The ‘Legends’ school vocal talent and tribute show took place at Pechersk school on Thursday, 5th April. Students from both Nivki and Pechersk schools competed against each other, dressing and performing as their favourite singers, to try to win the top prize of a trip to a professional recording studio.
The standard of the competition was extremely high. Music teacher Mr. Paul Russell, who organised the contest, said, “I have never come across so much vocal talent in one school. It has been an absolute delight to work with such gifted students on this event, ranging from year 2 up to year 11. A special thanks needs to go to the dance teachers – Miss Marianna from Pechersk and Miss Ira from Nivki. Nearly every act had accompanying backing dancers or a dance routine for the singer. This helped to create a very professional looking and stylish event.”
Kristina from Year 7 won the show with her fantastic rendition of ‘Wolves” by Selena Gomez, followed by Vlada from year 10 as Adele, and in the third place Sofia from Year 9 as Katy Perry. Sam from Year 2 won the ‘most entertaining act’ award with his wonderful KISS impersonation, Veronika from Year 6 won ‘best effort’ award and Maria from year 3 won the ‘most potential’ award.
On Wednesday the winner of the show received her prize of a trip to a professional recording studio. Kristina got to record her winning song ‘Wolves’ by Selena Gomez, and took along her good friend Ustyna for support. Kristina spent over an hour laying down her vocals and even recorded her own backing vocals with the latest multi-layering music technology. The girls learnt how a recording studio works, about condenser microphones and the complex mixing desk. The studio engineer was very impressed with Kristina’s voice, saying “she obviously practices a lot – she has spent a lot of time on her vocals for this song to reach such a high standard.”