Big success at Doddington talent show. Winner to perform at a Christmas variety special
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Doddington Village Hall was packed with home grown stars when the first Fenland’s got talent show was held to a packed audience.
Paul Hayward, Doddington hall committee chair said: “We advertised for local talent and were blown away by the response.
Sally Rose, previous director for the annual village hall show said: “There was such a high level of ability to chose from and eventually, like on the best TV shows, we deliberated and decided upon our 12 acts.”
Lesley Kennedy said: “It was a great opportunity for all ages, abilities and levels to experience a professional show with a top level sound system and lighting ”
Not all acts were novices as one had enjoyed success with groups in the 60’s but there were no egos, just competitors who became friends.
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It wasn’t easy for the judges, councillor Ruth Hufton, singer with Back Two Sally Rose who is Choir mistress for the March Cant sing choir and Richard Ramsay, a musical comedian and singer songwriter.
It was very close but in first place and winner of £100, was singer and guitarist Jessica Davis, pocket rocket Harriet Silk came second winning £50 and Charlie Kirby third place taking home £25.
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It was agreed that all 12 were incredible and with local singer Dayne Moore as compere and Ireland’s’ Tom Kennedy and Back Two performing during the heated vote count, it was decided that this will become an annual event with word already spreading for auditions next year.
• On Saturday December 10 the winner of Fenland’s Got Talent, Jessica Davis will be back at the Doddington Village Hall, when Sally Rose and Paul Hayward as Back Two will be holding a Good Old Days style Christmas Variety Special with appearances from Chaz n David, Elaine Allgood Dancers, Julie Handrews, I Saw Rod, Jordan, Ernie Cave, Ms Mandingyfoofoo, Dennis Hicks, Tom Kennedy, Back Two and introducing the March Cant Sing Choir!
• Victorian dress is encouraged but not mandatory. Tickets £7 adults, £3 children. Licenced bar, disabled access and car park. Showtime 7pm. Tickets can be reserved at 07760 160022 or www.backtwo.weebly.com.