The Inside Out Festival 2012, organised by Byre Theatre, finished today with the grand final of Fife’s Got Talent. With the Madras College building providing an impressive backdrop for the stage, and a sun that kept shining until minutes before the end, the St Andrews crowd saw some of the area’s young, up and coming talent.
Liam Vincent Kilbride.
Stand-out performers for me included Liam Vincent Kilbride, who put in an assured and confident singing performance, and looked very comfortable on stage. Emily Rigg and Millie Anderson, just 12 years old, put together an impressive song and dance fusion. Meanwhile, big Whitney Houston fan, Khristine Donaldson, showed she had a big voice of her own.
Emily Rigg and Millie Anderson.
My only gripe with the show was that, like last year, there wasn’t enough diversity in the genres of the acts involved. We saw seven singing acts, one dancer, one that mixed song and dance, and one accordion player. Where were the comedians, magicians, acrobats, fire-eaters, dog trainers, and so on? Surely someone in the Kingdom of Fife could have learnt to juggle with swords by now.
Leah Duncan Karrim.
Still, that aside, it was an enjoyable show that kept me and the several hundred strong crowd absorbed for a mostly sunny afternoon in a very pleasant setting. The eventual winner was Liam Vincent Kilbride, a singer I remember competing in 2011 as well. He was good last year and has improved over the past 12 months. A worthy winner who drew comparisons with Russell Watson from the judges.
A delighted Liam Vincent Kilbride is announced the winner.