The first ever Isle of Man’s Got Talent show will be staged in the Villa Marina on Saturday night.
After an emotional audition process, the 12 finalists will battle it out for a £1,000 prize in the much -anticipated showdown of this competition, which is based on the ITV Britain’s Got Talent format.
All proceeds are to be donated to Hospice Isle of Man and Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumor Charity.
Organiser Liam Moorhouse explained: ‘We’ve got 12 fabulous finalists of all different ages.
‘All of them have incredible talents of all different varieties. We’ve got everything from singers, to musicians, to comedy acts, and various styles of dance. The line up is incredible.’
It promises to be a night not to be missed after the huge turnout to auditions.
‘We were surprised with how many showed up,’ said Liam, ‘we had to turn so many talented acts down to sort out our final 12.
‘There was tears in the audition room, (mainly from me) but I’m sure everyone will agree that the final line up of acts is spectacular.’
He said: ‘The idea for the competition came from a night sat in the pub with friends where we were talking about how variety is barely seen on the Isle of Man any more.
‘There are competitions for singers, however no competitions for anyone of any age with any talent. So I decided to take on the challenge of organising the event.’
‘It’s going to be an incredibly hard job to pick a winner on Saturday, as all the acts are brilliant.
‘It’s a completely open competition. Any one of the acts could take home the prize on the night.’
As well as friends and family, all island residents are urged to go along for the jam-packed night.
‘We’re honoured to have got some of the island’s greatest acts performing in the same show,’ said Liam.
‘ We also have three surprise guest finalists from Britain’s Got Talent, plus special performances from the island’s casts of Hairspray and Our House. And the incredible singer Katherine Crowe.
‘The show is suitable for all the family. We really hope that the island gets behind the competition and supports the finalists. Let’s show the world that the Isle of Man really does have talent!’
There are still some tickets left but they are selling fast so grab them while you can. They start at £10 (family tickets are £30) and concessions are available.
Call the Villa box office on 600555 or visit www.villagaiety.com
The show starts at7.30pm.
• Pictured above are some of the finalists, organisers and representatives from the two charities.