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Forget about X-Factor or Britain’s Got Talent, this is where it's at
12:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
FORGET about X-Factor or Britain’s Got Talent, auditions to find Worcestershire's next top pop icon are set to get underway.
Worcestershire County Council is calling on youngsters between 12 and 18 to enter the potentially life-changing competition.
Solo vocalists and groups of no more than four people are being invited to make an application to appear in front of judges at various locations across Worcestershire.
The competition will follow the popular TV shows' format with successful people going on to a bootcamp, where they will receive mentoring from industry experts before the finalists perform in front of a large audience at Bromsgrove’s Artrix Theatre on October 31.
The competition was revamped last year to give those taking part greater opportunities to develop their singing and performing skills.
Last year's winner Grace Winnitt has become a regular on the gig circuit and past entries have included singer-songwriter and rapper Cher Lloyd.
Host of Pop Icons Steve Wilson said: “Last year saw 70 youngsters audition, including Giles Potter who appeared on this year's X Factor and passed the judges auditions.
“We hope that many will return again this year, having gained experience and taken on board any suggestions, but we are also keen to see new talent, and are always excited to see something or a style that is different."
He added: "The process is very simple, auditionees need to make a free application online and select a song for which they are given two minutes to perform a verse and chorus in front of the friendly judges.
“After the audition they will be given feedback on their performance and will be informed if they have successfully made it through to the next stage and bootcamp."
Auditions will be taking place across Worcestershire including.
Saturday, October 5 at the Artrix.
For more information, visit popicons.org.
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