North London’s Got Talent 2019….And the winner is…..
His voice is said to have moved people to tears and 10-year-old Joel Brahams certainly wowed the judges at the Finchley artsdepot on Saturday night as they crowned him the winner of North London’s Got Talent 2019.
His performance of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina secured Joel the glitterball trophy at the annual live talent show in aid of North London Hospice.
The inaugural ‘Audience Choice’ award in which the 300 strong audience voted for their favourite performance from our 11 acts went to 14-year-old Ellie Morrow. Her beautiful contemporary dance routine in memory of her mum, who was cared for by North London Hospice last year, melted hearts and won her the trophy in our first ‘Audience Choice’ award. Ellie was also runner-up in the judges vote.
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our acts, donations on the night, ticket sales and support from local businesses, thousands of pounds was raised for the hospice and will be put towards providing patient care in our Barnet, Enfield & Haringey communities.
North London Hospice Chair of Trustees Lis Burgess Jones was bowled over by the talent on stage and the support being shown for the hospice: “What a night! It was a fabulous evening of live entertainment and a delight to see so many people there supporting the hospice and all of our acts. Joel is a star in the making and our thoroughly deserved winner. I’m already looking forward to NLGT 2020.”
Teenage rock band Roycroft impressed our judging panel and had the audience on their feet with their performance of an original song written by their drummer and pianist called ‘Don’t Stop. It secured them the third place spot.
This year’s event saw some wonderful performances from talented youngsters from our community including solo performances from 10-year-old Barnet schoolgirls Ava Adams and Isla Slane, and a show-stopping homage to Michael Jackson’s best moves by our youngest performer Saavan Bhatt. There was music, dance and magic from Miriam’s Sister, Impel Elite, the Finchley Steel Orchestra, Show Reel and Roy Noakes which ensured the audience were thoroughly entertained all evening.
Photos by Carly Michael