Search for a Star talent contest returns to Fry Club in Keynsham
Twelve contestants will be taking part in the first heat on Sunday of this year’s Search for a Star talent competition.
They will be showing off their singing and dancing skills at The Fry Club in Keynsham in the hope of winning through to the final on Sunday, May 19.
There are five heats and two semi finals in the contest which is supported by The Post.
Contestants have to be aged 14 years or older.
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Among the hopefuls taking part is singer Izzie Priest, 16, from Stockwood, a student at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College.
She entered the contest last year and hopes to win through from the first heat.
Harley Marsh, 15, from Kingswood is a dancer who won a place in the finals of the Young Search for a Star contest.
Harley, who is taking his GCSEs at Mangotsfield School, has his own free style of body-popping dancing to try to win over the judges.
Sophie Allen, 16, is a singer from St George, Bristol, who is studying her A levels at Bristol Brunel Academy. She has been singing for about three years and enjoys all types of music.
Amiana Scott-Phillips, 15, from Bradley Stoke only moved back to England about three years ago after living with her family in Majorca for seven years.
She took part in many am dram musicals in Spain and is mostly self-taught in developing her singing voice.
She particularly enjoys singing some of the classic songs from the 1950s.
Sarah-Jayne Steele, 25, a nursery manager from Filton was entered for the competition by her aunt.
She has been singing since she was 13 but this is her first competition.
Emily Heskins, 15, from Gloucestershire, entered the competition last year but due to a heavy cold, she was unable to take part.
Other contestants taking part include Joe Probert; Anna Mulvihill; Emily Janes; Rob Warren; Amber Pollard and Shannon Kitchen.
Organiser Debbie Dyer said: “There are many people - young and old - who are born entertainers who often don’t realise what talent they have.
“This contest is a chance for anyone to show their talent in a warm and friendly atmosphere.”