Heywood students have talent

PEOPLE have heard of America’s and Britain’s Got Talent, along with the X factor or the secret, indescribable ingredient that turns a performer into a star, well now it is time to discover the L (Laois) factor or that same mysterious property that turns a student into a star in the show Heywood’s Got Talent.

PEOPLE have heard of America’s and Britain’s Got Talent, along with the X factor or the secret, indescribable ingredient that turns a performer into a star, well now it is time to discover the L (Laois) factor or that same mysterious property that turns a student into a star in the show Heywood’s Got Talent.

Heywood Community School is well known for producing talent and on Thursday November 22, at 8pm in the school hall, the students of Heywood are going to showcase their tremendous talent for all the public to see.

The finalists performing on the night are Jamie Bartley, Bronwyn Dunne, Deirbhile O’Callaghan, Julie-Anne Dunphy, Aoife Callanan, Ava Lalor, Liam Oxley, Joe Finnegan, Michael Kirkman, Ian Whelan, Lydia Lyons, Hannah Roche, Aran Shahrestani, Eoghan Murphy, David Vesey, Kerri-Ann O’Grady, Eva Wullich, Aaron Phelan, Amy Phelan, Neil McEvoy and the school choir.

They will perform a variety of genres from popular to traditional to country all with polished performances and impressive presentations. The winner on the night will receive a cash prize and an engraved trophy.

The school choir, school dance troupe and Aoife Meade (previous winner) will also be presenting their talent on the night and it promises to be a night to remember.

Niall Mulpeter, a teacher in the school who is producing the event says that “it is guaranteed to be a spectacular night’s entrainment showcasing the abundance of talent that Heywood Community School has to offer”.

Geraldine Ryan, deputy principal in the school highlights that “having sat in on the auditions, I am very excited to see the show”.

Judges for the night are Eimear Morrisey well known for her role of Emily Walsh in RTE’s Fair City. Shelley Naughton former entertainment manager in the UK is the proprietor of Dance Masters one of Irelands leading dance troupes. The final judge is local musician Damien Bowe. MC for the event is Sinead O’Carroll formerly of the group B*Witched.

A night like this also throws up surprises and guest appearances along with singing and dancing that is not part of the competition. It is sure to provide excellent entertainment and lots of excitement.

It may also be an opportunity to see some of the first public appearance of a major superstar in the making.

They all have to start somewhere and why not in Heywood’s school hall. Tickets cost €12 and are available from the school office at 057 87 33333.