Breeze Has Talent the Finals!
7pm, Sunday 7th October 2018
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre
Northern Ballet Building Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA
The 2018 Breeze Has Talent Finals is the culmination of a fantastic competition which is just brimming with Leeds talent.
Now in its 11th year, Breeze Has Talent is a showcase for young people between 8 and 18 years old. This year’s competition showcases young musicians and dancers performing a range of genres from pop, rock, light opera and West End Theatre to body popping, street dance and gymnastics.
The winner will receive £300 and perform at the Leeds Christmas Light Switch On at the Town Hall on Thursday 8th November. The act in second place will receive £200 and third place £100 towards developing their art, and all of the finalists will have an opportunity to perform at local festive lights ceremonies across Leeds.
Join us for an electrifying evening dubbed the ‘BEST SHOW IN TOWN!'
Get your tickets (£5 or £2.50 with a BreezeCard) here.
Singer songwriter and pianist Danny Kelly
Singer Megan Anastazja
Singer Georgia Caslin
Classical singer Frankie Bounds
Singer Ava Bounds
Singer Philomena Chege
Singer Shay Lily
Singer Jessica May Frost
Majorette/Gymnast Demi Lloyd
Singer Kirpa Suwali
Singer Will McPherson
Dancers Dance Divas
About Breeze Has Talent
Breeze has Talent is a talent competition for young people aged between 8 – 18. 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 take place at public events and 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!