STARS from The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent TV shows will be appear at the Villa Marina on Friday, November 30, to raise funds for local charity Junior Achievement.
The event will feature Marcus Collins, Craig Colton, Jamie Archer and Signature. Isle of Man gymnastics display team Asteria will also perform at the show.
They won Isle of Man Junior Achievement’s ‘Next Big Thing’ competition earlier this year.
Liverpudlian singer Marcus Collins was a big hit from the first moment he appeared on the 2011 series of The X Factor.
The 23-year-old won popular support with his renditions of ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ and ‘Kiss From A Rose’.
He also shone in Motown week when an entertaining performance of ‘My Girl’ put him through to the finals at Wembley Arena. He finished second delivering an outstanding duet with mentor Gary Barlow in the live final.
Twenty-two-year-old Craig Colton, also from Liverpool, surprised his parents and amazed The X Factor judges in the 2011 series with his audition of ‘Hiding my Heart’ by Adele. He also made it through to the live shows and did his own vocal arrangement of ‘Jar of Hearts’ in the first week. He was voted off in a sing-off in week seven.
Jamie Archer shot to fame following the 2009 series of The X Factor. The Londoner impressed all four judges and the 2,000-strong crowd with his energetic rendition of the Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex on Fire’ in the first round of auditions.
Dance duo Signature were runners-up on the 2008 Britain’s Got Talent series. Suleman Mirza and Madhu Singh have been performing together for over 10 years but the ITV show was their big break. They were favourites with the audience with their fusion of eastern and western dance styles.
All funds from the concert will go to Junior Achievement which is a Manx-registered charity dedicated to helping the -sland’s young people gain the essential skills they need when they leave full-time education.
The charity runs workshops in schools with the support of more than 300 volunteers from business and the wider community.
Sue Cook, Junior Achievement Chief Executive, said: ‘We’re very grateful to Manx Telecom for agreeing to sponsor what will undoubtedly be a fantastic evening. Junior Achievement is committed to helping set young people on promising career pathways and all funds raised from this charity concert will go towards equipping secondary school students with the financial literacy skills they will need in the competitive jobs market.’
Tickets are £25 and go on sale on the Villa Marina website from Monday September 17.
Manx Telecom mobile customers can get hold of their tickets first for £20 by visiting the Manx Telecom shop in Strand Street, Douglas, from today (September 5). For more information go to manxtelecom.com/xfactor
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