There was an amazing array of talent on show at BSSC’s Got Talent on Friday—a fitting finale to ParticipACTION Week.

The Ulumbarra Theatre was packed with appreciative students and staff, who clapped and sang along with the performers, enjoying the mix of originals and covers from individuals, duos and groups.

Four-piece band, Sketchy Essentials, kicked off the show with their original, ‘Evening Rain’, before Billie Taylor performed an amazing version of Laura Marling’s ‘Devil’s Spoke’.

Sophia McGranaghan gave the only instrumental solo for the show, playing ‘The Listener’ on Sax, while Riley McGrath had the crowd clapping along to his rendition of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’.

Chloe Smith brought the ukulele into the spotlight with Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’, and Cooper Bennett did the same for the bass with a brilliant version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

The crowd went absolutely nuts for Isabella Fortuna and Eve Morden’s cover of Fleet Foxes’ Tiger Mountain Peasant, but then raised it to another level for the final act, Boys Light Up, (Sean Nudl, Rhyley McGrath, Sam Noske, Mitchell Hartman and Pat Barton-Grace) who played a mash-up of Iron Maiden, Rage Against the Machine, and Australian Crawl to get the judges’ nod as this year’s winners of BSSC’s Got Talent.

A big shout out to Kylie Hand, who hosted the event, and this year’s Judges—Travis Matheson, Rhonda Pithie and Angie Pollock—whose words encouraged the performers and recognised the outstanding talent on the Ulumbarra Stage.