Waihi's Got Talent Alright!

Posted by Gold FM on 03/09/2011

The Waihi Beach Memorial RSA was packed on Saturday night for the Waihi's Got Talent Final.

Judges, singer / song writer Shona Laing, Go Waihi Chair Karen Dodd and Gold FM's Aaron Seymour had a bit of a task deciding who to give the nod to.

There were three categories, junior, intermediate and senior, with a $1000 prize for a school project awarded to each category winner, as well as a $200 personal prize for each section.

The winning acts were:

  • Junior * Hell Yeah! ... a three piece band with Jayke Hopa on guitar and vocals, Lucas Barakat on keyboards and Jack Schuler on drums.               
  • Intermediate * Renee Claxton singing, accompanied by * Bryn Cotton - Tait
  • Senior - * Asterisk  * James Rotohiko & * Hayden Silberer ... Street Dancers   

Gold FM enjoyed supporting this event and would like to send our congratulations to all the children that gave it a go. We hope the experience inspires every one to encourage our youth to love the art of entertainment. See the great photos taken by Waihi photographer Asse Bosch here