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Community / Shetland’s Got Talent raises more than £6,500

The Mirrie Stars of the Eric Gray @ Seafield.

MORE than £6,500 was raised for Cancer Research UK on Saturday night as Shetland’s Got Talent returned to Mareel.

The winning act was The Mirrie Stars of the Eric Gray @ Seafield.

Ten acts had been selected to perform at the Relay for Life fundraiser, with Martin and Jacob Henderson acting as comperes.

The judges were Jenny Teale, Morag Mouat and Bryan Peterson.

Drummer Eamon Watt got the night underway before Jacky Williamson sang Memory from Cats.

She was followed by 12-year-old Lexi Davis who performed A Thousand Years.

Stewart Hutchison celebrated Shetland dialect with an entertaining original song about the birth of his third child, and the first half ended as it had begun with Stephen Laurenson’s set on the drums.

The Mirrie Stars of the Eric Gray @ Seafield opened the second half with a sign and sing performance of Sky Full of Stars that concluded with a poignant moment of remembrance to six of their friends.

Martha Robertson then performed Show Yourself which was followed by a rendition of Electricity from Billy Elliot, performed by Hailey Williamson.

Monica Dickie sang Funeral and the Filskit rounded off the competitive portion of the night with a set of traditional tunes.

Monica Dickie, Eamon Watt and the Mirrie Stars were picked as the top three acts and voting, by cash donation, got underway.

Previous winner Amber Thomson entertained the crowd with a set of show tunes as the votes were counted.

Kerry Llewellyn, chair of Relay for Life Shetland, thanked everyone involved and reminded the crowd to come out again on Saturday May 25 at Clickimin Leisure Centre for the main Relay for Life event.

The winners, The Mirrie Stars of the Eric Gray @ Seafield, returned to the stage to a standing ovation.

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