Talented schoolboy wins North London Hospice talent show
CategoryFundraising|North London Hospice
13 very talented acts battled it out in North Finchley on Saturday 25 February to be crowned winners at North London’s Got Talent in aid of North London Hospice. A range of performers graced the stage at the artsdepot displaying talents from across the board. From an acrobatic cheerleading squad to a drumming samba band, there was something to keep everyone entertained.
The final decision was left to the panel of judges at the evening which included Vangelis Polydorou, finalist on the 2016 BBC show ‘The Voice’, Maggie Paterson of Pineapple Dance Studios, Jemma Brown, director of Finchley Music School and Elizabeth Harris principal of Elizabeth Harris School of Dance.
At the end of a great night it was singer songwriter 11 year old Danny Corbo who wowed the judges with his solo performance of his own song. Danny said: “I really didn’t expect to would win. I was shaking when they called out my name. It’s been such an enjoyable evening, I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Crowned with second place was solo artist Tia Lythia who sang an amazing rendition of Demi Levato’s hit single ‘Stone Cold’.
Tia said: “I’ve loved the whole experience of taking part in tonight’s show. It’s been a great stepping stone to reaching my goal with my singing.”
Dancing trio Banji, who performed their cheeky acrobatic dance routine won third place. The girls’ talent was noticed by judge Maggie Paterson who awarded them with a scholarship by Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden.
As well as mastering their individual talents, each act was tasked with raising funds for the hospice, which supports people with life-limiting illnesses.
Robin Langrishe, director of fundraising said: “I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make this evening so special – the talented participants, expert judges, generous sponsors, prize donors, volunteers and, of course, to everyone that bought a ticket. We could not provide specialist care without the support given by the local community.“
A very special thank you to our event sponsors Pentland Brands for sponsoring the whole event.