Manx Stars in Their Eyes

An annual charity fundraising event held at the Villa Marina in the Isle of Man.

 

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2012 WINNER ALEXANDRA SLATER AS CHARLOTTE CHURCH (PIE JESU)

 

Manx Stars in Their Eyes 2012 was held on Saturday 17th November at the Villa Marina. The eleventh event was again fully supported and the audience where not disappointed by the line up of singers and dance routines throughout the night.

 

The Judges on the night were Isle of Man singer-songwriter Anna Goldsmith, twice World Superbike Champion and now singer-songwriter James Toseland and from BBC Radio 1's Longest Show Ever and co-presenter of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show for eight and a half years Dave Vitty (Comedy Dave).

 

 

The Judges decision was tough as the standard of singing this year was high. The Judges finally decided that 11 year old Alexandra Slater who sang "Pie Jesu" by Charlotte Church be crowned this years winner and she received a standing ovation and huge applause. Alexandra also received a cheque for £750 from Jaks Bar and Steakhouse.

 

In second place Mike Jelski rocked as Meatloaf singing "Bat Out of Hell" a song written by Jim Steinman, for the 1977 album of the same title. Mike received a cheque for £500 from A&J Butchers.

 

In third place Emma Mingins sang Patsy Cline's biggest Pop Hit from 1961 "Crazy". Emma received a cheque for £250 from Capital International Group.

 

The Rachel Wild Performers Studio Dancers kick started the night with a dazzling 'Shake your Tail Feathers' routine. The Stars, Miraj and Jayne Hill Dancers worked the stage with some stunning routines throughout the night and Gena's Dance Academy provided stunning routines during the interval.

A huge thank you to all the sponsors of the show and to our prize sponsors

Jaks Bar and Steakhouse, A& J Butchers and Capital International Group.

Also a big thank you to the team from OSA, Greenlight TV and the Naseem Charity girls.

 

The 2012 Stars Judging Panel

 

 

Dave Vitty

 

Anna Goldsmith

 

 

James Toseland

Amount raised on the night ..

The Stars team are pictured below handing over a cheque for £15,500 to Manx Cancer Help on the Island.

 

 

Other singers on the night included Angela Wells who sang as Kiki Dee - I’ve got the Music in me, Ann Marie Craine who sang Love Story by Taylor Swift, Charline Cowin who performed as Leanne Rymes - How do I Live, Rebecca Salmon who sang as Amy Winehouse - Valerie, Kimberly Camp who sang the Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston, Laurence Mingins who sang as Del Shannon - Runaway, Lyndsey Smart who sang All Cried Out by Alison Moyet, Natalie Cretney performed as Pixie Lott - Mama Do, Selina Hooper who sang as Amy Lee from Evanescence - Bring Me to Life, Jess O’Brien who sang Son of a Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield, Anne-Marie Magee who performed as Dolores O’Readon from the Cranberries - Zombie and last to sing was Lily Ratnavel who sang Alesha Dixon - The Boy does nothing.

 

2011 WINNER DAVID LYONS AS MICHAEL BUBLE (CRY ME A RIVER)

 

David Lyons became the 10th Anniversary Winner of Manx Stars in Their Eyes, since the event began in 2000, with his performance of 'Cry Me a River' by Michael Buble.

 

The Judges decision was tough as this years show again provided some of the best acts the annual competition has seen. David received a cheque for £750 thanks to Jaks Bar & Steakhouse

 

In second place singing Barbara Dixon and Elaine Paige's 'I know him so well' was Beth Christian and Francesca Glover. Beth and Francesca received a cheque for £500 from Barclays Wealth.

 

In third place was 13 year old Miah Bellew who sang Ellie Goulding's 'Your Song'. Miah received a cheque for £250 from A&J Butchers.

 

The show got off to a dazzling start thanks to the Rachel Wild Performers Studio Dancers with an amazing Footloose routine.  The Stars Dancers worked their usual magic with some stunning routines throughout the night, Gena's Dance Academy showcased up and coming productions for 2012 in the interval together with dances from Perry O'Dea, Gena ,Jaico Garcia (Winner of Young Dancer of Mann) and Alice Smith (Runner-up of Young Dancer of Mann).

 

Amount raised on the night ..

The Stars team are pictured below handing over a cheque for £17,250 to the Hyperbaric Chamber here on the Island.

