Eminem act wins Drama Stars In Their Eyes

Eminem stole the show at DCU Drama society’s Stars In Their Eyes event held on October 16th. Oisín Kelly emerged on stage having dyed his hair blond and gave a perfect imitation of the rapper’s “Lose Yoursel” song.

Speaking to The College View, Chairman of the DCU Drama Society, Dallan Shovlin said that the event was a huge success. Tickets were five euro on the night and the Venue in the Hub was almost full for the show.

Shovlin said: “All our events are in aid of Bee for Battens so all profits go to charity. Normally we wait until the end of the year to give Bee for Battens a meaningful amount. The event was a great success and hopefully with more events as high a standard as Stars, we can really help them out.”

DCU Students’ Union President, Paul Doherty, was also at the event and described the show as “a musical masterpiece”.

He said: “I couldn’t keep my eyes off the stage for the whole night.”

The event was judged by Mater Dei’s Kenneth Farrell, DCU’s Tanis Tonge, last year’s runner up Darren Morgan and the SU’s Emer Fitzgerald.

All four judges agreed that Kelly’s performance as Eminem was uncanny with Tonge saying it was “unbelievable and hilarious”. Fitzgerald commented: “When I heard you were doing Eminem I was very conscious of your Irish accent but you were Marshall Matters for that entire performance.”

Farrell, who got the reputation as the judging panel’s Simon Cowell, said that he “nearly exploded when you [Kelly] took off that hood. The performance was brilliant”.

There were 13 acts in total fighting for the top prize including a Taylor Swift, One Direction and even a male Catherine Jenkins. Second place on the night went to Laura Rice for her Britney Spears parody which includedfake cocaine, two back up danc-ers and a bald cap. The bronzemedal went to Jade Young for her performance as Etta James singing “At Last” which received a standing ovation from the crowd.

The audience was then treated to a special surprise as last year’s winner of

Stars In Their Eyes, Lisa Hopper, performed her winning song, Adele’s “Someone Like You”.

The event was hosted by Eoin O’Dowan who presented the winners with their prizes. Kelly was awarded a gold medal, a hamper and a bottle of champagne. Rice received a silver medal and a bottle of wine while Young received a bronze medal and a box of chocolates

Adam Higgins

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