Squad 7 Win This Year's Sensational House Talent Show
Much anticipated and always hotly contested, the House Talent Show did not disappoint providing yet another sensational evening of entertainment for the College community and a real conundrum for the judges facing the almost impossible challenge of choosing the winner. This year’s show returned to a fully live format and took place on Thursday 10 November, in the Clarkson theatre in front of an audience of enthusiastic supporters.
A huge thank you to all who took part and to the technical team who so ably assisted, your hard work, dedication and sheer talent are what makes this event so hugely enjoyable. Thanks also to this year’s judges, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Georgia Newborough and Izzy Arevalo who had the impossible task of picking the eventual winners.
Compered by House Activities Leader, Jess Newborough, the show included an array of dazzling dance routines, stunning instrumental and vocal solos and fabulous bands. After the serious acts had performed, the audience then had the pleasure of a special, surprise act, the House Captains’ Band, singing and playing Valerie, originally by The Zutons.
This year’s winners were Squad 7 a Year 7 contemporary dance troupe including Josie Friend, Annabel Hetherington, Mimi Legge, Orla McDonagh and Millie Nealon. Taking second place were RJNE a Year 8 band who played Hotel California by the Eagles, including Noah Dando, Jacob George, Rafferty Jones and Elliot Oyekunle. In third place was Jonjo Boyle who performed an Irish dance routine.
As well as being a great night out, the event was also about fundraising for this year's House Charity, Shelter, with donations on the evening raising £270.
We were super impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment to their House of all our performers. A huge well done to them all, it really was a sensational House Talent Show.