Guitars and en­ergy aplenty at Sing NL

Competition sees four con­tes­tants move for­ward

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL - BY JOSH HEALEY @joshrjhealey

It was another en­er­getic, rhyth­mic evening Wed­nes­day at the Ma­jes­tic in St. John’s for Sing NL.

Con­tes­tants bat­tled it out last week, with a num­ber of noteworthy per­for­mances in the lat­est round of the SingNL competition.

From the youth com­peti­tors, Ju­lia Bryant and Hai­ley Ped­dle ad­vanced.

Ped­dle is from Hodges Cove and sang the Ea­gle’s clas­sic “Des­per­ado” with a coun­try edge. Ped­dle played gui­tar and her per­for­mance was coun­try all the way down to her cow­boy boots.

Bryant, 13, per­formed “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran, build­ing up mo­men­tum as she went for a pow­er­ful fin­ish. She is from St. John’s.

Al­though he didn’t ad­vance, 10-year-old Jesse La­hey’s per­for­mance of “A Change Is Gonna Come” was par­tic­u­larly in­spir­ing and soul­ful.

From the adult cat­e­gory, Will Carter and Kira Skin­ner ad­vanced.

Carter per­formed an orig­i­nal piece called “So Ad­dicted.” The St. John’s native per­formed with his gui­tar.

Lastly, Kira Skin­ner, from Clarenville, rounded out the evening’s per­for­mances.

Skin­ner, ac­com­pa­nied by an elec­tric gui­tarist, brought the house down with her per­for­mance of Led Zep­pelin’s clas­sic “Whole Lotta Love.” Her en­ergy and dance moves car­ried her onto the next round.

TELEGRAM PHOTO

Last Wed­nes­day night’s Sing NL con­tes­tants who’ll move on to the next round (from left) Ju­lia Bryant, Hai­ley Ped­dle, Will Carter and Kira Skin­ner.

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