Saturday 19 October 2019

A star is born as Fionn woos nation

Ciara Galvin

He may not have won but young Fionn McMorrow is the nation's favourite after performing heroically on Ireland's Got Talent at the weekend.

The whole of Sligo was rooting for the dancing sensation. Ten year old Fionn, a fourth class student at the Mercy Primary School was voted through to the show's final on Sunday after wowing the audience and judges with his dance performance of The Greatest Showman. 

The performer from Cartron had just 24 hours to perfect a routine once he was voted through on Saturday night, and mother Noelle says the people of Sligo were 'phenomenal' in their support. 

"They've been absolutely fantastic. The votes on semi-final night were massive, he sailed through. Everyone got behind him. He's still on a high, he enjoyed every minute of it. He did fantastic to be fourth, the groups were so big, it's so hard to perform on your own on that huge stage. He's so proud of himself and we're so proud of him. He's an amazing little man."

Still soaking up his achievements, Fionn has already received requests for performances, one coming from Cork Youth Ballet asking the Sligo dancer to be its special guest later this month. 

For now Fionn is concentrating on the world championships in Stratford-upon-Avon this July. But, in terms of the big dream, the talented dancer sees a life on stage, with sights firmly set on the West End.

"He would tell you that he wants to do the West End, that's his dream, to be on stage all of the time. Once he's on stage he's at home and he's happy," said mother Noelle.

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