 

A huge thank you to the main sponsors of the show Edward Bryan Safe & Secure and to our prize sponsors Jaks Bar and Steakhouse, Barclays Wealth and A& J Butchers. Also a big thank you to the team from OSA, Greenlight TV and the Naseem Charity girls.

 

Judges on the night were ..

Singer - Song writer Anna Goldsmith, 2008 Stars in Their Eyes winner Jodie Teare and 3FM newsreader Ben Sowrey.

 

Other singers on the night were Laurence Mingins who sang "Brown eyed Girl" by Van Morrison, Les Harrison who as Neil Diamond sang "Sweet Caroline", Chloe Harrison sang "It's all about tonight" by Pixie Lott, Andrew McCullough performed as Garth Brooks with his hit "If tomorrow never comes", Liam Moorhouse who dressed to impress as Boy George singing "Karma Chameleon", Paul, Chris Terry and Graham who with jackets an all performed as Showaddy Waddy with their hit "Under the Moon of Love" Joe Wylde sang "I’m yours" by Jason Mraz, Mike Bonner transformed into Freddy Mercury singing "Somebody to Love" Natalie Cretney performed as Leona Lewis with her single "Run" Mark Walton sang "It only takes a minute" by Take That's Gary Barlow, Lyndsey Smart did a Brits performance of "Someone like you" by Adele and finally Joe Hillard sang "Trouble" by James Blunt.

 

2010 WINNER CHARLENE COWIN AS CELINE DION (MY HEART WILL GO ON)

 

Charlene Cowin became the 9th winner of Manx Stars in Their Eyes, since the event began in 2000, with her powering performance of 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion. The Judges decision was tough as this years show provided some of the best acts the annual competition has seen. Charlene received a cheque for £750 thanks to Edward Bryan Removals.

 

In second place singing Alexandra Burke's X Factor winning song 'Hallelujah' was Jodie Teare. Jodie received a cheque for £500 from Eye Spy.

 

In third place was 15 year old Natasha Watterson who sang Beyonce's 'Broken Hearted Girl'.

Natasha received a cheque for £250

from Sound Choice.

The show got off to a Thrilling start with a stage invasion of 40 zombies thanks to the Christine Wild Theatre School, Gena's Dance Academy provided the LionKing dancers for the interval and the Stars Dancers provided the usual top dances throughout the night. Click here for all singers

 

Amount raised on the night ..

The Team are pictured below handing over a whopping cheque for £18,000 to the Naseem Manx Brain Tumour Charity.

A huge thank you to the main sponsors of the show Jaks, Fusion, Taj Mahal, A&J Buchers, OSA and Greenlight TV.

 

Judges on the night were ..

Singer - Song writer Anna Goldsmith,  the Isle of Man  Minister of Community, Culture and Leisure and no stranger to the judging panel David Cretney and from the Naseem charity Thea Ozenturk

 

Other singers on the night included Jess O’Brien as Lady Gaga singing "Bad Romance", Liam Moorehouse as Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol sang "Chasing Cars", Paige Gilmour as Lenka performed "The Show", Mel Skillicorn sang as Alanis Morisette with "Ironic", James Croft performed as Robbie Williams’ with "Miss Jones", Jolene Clarke rocked as Suzi Quatro with "Devil Gate Drive", Kevin Kelly sang as John Denver with "Annies Song", Rebecca Forrest performed as Maria Carey with "Hero", David Cowley sang as Buddy Holly with "Oh Boy", Nigel Thijs sang as Freddie Mercury with "I Want To Break Free", Sarah Gilmour performed as Alana Myles with "Black Velvet" and Daniella Clarke sang as Shakira with "Whenever Wherever".

 

2009 WINNER GEORGIA MADDOCKS (SINGING 'TOMORROW' FROM THE FILM ANNIE)

 

"TOMORROW" comes early for little orphan Annie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Maddocks became the 2009 Manx Stars in Their Eyes winner singing 'Tomorrow' from the 1982 film Annie. Georgia (11) won the first prize of £750 from Jaks Pub & Steakhouse.

 

In second place was Michelle Jamieson who sang 'I Dreamed a Dream' as performed by Susan Boyle on ITV's Britain's Got Talent. Michelle (11) wearing what looked like a minature version of Susan Boyles clothes, together with her Britain's Got Talent number, won the second prize of £500 from Sound Choice.   

