Budding performers invited to audition for St Albans’ Got Talent

St Albans' Got Talent

St Albans' Got Talent - Credit: Archant

New entrants are invited to sign up for the wildcard round of St Albans’ Got Talent, a new talent competition supported by the Herts Advertiser, raising funds for Grove House Hospice.

The wildcard round, where several of the best acts will go straight through to the final stages, is taking place on July 17 from 7pm at the Royston Club in College Road.

The preliminary rounds have already attracted a diverse range of acts and ages, from eight-year-old contortionist Ebony to 61-year-old singer Marlene.

Michael Dias, technical manager and director of co-sponsor Chiswell Studios, said: “We’ve seen some great acts at our opening rounds but we know there’s more talent hidden out there. We want people to come forward and dazzle us, to be seen by industry experts and not only try and win the coveted prize but also hone their stagecraft skills and develop as a performer.”

The final will be held at the Town Hall on Friday August 7, with finalists able to film a short video introduction at Chiswell Studios, immediately earning online exposure.

Contest director Sue Camastra said: “We are hoping to hold one of the biggest community events in St Albans. We want local people to dance, sing or just turn up to watch. Come and enjoy a great evening and help raise money for a great local charity.”

Each attendance costs £1, the proceeds of which goes directly to Grove House.