ONCE again the town showed off it’s talent as this year’s Thame’s Got Talent lived up to the usual big expectations.
The event on Sunday in the Spread Eagle saw an abundance of talented youngsters strutting their stuff and singing their hearts out.
The overall winner was 17-year-old Sam Hemmings as Boogaloo – who wowed the audience with his street dancing routine, with the judging panel unanimous in their vote
Sam collected first prize of £200, courtesy of Kismet Jewellers.
The second prize of a photoshoot courtesy of Frank Millar photography went to 17-year-old gymnast Rosie Burr of Arnold Way.
Rock band Empire walked off with the third prize, a day in a recording studio courtesy of Black Frog Studios, after their rendition of Bon Jovi’s You Give Love A Bad Name brought the show to a climatic end.
Empire band member, Jonny Spruce said: “I’m a bit of a pessimist so I really didn’t expect it. In the run up to the event, the band practised wherever we could, at school, we all go to Lord Williams’s, or at each other’s houses – sometimes our drummer just had to hit whatever he could find as we only have an electric drum kit and it’s not very portable.”
“I would just like to say that Thame’s Got Talent is a really great event and very well organised.
“It’s good from a performer’s point of view as well, plus it’s a really good opportunity, so I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about taking part next time.”
Georgina Bishop, 10, from Moreton, won the under 15s category with her winning ballads of Maybe from Annie.
Pictures courtesy of professional photographer Frank Millar.