North Norfolk’s got talent contest was won by vocalist duo, ‘Gelo’ who sang, ‘bring him home’ from smash hit musical, Les Misérables. The duo delivered a powerful performance at Cromer’s Pavilion Theatre that wooed the judges.
Local dance troupe, ‘Lost Talent’ from Marlenes School of Dancing burst onto the stage in spectacular style with some well choreographed routines.
The final was of a high standard and included Olivia who clinched third place and ten year old Jack Goodacre who came second. Judge, Anna Mudeka said it was a joy to be on the panel and hopes many of the acts will continue to flourish.
Anna, was announced the most influential “Woman in business and government in Africa in the Arts and Culture Section 2013”. Anna set up “The Mudeka Foundation in 2013” which has music at its core.
Musical director, David Mackay, presented the award to Gelo before they took to the stage for an encore. David was also on the judging panel and has been involved with many West End successes including 125th Street and Jailhouse Rock and is currently working on many high profile projects.
Roy Davenport, owner of Davenport’s Magic Kingdom, North Walsham was also a judge, he praised all the acts and emphasized that everyone had a winning formula for making the final.
The competition was part of the annual COAST festival, in conjunction with Arts North Norfolk and Art Is Medicine.
The COAST festival incorporates a wide range of art forms into a local festival including: painting, sculpture, dance, theatre, literature, film, poetry, music, photography, installations, workshops & many other diverse events.
Full line up of finalists
Lost Talent – Dance
Elena Iaonno – Vocals with Keyboard
Dylan Wilson – Stand up Comedian
Olivia – Vocalist Accompanied by Guitarist
Jack Goodacre – Guitar and Vocals with Tom and Perry supporting
Toffs – Paul and Mike Acoustic Guitars
Daniella Homer – Vocalist
Into The Crowd – All Girl Group Vocalists with Keyboard
Gelo – Male Vocalist Duo
Christina Winters – Vocalist