Brother and sis­ter win €1,500 in first Ross’s Got Tal­ent show

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID LOOBY

THE fi­nale of the New Ross’s Got Tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion saw brother and sis­ter act Jack and Jenny Ryan (who go by J&J), win the €1,500 prize.

A crowd of around 100 peo­ple gath­ered in St Michael’s Theatre to watch the 13 fi­nal­ist acts com­pete in the in­au­gu­ral tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion.

J&J are from Tin­necar­rig, New­bawn, and they blew away judges Ed­ward Hay­den, Sinead Fur­long and Katie Web­ster with their per­for­mance.

A New Ross’s Got Tal­ent com­mit­tee spokesper­son said: ‘It went very well. The au­di­ence re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated the tal­ent. It was our first time do­ing it and the team are al­ready work­ing on next year’s com­pe­ti­tion.’

The event was co-hosted by the tal­ented duo Keith and Ash­ley Flana­gan, both be­ing no strangers to the stage hav­ing starred in St Michael’s Theatre Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety’s pro­duc­tion of Legally Blonde. They are back to per­form in Nine to Five, the group’s lat­est pro­duc­tion. All 13 acts per­formed ev­ery­thing from sean nós danc­ing and tin whis­tle play­ing, to sto­ry­telling and songs. Cor­mac Cooper sang an orig­i­nal song which de­lighted the crowd, as did all of the per­form­ers who came from across the county to com­pete in New Ross.

Keith and Ash­ley en­ter­tained the crowd while the judges were pick­ing the win­ners and there were great cheers when J&J were an­nounced the in­au­gu­ral New Ross’s Got Tal­ent cham­pi­ons.

The night con­cluded with a duet by Keith and Ash­ley of End­less Love.

Sarah Caulfield, New Ross; Shauna Red­mond, Court­nacuddy and Mag Mur­phy, New Ross.

Keeva O’Neill, Glen­more, Aoife Good­i­son and Emma O’Leary, Wex­ford.

Cor­mac and Aoib­hinn Cooper, Clough­bawn; Emma Cole­man, Tin­nacar­rig and Danielle Grif­fin, Glen­more.

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