Tal­ent amazes quest or­gan­iser

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Orig­i­nal­ity won out at the fi­nals of the 2012 Mata­mata Col­lege Tal­ent Quest last week.

Sis­ters Narelle and Ali­cia Ste­wart were named over­all win­ners, af­ter judges com­mended the orig­i­nal­ity of their act.

The pair gave an acous­tic per­for­mance of Call Your Girl­friend by Swedish record­ing artist Robyn, us­ing plas­tic cups for per­cus­sion.

Four­teen acts were se­lected to com­pete in the fi­nals, fol­low­ing five heats held over a week.

Or­gan­iser Laura Atkins said she was con­stantly im­pressed by the level of tal­ent shown by the students.

‘‘Their tal­ents never cease to amaze me,’’ she said.

‘‘ Es­pe­cially on fi­nals night – they had ob­vi­ously put a lot of work into pre- par­ing their acts and get­ting them up to a per­for­mance level.’’

Win­ning pair: Over­all win­ners Narelle and Ali­cia Ste­wart per­formed Call Your Girl­friend, a song by Swedish record­ing artist Robyn.

Liam Nel­son ac­com­pa­nied sev­eral acts on the gui­tar.

Hav­ing fun: Broth­ers Ciaran and Ai­den O’Mal­ley kept the au­di­ence en­ter­tained as the hosts of the evening.

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