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EDMONTON GREEN SHOWCASES OUTSTANDING LOCAL TALENT

Edmonton’s Got Talent (EGT) launched on Saturday 27th July with a full line-up of entrants looking to showcase their abilities and prove that Edmonton really is a hotspot for outstanding talent. The event saw people of all ages stepping onto the big stage to have their moment in front of the EGT judging panel, who were armed with buzzers to call time on anyone who didn’t make the cut! 

Hundreds of parents and residents gathered at the Centre to watch the five hour event featuring 30 contestants including singers, musicians and dancers from the surrounding area. They were entertained by a variety of acts ranging in age from four to 40! 

The line up saw show-stopping performances from young singers Ellie Wright (age 10), Grady Lelo (age 10) and Eleanor Ryan (age 13), and an impressive ‘animation dance’ routine from Cesar Sousa, making the judges final decision a very close call. However, it was a captivating vocal from 11-year-old Ziola Sinhah that won the judges votes after wowing the crowds with a version of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’. 

Ziola, a student from West Grove primary school attended the event with her family and was speechless after being awarded the £250 prize, donated by Centre owners St. Modwen. She soon regained her composure and treated the audience to an incredible finale of the song. Local resident Michelle Denton commented: “The kids and adults looked, sounded and came across like stars – a real treat to see everyone rise to the occasion and do the Borough proud. It’s a very brave thing to get up and perform in front of a huge audience, but these talented individuals seemed to take it in their stride and enjoy every minute. We’re all looking forward to watching the talent continue and develop over the next three weekends and seeing more local stars on the Edmonton Green stage.”

Edmonton Green Centre Manager, Roger Allen, added: “This is the first year that we have staged the show and there is no doubt this is one of our best events with the variety of talent on display. Not only do these events provide an opportunity for budding performers, they are a means of building a sense of community and bringing people together to take pride in the area.”

The event will be returning on Saturday 3rd August and in addition to the main competition, Edmonton Green will also be hosting open-stage nights every Thursday from 1st August to 15th August, starting from 4pm in the recently refurbished North Square. The local community can use these sessions as an opportunity to rehearse before the big Saturday events, or simply come along to be entertained.

For more information visit edmontongreencentre.co.uk, and view photos from the event on the Edmonton Green Facebook page facebook.com/edmontongreen.