Last year’s Fenland Has Talent winner urges acts to sign up for auditions

WITH next month’s Fenland Has Talent auditions on the horizon last year’s winner has urged acts to sign up while they still have chance.

Only 12 acts can appear at the glitzy final at the Braza in March on June 9 but entries have continued to flood in. Auditions will now be held at March Town Hall on Thursday May 19 to select the competition’s finalists.

Singer Luci Collins from March triumphed in last year’s final. She now studies musical theatre at London’s Urdang Academy.

The 20-year-old said: “I was so happy and surprised when I won as everyone was really talented.

“I would definitely recommend people to get involved in the show as it’s a chance to show others what they can do and a chance to perform to a supportive audience.

“It was a great experience and gave me a lot of confidence to enter more talent competitions. I was noticed by a singing magazine for unsigned acts which got a good response and lots of opportunities soon followed.”

Acts have until May 13 to enter the competition. Each performance will be given a five-minute slot in front of a judging panel at the closed auditions. The 12 finalists will be notified of their selection the following day.

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The glitzy finale of the competition - organised by the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard in association with Fenland Arts - will be held in front of a packed audience and judging panel which includes Ms Collins.

The winning act will receive �100 cash, a replica of the Patsy Brewin Trophy to keep, a place in a number of festivals and shows and a photo shoot with our photographer Brian Purdy.

If that isn’t enough, we will also follow the winner throughout the next 12 months as a media partner to help boost their profile.

• Visit the Fenland Has Talent section of the website to fill out an entry form online. Audition times for acts will be arranged and confirmed by Fenland Arts shortly.