 

Third place went to Sam Smith who amazed the crowd with his sound-a-like of Dion and the hit single 'Runaround Sue'. Sam received a cheque for £250 for third place from Timberland  

 

Amount Raised on the night ..

 

The amount raised on the night was £18,000 which greatly helps towards the £400,000 annual running costs of Rebecca House.

 

A massive thanks to Jaks, Sound Choice and Timberland Flooring and all the other sponsors and contributors who helped make the night another great success! A huge thanks as ever to the Stars dancers! Bloopers click here!

 

 

Judges on the night were ..

 

Margaret Simpson from Hospice / Rebecca House, Anna Goldsmith Singer-Song writer, 

Greg Ellison from Barclays Wealth and Energy FM Breakfast Show presenter Matt Fletcher

 
Other singers on the night included Lisa Cloete who sang Pixie Lott's 'Mama Do', Mike Corkhill transformed into Michael Ball singing ‘Love Changes Everything’, Nigel Thijs sang ‘With or without you’ as Bono from U2, Sheryl Mathieson sang Michael Jackson’s hit ‘Ben’, Martin Linham rocked the stage as Paul Rodgers singing ‘All Right Now’, Mark Corkhill sang a ‘Careless Whisper’ as George Michael, Anthony Britton transformed into Caleb Followill of the Kings of Leon and belted out the hit single ‘Sex is on Fire’, Iain Dixon appeared as Josh Groban singing ‘Your Still You’, Melissa McMurray sang as Sandy Shaw with her song ‘Puppet on a String’, Laura Thompson added some attitude as Lilly Allen with her song ‘Not Fair’, Lesley Bell was ‘Holding out for a Hero’ as Bonnie Tyler and finishing the show was David Cain who added a great dance routine to his song ‘Black & Gold’ by Sam Sparrow.
 

2008 WINNER JODIE TEARE AS DUFFY (MERCY)

 

Jodie Teare was the winner of Manx Stars in Their Eyes 2008 with her performance as Duffy.

 

The song 'Mercy' had the sell out audience on their feet and chanting for more. Jodie received a cheque for £750.00 from Jaks Bar & Steakhouse. 

 

 

 

Runner up on the night was thirteen year old Natasha Watterson who sang Cristina Aguilera's 'Beautiful'. Natasha received a cheque for £500.00 from Edward Bryan Removals.

 

 

In third place was Kevin Moore who sang a growling version of 'What a Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong. Kevin received a cheque for £250.00 from Sound Choice.

 

Amount raised on the night ..

 

£15,750 was raised for Rebecca House at the Isle of Man Hospice

The night was helped by Mark Cavendish who appeared on stage and auctioned one of his then team shirts.

Judges on the night were ..

 

Margaret Simpson from Hospice / Rebecca House, Anna Goldsmith Singer - Song writer, 

Jeff Black from Isle of Man Newspapers and Dave Cherry presenter from Energy FM.

 
Other singers on the night included Jolene Clarke as Blondie, David Hugill as Neil Diamond, Rebecca Forrest as Amy Winehouse, Joe Wylde as James Morrison, Joy Catubig as Barbra Streisand, Danielle, Jade & Georgia as Atomic Kitten, Phil Carter as Robert Parmer, Mark Corkhill as Tony Hadley, Annaliisa Asveit as Tine Turner, Kathleen McGinley as KT Tunstall, Tom Dixon as Alex Band and Lesley Bell as Chrissie Hynde.
 

2007 WINNER MIKE CORKHILL AS PAVAROTTI (NESSUN DORMA)

 

The 2007 winner of Manx Stars in Their Eyes was Mike Corkhill whose rendition of Pavarotti's 'Nessun Dorma' had the capacity Villa Marina audience chanting for more.

 

Mike, who said he had never sang to such a great audience, received a cheque for £750 from first prize sponsors Edward Bryan Removals.

 

 

Second place went to Jolene Clark who on the night was transformed into Carol Decker from T'pau and sang 'China in your Hands'. Jolene received a cheque for £500 from Timberland Flooring & Ceiling.

 

 

Third place winner was Rebecca Forrrest who finished the night off with Lulu's classic hit 'Shout'. Rebecca received a cheque for £250.00 from Jaks Bar & Steakhouse.

 

 

Amount raised on the night ..

 

£14,500 was raised on the night for the Neo-Natal Unit at Nobles Hospital.

