Do you have the X Factor?

ACE Centre. (s)
ACE Centre. (s)

DO you think you have what it takes to shine on stage?

Star Maker is a brand new singing competition open to people in Burnley, Pendle and Craven.

And just like the TV’s the X Factor, there will be three different age categories, a boot camp and a live final.

The prize is up to £1,000 in cash, a recorded album and two festival appearances, including a slot on one of the Roadhouses at this year’s Great British R&B Festival in August.

Organiser Aaron Whitehall-Pain, from LKJ Security, said: “The aim is to find local talent and give them a chance to get noticed.

“I know there are a lot of gifted people out there just waiting to be discovered and I want to find them!

“We are looking for solo artistes or duos, but strictly no professional or semi-professional singers.

“We are also hoping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, with 50p from every entry and ticket sold being donated to this very worthy charity.”

The three age groups are 12-18 years, 18-25 years and over 25s.

The judges will be the three members of local band Diva Dynamic.

Auditions will be held at The ACE Centre in Nelson, on Thursday and Friday, May 24th and 25th and the live final will be held at The Muni Theatre in Colne on Friday, July 20th.

The cost is £3.50 per entry which can be paid via the Muni’s box office on 01282 661234. Audition forms will then be sent out.

Live show tickets cost £5 and these can also be bought from the Muni’s box office or The ACE Centre on 01282 661080.