Britain’s Got Talent hopefuls perform at auditions in Caister
PUBLISHED: 17:23 31 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:23 31 August 2017
Talented singers, musicians and funnymen took to the stage to try and win a place on Britain’s Got Talent.
Open auditions were held at the Eastern Beach Holiday Park in Caister on Wednesday night and around 100 people turned out to watch, including family and friends of the hopefuls and holidaymakers.
A total of 15 people took part in the audition, of all ages, performing a variety of skills.
Anthony Finch, 66, from Burgh Castle, performed a heartfelt rendition of Bring Him Home from the hit musical Les Miserables.
The retired policeman said he was singing the emotional song in honour of his two sons Russell and Aaron, who have both sadly died.
He added: “I auditioned last year because it’s my last chance. I performed on stage in London when I was younger.
“I love to sing, so I would like to entertain people I suppose.”
James Dean, 36, from Southtown, sang Frank Sinatra’s My Way.
His audition was only his second ever time singing in public, his debut being at the recent Gorleston Makes Music festival.
He said: “I love it, I just want to want to get up and do it and I’m glad there’s a crowd here because that makes it better.”
Teenager Jodie-Leah-Capewell, who lives nearby in Caister, sang A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
The 13-year-old sings and dances in schools productions and also at the St George’s Theatre.
The Caister Academy pupil said: “It would be amazing to get through because this is my dream and is something I have wanted to from a very young age.”
Shania Rashid, eight, sang How Far I’ll Go, a song from Disney’s 2016 hit animated film Moana.
She said: “I just love the song so wanted to sing it.”
She added she loved watching Britain’s Got Talent with her family and would love to go on the show herself.
Entertainments manger at the holiday park, Lez Emery, 58, compered the evening and also auditioned himself.
As part of his act he sang Tom Jones’ Delilah and also performed some comedy.
The Buckinghamshire-born entertainer, who now lives in Lowestoft, said it would be good to make it big “right at the end of his career.”