Tipp's Got Talent semi finalists revealed

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Tipp's Got Talent judge Miriam Ball

Tipperary Excel played host to the biggest turnout ever at TGT auditions this year, with judges Miriam Ball and Michael O’ Donoghue, along with Tipp Mid-West Radio’s David Condon, given the difficult task of selecting 36 acts to go through to semi-finals stage. This year boasts a great variety of talent with singers, dancers, musicians, solo acts, duos, trios and large groups. The live semi-final shows will take place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September, where acts will perform to an audience, and judges will select the Grand Finalists!

On Friday night, the audience will be treated to a performance by On Your Toes dance academy and an exciting display from Tipperary Jujitsu, while on Saturday, Tipperary Kickboxing Club will join On Your Toes to entertain the audience as judges make their decisions.

Judging the live shows will be Miriam Ball, Michael O’ Donoghue and Katy Wallace. Michelle McLaughlin, Pride of Tipperary, will join the judges for the Grand Final.

Pic: AIMS award-winning director Michael O'Donoghue

Miriam has worked full time in theatre for the past fifteen years, having directed and choreographed over seventy musicals to date all over Munster and now runs her own stage school in Cappagh, Co. Limerick. Michael is a multiple AIMS award-winning director, who is well-known the length and breadth of the country as a highly acclaimed director/choreographer.

Michael is a Founding Member and Honorary Life Member of Tipperary Musical Society, a Founding Director/Producer of Gaudeamus Productions and Vice-President and Honorary Life Member of St. Mary’s Choral Society. Katy Wallace is a dance teacher who runs The Dancer’s Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) and recently opened Tipperary’s first Youth Dance Company ‘TYDC’. Katy is a returning judge to Tipp’s Got Talent this year.

Tickets for the Semi-Finals are now on sale from Tipperary Excel. Adults €10, Children €5, Family ticket €25. First place will receive €700, and runners-up will receive €200 and €100 respectively. Huge thank you to Tipperary Town Plaza and Bank of Ireland who are the main sponsors for this event.

TGT 2017 Semi final Friday 22nd 2017

The Mulcair Dancers - Set dancers

Eoghan Tegerdine - Singer with guitar

Ellie Peters - Singer

Ada Kaak - Dance

Nicholas Crowe - Electric Guitar Instrumental

Grace Carigan - Singer

Ryan Green & Taylor Bailey - 2 Singers, 2 Guitars

Shane O Donovan - Singer

Ciarán Coffey & Sophie Bartlett - Singers with Guitar & Ukulele

James Wolfe - Singer with guitar

Kelsey Crowe - Singer

Ellie O Donoghue - Dance Act

Deirbhaile Esmonde - Singer

Micheal O Dwyer - Singer with guitar

Niamh Lonergan - Singer with Guitar

Aidan Ryan - Piano Instrumental

Amanda Leddin - Singer

Shane Fowler - Singer with Guitar

TGT 2017  Semi final Saturday 23rd 2017

Tracy Culleton Singer with Guitar

Orla Kissane, Lucy Fitzgerald & Ella O Keeffe - Dance act

Shauna Frewen - Singer

Mary Ryan - Singer 

Steven Donohue - Singer with Guitar

Roseanne Foley - Dance 

Jack Doheny - Singer 

Sarah O Connor - Piano Instrumental

Stacey Bourke & Alannah Savage - Singing 

Eilish Hassett - Singer with Guitar

Katelyn O Donovan - Singer 

Caoimhe Carey - Singer with Guitar

Árann - (Timmy, Danny & Tom) Trad Trio

Michaelah McCarthy - Singing

Sadhbh Treacy - Singer 

Robert Bradshaw - Singer with Guitar

Evan Murphy - Dance 

Sam Ryan - Singer