AKO Young Ambassador Isla McManus Wins Talent Competition.

Hi my name is Alana And I’m Islas mum. Recently Isla entered into a competition with The Ivory Sessions, there were 50 acts and Isla made in into the top 10 and we were so blown away! We live in Belfast and the final of the competition was in Navan near Dublin.


So off we went on a road trip with all our fabulous family and friends with us to support her. When we arrived at the venue and seen the room we were blown away with how amazing the whole set up was. Mark who was running the competition has such good taste and is so professional. On the night Isla was very very nervous, each of the 10 contestants had to sing 2 songs and honestly the talent was just amazing I really didn’t think Isla had a chance to win because most of the acts were older than her.


When it was time to call out the winner and they said Islas name we just couldn’t believe it and honestly I still don’t think it’s sunk in! She won €500, an amazing keyboard and a free recording session with The Ivory Sessions! We were so very grateful to be a part of it and it’s memories that will stay with us for a lifetime!


Alana & Isla