The search is on for most talented
The search is on once again for Northumberland’s most talented – and organisers are hoping to unearth the next northern superstar.
The popular Northumberland’s Got Talent competition, which is open to any age, background or ability, is in its eighth year and offers performers from the county the opportunity to shine on a massive stage.
Earlier this year, the local competition even caught the attention of the makers of Britain’s Got Talent, with a small number of previous finalists being invited to audition in front of producers from the hit ITV show.
Auditions for Northumberland’s Got Talent are set to take place on the evening Wednesday 13th May, setting the stage for the grand final which will form part of the incredible popular Big Event 4 at Attlee Park in Bedlington on Saturday 20th June. The family fun day, which is organised by local charity Leading Link, is in its fourth year and last year attracted in excess of 3000 people on a sizzling summer day in June.
Previous winners of the competition have included singer Chloe Wealleans-Watts, ‘Cat in the Hat’ Lucy Conroy and most recently swinging sixties star Lewis Hill, who went on to win the Northumberland Live! talent competition at Blyth beach.
Auditions for Northumberland’s Got Talent will take place on a timeslot based system on Wednesday 13th May between 3:30pm and 6:30pm at The Lodge in Bedlington, Northumberland - you must book beforehand.
To apply to audition, simply fill in the online form here or contact the Leading Link team on 01670 820088 - somebody will be in touch.
Unlike in previous years, this year there are limited audition spaces available and no individual can appear in more than one act.
Jonny Hall, Assistant Manager of Leading Link, said: “It is almost hard to believe that Northumberland’s Got Talent is in its eighth year but when you look at the fact that we caught the eyes of the makers of Britain’s Got Talent back in January, its success definitely speaks for itself.”
“After an amazing event last year, we are expecting anything up to 4000 people on the field at Attlee Park for the grand final, so this competition is a fantastic opportunity for anyone in the county to show off their talents on a massive stage.”
“If you have a talent, no matter how crazy, do not think twice about applying to audition.”
For the second time, the winner of the competition will be decided by a public vote on the day of
The Big Event 4, with the successful act taking home a very special prize which will be announced at a later date.