Those who managed to get tickets to Banbury’s Got Talent – the town’s first ever talent show – can count their lucky stars as all tickets to the event have now sold out.
The Mill Arts Centre will be brimming with talent on Sunday as the 19 finalists, ranging from dance groups to singer/songwriters and everything in between, will entertain the 200-strong audience.
Since event organiser Moon on a Stick Productions unveiled details of the competition and its partnership with The Mill back in November, more than 50 acts have been through the application process and auditions. Martin Cabble, director of Moon On A Stick Productions, is confident the grand finale will be a real treat for the audience. He said: “People can expect an absolute variety and even though there are a lot of singers, there’s a great mix; we have one finalist who is in musical theatre and a jazz singer – everyone’s in a completely different league.”
On the night – which will be presented by Banbury Sound’s Kirsty Leahy – there will be an audience vote and a judges’ vote and the winner will get their own show staged at The Mill.
The contestants are; gospel singer Natasha Budd, guitar/vocalist Jamie Felton, singer Sacha Luffman, singer John McGill, street dance group 2Fierce, singer Harry Ross-Hughes, musical saw player Caroline Watsham, guitar/vocalist Katy Jackson, guitar/vocalist Charlie Leavy, dance duo Dizzy Dancers, musical theatre singer Sarah Mellor, a capella trio The Skeptics, singer Jenna Hone, guitar/vocalist Jake Ostler, singer Tom James, contemporary dancer Holly Massey, guitar/vocalist Nicole Howlett, jazz singer Penny Avery and singer Erin Lilley.