Friday, October 30, 2009

Talent Quest 2009

On the 20th of August we had the 2009 Talent Quest sign ups. Ms. McDougal and Johnson were the judges of who made it through to the first round. We had all sorts of amazing acts. Singing, dancing, a combination of both, joke telling, juggling, the list went on. Mr. Vaughn, Mrs Davey and Mr. Chambers were the judges. Mr Vaughn was judging costumes, Ms Davey was judging choreography and quality of performance and Mr Chambers was judging on stage presence. They gave the contestants advice on how to improve their performance.

Vote slips were passed around each classroom and everyone voted for who they thought had put on the best performance. 50% of the voting power was given to the judges and the other half were the votes of the students.

The contestants who have been successful in both the auditions and the 1st round of the competition were;

Aimee- juggling

Tatyana- singing

Tayla- dancing

Hayley- singing

Dayna, Alesha and Grace-a combination of singing and dancing

Keelin- singing

Ella- dancing

Jo- playing guitar

Caleb and Dyllan- dancing

Tanelle and Madison- singing.

The rounds have now been split into two heats, two weeks apart. Half of the contestants perform in one heat, the other half in the next heat.

The M.C for the show is Johnson, the stereo operator is Kodie, Elton helped organise the second round of the competition. Another person who has put in a lot of effort to organise the whole competition is Ms Mcdougal.

Ms Davey said that she likes the variety of acts, and she agrees with the votes. She told us the audience had been excellent, and she is looking forward to the second heat. Her advice to the competitors was; 'Practice heaps. If you don't practice heaps, you won't get anywhere.'

Everyone is looking forward to seeing the next heat. Good luck to all competitors, from Room twelve!

By George, Anahera and Mystery

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