Watch our Yorkshire's Got Talent hopefuls in action: VIDEO

By Jessica Fogarty | 15/11/2011 5 comments

Watch our Yorkshire's Got Talent hopefuls in action: VIDEO


EIGHTEEN wannabe showbiz stars battled it out in the first heat of the Rotherham Advertiser’s Yorkshire’s Got Talent competition.

Singers and dancers strutted their stuff in front of a panel of judges and and a 150-strong audience as they vied for a place in the competition final in two weeks’ time.

Nine acts were chosen and they will be joined in the final by another nine acts from the second heat, which will be held this Sunday.

Our overall winner will receive a professional recording session courtesy of The Music Factory, plus £150.

The second and third placed acts will receive £100 and £50 respectively and all the winners will receive trophies and will be invited to represent the Rotherham Advertiser at public events.

Tell us what you think of the acts. Use the "write a comment" buttons to post your reviews.

Tickets for Sunday’s heat and the final on November 27, are on sale now. They cost £5 for the heat and £7 for the final.

Both events will be held at the Best Western Consort Hotel, Thurcroft, and the final will feature entertainment by last year’s finalists, as well as established performer Adam Lacey and performances from the Gillian Banks Theatre School.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at the heat, and doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start at the final. Food will available to order at both events, as well as drinks at the bar.

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

To buy tickets for the heat or final, call the events team on 01709 571111.

Check out the talent on show at the first heat in our videos below.

Natalie Newman
Natalie kicked off the show with a cover of Jessie J’s Price Tag.

Competition judge Andrew Barker said that Natalie had set the standard for the night.


Ashley Gore
Ashley, the only male in the heat one, sang Free Falling and accompanied himself on the guitar.

Competition judge Sarah Murray said it was a strong audition and good song choice.


Tia Trelor
Tia’s cover of Pull The Trigger by Rihanna left the judges “absolutely speechless.

Andrew Barker said: “Tia is no stranger to the competition. I told her last year to come back when her voice had matured, and she’s done just that.The performance was flawless.”


Megan Reddish
Megan sang Adele’s Make You Feel My Love.

Judge Gillian Banks said it was nice to hear her own interpretation of the song, and Andrew Barker said: “That sent shivers down my spine.”


Briony Tracey
Briony sang Something Inside So Strong.

Judge Peter Parkin said Briony had a nice texture to her voice and, despite a stumble with the words, it was a good performance.


Olivia Payne
Olivia performed Hallelujah.

Andrew Barker said: “I couldn’t fault the vocals, but there was no emotion.”

However, fellow judge Gillian Banks disagreed, and said she could feel the emotion through Olivia’s vocals and it was a beautiful performance.


Emily Hinchcliffe
Emily performed Lady Gaga’s Edge of Glory.

Sarah Murray said: “You’re a lot better than you think you are - you look incredibly nervous but you relaxed on stage and gave a confident performance.”


Rebecca Beedall
Rebecca performed the popular Ed Sheeran song A Team.

Sarah Murray said: “Singing a male song is hard, but you made the song your own.”


Bethanie Reddy
Bethanie kicked off part two of the show with Adele's Make You Feel My Love.

Andrew Barker said he was blown away with the performance and added: “If you're not in the final, then I won’t turn up.”


Hannah Pearson
Hannah performed her version of Listen.

Peter Parkin said the performance was well delivered and Gillian Banks added the performance was filled with emotion.


Isabel Hague
Isabel performed Broken. Judge Gillian Banks said: “It was a dramatic, mature song to take on, but you gave it some real attitude and used the stage well.”


Dawn Oscroft group song
The Dawn Oscroft group of singers performed the Bruno Mars tune Marry You.

Sarah Murray said the girls “lit up the stage” and Gillian Banks added: “The mix of singing and dancing is hard to do, so keep on practicing to get that right, but you looked like you really enjoyed being up on the stage, which is always nice to see.”


Hannah McDonagh and Rhianne Logan
The duo were the second act to take on Ed Sheeran's A Team.

Sarah Murray thought the acts would have been stronger as solo performances, and judge Gillian banks agreed and added: “Duets need communication, but it was a tough song to take on, so well done.”


Madeline Laffoley
Madeline performed Adele's Someone Like You.

Andrew Barker described the performance as “brilliant” and Gillian Banks added: "You had a nervous start, but your confidence developed leading to a strong performance.”


Brooke Oscroft
Eight-year-old Brooke, the youngest contestant on the show, sang Who Do You Think You Are.

Peter Parkin said: "That was an absolutely fantastic performance."

Gillian Banks added: “It was a confident and mature performance, well done.”

Dawn Oscroft dance group
The 14 girls in the Dawn Oscroft dance group performed a high- energy routine. Judge

Gillian Banks said: “You gave that some real attitude, it was well synchronized and full of energy,” and Sarah Murray added: “I couldn't take my eyes off you, it was a really tight performance.”


Shannon Burgin
Shannon sang Fire To The Rain by Adele.

Gillian Banks commented: “It was a big song to sing and it lost you in parts.” Andrew Barker said: “You sang with real attitude and it came out in your performance.”


Sharni Smith
Sharni ended the show with Hallelujah.

Peter Parkin commented: “You stumbled in parts but you deserve full credit for the effort you gave it.”

Andrew Barker added “despite a few slip-ups your voice really shone through in parts.”



  • well proud of my daughter bethany reddy, was a brilliant night out all the acts was brill, looking forward to nxt sunday xx love dad and sue xxx

    skelly48. Fri 18 Nov 23:11:25.

  • What a great night on sunday, Natalie Newman you did really well and made all family & friends there really proud, GOOD LUCK in the final, sure you will shine on the night, love mum, dad and all your friends xx yeah Natalie to win

    trish1. Wed 16 Nov 22:28:00.

  • Fantastic night lots of good contestants, we are sorry we will miss the final but wish Tia Treloar good luck on the night NANNAN & GRANDAD

    modotmac0. Wed 16 Nov 12:17:11.

  • add a brill night at the comp on sunday night really enjoyed it cant wait to come bk to the final good luck to mi little sister bethany reddy xxx

    leanne1983. Tue 15 Nov 19:22:52.

  • fantastic nigh on sun for the talent show some really strong acts just want to wish bethany reddy all the luck for the finals you well deserved your place love ya loads mum dave and family

    joannereddy3. Tue 15 Nov 17:10:02.

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