Video: Felixstowe’s Got Talent wows judges and crowd

FELIXSTOWE: Cheers and applause rang out as the acts hit the stage running and set the bar in the first two auditions for Felixstowe’s version of a TV favourite.

Felixstowe’s Got Talent has attracted maximum entries for its four audition nights – with the three top acts from each week going through to a grand final – and organisers are thrilled with the exceptionally high standard.

The Felixstowe Beach caravan park club in Walton Avenue was packed with more than 200 people for both the opening events.

The three top acts to go through from the first heat were singers duet Pink Lemonade, Kiddot, and ten-year-old Connie Lamb, and in the second heat, singers Emma Peake 15, Dean Roper, 21, and Ali Sparrow-Hewitt, 40 – who were all praised for their remarkable performances.

“I am absolutely delighted – we have had two fantastic evenings and everyone seemed to have a great time,” said Nick Barber, chairman of Felixstowe Carnival, which is organising the event.

“Being our first year, we were not sure how quickly it would take off, but people have come forward and are showing that Felixstowe has got some amazing talent out there.

“People have been gob-smacked at the quality of the acts.

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“We certainly have enough acts for our four auditions, and each evening is also featuring other performers.”

County councillor Graham Newman, who was among the audience, said: “The fervour in the room was very uplifting. I can’t imagine anyone not appreciating the talent of Felixstowe’s young people.”

The next heat is Saturday, with the final heat on April 2, both at 7.30pm. The final is on April 9. Admission is �2.50.

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