Talented line-up chases title

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MHBG 01-03-12 The Mill Arts Centre GV ENGNNL00120120227162228

It’s that time of year when we get ready to celebrate some of the many amazing people in the area.

For the finalists have now been selected for this year’s Banbury’s Got Talent competition which is set to get The Mill Arts Centre rocking on Sunday evening.

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The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury ENGNNL00120120227162228

Since November, talent spotters from Moon on the Stick Productions and The Mill have been searching for the next contenders for this coveted title.

After two intense weeks of auditions and detailed deliberations, the successful acts have been given the nod and are now busy rehearsing, ready to do battle for the top prize.

This year the 11 talented acts through to Sunday’s finale include dance groups to singers and musicians.

Martin Cabble-Reid, director of Moon of the Stick Productions said of the line-up: “People can expect an absolute variety and even though there are a lot of singers, there’s a great mix!”

The contestants are: Miah Collis, Abigail Skelder, Not My Brother, Amelia Cowley, Kimberley Deasey, Marley & D, Maddison Desborough, George Rose, Alex England, Jamie Feltham and the Julie Bruce Dancers.

The winner will be decided by an audience vote and a judges’ vote, with the winner getting their own show staged at The Mill.

Tickets for one of Banbury’s best nights out are £15 and can be booked online at www.themillartscentre.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01295 279002.

The show starts at 7pm this Sunday, March 1.

Last year, singer Jenna Hone scooped first prize following her show stopping performance of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, which won a standing ovation from the team of professional judges.