Breeze has Talent 2020

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The stage is yours . . .  

Every year Breeze has Talent provides a platform to showcase some of the fantastic young, talented artists that we have here in our city. In 2020, despite the ongoing pandemic presenting some challenges the young artists of Leeds still came out in full (digital) force!

We managed to hold auditions online and live stream the first ehat of the competition, which we will still take right through to the final at some time in 2021, as restrictions allow.

Breeze is committed to supporting young people to develop their skills and nurture their talents, so check back here, and our social media channels for updates about the final.

As for the 2021 competition - we'll update here as soon as we know more. The show must go on!

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.

What's next?

As we wait for restrictions to ease, so we can host the live in-person or digital final of the 2020 compeition, you can watch our past live streams and performances on our Facebook, or the individual videos on our Youtube

If you'd like to see some of the fantastic past winnders of BHT, see more of their performances and find out who the finalists were, then head over to our winners hall of fame.

Meet the Breeze has Talent 2020 judges

Breeze Has Talent judges

Amy Smith is the dance facilitator for Dance Action Zone Leeds. She has worked for DAZL for 15 years, throughout this time she has worked with a variety of artists and performers delivering dance city-wide. Amy also supports the DAZL Diamond cheerleading programme who have won 1st place, in comeptition, for the last 10 years. Amy also has a background of performing arts including acting, singing and dance.

Henna Angus is the founding director of Paramount Music; a platform providing emerging artists with showcases and opportunities to develop dreams into careers. Paramount Music and Henna have previously worked with organisations and brands such as BBC Radio 1xtra, Leeds City Council, Leeds International Festival, Heart FM, Leeds City College, Accent Clothing and Jägermeister to name a few.

Sheila Howarth was voted the city's most inspiring teacher in the Yorkshire Evening Post awards. She has devoted her working life to supporting and inspiring young performers in her roles at the Leeds City Academy, The Leeds Playhouse and through her work with the West Indian Carnival.