The Concord Talent Show 2017


It was with a nervous explosion of butterflies that I stepped out of the wings onto the stage on Thursday night. With each step across the stage I felt my heart beating louder and louder and LOUDER. It was only when I opened my eyes and looked at the sea of familiar and unfamiliar faces that I felt myself breathe again. There was not one unfriendly or unsupportive smile beaming back at me. With a smile at Alisar, we began our spoken word, ‘Gratitude’ by Natalie Patterson.

The talent show was an incredible experience from start to finish. From the auditions and crazy nights spent rehearsing over and OVER, to the backstage laughter and nervous jokes. From running around trying to find the next person due on stage, to performing and being congratulated – it was a night I will never forget. I will especially never forget the winner, Rui Chong’s performance of ‘Vanilla Ice’ – words really do fail me.

I am so grateful to have been given the chance to perform with such a great friend to such a great audience. If the talent show is anything to go by, my first year of Sixth Form is going to be incredible.

Chloe Young – 6.1