CONTESTANTS in the Yorkshire Coast’s Got Talent competition battled for the first spots in the semi-finals of the competition last Friday.
Two contestants from heat 4A would leave the contest at the end of the evening, while 10 would make it through to the semi-final show on September 17.
In this heat each act would be required to perform two contrasting songs or routines, watched by judges Jo Clarke, Sales and Programming Manager for The Spa, professional entertainer Julie Coulson, and Katie Walker Cancer Trust fund raiser Wragg.
Opening the show was 15-year-old Nicole Tindall who sang ‘Nothing Compares to You’ by Sinead O’Connor, and Katy Perry’s ‘The One That Got Away’, impressed judges with her smooth voice.
The only beat boxer in the competition, Daniel Richmond, 16, once again finished to a rapturous applause after performing two contrasting and skilful displays of beat boxing.
Courtney Smalley, 15, treated us to yet more musical theatre with ‘Big, Blonde, and Beautiful’ from Hairspray, and ‘One Night Only’ from Dreamgirls.
Next up was 18-year-old Faye Theabould singing ‘Reflection’ by Christina Aguilera, and ‘Get Here’ by Oleta Adams.
Brodie Milner, 15, was once again setting a high standard with two brilliant acoustic arrangements that were confidently performed, singing ‘Low Expectations’ by Edwyn Collins, and ‘Autumn Leaves’ by Ed Sheeran.
Closing the first half of the show was Megan Rooker, 15, who took to the stage with Celine Dion’s ‘At Last’, and then sang an inspiring arrangement of ‘Run’ by Leona Lewis.
The second half opened with a confident performance by 18-year-old Joe Stephenson, who sang ‘Thinking of me’ by Ollie Murrs, and ‘Hallelujah’ by Alexandra Burke.
Amy Cleal, 19, was up next with a unique Diva mash-up - her own arrangement and idea - followed by a beautiful vocal of Barbara Striesand’s ‘Evergreen’.
Amy Davidson, 21, sang ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion, and ‘Bad Boys’ by Alexandra Burke, amazing everyone with a great song and dance routine.
Terrence Heath, 80, was again a delight to watch and had the audience eating out of his hand with ‘San Francisco’ by Tony Bennett, and ