Georgia’s winning ways

Cambridge High School’s Got Talent’s 2020 winner Georgia Willats, who sang a cover of Nick Jonas’ song Jealous. Photo: Pip Oranje

It was a song and dance at Cambridge High School on Saturday night as the school’s annual talent quest hit the stage.

The event attracted about 10 acts, including everything from hip hop dancing to singing.

This year’s judges were high school principal Greg Thornton, Dynamix Dance Company owner Carmel Howarth and Loretta Wilkinson from Hamilton pop opera group Lyrica.

“We’re very proud of the diverse talent that was showcased,” the high school’s director of sport and culture, Guy Ockenden, told the News.

The winner was Georgia Willats, who “lifted the roof off” with a performance of the Nick Jonas track Jealous.

The runner up was the pairing of Jana Nagel and Marinel Van Der Schyff, who performed a hip-hop dance, and in third was Fraser Duncan and Josh Bam with their original vocal and guitar act.

Mr Ockenden said the talent show has always been popular.

“But given what this year has been like, I think the opportunity to hold it was extra special.

“The hall was absolutely packed and it was great to see it full of students who were cheering on their peers.”

Cambridge High School’s Got Talent has been held for about a decade.



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