High standard at opening round of popular youth talent show

On Saturday night last 22 acts took to the stage of the White Memorial Theatre for what was the first countdown round of Clonmel’s Got Talent, organised by Commercials Gaelic Football Club.

On Saturday night last 22 acts took to the stage of the White Memorial Theatre for what was the first countdown round of Clonmel’s Got Talent, organised by Commercials Gaelic Football Club.

The large crowd was treated to a wonderful two hours of music, singing and dancing as each act tried to woo the judges. The sound and lighting was excellent due to the technical High School team and the fabulous venue added to the ambience of the occasion.

Keith Greene, Maria Fennessey, Sheena Nix, Mary Burke and Molly Daly have been entrusted with the difficult task of judging over three consecutive Saturday nights to select those lucky enough to reach the final on March 10th.

The standard was simply outstanding, from the youngest primary school pupils to the more experienced secondary school students. Compere George Barry relaxed each contestant with his easy wit and sense of humour and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the night.

Photos from the night can be viewed or downloaded from the picture gallery on www.commercials.gfc.com and feedback will be given to each finalist before the Grand Finale.

With the competition up and running and no doubt the word spreading, the coming weeks will mean a big demand for tickets.

To avoid disappointment you have to be there early in the White Memorial to secure a seat and at €5 per person it is a great night’s entertainment for such good value.

Next Saturday night (25th) 22 different acts will battle it out for a coveted place in the final and the doors will open at 7pm, with the competition starting at 7.30pm sharp.