Eight more acts reach Yorkshire's Got Talent final: VIDEO

By Jessica Fogarty | 22/11/2011 3 comments

Eight more acts reach Yorkshire's Got Talent final: VIDEO

NINETEEN more wannabe showbiz stars faced the judges in the second heat of our Yorkshire’s Got Talent competition.

And by the end of the evening at the Best Western Consort Hotel, eight acts had been selected to through to next week’s final.

They will join the nine acts picked at last week’s heat vying to win a five-song recording session courtesy of The Music Factory, plus a £150 cash prize.

The runner-up will get to record one song at The Music Factory and £100, while the third-placed act will also get to record a song and will win £50.

All three winners will be invited to represent the Advertiser at public events.

Tickets are now on sale for the final, which will be held at The Best Western Consort Hotel, Brampton Road,  Thurcroft,  on Sunday November 27.

They cost £7, which includes entertainment by last year’s finalists, as well as established performer Adam Lacey and performances from the Gillian Banks Theatre School.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Food and a bar will be available.

A DVD of the final costing £10 will be available to order on the night. Personal video recording is not permitted.

To buy tickets, call the events team on 01709 571111.

Here’s what our judging team of Gillian Banks, Alexandra Hans and Andrew Barker thought of the performances. Tell us what you think by using the "write a comment" buttons to post your views.

Dolls on a Box
A trio of girls from Darfield Foulstone School started the show with a modern ballet performance.

Andrew Barker commented: “What a fantastic start to the evening. It was well choreographed and you had great facial expressions.”


Abbie Eades
Abbie performed Cher’s version of the Shakespeare’s Sister classic, Stay.

Gillian Banks commented: “You have a natural feel for music and you really understood the lyrics.”


Lydia Hinchcliffe
Lydia performed Ellie Goulding’s Your Song.

Alexandra Hans said: “You have a lovely tone to your voice, but you choose a difficult song to sing and the nerves came through and left you exposed.”


Megan and Aimee
The duo performed Adele’s Someone Like You.

The judges agreed both girls had unique voices.They said they would have loved to have heard them separately, but the duo's harmonies had worked well.


Courtney Morris
Courtney also performed Someone Like You by Adele.

Gillian Banks commented: “Despite nerves getting the better of you, you carried on to the end so well done.

“You have a powerful voice you just need to work on your confidence.”


Hollie Webb
Hollie covered Michael Buble’s hit Feeling Good.

Alexandra Hans said: “That was an amazing performance. You have a mature, quirky voice and you’ve got your own style.”


James Ansell
James performed Hey Soul Sister by Train.

Andrew Barker said: “You have an amazing voice, you kept control and put your own twist on the lyrics.”


Kelis Holdsworth
Kelis performed Bound By You by Christina Aguilera.

Alexandra Hans said: “I couldn't take my eyes off you. You have an amazing voice for 11 years old, but you need to watch those high notes. With more training you will be even better.”


Joe Shaw
Joe Performed Valerie by The Zutons.

Andrew Barker said: “You are a true performer but the song wasn't right for you. You have the confidence but you need to choose the right song to suit you.”


Maxime and David
The father-and-daughter duo performed Demi Levato’s Skyscraper.

Gillian Banks said: “It’s lovely to hear live music, you are a talented young girl but you need to be more confident.”



Narnarama performed a cover of Venus by Bananarama.

Alexandra Hans said: “You clearly loved being on stage and it was a lot of fun. A  well-rehearsed performance.”


Tessa Saville
Tessa performed Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad by Meatloaf.

Gillian Banks said: “Male notes are low and hard to reach but it was a good confident performance.”


Courtney Taylor
Courtney was the second act to cover Skyscraper by Demi Lovato.

Alexandra Hans said: “You have a natural voice so try not to copy the original—there is room to improve with your breathing but you can the strong voice in you.”


Aidan Bartholomew
Aidan performed Someone Like You by Adele.

Andrew Barker said: “I think this is just the tip of the iceberg for you and I hope to see you in the final. It was an emotional performance.”


Maria Bellfield
Maria performed Candi Staton’s Nights On Broadway

The judges agreed Maria performed well and oozed confidence, but said the act was slightly dated and shouty in parts.


Freya and Luke
Freya and Luke performed Christina Perri’s Jar Of Hearts

Andrew Barker said: “Freya you have the purest voice I have heard in the competition so far, but I'm disappointed that Luke didn't sing more because you have an amazing voice. Don’t hide behind the guitar, even though you played it so well.”


Bethany Parton
Bethany performed Cheryl Cole’s The Flood

The judges agreed Bethany had the best presentation of the night, and looked “stunning”. Judge Alexandra Hans added: “You don't have your technique quite right but stick with it, you have potential.”


Elliott Lee
Elliott Lee performed The Man Who Can’t Be Moved by The Script

Gillian Banks said: “You are a natural showman and you have the voice, but you need to allow time for your voice to mature. You included the audience and delivered well.”


Ciera Greensill
Ciera performed Christina Perri’s Jar Of Hearts

Andrew Barker said: “It was a bad song choice that didn't suit your voice, but you performed well with emotion.”


Watch last week's Yorkshire Got Talent heat winners. Click here.


  • well done aidan, you are already a winner in our eyes, follow your dream mate, love you lots, and good luck for sunday, love auntie mandy, uncle dave, danny and holly xxxxxxxxxxxx

    amandamoreman. Fri 25 Nov 18:59:19.

  • Brilliant performance Aidan, great judges comments. Can't wait for Sunday wish you loadz of luck. Mum and Kez Go Aidan (Holly, Sophia, Kerry and all the family we're routing for you.

    Vonnie. Fri 25 Nov 00:19:42.

  • Well Done Aidan, brilliant performance you put tears in my eyes I'm so proud of you can't wait to see you perform again on Sunday. Love Nan

    val120643@hotmail.co.uk. Wed 23 Nov 20:17:24.

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