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Dancers lift X Factor Trophy

Two Year 9 students took home the winning trophy in the first ever CBA’s Got The X Factor competition.

Luke Rielly and Mary Carroll, wowed the audience at the student organised event held last Tuesday.

The pair, who choreographed their own routine - which showcased a range of modern styles of dance -  were delighted to win the trophy as they had thought the win would go to  fellow dancer Year 11 student Marlon Van Eden.

Luke said: "It was really great to have won as we did put in a huge amount of work and practice to get the routine just right."

For winning the competition the students were presented with a trophy as well as some gift vouchers.

The X Factor was put together by the BTEC Dance students, as part of their exam assessments. The group of students organised everything from the auditions, to the marketing, and the production on the night.

The winners were decided by an audience vote, following a critique by the panel of judges -  Vice Principal of Comms Janet Duggan, Year 11 student Katie McTaggart, Director of Active Amy Harris and Vice Principal of Student Care and Guidance Steve Ellis.

 Year 7 student Cherise Seymour, who sang I Just Can't Get Enough was placed second and Marlon Van Eden  was placed third.

The full list of students and staff who competed were: Year 8 student Tina Ogwang who sang Stupid in Love; Ellie Moore who danced to Bad Boys; Actively Scientific (PNS teachers Stephen Chandler and Phil Woolley) who composed their own song We Are Sure You Will Recognise This Tune; Year 7 student Emma Viner who danced to The Fairy With The Broke Wing; Tony Segalini and John Atkinson who a sketch from Blackadder Goes Forth; Year 7 student Cherise Seymour who sang I Just Can't Get Enough; Year 9 student Jesse Moffat who sang I Haven't Met You Yet; Luke Rielly and Mary Carroll with Street Dance and Marlon Van Eden with Dance: Body Pop.

Video clips of all of the performances are available on the website. Go to the Academy tab and then video to view them.