Repeat Performance on Channel 5 Talent Show for Centre Manager
Helen Davies, Business Centre Manager at serviced office group Orega’s Manchester location, appeared on Channel Five’s new show ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ on Sunday 18th July as part of the 58-strong Manchester Show Choir.
As previously reported on our blog, Helen run’s the company’s prime business centre at Piccadilly Place, and took part in the show last Sunday which was hosted by singer Emma Bunton.
After their initial performance, the panel of judges were somewhat critical of the act, but as Helen explains, the group were invited to come back as runners-up to perform again.
“We were buzzing,” she said, “and were particularly chuffed to both open and close the show.”
Performing Lady Gaga’s Poker Face set to a theme of a masquerade ball, the Manchester Show Choir gave a rousing rendition but sadly lost out to rival act Dice, who eventually won the judges’ approval.
“We had our four days of stardom, raised the profile of the choir and did ourselves proud; now we will leave it to the professionals while we get back to work,” says Helen, although she added, “I’d love to do it again!”
Since the choir’s formation in September last year, it has donated ┬ú15,000 to cancer charity The Christie, which will help build its new ┬ú35m patient treatment centre at Salford, set to be the biggest early clinical trials unit in the world.
Further fundraising plans include climbing Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in June 2011, for which each team member is planning to raise ┬ú2,500 in sponsorship for their chosen charity.
The group will also be appearing in a number of Coronation Street episodes this year.