The Apollos Make St. Nathy’s Proud at OSGT Semi-Final
The Apollos were out of this world!
On the 6th of April, the Our School’s Got Talent Semi- Final was held in Portlaois. Down from 635 acts, of all different types, The Apollos were one of the 30 acts performing on the night. There was a real variety of acts and genres of music in the performances. From opera to rock and solo artists to musical theatre, there was always something new and different to expect. The first act began at around 7:00pm and doors opened at 6:00pm. There was a long line waiting for the doors to open. After the first 17 acts, there was a short intermission in which supporters were voting for all their favourites. Through all this, The Apollos waited nervously for the 25th act to be called, which was The Apollos.
There were many impressive and talented acts from all around the country, in the second half of the show. The Apollos sang ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera and did an amazing job! Five acts followed that and then there was a little break for more voting and the judges to decide who would go through to the final. As all 30 of the acts filed onto the stage, the atmosphere was tense as they all nervously waited for their name’s to be called. The first announced was Molly Sterling from St. Andrew’s College in Booterstown who had performed her own original song entitled ‘Whiskey’. The next act called out was Emily Walsh from Community School Heywood, Laois who performed ‘Think of Me’ from the classic opera ‘Phantom of the Opera’. Up next was ‘Musicala’ from Crana College in Buncrana, a musical theatre group who had acted and sang ‘Hard- Knock Life’ from the musical ‘Annie’. Fourth to be announced was ‘Panic @ the Park’ a three- piece band from Scoil Mhuire, Athenry, who was seen letting out a tremendous sigh of relief when it was announced that they would be going to Limerick. Now it had become worrying.
There was only one act to go forward.
Would it be our beloved The Apollos? Then as The Apollos from St. Nathy’s College were announced, all their supporters began to jump and scream. They all ran over in a hurry to hug all the members, by jumping on stage. It was all very overwhelming for both The Apollos and their supporters!
We wish the best of luck to The Apollos in the final stage of the competition, which is to be held in the UL Concert Hall on Saturday, April 26th.