Star cousins achieve their dream by winning Mansfield’s Junior Showtime crown

Mansfield Rotary Club's Junior Showtime
Mansfield Rotary Club's Junior Showtime
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Dancing cousins Kailum and Elliott Richardson produced a stunning performance to win this year’s Mansfield Rotary Club’s Junior Showtime crown on Saturday.

The street dancers - performing under the name AYD (Achieve Your Dreams) - won the coveted title with a breath-taking routine which wowed a packed Palace Theatre.

In one of the strongest finals for many years, self-taught Kailum (15) and 14-year-old Elliott were also named winners of the duet category.

Said organiser, Rotn Paul Bacon: “This year’s Rotary Junior Showtime was an outstanding success with some of the best talent we have ever seen performing.

“Any one of the finalists could have won their section, and I know the judges had the most difficult time ever in making their selections.

“Congratulations to our 2014 winners, Kailum and Elliott Richardson who have been in the competition for several years under the title AYD.

“This stands for Achieve Your Dreams - and this year they have certainly done that!”

The pair, who live in Newark, came out on top ahead of Directions’ pair James Morgan (17) and 16-year-old Ruby Payne.

In third place was Excelsior dancer Samuel Holden (14), who won the dance section and was part of the impressive Excelsior Dance Troupe (Monstars) which won the Dance Troupe category.

The full roll of honour:

Vocal: Emma Southworth (15) and Louis Woodward (16) (Directions)

Dance: Samuel Holden (14) (Excelsior)

Duet: Kailum Richardson (15) and Elliott Richardson (14) (AYD)

Group: Kerry Woodhead, (14) Milly Schleifer (13) and Ellie-Rose Walker (14) (Directions)

Variety: Holly Brown (15) Thomas Cooper (16) Alistair Holland (17) and Jordan Evers (16) (Expressions)

Dance Troupe: Excelsior Dance Troupe (Monstars) (nine-16) (Excelsior)

Youngsters’ Night: Amour Sumagaysay (9) (Excelsior)

Third Place: Samuel Holden ((14) Excelsior)

Second Place: James Morgan (17) and Ruby Payne (16) (Directions)

First Place: Kailum Richardson (15) and Elliott Richardson (14).