Monday 23 April 2018

Two dance acts make the final in 'Talent' hunt

Dancers Kyle Haw (12) and Syesha Byrne Murphy (9), who are through to the final. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Dancers Kyle Haw (12) and Syesha Byrne Murphy (9), who are through to the final. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Sean O'Grady

Singers, dance troupes, drag acts and comedians descended on The Helix in Dublin for the second semi-final of 'Ireland's Got Talent'.

Highlights from the two-hour event included Cork dance troupe RDC who stormed the stage with an urban dance mash-up, receiving a standing ovation from the judges. Dublin dance duo Double Impact of Kyle Haw (12) and Syesha Byrne Murphy (9) stole everyone's hearts in their first audition, and last night impressed with a contemporary ballet to 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' by Aerosmith.

"You are such beautiful dancers. You prove what amazing talent there is in this country," judge Denise van Outen said.

Next up was 13-year-old Shaniah Rollo, from the Philippines, who stunned the audience with a performance of 'Wings' by Birdy and was deemed a future pop star by the judges.

Deaf choir The Deaftones sang and performed sign language to John Lennon's 'Imagine'.

The act who received the most votes and was sent through to the final was 31-member dance troupe RDC. The judges then had to decide between Double Impact and The Deaftones.

It was a three-out-of-four decision from the panel and Double Impact was sent through to the final after the voting from Louis Walsh, van Outen, Michelle Visage and Jason Byrne.

Irish Independent

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