Stardom beckons at open mic night for Britain’s Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent judges (L-R) David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell.
Britain's Got Talent judges (L-R) David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell.

Everyone knows St Helens has talent ... now we can really prove it!

Music mogul Simon Cowell’s hit TV show Britain’s Got Talent is preparing to hold auditions at a St Helens pub.

On December 4, a special open mic night is set to be held at The Junction pub in Rainford to find the best talent around.

The show is open to any performer of any age, from any background, with any talent - all they need is a skill and star quality which they think will impress.

Almost anything goes in the auditions, from comedians to contortionists, dancers to drag acts and acrobats to animals.

Anyone who thinks they have the talent to follow in the footsteps of previous finalists should take a chance and come to one of the auditions which are taking place between October – December this year ahead of the judges audition tour in 2015.

Executive producer Amelia Brown said: “Britain’s Got Talent has an amazing record of celebrating amazing talent and changing people’s lives – from Susan Boyle and Diversity through to Paul Potts, Ashleigh and Pudsey and this year’s winners Collabro.

“They all took a chance and applied for the show and that’s what we want the people to do this year. We can’t wait to see the talent that St Helens has to offer.”

The local auditions are set to run in tandem with the open audition tour which visits larger cities across the UK and Ireland.

Among the weird and wonderful acts set to bid for stardom is stand-up comedian Fanny La Tranny - the creation of local transgender woman Alison Stokes. Alison, 36, who was born Andrew Stokes, recently held a comedy open mic night in St Helens in aid of Willowbrook Hospice.

This year’s Britain’s Got Talent winners, musical theatre boy-band Collabro, were crowned in front of an audience of 13 million viewers.

Other success stories from the series include musical duo Bars and Melody, whose single Hopeful reached number five in the chart in July, and swing band Jack Pack, who have recently signed a deal to release their debut album in 2015.

l Are you preparing to performon Britain’s Got Talent’s St Helens audition? 
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