The hall was already full. The judges had
taken their places at the table in front of the
stage. There was a thunderous applause as the
compere walked on the stage. He announced the
start of the finals in the school singing
competition. Backstage, the finalists were all
nervously waiting for their turn to perform.
From an initial group of 24, the judges had
eliminated half and chosen these remaining
contestants to take part in the finals. The
competition soon began. Each contestant came out
and gave his or her best performance. There were
some who did not sing as well as they wanted to.
When all the finalists had performed, they went
back on stage again, this time to perform as a
group. Then they went backstage to await the
results. They were all so nervous. Some of them
burst into tears. The judges took quite a long
time to decide. They were all so good.
Finally, the compere went on stage to announce
the top three winners who will win lots of
attractive prizes. There were screams of joy as
well as tears of disappointment. The students
filed out of the hall when it was all over.