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And tonight Matthew, I'm going to be a Pop Idol
The cast of St Aloysius Easter School plays `Hosanna' and Pop Idol contest finalists. US15-116A0 Picture By: Aidan O'Reilly The winners of St Aloysius Pop Idol Easter show. �S16-117A0

Primary Three pupils who performed as Madonna in the St Aloysius Pop Idol Easter concert. US16-118A0 Picture By; Aidan O' ReillyANT and Dec were nowhere to be seen as the boys and girls of St Aloysius PS strutted their stuff on stage in front of a packed house of screaming fans for the school's 'Pop Idol' final.

It could not have been a closer finale with Shane Ward (Anthony Angelone), James Blunt (Jason McKay) and Bonnie Tyler (Megan Stewart) in second place behind the combined talents of Meatloaf (Michael Corr, Keady Smith, Amy Szymura and Kevin Beeton).

Compere on the night, Seamus McMahon, led the applause of a feverish audience, congratulating all those who entered a hugely successful event.

Mr Patsy McClean, Principal, echoed those sentiments, revealing that Pop Idol had raised over �800 towards the school's Lenten Charities Appeal.

So another highly successful night of entertainment in St Aloysius PS ended.

The night had begun with the School Choir and the Primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils enthralling the audience with a performance of 'Hosanna', an enchanting adaptation of the Easter story, directed and choreographed by Mrs Una Tracey. It ended to the sound of thunderous applause and acclaim in recognition of the effort and achievement of all those involved in a night of drama, laughter and fun.

Ulster Star