his rendition of ‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat’ from the musical Guys and Dolls.
Next up will be 15-year-old Victoria Carney, who submitted an impressive acoustic version of ‘You’re the One That I Want’ from the musical Grease, Victoria will be followed by fellow 15-year-old, Georgia Mannion, who won votes for her version of Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and then classical crossover performer, Scarlett Quigley, also 15, who already has a number of prestigious competition wins under her belt.
Scarlett will be followed by another 15-year-old, Amy Clarke, a singer who is increasingly gaining in experience, having performed at school shows and local events and then 17-year-old Thea Kate McQuaid-Jones, who submitted a stunning video of her performing Oliver’s ‘As long As He Needs Me’ and then Chris Smith, whose impressive acoustic performance of Oasis track ‘Champagne Supernova’ got readers texting in.
And closing the show will be Saskia Farrington, 14, a singer who has already performed at events such as the Highlander Festival.
Judges include Jenna Scottow representing Messenger, Tracy Johnston from sponsors J Davidson, Key 103 DJ Mike Toolan and Yonah Higgins, former member of girl band Cleopatra.
Watch videos of all the entrants here http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/talented_trafford/talented_trafford_entries/
• Doors open to the public 12 noon, with the show beginning at 12.30pm. All are welcome to the event, tickets for which can be purchased on the door for £3, with all proceeds to be donated to Messenger-backed charity, hearts and Minds Challenge. The show is due to close at 3.30pm.
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