Stage set for town's showbiz hopefuls
PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 September 2013
TALENTED people from across Weston are busy perfecting their acts as they prepare to take the stage and prove they are the next big entertainment stars.
Weston’s Got Talent has been organised by Weston Town Council and the auditions start on Saturday at the Victory Hall in Old Church Road, Uphill.
The free contest is searching for singers, dancers and performers to show off their talents at auditions being held across the town.
Jon Broadfield, aged 20, is among those who will be hoping to catch the judges’ eye, and his comedy routine aims to have people crying with laughter.
He said: “I do situation comedy based on stuff which has happened to me.
“I entered Britain’s Got Talent last year and it went pretty well but some of it was a bit near the knuckle.
“I will be toning it down a bit this time. I have sorted most of my routine out, but I am still adding to it when I come up with more jokes.”
Jon said he was looking forward to showing Weston his routine, and getting noticed in the town.
He said: “I am really looking forward to it and seeing how people respond to my act.”
There are seven heats in total, and all will be photographed and filmed.
The final will be held in February next year at the Blakehay Theatre in front of a panel of celebrity judges and 200 audience members.
Councillor Roger Bailey, who is organising the contest, said: “We hope it will be a bit of fun with the chance to win a trophy and cash prizes and of course lots of publicity for the contestants.”
Performers can apply to take part in the auditions at www.westonsgottalent.co.uk or through any council office, Weston Museum in Burlington Street, Grove House in Grove Park, or the Blakehay Theatre in Wadham Street.