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Knowsley’s second talent showcase

by Laura Johnston

Talent was shining brightly in Knowsley during the second ‘Shine’ event, a talent showcase for anyone with a connection to Knowsley.

There were 184 performers from 17 brilliant acts who took to the stage. The talented acts performed to an audience at Knowsley and Leisure and Culture Park who were treated to a variety of musical and dance numbers.

Well done to everyone who took part.

A group of 33 10 to 16-year-olds from Dance Works Dance School performed a song from The Greatest Showman

Ten-year-old Chloe Davies from Kirkby sang a fun and upbeat song called Summertime

Jamie Cushion who is 14 and from Huyton moved the audience with his rendition of Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’

Seventeen-year-old Faye Earley from Halewood did a solo contemporary dance

A group of nine to 15-year-olds from North Stars Dance School in Huyton got the audience clapping with ‘Boogie Wonderland’

Rachel Ryan, who is 13 from Prescot, sang the fun song ‘Upside Down’ by Paloma Faith

A 16-piece group ‘Breastmates’ performed a lovely dance to ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’

Dancers aged four to 16 from Natalie Dignam Theatre School performed a ribbon dance to ‘Moana’

A group of 38 four to 15-year-olds from Huyton’s dance group Songbird performed ‘When I Grow Up’ from Matilda The Musical

Next was a contemporary dance to Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ ‘We Found Love’ by a group of seven to nine-year-olds at Jan Williams Theatre School

Thirteen-year-old Lexxi Jacobs from Stockbridge Village performed a contemporary dance to ‘Right Now’ by Emile Sande

Prescot’s rapper Ceemax rapped ‘Making Moves and Majic’

Fourteen four to seven-year-olds from Shine Academy in Huyton performed a dance to ‘Postman’

Keith Taylor from Huyton sang Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears from Heaven’

A group of 11 to 17-year-olds from Street Feet Dance Group performed a dance routine

Eleven-year-old Ruby McErlain from Huyton sang a solo piece

The senior dance group at Christopher Lynsie School of dance did a funky street dance to ‘Shanghela Mix’

Take a look back of the night…