By Kim O'Leary
It was certainly a very busy and exciting weekend for two talented young singers Craig Hughes and Breanna Deevy from Newbridge as they competed in the Junior Grand Final of Teenstars Ireland 2018 which took place on Saturday evening in The Old Victory Center Auditorim, Firhouse, Dublin.
Talented Craig Hughes took home second place for his sensational performance, scooping a fabulous trophy and medals as well as a recording studio package. Meanwhile, Breanna also did very well in the competition and both see and Craig did their home town proud with their performances.
Craig Hughes, 12, and his friend Breanna Deevy, 13, are from Newbridge and Craig attends Scoil na Naomh Uilig while Breanna attends school at St Mary’s College in Naas.
Speaking to KildareNow after the exciting win for Craig in the Junior Grand Final on Saturday night, Craig’s proud mum Jeanette Hughes said: “I am dead proud of him, he is growing all the time only God knows what Craig will do next, music is his life and he loves guitar which he is learning and he also wants to learn to play the drums.”
She added: “I wish him all the very best in his life and love him with all my heart, a proud mam. I also would like to thank Tammy Browne for all her help in training his voice and spending time with him, Leah Moran for helping with his music and I also want to thank Teenstars for an amazing day for my son Craig.”
After coming in second place Craig received a gold-star recording package with one of Ireland’s WL studios which will provide a great opportunity for the talented friends.
Both Craig and Breanna attend Leah Moran stage school and for singing they go to Tammy Browne, a Newbridge native who is well-known for her fantastic performances on ‘The Voice of Ireland’ in 2013 as well as previously featuring on talent show ‘You’re A Star’.
Craig is also a huge Bruno Mars fan and he has even performed many of the hit star’s greatest tunes including ‘When I Was Your Man’ at his beloved grandmother’s funeral.
Teenstars Ireland had its first season in 2012 and it was started by Pat & Paula Twomey the directors at Teenstars Ireland who have over 25 years in the entertainment industry between them, and the competition has developed into Ireland’s fastest growing singing contest for pre - teens and teens to find Ireland's finest young talent.
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