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Calderdale College's Got Talent

18th May 2015 <b>Calderdale</b> College's Got Talent

It’s that time of year again, where the talented students at Calderdale College get their chance to shine!

The annual Calderdale College’s Got Talent competition was split into 2 rounds, with the very best making it to the final. A variety of acts took to the stage from dancers and singers to magicians, all fighting it out for the chance to win £50 and a performance slot at the Calderdale College VQ Awards.

5 acts smashed the competition, for another chance to showcase their talent in the final round. The finalists were:

  • Aiden Burke – Rapper
  • Kyle Mather and Dominic Collins-Vallance – Singer and acoustic guitar player
  • Simon Hannah – Magician
  • Eithie Mizon-Banks and Aiden Burke - Singer and rapper
  • Joshua Mallinson – Singing with acoustic guitar

Finalist Simon Hannah, HND Business Student said: “It’s a comedy magic act, its something I do when I’m not at college anyway as a profession and when people heard about it they said I should go for it. I think it’s brilliant, we’ve had some great acts and it’s something that should carry on. If I won I’d be surprised, I’d love it but I’d be surprised.”

The judges of the Calderdale College's Got Talent final were made up of:

  • Shabana Kausar – Events Officer
  • Howard Browes – Assistant Principal
  • Sarha Hargreaves – Learner Involvement Officer
  • Emma MacLachlan – Student Union President

It was a tough competition, but the judges announced the winner of the this year’s competition as Kyle Mather and Dominic Collins-Vallance. The duo played Tenerife sea by Ed Sheeran, with Kyle on vocals and Dominic on acoustic guitar.

Kyle Mather, Music Level 2 student said: “I go round and play open mic nights and this was something to do while at college. I’ve been singing for the past year, I started at college and since then I’ve gained a lot of experience. I’m happy I’ve won, I don’t really tend to like doing talent shows because when I was younger I never got very far. I’m excited that I’ll be playing at VQ awards, I was going to ask if I could play anyway but I thought I would compete.”

Shabana Kausar, Events Officer at Calderdale College said: “It’s been a really good day. It was really hard to decide who would perform, but I’m really impressed with all the students that got involved. It’s really good to showcase the college talent and I can’t wait to see Kyle performing at VQ.”

Find out more about the Calderdale College VQ Awards.

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