28/11/2022 By Editorial Staff

Onslow’s annual ‘O Show’ went off with a blast on the 23rd of November 2022. It was an afternoon of raw talent, great performances, and an abundant amount of entertainment. Jayd Tuarea-Gibson was Onslow’s charming MC for the afternoon, introducing the talented line-up of past and present students. 17 phenomenal performances captivated an energetic audience ranging from karaoke performances to solo and duo compositions of classical, jazz, pop and rock renditions on the piano, violin, guitar and more.

The afternoon opened with Zishan Jin’s breathtaking rendition of ‘Isaereli Concertino’ by George Perlman and from there the show was on the road! Captivating karaoke performances filled the afternoon by Onslow’s current students Holly O’Connor, Corey Yee, Ryan George, and Claire Simmers. Timeless classics like ‘Dancing Queen’ by ABBA performed by Leo Kelly had the audience singing along! Ryan George had the audience encaptivated with his cover of ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Kelly Clarkson. His performance came with its own pre-warning, Ryan stating that his high notes may not be to everyone’s liking (specifically his Mums!). Nevertheless, it was a performance to remember.

Scattered across the afternoon were student’s breathtaking renditions of classical, jazz, pop, and rock pieces on the piano. Students Corey Yee, Gilbert Wright-Johns, Leo Kelly and Kaimon Sumioka left the audience in awe as they poured their talent into every key.

The audience was treated to guest performances from past students including Zinnie Farrell, Ryan Sullivan, Aurora Symon-Pellat, Caitlyn Leong, Maggie-Rose Paine and Marcus Ang. Even the Onslow Staff Band snuck in a phenomenal rendition of ‘End of the Line’ by the Travelling Wilburys!

At the end of the day, the 2022 O show as a fantastic afternoon that brought laughs and tears to all who attended. A big thank you to all the performers for the afternoon and to Miss Rebecca Robinson and Ms Katherine Hodge for ensuring that the ‘O Show’ went off without a hitch!

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