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GGSS win the inaugural StaRPA trophy!

posted 25 Mar 2018, 14:07 by Michele Colt   [ updated 26 Mar 2018, 13:20 ]
After a stunning night featuring 15 fantastic performances MC'd by Mr King, it was year 9 band GGSS with their pop "mash-up" that walked away with the first StaRPA talent show trophy. The 4 girl band of Poppy G, Jaikalin B, Agnes E and Desola F showed fantastic skill with their seamless delivery of a "mash-up" featuring, "Money," "If I were a boy," "jar of hearts" and "Hey soul sister."

The standard across the evening was exceptional with the judges; Mr Walker, Mona Adams and Ash Alexander, all unanimous in their praise for the performances. Mona Adams said, "It is a privilege to be here but this is very difficult to judge!" There was real variety on show: dance and band performances, duos, individual vocals, both accompanied and a cappella, and violin and drum instrumental performances. The first round of voting was the responsibility of the judges, whose task was to find three final acts for the audience to judge. In the end, their scoring delivered four acts, resulting in dancers Noam S-B and Lilah J, vocalist Adelka D and GGSS progressing to the final vote. It was then down to the audience to cast their votes and decide on the 2018 winners. The final four acts had gone into the deciding round virtually equal on votes so the audience vote proved decisive leaving GGSS clear winners. They took home the StaRPA trophy and £75 in vouchers.

Finally, congratulations to all those who took part in StaRPA from logo designers and those who auditioned but didn't make it to the final this time, through to evening performers and finalists. Mr Mundy-Castle, when closing the event, summed up the evening when he said, "This evening has showcased the genuine talent that so many of our students display on a daily basis. We are very proud of them,"

Thank you to our fantastic fifteen: Helia A, Kayla R and Cristina L, Charlotte C, Noam S-B, David B, Elizabeth P, Zoe Y and Zara F, Louis B. The SheRPAs, (Lakenya T-S, Kamaria T-S, Xian S, Louis B, Josh B, Tiffany K) DJ H, Adelka D, Mabel P and Lucy K, GGSS, (Agnes E, Desola F, Poppy G and Jaikalin B) Lakenya T-S and Lilah J.