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Evans triumph in House Shout!

07 May 2010

With late March and the buzz of the end of the term came the most anticipated event of the school year, House Shout. The eight houses had been rehearsing for weeks, and the dedication of the bands and dancers shone through, producing one of highest quality House Shouts of recent years. 

The crowd was treated to a diverse choice of songs, from Vardy\'s selection of the Motown classic \'Blame it on the Boogie\' to Cary Gilson\'s hard rock \'Welcome to the Jungle,\' the latter complete with a hilarious skit featuring Vincent Cheung as a hapless Japanese tourist lost in the jungle. Jeune played a rendition of \'Since You\'ve Been Gone\' by Rainbow, which was given 7th place, surprisingly low, considering their amusing stage show featuring James Travers, thoroughly at ease with his role as a woman. 

Gifford, last year\'s winners, were favourites before the competition, but an excellent rendition of Bryan Adams\' \'Summer of \'69\' was not enough to defend the title. That instead went to Evans\' \'Fly Me to the Moon,\' a risky choice considering the usual House Shout diet of pop and rock classics. Sam Newton had the crowd and judges won over within seconds with a subtle, well put together stage show, combined with excellent musicality and a wonderful vocal performance.