Bingley Grammar School

Bingley Definitely Has Talent!

Last Thursday evening we were entertained by our talented students at our annual event, Bingley’s Got Talent. It was a great evening where our finalists put on their best performances to win the votes of our judges as well as the audience. Auditions were held at the end of last year and it has been a nail-biting wait for all the acts taking part.

The night was compered by our very own Head of Year 7 Mr Cook and the show was opened by our dance group ‘Rock Challenge’ who put on an amazing, energetic performance combining many different dance styles within the choreography.

The first finalists to take to the stage were ‘50p’ (Samuel Foster in Yr 10 and Zak Ali in Yr 9). The dynamic musical duo performed an amazing version of Craig David’s latest track ‘When the Baseline Drops’. Samuel’s beatboxing was second to none and Zac’s vocals were highly professional.

Second to take to the stage was 3rd Harmony a Yr 7 vocal group (Yasmin Lynn, Zara Ahmed and Phoebe Rothwell-Knee). Their strong voices sang out in unison with a version of Rachel Platten’s hit ‘This is my fight song’. It was a really great performance from some of our youngest finalists.

Next up was the extremely brave and talented Sanah Saddique who performed a solo singling Sam Mendes hit ‘Stitches’. Again, Sanah is only in Yr 7 and we look forward to more of her performances as she moves up through the school.

After the interval Georgina Curlett performed a flawless and emotionally charged rendition of Grace’s ‘Dirty Harry’ followed by our only band of the evening.  The Yr 9 three piece was made up of Milly Shimbles (on vocals and guitar) Joseph Behan (on guitar) and Sam Lewis-Gillum (on drums). They played a fantastic high energy version of Green Day’s Holiday.

Our student led vocal group Pitch Perfect performed a harmonic version of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ followed by last year’s BGT title winner Oscar Harrison who wowed the audience once again with his amazing drum solo.

Our judges announced the three finalists (Georgina Curlett, ‘The band with no name’ and 50p) and the audience were asked to vote for their favourite act. Before the winner was announced our Rock Challenge dance group performed another incredible routine. Once the votes were counted our beatboxing duo 50p were crowned the winners of 2016 Bingley’s Got Talent.

Well done to all our brave performers and the Yr 13 Performing Arts students who organised the whole event so well. We also had a fantastic group of helpers from Sixth Form who helped to make the evening run smoothly.

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