The days of anticipation, of feverish preparation at the Manor piano and cries of “once more from the top” heard around the grounds during free time, came to a very satisfying end yesterday evening with ORA’s Got Talent in the Manor marquee.
House Dean Alex was a compère par excellence, warming up the crowd and cracking jokes between acts. His House Dean fellows, Tom, Marco, Saraf and Stephen, offered their wise and reasoned judgement, with the final winner to be announced this afternoon during the graduation ceremony.
How they are to choose from the very strong field that was presented, we do not know, and do not envy them for the task. Impressive piano prowess was shown by Ella and Anh, and by Amy who accompanied singer Alex in a bit of Coldplay. The pair then upped the ante with a further, very well-executed, dance recital! Finally, Essa and Panagiottis broke the audience’s reverie with their comic stylings.