Year 8 student from Richmond River High School Sasha Hart is joined onstage by Jamali Bowden, Michaela Gough (obscured) for River Idol.Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
Year 8 student from Richmond River High School Sasha Hart is joined onstage by Jamali Bowden, Michaela Gough (obscured) for River Idol.Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

River Idol performances a knockout

EMOTIONS were high as contestants battled it out for the River Idol crown at the Richmond River High campus yesterday.

The annual competition saw students from all ages compete for the prestigious title, with talented singers and musicians going up against a dancing Santa and an impassioned performance of the Aladdin classic, A Whole New World..

Year 8 student Sasha Hart and her friend Michaela Gough sang Talk is Cheap by Chet Faker, and were met with rousing cheers from the appreciative crowd.

Sasha was enthusiastic about the opportunity to perform in front of her peers.

"It's the best vibes," she said as she stepped off stage.

"It's such a good school ... the feeling of the whole school is so great.

"It's such a privilege to experience River Idol.

"It's the perfect finish to the year."

Year 12 student Ella Veit-Prince said it was a great opportunity to play in front of a crowd.

"It's good practice to play in front of an audience and get rid of nerves," she said.

"It's good to see everyone's art from around the school, students who aren't in the music class as well."

Music teacher Ben Wordsworth was enthusiastic in his support of the performers, the stage hands, and teachers who made it happen.

"They are amazing."



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