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Allyson is hopelessly devoted to success

Overall winner Allyson Gillespie with host Pete Snodden.COCA-COLA Bottlers (Ulster) Ltd. employees recently took to the stage at Belfast's Empire Music Hall to showcase their talents in front of a live Judges' Choice winner Maire Campbell aka Tina Turner with judge Richard Gaston.audience, raising over �3,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Hosted by Cool FM DJ, Pete Snodden, the show featured a total of thirteen performances, which included everything from contortion and magic to singing and dancing.

Each act performed in front of an expert judging panel, which was made up of professional performance specialist and Director of Belfast Talent Agency, Diane Comerton, host of the popular Stage and Screen program on U105, Richard Gaston, and winner of the Ulster final of the All Ireland Elvis Impersonation Competition, Jim Brown.

The judges had a tough job on their hands, with each performance bringing something different to the stage, but following a final vote from the packed audience, it was Business Developer, Allyson Gillespie who was crowned the winner, with her emotional rendition of the Olivia Newton John classic 'Hopelessly Devoted to You'.

Ulster Star