7 acts secure places in Wexford Has Talent final.

7 acts have secured a much-coveted place at the 2016 Wexford Has Talent Final, which will take place at Clayton Whites Hotel on Saturday, January 30th and 18 more acts prepare to take to the stage this weekend for Semi Final 2.

18 semi finalists took to the stage on Saturday evening (January 16th) the contestants, the judges and the 300 strong audience were welcomed by the MC on the night George Lawlor who announced that a night of spectacular talent was to be enjoyed and as the evening progressed this certainly proved true. Judges on the evening were Ian Grey, Carmel Corish Wallace and Pat Lawlor and they welcomed each act and provided commentary after each performance. The panel of judges decided on 7 successful finalists who have now secured a place in the Wexford Has Talent Final on Saturday, January 30th.

Dance Group

Dance group Aurora.

The 7 qualifiers through to the Wexford Has Talent Final on Saturday, January 30th are 11 year old singer Cormac Cooper from Ballywilliam, dancer Irina Karpenko, singer Charleen Murphy, dance troupe Aurora all students at the Sheila Grace dance Company, 12 year old singer Aoife Goodison, singer songwriter Rachel Grace and Wexford band The Gallivants. They will be joined by at least 6 of the acts who are yet to take to the stage at the Wexford Has Talent Semi Final 2 which will take place at Clayton Whites Hotel this weekend, Saturday, January 23rd.

Commenting on the talent at the first semi final judge Carmel Corish Wallace said, “This was a fantastic evening showcasing a variety of talent, the standard was exceptionally high and each and every performer should be very proud of even gaining a place in this evenings competition. All of the judges are very much looking forward to the final, it is going to be a fantastic competition but a tough decision!”

Rachel Grace

Singer Rachel Grace.

Performers from as young as 11 will take to the stage showcasing skills from Trad Music and Singer Songwriter performances to free running along with Acrobatic Gymnastics and Dance at the Wexford Has Talent Semi Final 2. The acts set to perform on Jaunary 23rd are, 7 FRET, Tara Doyle Robinson, Eabha Carty, Emma O’Leary, Next Level #4, Chris Berry, Intro, Jirat O’Neill, Bobby Sludds, VYRE, Caroline Fleming, Esther Nwosudocha, Hayley Crosbie, Lauren Doyle, Megan Kate Doolan, Helene Dunne, Rob Donnelly and Nicole Mannix.

During the 2016 Semi Finals and Final all acts will be placed by a judge’s vote only and no audience paid voting will take place.The winners of the inaugural Wexford Has Talent competition ‘Fit For Kings’ are set to take to the stage during the Grand Final interval where they will perform their new single.

Tickets prices at €10 for the second semi final and the Grand Final tickets are priced at €15, both are now on sale at Clayton Whites Hotel or from any member of the Wexford Has talent organising committee. For further details and Wexford Has Talent news see Wexfordhastalent.com.