Talented two are ready to rock
By ADRIAN MILLER
You are alone on stage in the Sydney Entertainment Centre, the lights are down, the 13,000 strong crowd hushes into silence.
The spotlight falls on you ? you can hear a pin drop. Then you burst into the first few bars of Queen's 'We Will Rock You', at which point the place erupts and the energy pulsates through your body.
Only a dream for most of us, but for Maclean High School students Hugh Barrington and Chris Sheehy this will be the reality come the last weekend of November.
Both students, along with nearly 3000 others from across NSW, will perform in the largest variety show in the world, the Schools Spectacular in Sydney on November 25 and 26.
Year 9 Chris, as a featured artist in the show, will perform Daddy Cool's 'Eagle Rock' and Queen's 'We Will Rock You' as solos, along with numerous other duets and segments.
Hugh, who is in Year 10 at MHS, forms part of the backing group who have to learn, and sing, more than 50 song harmonies in each performance.
It's been plenty of hard work, but even weekly trips to Sydney and countless hours of practice haven't diminished their enthusiasm.
"I'm extremely excited about the show and feeling pretty good about it," Hugh said.
Chris said he couldn't wait to perform.
"I'm definitely not as nervous as I was last year," he said.
"I mean, I'm doing 'We Will Rock You', it's the coolest thing ever."