TCS Factor contestants impress judges at talent competition
By Aideen O’Flaherty
The students of Tallaght Community School treated an audience of music fans to Tallaght’s latest talent competition: TCS Factor.
The contestants had been mentored in the run-up to the competition which saw singers, dancers and guitar players battling to impress the judges.
The judges included Jordan Welstead, a former TCS Factor winner; Claire O’Loughlin, a singer and sports model, and Chris Gueret, the Maynooth University chaplain.
The show got off to a roaring start when the school’s rugby team showed off their best dance moves to ‘It’s Raining Men’, followed by an attention-grabbing haka.
Paul Jenkinson was crowned the overall winner with an Ed Sheeran/Fresh Prince mash-up that wowed the judges, while BP Srisuwan won in the junior category and Orla Mongan scooped the top prize in the senior category.
The students performed for local primary schools the day after the talent show, bringing a little bit of showbiz glamour to schools in Tallaght.