Who can believe it – the Toy Show is over for yet another year (boo!) After the excitement of getting the kiddies ready, pooling your essentials and enjoying the obligatory treats, this year’s Toy Show had us laughing and singing along (as well as crying!). And although it was a tough choice, here are our top five Toy Show moments for 2017.
One moment in the Toy Show that captured our hearts was when Ryan told Mia about her surprise trip. Mia is currently living in a “busy house”. Along with her mam, brother, both of her grandparents, as well as her aunt and her cousin because of Ireland’s current housing situation. For a well deserved break away, Mia and her family are being treated to a holiday to Legoland, Florida. We’re full of excitement for her!
Little Mollie and Sarah’s dreams are about to come true for a day. We watched on as their faces lit up with joy when they were told the fantastic news. Mollie, who told Ryan and the audience that she hopes to be a zoologist. She was shocked by the news that she’ll be training as a zoologist for the day. Her face says it all! Sarah, who has dreams of one day becoming an author, was told that she’ll be jetting off to London to spend the day in a publishing house. We’re delighted for them both!
We loved Nikki who had us full of laughter with her hands down honest approach. When Ryan asked if she enjoys third class, her undisguised reply of ‘no’ made us burst with laughter. Not to mention when she told Ryan that her favourite thing to do with her friends is to laugh. Cuteness overload!
Okay so we cheated a little bit and we’re counting these two performances as one. Simply because we just couldn’t decide between the two! Maiú Levi Lawlor absolutely blew us away with his rendition of ‘Don’t Rain on my Parade‘. He must be destined for Broadway!
Another performance from the night that we think will be in our hearts forever was by the Holy Family School for the Deaf. Accompanied by singers Barry Murphy and Alisha Weir, as well as harpist Eimhear Greene, they performed a beautiful, heart warming version of ‘True Colours‘. It’s safe to say our emotions weren’t for the better afterwards!
This is the moment that had the whole of Ireland talking (and crying) as the Burke family were reunited right before our eyes. Adam and Kayla got the surprise of the life when their father, Graham, surprised them on the show. Graham had been on duty with the Defence Forces in Africa, and had told the little ones that he wouldn’t be returning until January. It was a beautiful moment when Graham was reunited with Adam and Kayla, who were then joined by their mother Marie and younger sister Emily. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house! We reckon this moment is one that will be hard to beat in fact it could be our favourite Toy Show moment ever!