After a break last year due to Covid disruptions, it was great to see the grand tradition of the Avondale College Talent Quest return to the PAC stage last week! All finalists in the vocals, bands and dance categories showed an outstanding level of talent, which made the job of our four judges (Avcol alumni: Kristin Paulse, Jireh Lalotoa Peniata, Grace Ikenasio and Melodownz ) - extremely difficult!
Taking out the top honours in the awards for the evening were:
1st Place: Vocalist Delores Lesatele
2nd Place: Band: Hiri & the High Hats (featuring Hayato Ogasawara, Chester Rowland, Lucas Wongso, Abigail Sin Kelso, Zennah Shin Kelso, Simon Shilov, Ben Ridsdale and Hirimaia Eketone)
3rd Place: Dancers: Marielle Dulangon, Joshua Paila and Hosana Alefosio.
As tradition demands, the highly anticipated staff vs prefects items were extremely entertaining! The prefects brought two Muppet Show-themed items, while the staff topped off their Greatest Showman performance with a Samoan Siva to take out the contest for 2021!
The evening was capably run and MC'd by the Prefect Talent Quest committee, with assistance from the Year 13 Deans, Dr Pinder and Mr Dewsnap. Congratulations to all our finalists - it was a superb evening of Avcol talent and greatly enjoyed by all who were in the audience. We are looking forward to 2022 already!