Breeze Has Talent the Auditions!
Auditions for the Heats of Breeze Has Talent 2018 will take place at White Rose Centre on Saturday 7th July, a panel of expert Judges will select the top acts from this first stage and place them through to the heats.
Heats will then take place on Wednesday 8th August in Millennium Square at Children Leeds Live in Millennium Square and other dates during Breeze on Tour this year held in Roundhay Park on 1st & 2nd August and Kirkstall Abbey on 15th & 16th August.
You can let us know if you cannot make any of the dates on the performer registration form which you can get to via the button below.
Please complete and return the performer registration form (below) for the auditions on 7th July by Thursday 5th July at 12 noon. Late entries might be taken on the day if we have slots available but there are no guarantees so fill in the form :-)
Complete the performer registration form online External link
Breeze has Talent is a talent competition for young people aged between 8 – 18. Now in its eleventh year we have had some fantastic young people come through the competition. It has been our privilege to see many of them stretch and develop their talents and move on to stages around the world. Everyone who has entered has conquered the stage and entertained the crowds. Breeze has Talent has also become a regular point of call for the organisers of Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and now The Voice Kids UK who all check out our youtube videos and contact us for our talent tips.
Our aim is to provide a nurturing environment for those young people who enter the competition. Although there are only three prizes our aim is that everyone who enters to feel like a winner. Throughout the competition our judges are on hand to encourage and guide and, between the judges and the Breeze team, we know where to go in Leeds to find additional support in your chosen art form. Breeze Has Talent finalist also attend ‘boot camp’ to help polish their performance for the Breeze Has Talent Finals night.
Competitions are a really good way of focusing on your performance but we also offer lots of out of competition performance opportunities at our Breeze on Tour and Mini Breeze events, as well as workshops at Breeze on Tour from Rock School, Street Dance and Music Production - so just join in and have fun.
About the Competition
What are the prizes? The winner of Breeze has Talent will perform live on stage at the Leeds Christmas Lights switch on! The winners will also receive prizes worth £300* - the 2nd Place act will receive prizes worth £200* - and the 3rd Place act will receive prizes worth £100*.
The Auditions and Heats
A panel of expert judges selects the top acts from the first open stage auditions. From there those acts move to the next stage and perform at the heats which will take place this year on 8th August at Children Leeds Live in Millennium Square and other dates during Breeze on Tour. Again the acts will be judged and scored on originality, stage presence and technique. Our finalists are announced and they perform in the finals at a city centre venue later in the year.
Please remember: the aim of Breeze has Talent is to offer young performers the chance to develop skills and confidence by taking part in a friendly competition that we hope is fun but also challenging – it isn’t just about winning!
Our Breeze Has Talent Finals took place on Sunday 29th October at the Carriageworks Theatre, what a great night!
Our winners in 2017 were:
First - singer/guitarist Ella
Joint Second - singers
Fabienne Clarke and Emeli Mumford
Joint Third - majorette/gymnast
Demi Lloyd and singer
So, you can see our judges had a tough night! Congratuations to every single one of our finalists, you're all winners!