Article by Bakhita Fung
Natascha Netz was crowned the winner of Island School’s annual talent show, Stars in Their Eyes, 22 Nov 2016. Her performance as Alicia Keys singing Girl on Fire won the popular vote from the audience of students, staff and families. Natascha was one of over 160 students who auditioned for a place in the live final.
Natascha, Year 8, said that she enjoyed the experience and aspires to be a singer when she grows-up. “It was a fantastic experience, the stage is my home,” she beamed.
The show’s compère Ms Hall commented that “the quality of performances were outstanding.” Approximately 200 students took part in the show this year, singing, playing in the orchestra and dancing. The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang famous hits such as Shut up and Dance and Can’t Take My Eyes off You.
Head of Music at Island School, Mr Travers said: “I have been amazed at the talent and commitment of the Island School students.” “I joined Island School in August 2016 so this was my first big show here – it’s been a great privilege to work with such a wonderful group of students.”
All the acts from the live final will be performing at the school’s 50th Anniversary Arts Festival on the 3 Dec 2016. Click here for more information
The Island School media team reported on the event live via the SCMP Young Post’s On The Go Instagram account. See news feed here. https://www.instagram.com/ypotg/
Alicia Keys, This Girl Is On Fire by Natascha Netz
Black Eyed Peas, Where Is The Love by Esther Clement, Man Wai Cheung, Toby Wyatt, Raphael Tsang, Garbo Ting, Priya Thomas, Esha Gidwani, Janice Cheung
No Doubt, Don’t Speak by Jared Smithers, Jasper Wong, Caleb Fu, Vanessa Gdowski
Gym Class Heroes, Stereo Hearts by Venus Lam, Ethan Saunders
A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera, Say Something, by Jonathan Fan, Claudia Lau
Pitch Perfect, Cup Song by Hilary Li, Serena Yoon, Yanisha Chung, Hannah Mok, Jennifer Wong, Beatrice Thomas, Aileen Bai Yang, Eimisa Ishizuka, Lily Sheary, Ellie Chung, Sophia Fournier, Aarshi Majumder, Elizabeth Lapham
Meghan Trainor, Dear Future Husband by Jorja Townson, Gwennie Tan, Wing Kiu Chan, Anja Herrmann
Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way by Hani Rasool, Smayan Soni, Shivank Kotkar, Nicholas (Ayahiko)Usui, Ethan Rajanayagam
Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the Heart by Niamh Neville
Little Mix, Black Magic by Megan Chan, Wai Nung Ng, Yu hang Hui, Alysha Wells-Daswani
More photos to follow on Facebook this week.