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Roseneath singers make TV quest second round

Jul 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Uncategorized

WHEN ROSENEATH School pupil Kelly Harrison opened a letter sitting on the kitchen bench at her friend Tallulah McLean’s house, she screamed.

Inside was confirmation that the duo is through to the second round of auditions for Prime TV’s New Zealand’s Got Talent.

“We screamed a lot,” says Tallulah.

Her grandmother, Heather Glen, who lives upstairs, heard the racket, but continued what she was doing: “They’re 12-year-old girls – they scream at everything.”

Kelly follows the example set by her father, John, who played professionally in bands, and she has been singing since she was in nappies.

Mum Donna recalls: “Even when she was two she used to sing around the house. It was so cute.”

Performing is also in Tallulah’s blood, with her grandfather in a jazz band in New Orleans.

She has a singing and guitar teacher and also enjoys acting, attending a stage and screen school while living in the UK.

Roseneath School music teacher and principal John Reynolds says the school has a performing tradition, with pupils from age five encouraged to participate in assemblies to build their confidence.

“It’s quite hard to find these experiences to give to kids to build their confidences,” he says.

Tallulah and Kelly are regularly seen darting all over the place in school performances, with both involved in the choir, creative arts, and the school band, Tallulah on guitar and Kelly on keyboard.

Both hope to get to the end of the TV competition. With that in mind, they are planning their next guitar and singing act, Mercy by Duffy.

New Zealand‘s Got Talent will air later this year, featuring people of all ages performing in front of live audiences to win the ultimate prize of $100,000.


TALENTED PAIR: Kelly and Tallulah practising for their next New Zealand’s Got Talent audition.

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