Niall Sexton wins Radio City ‘Big Gig’ Competition
The Radio City ‘Big Gig’ competition which boasted prizes ranging from supporting Ne-Yo and Tulisa, to a one-off private singing lesson with me (!) saw Niall Sexton from Northern Ireland beat off stiff competition from MiC Lowry, The Valentine Brothers, Jennifer Jewell and Click 22 featuring Nikki Belle. It was a strong final five, and by all accounts, Niall did a fantastic job in his support slot at The Echo Arena, on the same night as The Valentine Brothers‘ Fundraiser.
See the article below for more on the story.
“NIALL SEXTON IS OUR WINNER!
NIALL SEXTON HAS BEEN CROWNED THE WINNER OF RADIO CITY’S YOUR BIG GIG COMPETITION, SPONSORED BY LIVERPOOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE! NIALL SCOOPED 5,612 PUBLIC VOTES AND RAISED OVER £2,500 FOR RADIO CITY’S CHARITY CASH FOR KIDS AS WELL AS BAGGING OVER 3,000 POSTAL VOTES FROM HIS FANS.
Niall’s entry into the competition wowed the judges with his fantastic voice which is how he claimed his place in the final five. Niall along with the other 4 finalists, Click 22 featuring Nikki Belle, MiC Lowry, Jennifer Jewell and the Valentine Brothers, then spent 1 week trying to gain as many public votes and raising as much cash for children’s charity Cash for Kids as possible as £1 gained each act 1 vote. Niall, a student at John Moores University, feverishly fundraised for a week with uni pals, shaking a bucket in the student union and asking fellow students and lecturers to donate. Meanwhile back in Ireland Niall’s mum embarked on a fundraising mission of her own, speaking to local press and the community to gain as many votes as possible for her son. She went bucket collecting in clubs and shops and even contacted Niall’s old primary school who held a dress down day in support of Niall and raised £172 for cash for kids gaining him an extra 172 votes.
Niall was speechless when he was told the good news saying “I can’t speak, I’m so happy, I can’t believe I won. I’m so excited to perform at the Ne-Yo concert at the ECHO arena, it’s a dream come true. A massive thank you to everyone who voted for me, and a special thank you to my mum who has supported me and helped me raise money back in Ireland.”
Niall will sing on stage at the ECHO arena as support for Ne-Yo and Tulisa on Friday 8th March. He will also receive a full package of fantastic prizes to kick start his musical career including a video recording shoot with Rick Houghton of Radio City, a photo shoot with Yaffe Photography, vocal coaching with Matt Lammin, choreography and stage presence lessons courtesy of Miguel Doforo of MD Productions, spray tanning products for a year courtesy of Celebrity Sun, overnight stay and use of Spa Facilities at Formby Hall Spa and Golf Resort, massage by ASA therapies, management with 20ten Entertainment and Teeth Whitening by Tracey Bell!”