Talent lines up for shot at glory

ENTRIES have started coming in, but if you think you have talent then Northumberland needs you!

Last week, Northeast Press, in association with Northumberland County Council, launched its search for the area’s best act – Talent Northumberland 2012.

So far, singers, guitarists and musical duos have put themselves forwards but we are looking for more groups and individuals, whether they be actors, comedians, dancers, cheerleaders, singers, bands or musicians, or even jugglers and ventriloquists.

And there is a great prize up for grabs for the champion.

The winner will receive a 12-month management contract with One Voice Productions, which specialises in nurturing new talent, and the chance to perform at the Miss Northumberland final at Newton Hall on Friday, June 29.

All you have to do is upload a video of your act to file-sharing website YouTube and use the form to let us know where we can find it, or email us the link.

A shortlist will be drawn up from the best videos and, depending on the number of entries, heats will be staged.

The final will take place at the Alnwick Playhouse on Friday, June 8, where the best contestants will battle it out for the title.

Under 16s must have the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the competition and usual terms and conditions apply.

The closing date for entries is Friday, May 11, and the judges’ decision is final.