The Scottish Primary School Glee Challenge - Central Regional Finals - Who Needs Eurovision?
Who needs Eurovision when you have Glee. :-) The Albert Halls, Stirling sparkled and shone with yet another incredible night of Glee.
Nine Glee school Glee choirs, Bowhouse, California & Shieldhill , Comely Park, Craigbank, Maddiston, Moray, Tillicoultry, Wallacestone and Westquarter schools, qualified from the three sectionals held earlier in March and this time came together to perform in order to earn the title of Central Region Glee Challenge Champions and qualify for the National Final in June.
With a sparkly jacketed, Ali Mclaren, guiding the audience and the choirs through the evening, the production team at The Albert Halls provided lighting and sound befitting of any professional production this was a night to be remembered. All of the choirs were at their best and children sang as choir and as soloists, danced and performed acrobatics working together to tell their own story of climate change and entertain a full house of supporters who cheered and roared the children on.
In true Glee style the audience had come with supporting banners, customised T shirts and a determination to create a great night for the children and everyone, babes in arms to grandparents, present. The popularity of the Glee Challenge shows is in many ways unique, drawing large audiences with their own energy, great enjoyment and atmosphere – Eurovision ‘eat your heart out’.
Glee with its combination of music, song and dance, has the power to bring communities together and allow children of all abilities to demonstrate all that is good in our school. It certainly achieved that and gave the panel of five judges plenty of food for thought.
While the judges held their final deliberations the children and all of the audience, combined to perform a beautiful song with a little bit of body percussion to round off a memory of a lifetime.
As ever thanks to our host Ali, the production and front house team at the Albert Halls, our Judges, our own crew without whom none of this possible.
And, so to the Results! All the choirs sing two songs and the Judges score the choirs across four broad areas - vocals, visuals, teamwork and performance. Each choir had done so well in qualifying for the Regional Final so this was never going to be an easy task. The results are as follows:
Central Regional Champions (and going through to the National Final in June )
California and Shieldhill Primary Schools
1st Runner up
2nd Runner up
Next Up Edinburgh on the 25th May