Class acts and a large and appreciative audience made the first ever “Lenzie’s Got Talent” a smash hit – one that’s surely bound to be repeated.
Best of all, perhaps, after all expenses were met the show raised £258 for the charity Deafblind Scotland’s Field of Dreams fund.
Hosted by Lenzie Union the show saw 16 young people displaying talents which ranged from Ella Harrison playing saxophone to a skilful violin recital by Alina Tang from Primary 4 in Lenzie Meadow.
Robyn Drain sang “Defying Gravity”, then Lenzie Union Girls Brigade dancers – Aimee Bell, Cayla Schofield and Aliya Brear took o the stage to perform to Katy Perry’s Roar.
Aimee stayed on stage to sing solo, after which Alexander Ewing, an S2 pupil at Lenzie Academy, performed a Michael Buble song.
Aliya then showed off a quite different talent by putting on a Karate demonstration, after which Mia Morrison, S4 at Lenzie Academy, sang Legally Blonde.
Ruby McClure and Amy Duncan from Confidance Musical Theatre School in Moodiesburn performed dances in three quite different styles – ballet, Jazz and tap – which delighted the audience.
Lois Dick, who has a part in a production of Annie next year, sang a beautiful solo before the all-age Singing’s kool choir delighted the audience with a medley of gospel songs.
Primary children Ava Morrison, her sister Mia, Julie Baranda, Anna Davidson, Keira and Marianna McCartney Graham Sherry all did lively and humorous stints as comperes, and David Brackenridge of rookie rock Stars provided efficient sound technology.
Field of Dreams initiative officer Drena O’Malley, delighted by the show and its success, said of the cash raised: “This is a magnificent sum from a brand new event for young people. Well done Lenzie!”