Academy’s Got Talent. Dec. 2011
The Patrician Academy students outdid themselves this year with what has become a biannual event; ‘Academy’s Got Talent’. This highly successful show was organised by the Transition Year Students. The talent show which was held on Thursday 1st December in Mallow Youth Centre was presented like a TV show featuring the excellent Master of Ceremonies “The Blues Brothers” : Ryan Harkin and Aaron Sheehan. This talented duo maintained an entertaining commentary throughout the show.
Eight superb acts were involved in the competition. These students came from 1st Year right up to 6th Year entertaining the audience with current hits from Bruno Mars, Adele and Jason Mraz but also old favourites from Frank Sinatra and from the musical ‘Chicago’. The standard was extremely high and the competition was assessed by the Academy resident judges Sharon Butler, Monica O’Donovan and Vincent Foley and also the audience was given an opportunity to vote for their favourite act. Each act impressed greatly but the final winners on the night were Craig Hourigan and Eoghan O’Sullivan singing a beautiful rendition of Adele’s hit; “Make you feel my love” and Cian O’Leary accompanied by Conal Murphy on guitar rocking with their acoustic version of The Calling’s well known hit ‘Whereever you go”.
Furthermore during the talent show, transition year students staged a humorous sketch “Caught Out”. This comic drama showed off the incredible acting talents of these students. Also the audience was entertained by a puppet show based on Shrek. Art students designed and made these intricate puppets. Professional voice overs and manipulation of the puppets was carried out by transition year students. The whole talent show was a cross curricular effort on behalf of drama, music, art, marketing and woodwork students. They were happily assisted by their teachers Miriam Dawson, Marie Holey, Regina Glynn, Vincent Foley, Stuart Borthwick, Sylvia Darcy and Phillip Curley. A busy but very enjoyable time was had by the students of the Patrician Academy in producing a show that entertained the whole family.
Report by Ms. M. Holey.