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Yesterday marked our inaugural Talent Show in St. Paul’s, and what a treat it was! We had 3-5 acts from each of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class – 20 in total.  We were dazzled by dancers and blown away by beautiful voices. Suffice to say we are so proud of every child, not just the ones that took part yesterday but all who shared their amazing talents with their classes.  You can watch the entre show HERE.

A massive thank you to all the organisers, but a special word of thanks to Ms. McLoughlin (6th Class) who organised and orchestrated the show from start to finish. Further thanks to our judges, including Mr. Enright (4th Class) and Ms. Greally (3rd Class); our sound engineer Mr. Conlan and MC Ms. Gibbons. We had a special guest judge yesterday who is no stranger to performance. Auguste Kalenkeviciute, herself a past pupil of St. Paul’s, made a return to help out the judging panel.  Auguste had one of the lead roles in the Lion King Musical back in 2017. She is an undefeated ballroom and latin dancer and travels all over with her dance partner! Auguste now attends Mercy Secondary School in Navan.  It was a pleasure to see her back in St. Paul’s.

The participants yesterday were:

  • Lidia Softic singing Queen of Kings from 2nd Class
  • Aemilia Moran, Eoin Russell, Ben Drabovius, Aiden Ngai and Emanoelly Bastos singing Green, Green Grass, from 2nd Class
  • Katie Brennan singing Somewhere Out There, from 2nd class.
  • Bence Kovacs performing a beginner’s Reel (Irish Dancing) from 2nd Class
  • Cathal Seery with a dance performance to One More Time, from 3rd Class
  • Ava Marshall singing At Last from 3rd Class
  • Lydia Young on piano and Meirune Kalenkeviciute on vocals with Try Everything, from 3rd class.
  • Katelyn Campbell singing Make you Feel my Love from 3rd class
  • Éanna Gibbons and Reuben Kelly singing Believer, from 3rd class.
  • Kayla and Scarlett McCleery singing a duet from 4th Class
  • Niamh Fox, Aoibheann Nolan and Emily Naughton performing The Cup Song, from 4th Class
  • Kenzie Fitzpatrick on piano and Meadhbh McDermott, Isabel Brady and Zara Chambers with a dance to the Entertainer, 4th class.
  • Grace Flanagan on vocals and Croí Traynor, Sadhbh McDaid and Annabelle Nolan dancing to Riptide, 4th Class
  • Katie Behan singing Somewhere Only We Know, 5th Class
  • Venice Lamamigo singing A Million Dreams, 5th Class
  • Kayleigh Murray with a gymnastics and dance performance to Watch Out For This, 5th Class
  • Caoimhe Lee singing Chosen Family, 5th Class
  • Shelton Muchemwa with a dance performance to Chirermerera, 6th Class
  • Priscilla Oludunmade singing Dandelions, 6th Class
  • Isabelle Sunny & Winnie Sandi singing Better in Stereo, 6th Class.

After long and careful deliberations the following winners were chosen.

In 3rd place, winning and Arc Cinema Voucher we had Lydia Young and Meirune Kalenkeviciute.

In 2nd place, winning a €50 Shopping centre voucher we had  Shelton Muchemwa

And in 1st place with the grand prize of €100 we had Kayleigh Murray!!

Congratulations to all our participants, who really blew us away. We are so excited to announce that next year we will be hosting a musical.  The big reveal at the end of the talent show was the name of the musical we are planning to perform.  And that is… BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!! Watch this space!!