Warwick State High School talent Lucy Boland, Noel Stockwell, Anthony Rixon and (front) Georga Tumata.
Warwick State High School talent Lucy Boland, Noel Stockwell, Anthony Rixon and (front) Georga Tumata. Kerri Moore

Anthony shows all the right moves at talent quest

THEY impressed with their dance moves and wowed with their voices to be crowned the best of the best at this year's Warwick State High School Talent Quest.

Year 8 student Georga Tumata stole the spotlight as the only non-year 12 student to claim a title and not stopping there, went on to snag herself a second. The humble dancer took home the prize for best original performance and was the audience favourite, for a dance she choreographed herself and spent days perfecting.

Singer Lucy Boland's dazzling voice resonated through the Town Hall last week, as she delivered her version of the song My House from the Tim Minchin musical Matilda.

Her number earned her the award for overall winner of the night, after narrowly beating out fellow singer Noel Stockwell. The self-taught singer and guitarist captivated audiences with his acoustic rendition of Newton Faulkner's Dream Catch Me and was awarded the title of rising star.

But the man who had the moves not to be reckoned with, was the performers' favourite, Anthony Rixon.

Anthony rocked out the moves of Napoleon Dynamite and his hilarious routine had the audience and performers wanting more.

And if you are wondering just how good it was, just ask him.

"It was pretty captivating, or so I have been told," he said.

Although he was one of the favourites of the night, Anthony said there was one person he wasn't able to win over.

"My mum wasn't too impressed with it - I think she was embarrassed by me," he said.

"I just wanted to do it as a comedy performance and something a bit different to the usual singing and dancing."

Lucy and Noel plan to chase their dreams of music stardom when they finish school in a few weeks time, with Lucy set on starring in musical theatre and Noel planning to pursue a career as a solo artist.

Although he clearly has the moves and personality of a super star, Anthony will retire his performer persona and plans to be a teacher.



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