Children turn out to show their talents

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Kiah Ball 8, performing at Hedlands Got Talent.
Camera IconKiah Ball 8, performing at Hedlands Got Talent. Credit: Pictures: Alexander Scott, Alexander Scott

Local talent was on display during the heats of Hedland’s Got Talent last week at the Youth Involvement Council Youth Centre.

The three-day event featured primary school children singing, dancing, drumming and performing their hearts out to get through to tomorrow’s final.

Stirling Flatt 13, performing at Hedlands Got Talent.
Camera IconStirling Flatt 13, performing at Hedlands Got Talent. Credit: Pictures: Alexander Scott, Alexander Scott

HGT judge Robert Lockyer said the turnout at the showcase was massive, with up to 20 kids taking the stage each day.

He said the judging was difficult because of the varied nature of the performances.

“The judges look at confidence on-stage, the way they perform the actual pieces, the originality of the pieces that they come up with, and stage presence,” he said.

Iloa Vailala 7, performing at Hedland's Got Talent.
Camera IconIloa Vailala 7, performing at Hedland's Got Talent. Credit: Alexander Scott

“There has been great support for the competition throughout the community.

“It’s always awesome.

“We have so many kids, and so many acts that perform for us.

“The final event as well down at town square — pretty much the entire community comes out to watch the event each year.”

The final of Hedland’s Got Talent has been rescheduled from April 11 to May 9 due to forecasted thunderstorms.

The list of those who made it into the final is included below.

Nine-year-old performer Alberti Ball
Camera IconNine-year-old performer Alberti Ball Credit: Alexander Scott
Judges (L – R) – Kenlee Kelly, Robert Lockyer, Josh Cowan, Jennifer Geary.
Camera IconJudges (L – R) – Kenlee Kelly, Robert Lockyer, Josh Cowan, Jennifer Geary. Credit: Alexander Scott

HEAT ONE

Ernestine Gerry (17)

Izabella Kingdom (8)

Rutendo Kuzamba (10)

Olivia & Skylar Geary (6 & 8)

J.E.M. Trio from HSHS

HEAT TWO

Iloa Vailala (7)

Kyah Turner (9)

Mia Bain & Summer Kallenberg (6 & 7)

Bronwyn Wiggan (5)

Rob, Mat, Emily, Lou-Anne, Molly, Albertine and Chantelle - Drumbeat group – various ages

HEAT THREE

Mat Morrison & Adalyn Turner (10 & 11)

Shahar Shedlock (10)

Tiarra Garlett (7)

Evie Turner (7)

Joseph Kearing (9)

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