Following on from our hugely successful first Soham’s Got Talent competition in 2017, on 29th November, the PAC auditorium was sold-out for the latest offering of talent from Soham Village College.
After the first auditions in the week before the contest, it became evident that the competition would be fierce this year. It was a privilege to witness the sheer diversity of talent and ability in the school, with auditions featuring the ukulele, dance, acapella singing, acoustic guitar, piano, and ballet. And, with the auditions performed, and the final running order established, it was with baited breath that an excited audience filled the auditorium under the spot lights and anticipated a feast of entertainment. They were not to be disappointed.
First on stage, Liam Fegarty of Year 10 and Turner House, played Bella Note (beautiful night) on the piano – and would later scoop third place for his wonderful efforts. To have kicked-off the entire show in such a confident, and skilful fashion set the tone for those that followed him. Deeper into the evening, Freya Alexander of Year 8, and also Turner House, sang and played the piano to ‘Burn’ from the musical Hamilton, later claiming second place and the runner-up spot in a magnificent performance.
After all of the acts had been completed, the judges (including head girl Lottie White, and Head Boy…), retired to a room to debate their final judgements. One girl stood out: Mia Jack, of 7RW and Turner house, who danced to ‘Radioactive’. Her performance was sublime and secured the coveted Soham’s Got Talent trophy.
Not only did the final showcase the burgeoning talent of the school, it also raised an amazing £514.92 for our House charities!
A big thank you goes to all of the participants this year who made the night so special, the heads of houses and particularly Miss Bullock who lead the entire process from auditions to final performances.
Written by Mr Thurlbourn