THE first heat of this year’s Yorkshire Coast’s Got Talent competition held last Friday at the Revelstoke Hotel, was filled with energy and amazing talent.
Judges on the evening were professional entertainer Julie Coulson, 2010 winner Leanne Burton, and music company director Charlie Pullan.
They marked the hopefuls out of 30 points, divided into three sections of ten in technique presentation and entertainment value, and gave helpful comments and advice.
Acts that stood out on the night were 14-year-old Tyler Smith from Filey who sang the most beautifully executed vocal of Empty Chairs and Empty Tables from Les Miserables.
Another impressive vocal performance came from Nicole Tindalls, 15, who gave a rendition of Stay by Shakespeare’s Sister Nicole was welcomed back to competition after appearing last year, and the difference a year had made with the quality of this young lady’s voice was a credit to her.
Daniel Richmond, who in auditions provided a brilliant three minutes of Beat Boxing that had the audience cheering and whistling, had the entire room including the judging panel mesmerised with his talent and ability.
Other great performances came from 18-year-old Joe Stephenson singing When You Say Nothing At All, while Amy Davidson, 21, sang a lovely rendition of There You’ll Be by Faith Hill.
Guitarist and vocalist Brodie Milner, 15, performed a unique arrangement of Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis, and more creativity came from last year’s runner up Chantelle Maltby, 21, who played piano and performed one of her own compositions, Butterflies.
An original composition was also performed by Amy Cleal, 19, who sang If I Stay With You.
Organiser and host Keely Barugh said: “A terrific start to our heats and a great night out for anyone who was looking for an entertaining evening in lovely surroundings with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
“We were able to raise another £253 on the night for the Katie Walker Cancer Trust which makes the total raised so far £1,120.”
Three contestants were eliminated at this stage of the competition - 69-year-old Tony Barnes, Raymond O’Grady, 40, and George Tate, 72 - leaving 14 acts going through to heat 2 in group A in two weeks time.
They are - Chantelle Maltby 21, Nancie Marie 16, Megan Rooker 15, Brodie Milner 15, Amy Cleal 19, Daniel Richmond 16, Rebecca Arundel 14, Tyler Smith 14, Nicole Tindall 15, Joe Stephenson 18, Faye Theabould 18, Kylie Hudson 26, Emma Miles 34, Amy Davidson 21.
Sponsored by Lloyd Dowsons accountants and supported by the Free Press, the next heat of the competition is this Saturday July 23, at the Revelstoke Hotel.