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Voice star judges Barking and Dagenham College talent show

PUBLISHED: 13:30 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 13:35 26 May 2015

Emmanuel presents winner Remi with a cheque for £100 at Barking and Dagenham College (Pic by Picasa)

Emmanuel presents winner Remi with a cheque for £100 at Barking and Dagenham College (Pic by Picasa)

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A talent show at Barking and Dagenham college invited former student and The Voice finalist Emmanuel Nwamadi to find its strongest stage performer.

The singer, who actually won the college’s talent contest back in 2012, chose 17-year-old drama student Remi Moore as the winner, presenting her with a cheque for £100.

Speaking after the show, he described her performance of David Guetta’s Titanium as “amazing”.

“She had everything together,” he said. “At one point she was playing the keys and the piece wasn’t simple.

“Then the way she sang, I can’t explain it – she was great.

“She really made you believe the words she was singing and she was so engaging.”

Emmanuel said it was clear that the high standard of support he had received at the college was still helping students achieve their ambitions today.

“I’m not going to lie, it was a bit weird going back,” he said. “But it was great to see how the next generation is doing.

“The contestants were so confident and talented – they had it all.”

He added that, growing up, he felt the college offered the best platform for a career in performing arts.

“I always knew the college was great and as soon as I could I applied to do a music course,” he said.


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