On Saturday 20th May we put forward 2 acts for Coventry’s annual inter-school talent competition ‘Young Entertainer’.
Both Grace’s acts gave stunning performances getting extremely high comments from the judges. Lucy Anstee from year 9 gave a faultless performing of the song ‘DNA’ by Lia Marie Johnson, while Amelia Hughes and Anna Taylor from year 11 gave a stunning performance of their own arrangement of the song ‘Piece by Piece’ by Kelly Clarkson, winning a special recognition award awarded by West End Performer Reece Bahia from the musical Thriller Live.
Quote from Miss Kennedy (Head of Music)
‘Grace Academy Coventry did the city proud with two amazing performances at the Belgrade Theatre on Saturday evening. The standard was incredibly high from the 15 acts taking part. Lucy Anstee from year 9 gave a confident smooth vocal performance highly rated by the judges. Amelia Hughes and Anna Taylor from year 11 re-lived their BTEC Music performances to give a powerful and slick vocal duet with stunning harmonies deserving a special recognition award from the judges. Each year we enter this competition to give our students the opportunity to perform on stage at the Belgrade Theatre in front of big audience. An experience not to forget! Many Thanks to Mr Gichini who has worked with these performers getting them show ready. A Team effort form the music department’
Student Quote – Lucy Anstee
‘What an amazing experience to sing on the stage at the Belgrade theatre and getting a chance to work with professionals and having this opportunity to really push myself and surprise myself with what I can do’