Lakes Got Talent final
Last updated at 16:29, Tuesday, 11 September 2012
AS millions of viewers tuned in to watch aspiring singers on X-Factor some of the South Lakes’ finest talents battled it out to be named the winner of this year’s Lakes Got Talent contest.
After a gruelling round of auditions, 14 finalists went head-to-head on Sunday in a bid to impress the judges in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
From pole dancers to carnival drummers, the show was packed with some of the best talent in the area.
Singer-songwriter David Miller was named winner following his performance which included songs by Maroon 5 and The Script.
He was closely followed by vocalist Lewis Devitt who gave a show-stopping rendition of This is the Moment from the musical Jekyll and Hyde, which helped him secure second place.
Carnival drummers The Deatbeats gave a thunderous performance to pick up third place.
Ulverston’s Coronation Hall was packed to the rafters for the show which included a special performance from the judges which saw them dancing to a rendition of Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO.
Judges praised the performance of other finalists, which included singer-songwriters Megan Doherty, Brent Hood, vocalists Jumbo Jamz, Amey Haughin, Angel Kirk Henry, Amelia Laurie, Angie Mac, and Tiffany Southward; pole dancer Sarah Ritch; body-popper Josh Declan Bear; and dancer Alice Stevens.
More than 40 acts auditioned earlier this summer, with the cream of the crop being selected the next grand final.
Judges Ralph Spours, Louise Walton, Jill Lyon and the Evening Mail’s Emma Preston, were joined by guest judge, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steven Hall.
Mr Spours said: “It was an absolutely superb event that exceeded expectations.
“It was truly superb and it really was a massively difficult job to select just one of the 14 excellent acts.
“All credit needs to go to organiser James Farrow.”
The Evening Mail’s Emma Preston said she was blown away by the event.
She said: “I thought all the finalists were brilliant at their auditions but on Sunday everyone really raised the bar.
“I didn’t realise how hard a decision it would be to make but it was really, really tough.”
First published at 12:35, Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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