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
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
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
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…
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. They’re all aged 17 years
and they’re from Droitwich Spa - they performed their own
Singing aged 14-18
Rose Johnson (15) from Sedgeberrow, who attends Prince Henry’s
High School. She sang ‘Somewhere’ from the musical West Side
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) from Wyre Piddle and
Upton Snodsbury, both of whom attend Pershore High School, won this
prize with a comedy duet.
Holly Winship (18) from Droitwich Spa scooped this prize, with a
collection of stunning nature photographs.
The images above credited to The Shutter Crew.