Group Of Young Dancers And Instrumentalists Wow Judges
Kristin Danley 1/31/2019
The televised show Ireland's Got Talent welcomes a hotbed of singers, dancers and contestants possessing other special skills from across a broad age range. Judges Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Denise van Outen and Jason Byrne love watch the acts that appear before them on the brightly lit stage.
When Atlantic Rhythm shuffled out before the panel of judges clutching an array of instruments, metal tubs and brooms while wearing clogging shoes, the judges eyed them excitedly. They seemed to be quite enthused about the interesting audition that was about to happen.
The youth who stood nervously before them in jeans and shirts of blue and gray hues ranged in age from 11 to 22. Their spokesperson said they hailed from County Mayo in the western portion of Ireland.
They described themselves as an "old traditional group" that entertains tourists and others with a taste of Ireland. The dancers learned their art at Moffatt School of Irish Dancing but paired the dancing with other creative skills to comprise the group Atlantic Rhythm.
The instrumentalists seated themselves off to the side while the dancers assumed their positions beside them. As soon as the invigorating music began to play, they feet began flapping and tapping to the beat.
The Irish jiggers gave a metallic sound to portions of the performance when they jumped atop the metal tubs that echoed out their beat. Instead of leaving their hands rigid at their sides, they clapped away, which inspired the rest of the crowd and even the judges to chime in.
When the Irish jiggers in front grasped the brooms without breaking a beat, it was amazing! They leaped and hopped over the broom handle all while jigging away.
The judges appeared to love their performance and clapped along to the beat while one judge exuberantly nodded his head. As soon as they wrapped up their performance, the judges rose to their feet and applauded the kids, as did the audience.
Judge Michelle commended the kids for their "wow" audition. Jason complimented them for spicing up the traditional choreography by not gluing their hands to their sides while jigging.
Denise confessed that she "couldn't stop smiling" and loved "everything about it." Louis had a slew of praise for the kids, too.
"It was absolutely brilliant musically, visually, love that the taps were live. This was fantastic."