Street dancer takes the crown at Loddon’s Got Talent final
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A street dancer from Lowestoft was crowned the winner of the first event Loddon's Got Talent contest.
Held at Hobart High School in Loddon on Saturday evening, the final saw 12 performers showcasing a variety of talents.
And it was street dancer Connor Bailey who took the top prize, and was present with a cheque for £750 by sponsor Graham Barber of Gordon Barber/Youngs Funeral Directors.
Second place went to singer Amy Morris and guitarist and singer Archie Buck from Norwich, who were presented with a cheque for £200 by David Pennington of Penningtons Opticians.
And in third place was singer Tammy Baverstock from Beccles, who won £100 presented by Marie Smith-Norton of Watsons Estate Agents.
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The competition was organised by Loddon and District Business Association (LDBA), with support from South Norfolk Council through the market towns initiative.
LDBA chairman Caroline Bown said: 'I didn't believe that the final 12 acts could have improved on their already brilliant semi final performances but they raised the level even higher and I felt all were worthy of being filmed for a TV show.
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'The judges must have had a really tough time having to only choose three to win the first, second and third prizes and I think credit has to go to all of them for really making the evening so special for the audience.'
The event was rounded off with a performance from Connor, who received a standing ovation.
Mrs Bown added: 'We are so grateful to the generous sponsorship from Youngs Funeral Directors, Penningtons Opticians and Watsons Estate Agents, the judges for all their time and commitment to the show, David Disney for his support and guidance, Ray Wharton for being the compére and of course Tom Johns and his team for the sound and lighting.
'There were others who helped in many ways including poster design by Evie Jackson from Hobart High School, Mr Kirby from Hobart who arranged the booking for the event, the ladies on the doors selling tickets and the girls selling refreshments during the intervals.
'Feedback has been that the LDBA should run this event again next year, so get out your dance shoes or start practising for Loddon's Got Talent 2018.'