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Twelve-year-old Amy wins The Next Big Thing 2017

  Amy Gravestock’s rendition of the Whitney Houston classic “I Have Nothing” has won her the title Next Big Thing 2017. The 12-year-old was one of 14 acts competing at Manx charity Junior Achievement’s talent contest for 10 to 18-year-olds at the Gaiety Theatre on Saturday February 4. For achieving first place the Bemahague School […]

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Electrifying performance wins Next Big Thing 2016

Tabitha Templer has become the Next Big Thing 2016, after her virtuoso performance playing the electric violin to a packed house at the Gaiety Theatre thrilled the judges and audience in the grand final of Manx charity Junior Achievement’s talent contest for 10 to 18-year olds. 14-year-old Tabitha, who has been playing the violin since […]

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Jenny Hill wins The Next Big Thing 2015

Singer Jenny Hill has become the 2015 Next Big Thing, Manx charity Junior Achievement’s annual talent contest for 10 to 17-year-olds. Performing Wishing You Were Somehow Here from Phantom of the Opera the 13-year-old was voted by the judging panel – Renée Caley, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Dean Helm, Paragon Recruitment and guest […]

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Mae Challis is The Next Big Thing 2014

The 15-year-old singer songwriter took the title in the final of Junior Achievement’s talent contest for 10 to 17-year-olds at the Gaiety Theatre on Saturday January 25th, playing guitar and keyboard and singing one of her own compositions. Mae, a member of Douglas Soundcheck, won £500 sponsored by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. […]

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Coral Amphlett voted winner of The Next Big Thing 2013

Singing a soulful and bluesy rendition of the 1941 standard At Last with a depth of emotion that belied her 17 years, Coral Amphlett was voted winner of the Next Big Thing 2013. The The former Ballakermeen High School student from Onchan, whose regular voice coaching lessons have clearly paid off, came top out of the […]

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