RAUCOUS riffs, marvellous melodies and some classic crooning were the magic ingredients in the live final of Burnley’s Got Talent.
The 10 acts, whittled down after auditions, boot camp and an online vote, took to the stage at the Burnley Mechanics where they performed in front of a packed audience of friends, family and fans.
And indie five-piece band Vienna Waiting were crowned the winners following a combined vote from the judges and audience.
Young band The Swamp Donkeys came second, performing “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” while young singer Kayleigh Bannatyne came third with her haunting rendition of “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”.
Organiser Raynor Pepper, who presented the show with drag artist Zanadu Minnelli, said: “Anyone who was lucky enough to see the show will agree there was some real talent out there.
“I thought all of the acts were superb and it was so hard for the judges and audience to pick a winner. This is only the second Burnley’s Got Talent competition but it shows the amount of gifted performers we have in the town.”
Vienna Waiting, made up of fifteen-year-old singer Ben Rothwell, George Comer (18) on keys, bassist Josh Fielden (18) guitarist Luke Marsden (17) and drummer Will Brown (16) performed their own version of Jessie J song “Domino”.
The other acts were duo Double Generation performing “Baker Street”, Jess McGlinchey who sang “Somebody to Love”, Jodie Woods with “Walking on Sunshine”, Rhiain Thornton singing “Cannonball”, Ian Wright performing his own composition “Don’t Wanna Love Again” and Paul Rostron singing “Feeling Good” originally by Nina Simone, but recently covered by Michael Buble. The East Lancashire School of Dance completed the show.
All the proceeds from the event will go to Pendleside Hospice. Judges were 2BR DJ Jason Hardy, Carl Barnacle from the hospice, Beverley Musso from Koko’s, Burnley Mechanics’ Kirk Worley and Dominic Collis from the Burnley Express.
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