Carrick-on-Suir’s CBS Primary School Hall was transformed into the X Factor studio last week for two talent shows starring the students of Comeragh College.
Celebrity judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh were on hand to give their verdict on the performers in the all singing, all dancing “Comeragh’s Got Talent” last Thursday and Friday night.
Sixty students from 1st Year to 6th Year took part in the production that was full of fun, energy and enthusiasm and performed in front of a sell out audience on both night.
The show kicked off with Mrs. Brown and her Boys pulling up the sofa and settling down to a night in front of the box.
Presenter Dermot O’Leary bounded through the audience before introducing a glittering line up from traditional music to dance troups, from Lady Gaga to Jedward, from the “Summer Lovin” scene from Grease to gospel choir backed singers.
Each act had to face the judging panel’s commenst after their performance, but even Simon Cowell was fulsome in his praise for the young talent.
“Comeragh’s Got Talent” was the brain child of Comeragh College’s music teacher, Ms. Emily O’Dwyer and was the result of weeks of hard work and many rehearsals.
While the students were certainly the stars on the night, full credit must be given to all the teachers who gave so freely of their time sourcing costumes, doing hair and make-up, choreographing and planning the logistics.
As with all talent shows, there has to be winners.
The Thursday night winner was Caoimhe Walsh from 3rd Year, with her haunting rendition of “The Arms of The Angel”.
The boys proved their worth at the Friday night show when 6th Year students Jamie O’Brien and Scott Murphy, looking resplendent in their tuxedos, wowed the audience with their energetic performance of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You”.
“Comeragh’s Got Talent” showed the future of Carrick-on-Suir is bright and the students of Comeragh College have talent by the bucket load.