Sisters Sofia Diadiajeva (10) and Diana Diadiajeva (6) from Edenderry scooped the overall prize for 'Solus Brighest at Bloom' this week in the blazing sunshine at Bloom by Bord Bia in Phoenix Park.
Solus Brightest at Bloom was a nod to Ladies Day but is all-inclusive. It was open to ladies, gentlemen, children, people of all abilities and sunny dispositions of all ages.
It was not about fashion but more about luminosity, brightness and light. The final was held at Bord Bia’s Bloom on Bank Holiday Monday June 4 at 2pm when the yellow carpet was rolled out at Enable Ireland’s Beyond Boundaries Garden in association with Solus light bulbs.
The prize for the girls was a helicopter ride over the beautiful Cooley Peninsula followed by a VIP lunch. Finalists received tickets to Bloom and a hamper of goodies from Solus at the final.
Offaly also took centre stage at Bloom this year with some exceptionally talented performers from Midlands Drama School and Eden School of Music. Special guest performers illuminated Bloom each day with music, dance and performing arts. From harp to hip hop, violins to vocals and contemporary dance to poetry recitals, Solus put a spotlight on young talent this year.
Performers from Edenderry included Kelli Farrell (18) on Violin from Eden School of Music. Representing Midlands Drama School were Holly Bhattacharya (11) with a dramatic contemporary dance, Abigale Murphy (11) with a sensational performance from the hit show Annie and Megan Murrin (13) with her captivating rendition of 'Pure Imagination', Rebecca Martin (14) from Carbury wowed visitors to Bloom on Friday with her beautiful voice and Isabelle Lyons (11) had everyone in awe with an energetic Hip Hop Dance.
The troupe from Midlands Drama School performed throughout the weekend to rapturous applause and highlights included meeting President Higgins, An Taoiseach, RTE Supergarden cast and crew and a whole host of dignitaries and stars attending the RTE live show and Garden Party.