Auditions open for Has Reading Got Talent?By Laura Herbert
July 22, 2009
Singers, dancers, rappers, jugglers, actors and more will be queuing up to show off their skills as the search for the hottest talent in the town returns.
Following the huge success of last year’s Has Reading Got Talent? competition, hordes of gifted townsfolk are expected to audition for the contest run by Broad Street Mall and supported by the Post and Reading 107fm.
Last year saw winner Tilehurst singer Ben Yates, pictured, hit the big time after winning representation from talent agency Long Run Artistes.
The former X Factor hopeful had dreams of becoming part of a boyband after reaching the final stages of the audition rounds, but the dream came crashing back down to earth when funding was pulled.
But now the 20-year-old is back in the limelight, using his vocal talents to entertain thousands of holidaymakers on cruise ship Monarch of the Seas as it sails around Mexico, Jamaica and the Bahamas.
If you fancy a shot at stardom and to follow in the footsteps of last summer’s winner, enter yourself for this year’s competition.
Entrants can be individuals or groups and perform their talent – which can range from singing and dancing to acting and playing a musical instrument – to the judges.
If you have what it takes to face them and scoop the £2,000 worth of prizes send a picture of yourself and fill in the online entry form at www.broadstreetmall.com.
Auditions will be held at the shopping centre from Saturday, August 1, and every Thursday and Saturday throughout August until Saturday, August 22.
The semi-final will take place on Thursday, September 3, followed by the final on Saturday, September 5.
Talented folk should only enter if they are able to attend both the semis and final of the competition.
Pictures to accompany the application form should be in JPEG format and no larger than 640 x 480 pixels.