 

Judges on the night were ..

 

Geoff Corkish MHK, Anna Goldsmith Singer - Song writer, Dave Cherry presenter on Energy FM and Paul McAnn from the Neo Natal Unit.

 
Other singers included Sharon Ross as Tina Turner, Phil Carter as Ali Campbell, Tina Perryman as Annie Lennox, Mike Faragher as Neil Diamond, Jodie Teare as Faith Hill, Sarah Clarke as Chrystal Gayle, Trevor Nixon as John Lennon, Charlotte Corrigan as Shania Twain, Sarah Kinrade as Hannah Montana, Lauren Simpson as Katrina & The Waves, Fiona Feeney as Infernal, Jolene Clarke as Carol Decker from T’Pau, David Cain as Tony Burrell of Razorlight and Rebecca Forrest as Lulu.
 

2006 WINNER KIYA ENNOS AS SANDY FROM GREASE (HOPELESSLY DEVOTED)

 

The 2006 winner was 15 year old Kiya Ennos who sang the all time classic hit from the hit movie GREASE, 'Hopelessly devoted to you'. Dressed in Sandy's nightdress, young Kiya hit the right note with all 5 judges to be voted the outright winner. Kiya received a cheque for £750 from the team at Hexagon UK.

 

In second place, singing Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful', was Liza Graham who sang acoustic with her partner. She received a cheque for £500 from the team at Edward Bryan Furniture Removals.

 

 

In third place receiving a cheque for £250 from Jaks was Onchan School teacher Lesley Bell. She appeared on stage as Patti Smith singing 'Because the Night'.

 

Amount raised on the night ..

£18,000 was raised on the night for Craigs Heartstrong Foundations. The amount helped the charity towards the costs of Screening weekends here on the Island.

  Judges on the night were ..

13th in 1983 MGP Senior riding a Honda and was the Minister for fun (Tourism & Leisure) David Cretney, KIKfm breakfast boy and Manx Radio’s Breakfast presenter Alex Brindley, Former TT winner Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle, Energy FM’s MD and drive time presenter Juan Turner and Craig’s dad from Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation Keith Lunt.

 
Other singers included Les Harrison as Neil Diamond, Jodie Teare as Shakira, Lesley Bell as Patti Smith, Paul Dougherty as Shane from Westlife, Angela Kay as Judith Durrham from The Seekers, Scott Bradshaw as Keiser Chiefs, Liza Graham as Chritina Aguilera, Martyn Cull as Justin Hawkins from The  Darkness, Lauren Simpson as Pink, Emma Cash as Shirley Bassey, Kelly Bennett as Debbie Harry and Albert Shimmin as Tony Christie.
 

2005 WINNER STEPHANIE CLIFT AS EVA CASSIDY (OVER THE RAINBOW)

 

 

The 2005 winner was Stephanie Clift

who won singing the classic 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' by Eva Cassidy. Stephanie received a cheque for £750.

 

In second place winning £500 was Rebecca Forrest who sang Whitney Houston with the chart topping song from the film The Bodyguard 'I will Always Love You'.

 

 and in third place and receiving a cheque for £250 was Kathleen McGinley who Dolly Parton's 'Nine to Five'

 

Amount raised on the night ..

£15,000 was raised on the night and was split between Hospice and the Neo Natal Unit at Nobles Hospital.

 

 

Judges on the night were ..

Hospice Care Administrator Sue Blythe,   Minister for Tourism David Cretney,   Energy FM Presenter Juan Turner, IOM TT and Grand Prix Winner Richard “Milky” Quayle and Neo-Natal Unit Nurse @ Nobles Sue Biggart.

 
Other singers included Mark O'Grady & Martyn Cull as The Bee Gees, Kirstie Knight as Elkie Brooks, Charlotte Corrigan as Leann Rimes, Richard Cull as Elton John, Rebecca Forrest as Whitney Houston, Jodie Dunnage as Christina Aguilera, Tori Radford as Avril Lavigne, Matthew Hankinson as Bobby Darin, Kathleen McGinley as Dolly Parton, Kelly Bennett as Sheryl Crow, Martin Linham as Raul Marlow and Carlos Mapano as Will Young.
 

2002 WINNER SHARON ROSS AS CHER (IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME)

 

The 2002 winner was Sharon Ross who wowed the crowd as Cher singing 'If I could Turn Back Time'.

