RACHEL SHINES ON TOY SHOW

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WEST WICK­LOW was be­hind Donard teenager Rachel Coyne as she ap­peared on the Late Late Toy Show on Fri­day night.

The 15-year-old, who at­tends St Kevin’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Dunlavin, was cho­sen to give a solo per­for­mance on the most watched RTÉ pro­gramme of the year and dazzled the au­di­ence with her ren­di­tion of ‘Never Enough’ from The Greatest Show­man.

This year’s toy show chose the movie as its theme and it went down a storm.

Dressed in a cus­tomised gown which fea­tured in the film, Rachel was cool, calm and col­lected as she sang to per­fec­tion, and she even re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion from the stu­dio au­di­ence.

The ic­ing on the cake how­ever, came dur­ing her live chat with host Ryan Tubridy.

‘Af­ter the song, Ryan went over to have a chat with Rachel, which none of us were ex­pect­ing,’ said her proud dad, Bren­dan Coyne.

‘He told her she had done a fan­tas­tic job and be­cause they were all so im­pressed with her dur­ing re­hearsals, they gave her a prize of the chance to record a song of her choice in Wind­mill Lane stu­dio. She’s over the moon and can’t wait to go in and record,’ Bren­dan said.

RIGHT: Fif­teen-year-old Rachel Coyne from Donard per­form­ing ‘Never Enough’ on the Late Late Toy Show on Fri­day.

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