Congratulations to all Trinity staff and students who took part in Tuesday’s ‘Eurovision’ event, which showcased incredible performances in a range of languages from around the world.  

Lower Sixth student Alexander Molony led the organisation of the event, recruiting singers and judges to make the event a success. 

Mr Allison, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, reports, “Sixth Form German classes formed bands and delivered electric live performances, whilst other students sang in Chinese, Welsh, Hindi and French.  

“A judging panel of teachers from various school departments were supported by former student Freddie Benedict, who currently works as a professional jazz singer and musician. We were also treated to a rendition of a Brazilian song by Freddie – proof of the sort of career that learning languages at Trinity can lead to.  

“Students from all years attended and lent support to the acts with clapping and hand waving aplenty.  

“After much deliberation, Lower Sixth student Juno Goode was declared the winner, with Second Year Lucian Joshi in second place and Lower Sixth band ‘Die Fizzies’ in third. However, participation is what mattered so everyone was a winner!” 

Alexander adds, “I have always loved the idea of a mix of cultures and languages all coming together through singing, and Eurovision is the perfect example of this. I came up with the idea to host a Eurovision competition at Trinity just before Christmas, and at the time I never thought it would be as popular as it was! 

“I’m not the greatest singer, so I knew that I wouldn’t be performing, but I had my heart set on hosting it with Upper Sixth student Robert Wilding, and I definitely think that our jokes were enjoyed. I set about finding a group of judges and a guest-judge (the brilliant alumnus Freddie Benedict), and a group of dedicated performers. At one point, we had seven languages being performed, including Dutch, Welsh, French, and Spanish, but we did have a couple of setbacks. We lost a few acts, and there were tech issues on the actual afternoon of the show when we had the wrong amps for the guitars.  

“At one point, it seemed as though we would have to cancel the whole thing, because we either didn’t have enough of an audience, or the acts weren’t prepared enough. But in the end, it went well. We had a much larger audience than I hoped for, and I received a lot of positive feedback afterwards. Hopefully this will become a Trinity Croydon tradition!”

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