What talent we have in Skerries! How confident the youngsters are! The youngest performer today was five. There were children of all ages from early primary to late secondary. All of them brimming with confidence – some might have felt a little shy at first, looking down at the audience from the Little Theatre stage, but as soon as they started their song (and they were practically all singing today), they started to blossom and beam and grow into themselves.
Well done to the organisers, Gráinne Enright and team, for shepherding a seemingly never-ending row of contestants into the Little Theatre, onto the stage, and out of the auditorium again – there were so many that there just wasn’t space enough for everybody who wanted to watch!
Gráinne was very ably assisted in her running of the show by a group of Transition Year students, who, as Gráinne said afterwards, practically ran the show for Soundwaves!
Fair play to all the young contestants, really good to see so many of you willing to get up and perform on stage.
And here (drum roll, maestro) the acts which will go through to the Grand Finale (for which tickets are going to be sold out by the end of tomorrow, I’m sure, so get to The Bubble Room early if you would like to see these amazing young performers):
The 6 primary school finalists are:
Roisin Guildea (no. 7)
Jake Guildea (no. 8)
Jessica Diebold and Megan Churcher (no. 9)
Jessica Doolin (no. 26)
Star Singers (no. 29)
It’s a Girl Thing (no. 41)
The 7 secondary school finalists are:
Kate Lambkin (no. 19)
Emma Quinn (no. 30)
Fiona Garvey (no. 31)
Shane Branagan (no. 38)
Kelly Brassington (no. 43)
Sarah Hawkshaw (no. 45)
Iconic Dance Crew
Well done to all participants!