Breeze has Talent 2020

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The show must go on . . .  

We’re pleased to announce that Breeze has Talent 2020 will still go ahead, despite the ongoing Covid-19 situation across the country. We’ll still be providing a platform to showcase some of the fantastic young, talented artists that we have here in our city and you’ll still be in with a chance to win some fantastic mentoring and cash prizes, and gain valuable performance experience.
Take a look at the information below to find out more about Breeze has Talent, the prizes and how to enter this year’s virtual auditions.

What is Breeze has Talent all about?

Breeze has Talent is a talent competition for young people aged between 8 – 18. Now in its 13th year, Breeze has Talent has given almost 1,000 children and young people in Leeds the chance to shine and, for many winners, a stepping stone to greater things. 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.

Our aim is to provide a nurturing environment for those young people who enter the competition and although there are only three prizes our aim is for everyone who enters to feel like a winner.

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*.
All BHT finalists have the opportunity to attend a boot camp weekender with professional artists to mentor them and will also have the opportunity to perform at other Breeze events, such as local Christmas light switch-on events, Breeze in the Park, Mini Breeze and The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall.

How do I enter?

This year we’re asking you to film a video audition and upload the video to our new, private Facebook group. Our panel of expert judges will then give feedback and score your performance. Top scoring entries will then go through to the first heat of the competition.
Once auditions have closed we’ll release information on how the heats will take place. We’ll be staying up to date with the latest guidance on Coronavirus and will ensure that however the heats are carried out everyone will be safe and sound.

So, here's what you need to do to enter BHT 2020 ...

  1. Download the Breeze has Talent application and consent form, in as either a Word document or PDF , complete this and return to us at breeze@leeds.gov.uk if you can't complete it electronically, you can print the form and email us a photo of your application - if you're still struggling get in touch, we can help you out!
  2. Upload your audition video entry to our private Facebook page stating your name and date of birth
  3. You will then hear from us early July to let you know if you have made it through to the next round

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 30th June 2020 

We look forward to seeing your video entries - Good Luck!

2019 Winners

Our Breeze Has Talent Finals took place on 13th October at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, what a great night!

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First - Vocalist - Sophie Littlejohns

Breeze Has Talent winner Sophie Littlejohns can be found online at: https://youtu.be/uVAqsZekGDc

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Second - Vocalist - Hannah CJ Carter

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Joint ThirdVocalist/pianist - Shay Lily and Vocalist - Charlie Atkinson


Although there are only three prizes our aim is for everyone who enters to feel like a winner!

2019 Finalists: Guitar/vocalist - Abigail King
, Vocalist
 - Georgia Caslin, Guitar vocalist - Men In Glass Houses 
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Vocalist - Charika
, Vocalist - Philomena Chege
, Vocalist/pianist - Shay Lily, Vocalist - Sophie Littlejohns, 
Vocalist
 - Miri Westerman, Vocalist - Charlie Atkinson
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, Vocalist - Hannah CJ Carter.


2018 Winners

Our Breeze Has Talent Finals took place on Sunday 7th October at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, what a great night!

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First - Classical singer Frankie Bounds

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Second - Singer Kirpa Suwali

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Third - Singer Shay Lily



Although there are only three prizes our aim is for everyone who enters to feel like a winner!

2018 Finalists: Singer/songwriter/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.


2017 Winners

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Our Breeze Has Talent Finals took place on Sunday 29th October at the Carriageworks Theatre, a truly star filled night! 


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First - singer/guitarist Ella Playford - YouTube | YouTube | Instagram

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Joint Second - singers Fabienne Clarke and Emeli Mumford

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Joint Third - majorette/gymnast Demi Lloyd and singer Sophie Littlejohns


Although there are only three prizes our aim is for everyone to have a good experience!

2017 Finalists: Musician Alvie O’Brien, Majorette/gymnast Demi Lloyd, Singer/guitarist Ella Playford, Singer Emeli Mumford, Singer Fabienne Clarke, Grace Fakes, Singer Helen Collier, Dancer Isaac Bridge, Singer Jessica May Frost, Singer John Scholey, Singer/songwriter/pianist Shay Lily, Singer Sophie Littlejohns.


2016 Winners

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First - Singer/rapper, Cole Lawton-Challenger - Facebook |YouTube |YouTube | Instagram

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Second - Vocal singer, Millie Cranston

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Third - Dancer, Hermione O'Hara


Although there are only three prizes our aim is for everyone who enters to feel like a winner!

2016 Finalists: Singer Tionne Pringle, Band Rat Bag!, Singer Fabienne Clarke, Girl Group 4 Simones, Singer/Guitarist Becky Holmes, Singer/Rapper Cole Lawton-Challenger, Band Dead Fairy, Band Sounds Like A Storm, Vocal Singer Millie Cranston, Dancer Hermione O'Hara.



2015 Winners

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First - The Richards

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Second - The Caroline Atha School of Dance

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Third - Princess


Although there are only three prizes our aim is for everyone to have a good experience!

2015 Finalists: Terrority, Ava Bounds, Rochelle Soares, Becky Holmes, Tionne Pringle, Jessica Frost, Princess, Owen Spafford, Lucia Henry, CASOD, LeAndre West, The Richards, Ellie Holmes.



2014 Winners

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First - George Hodgson

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Second - TREE

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Third - Jessica Frost


Although there are only three prizes our aim is for everyone who enters to feel like a winner!

2014 Finalists: LeAndre' West, Junior Frood, Jessica Frost, TREE, Ewan McCaig-Holt, George Hodgson, Punjabi Roots Academy, Kieron Moore, Fabian Richards, Kyrome Richards.