The Showstopper Challenge
Each year, BTEC students share their talents by performing on the BTEC Awards stage – and they bring the house down every time. This year we saw 5 talented Showstopper Challenge groups performing at the 8th Annual BTEC Awards ceremony. Find out about this year's acts below.
Students from Arts1: Dance School opened this year's BTEC Awards ceremony with a powerful version of 'bring me to life' by Evanescence. The group act consisted of three singers and several supporting dancers.
Four students from Swindon Academy rocked the ceremony with their acapella performance of 'Jolene' originally by Dolly Parton in 1973. Their beat and harmony was perfectly on point throughout the entire performance.
BTEC Performing Arts students from Ashfield School came together to perform a selection of songs and acts from the theatre production, Hamilton, which is currently on at the west end. Complete with dancing, singing and acting, it was a brilliant snippet into the overall play.
Shemaiah, from JP Academy, finished the afternoon off with a spectacular performance to the song 'the colour purple' from the theatre production and film. She left the room in stunned silence with her astoundingly long high notes.
This year's Showstopper Challenge received a record amount of entries, all of which were of excellent quality. That's why, for the first time, we have also awarded some entries with a Highly Commended or Commended title.