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They’ve got The W-Factor!

The winners of The W-Factor – Wychavon’s very own search for the stars of the future – have been announced at a glittering final.

68 talented local youngsters aged 11-18 auditioned for the contest, and now the winners have been crowned at a packed final held at the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore.

17 acts and artists reached the grand final, which saw performers thrilling the crowds with live performances, as well as an exhibition from the winner in the visual arts category.

More than 200 people packed the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore to see the final.

The winners were presented with their trophies by Councillor Tony Miller, Chairman of Wychavon District Council – the council organises the competition every year.

Councillor Miller said: "The power of art can bring about change. This has been seen tonight through the lift of confidence that The W-Factor has given these young people, both as artists and as people.”

The winners will all get the chance to work with experts to further develop their talents, and will be performing at events across the Wychavon district over the summer.

And the winners are…

Immy Ackland

Singing under 14s

Immy Ackland (13), from Sedgeberrow, who attends Prince Henry’s High School. At the final she sang ‘Who you are’ by Jessie J.

Jazz band Blue Monday Jazz Quartet, who are Ben Burkes, Luke Pilot, Jack Solloway, and Daniel Gallant

Musicians

Jazz band Blue Monday Jazz Quartet, who are Ben Burkes, Luke Pilot, Jack Solloway, and Daniel Gallant. They’re all aged 17 years and they’re from Droitwich Spa - they performed their own composition.

Rose Johnson

Singing aged 14-18

Rose Johnson (15) from Sedgeberrow, who attends Prince Henry’s High School. She sang ‘Somewhere’ from the musical West Side Story.

Matilda Maginnis

Dance

Matilda Maginnis from Crowle, aged 14, attends Pershore High School. She performed a contemporary dance piece to the song ‘Iris’ by The Goo Goo Dolls.

Molly Bater (15) and Emily Cooper (16), Comedy Duet with Chairman Tony Miller

Alternative

Molly Bater (15) and Emily Cooper (16) from Wyre Piddle and Upton Snodsbury, both of whom attend Pershore High School, won this prize with a comedy duet.

 Holly Winship with Chairman Tony Miller

Visual art

Holly Winship (18) from Droitwich Spa scooped this prize, with a collection of stunning nature photographs.

 

The images above credited to The Shutter Crew.

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