Dance act “Fierce” hot foot it to success

Haunting vocals, dizzying dance routines and good old Lancashire humour combined to create a magical evening at the grand final of Burnley’s Got Talent.

Each of the nine acts that made it to the Burnley Mechanics’ stage put in stunning performances but it was young dance troupe “Fierce” who won the audience and judges’ hearts to be crowned the winners.

Burnley's Got Talent winners Fierce

Burnley's Got Talent winners Fierce

The group trains at Energize dance studio in Burnley.

Members Isabella Smith, Nadine Bergundo, Leah Allen, Dylan Moy, Chloe Paige, Katie Lister, Danial Butler, Caitlin Howarth, aged from just 11 to 14, put in a flawless routine of modern street dancing that brought gasps and cheers from the audience.

Fellow dance group Nu Vybe finished as runners-up with the Flat Cap Pack coming third.

Other acts taking part were Noemi Di Giuseppe, Next Level Rascals, Double Generation, Rhiain Thornton, Nikita Sumsion and Ian Wright.

Organiser Raynor Pepper, who hosted the evening with Jason Howarth, said: “Burnley’s Got Talent is a wonderful community event and it’s a pleasure to organise it.

“With the support of this year’s sponsors we have again highlighted the wealth of talent our town has. The Mechanics Theatre has always worked with me to produce a top class show that rivals any Saturday night television talent show and with the support of our judges and the audience we have crowned a worthy winner.”

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Christie Hospital, Pendleside Hospice and the Mayor’s charities.