Well it is official, RGS officially does have talent, and lots of it.
Eight acts entertained a captivated audience in the Queens Hall on Saturday 26th February, with a wide variety of talents. The acts included two bands; Wild Menagerie, a group of year 8 boys and West Berlin Zoo from year 12, three pianists; Adam Portch, Kush Tanna and Ben Alberts, a duet, Pick ‘n’ Mix, featuring Alp Lester and Andrew Hayes, Two Step, AKA Gurjas Bola, a street dancer and Ziggy Twine, a magician. We were delighted that Adam Richards and Rob Moffatt agreed to be our very own Ant & Dec, and they guided us through the evening, keeping the audience's attention in between acts.
After all the acts had performed voting started in earnest, with the audience slotting 10p coins in to
the boxes for their favourite acts. Luckily we had a plentiful supply of coins; over 2,500 votes were
cast on the night!
The boxes were then weighed to determine the top three acts. It was a tight run thing, with all the acts getting lots of support. The finalists then performed again, followed by a final round of voting.
The cumulative votes were weighed again as the audience waited with bated breath. The final results saw Pick 'n' Mix, starring Alp Lester and Andrew Hayes in third place, West Berlin Zoo, featuring Michael Hannford, George Wellington and James Ringrose, in second place, with our amazing magician, Ziggy Twine, coming out on top as the RGS's Got Talent 2016 winner. Congratulations to you all.
We would like to thank all of the acts; without you the event would not have happened. Keep practising, we are looking forward to seeing you all again next year. Massive thanks to Adam & Robert for hosting the event and also to the Stage, Sound and Light Team who spent nine hours at school getting everything set up for the night. Finally, thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event.