hall at the John Kyrle High School was packed out on Saturday
to watch the exciting finals of the school's very popular,
annual X-Factor contest. It goes without saying that there
is huge musical talent amongst the students of John Kyrle
and this was apparent in the performances given on Saturday
evening. After a series of elimination rounds, the finalists
were, Lucas Abbott, Natalie Powles, Bridie Hall, Vic Bailey,
Rysha Flint, Tom Vines, Ellen Humby and Holly Clack. It
was hard to choose between them all but in the end, three
beautiful and talented young ladies got another chance to
prove their worth, Vic Bailey, Natalie Powles and Rysha
Bailey has a very powerful voice and appears at ease keeping
an audience entertained. Newcomer to the X-Factor, Natalie
Powles also did very well. Her final song was a Beyonce
number, which she opted to sing without any backing tracks.
The winner at the end of the night however, was Rysha Flint
who sang her own beautiful composition, 'Princess.' Surprisingly,
Rysha didn't expect to win and only had two songs prepared
for the evening. She had to think of another song rather
quickly and decided upon her own material, which I think
everybody will agree did her ability as a singer and song
writer the justice she deserved and won. Well done Rysha.
from the talented students who love to enter this great
contest there are many other people who put in a lot of
hard work. Unfortunately, we cannot name everybody, but
Dave Chatwin and Mrs. Markey, it has to be said, once again
brilliantly compered the event. Harvey Powell returned to
the sound and lighting desk on his break from University
and he and Rees Williams did a wonderful job. The judges
included one of last year's winners, Bekki Steele and they
performed their very difficult task well. The success of
the night itself though was due to the huge audience who
all clapped, cheered and encouraged the contestants all
the way, whilst helping to raise funds for the school's
friends in Uganda.
you can watch Rysha's performance of her own song, 'Princess'.
Brilliant! Your win was well deserved!