Sharon received £500.00 thanks to the team at Puddleducks Nursery.

Second prize of £250.00 from Datacentre went to Lesley Bell as Celine Dion and the £100 prize for third went to Laura and Jenny as Barbara Dixon and Elaine Paige thanks to the number one sports bar Jaks.

 

Amount raised on the night ..

 

£17,500 was again raised on the night for Hospice Isle of Man.

Judges on the night were ..

11 Times Isle of Man TT Winner and 2 Times British Champion, the late Steve Hislop, Mitch Murray, singer songwriter extraordinaire, Fund Raising and Appeals Coordinator of St Bridget’s Hospice Maggie Right and Minister for Tourism and Leisure  David Cretney.

 
Other singers included Jodie Dunnage as Kylie Minogue, Mike Faragher as Joe Cocker, Karen Cahill as Natalie Umbruglia, Scott Bradshaw as Phil Collins, Tara/Jodie/Becky as Atomic Kitten, Paul Doherty as Will Young, Laura and Jenny as Barbara Dixon and Elaine Paige, Martin & Andrew as The Everly Brothers, Tony Jones as Roy Orbison, Sinead McMullen as Madonna and Lesley Bell as Celene Dion.
 

2001 WINNER ANTHONY BRITTON AS GEORGE FORMBY (LEANING ON A LAMPPOST)

 

The 2001 winner was Anthony Britton who had the voice of George Formby mastered to perfection. Armed with a lamppost on stage, the audience chanted as the result was announced. Anthony won £500 thanks to Jaks & the Taj Mahal

The Prize for 2nd of £250 thanks to Puddleducks Nursery went to Jodie Dunnage who performed as as Lulu singing the hit classic 'Shout'

 

 

3rd prize of £100 from Timberland (Flooring Specialists) went to Alex Toohey as Andrew Strong who sang 'Mustang Sally'.

 

Energy FM's Amy Mulhern who also sang as Dido

 

Amount raised on the night ..

 

£15,500 was raised for such a well worthy cause Hospice here on the Isle of Man.

 

Judges on the night were ..

Fund Raising and Appeals Coordinator of St Bridget’s Hospice Maggie Right, Minister for Tourism and Leisure  David Cretney and Energy FM presenter Juan Turner

 
Other singers on the night included Lesley Bednall as Alison Moyet, Tony Jones as Neil Diamond, Jodie Dunnage as Lulu, Hayley Franks as Nicole Appleton from All Saints, Paul Smith as Robbie Williams, Kirstie Knight as Carol Decker from T’pau, Rebecca Kinley as Lene Marlin, Laura Thompson as Leanne Rhymes, Alex Toohey as Andrew Strong (Commitments) and Amy Mulhern as Dido.
 

2000 WINNER JOANNA WINTERBOTTOM AS TOYAH (IT'S A MYSTERY)

 

The first ever winner of Manx Stars in Their Eyes in the year 2000 was Joanna Winterbottom who was transformed into the Punk rocker Toyah.

The night was opened by Steven Christian (Scott's brother) who sang as Richard Ashcroft from the Verve.

 

Other singers on the night were Kelly Collard, Jodie Dunnage, Ian Colquit, Laura Thompson, Martin Nixon, Dave Pearson, Les Williamson, Claire Manning and John O'Rourke.

If you were there on the night and took any pictures, please send a copy to manxstars@manx.net

 

Amount raised on the night ..

£17,500 was raised on the night for  Hospice Care for Cancer Patients here on the Isle of Man.

Judges on the night were ..

Blazers Restaurant Owner and Chef Kevin Woodford, Minister for Tourism David Cretney and from Craigend Dental Practice Tracy Bell.

SPONSORSHIP FRIENDS      

A&J Butchers

Barclays Wealth

Edward Bryan Removals

JAKS Bar & Steakhouse

 

CHOSEN CHARITIES

Craig's Heart Strong Foundation

Hospice Isle of Man

Manx Hyperbaric Chamber

Naseem's Manx Brain Tumour Charity

Rebecca House

Special Care Baby Unit (IOM)

CONTINUAL SUPPORTERS

Greenlight TV

Genas Dance Academy

Matt Mosur Photography

OSA Recruitment

The Stars Dancers

Three Fm

TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

  Since 2000 and distributed to our chosen charities

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The Stars team would like to thank all who continue to support the event.