Leicester’s Got Talent, a talent show in the city, which aims to give young people a platform to build their confidence and showcase their talent and skills on stage took place this weekend.
The show attracted outstanding and entertaining multicultural acts including solo, duo and group performers, who battled it out on Saturday 29th November at Leicester’s Y theatre to be crowned the winner of LGT2014!
The third annual talent show saw Dancer Michael Machewere crowned the winner of Leicester’s Got Talent 2014 and was presented with an iPad from Cllr Manjula Sood, Assistant City Mayor following his act, which captivated the audience and judges with his emotional and theatrical solo dance performance.
Contemporary dancer Michael shared “I didn’t expect to win it because it was last minute, there were few amazing dancers and I was quite different, so thought maybe not the one”.
Singer Lydia Unsudimi, winner of the singing category, performed her soulful rendition of Mariah Carey’s classic hit song ‘Hero’.
Dance group, Realistic Crew won the Dance category with their amazing and powerful synchronised performance. Jordan Anderson, who was the first to perform on stage, drummed his way to winning the third category and each received £200 worth of vouchers.
All four exceptional acts will now have the golden opportunity to audition for one of British Television’s biggest talent shows, Britain’s Got Talent in December.
The event was organised by Pukaar News, sponsored by Anand and Daewoo International and Leicestershire Police in association with Crimestoppers. The show featured a variety of outstanding performances including, Elvis impersonator Mike Jarvis, MC Lee Rayner and young Bollywood dancers, Esha Raniga and Keya Patel aged 13.
Hosted by John Sinclair of Pukaar News, the audience and judges were treated to a mix of performances including singing, dancing to the sweet sounds of the violin by duo Carika and Aiden. The talented performers aged 13 – 25 had a tough task to impress the special panel of judges.
Simon Cole, Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police opened the show and welcomed the participants and audience members and shared “This is about a really positive day; with loads of people from all over the local area joining together to celebrate what their good at, it’s fantastic”.
Special guest performances included ‘Singing Policeman’ Kulbinder Rai and De Montfort University Pentecost Gospel Choir.
Organiser Romail Gulzar announced that the next Leicester’s Got Talent show will be held at the Y theatre on Saturday 28th November 2015.
We are appealing for local businesses to support Leicester’s Got Talent 2015.
The application process will be open from January 2015.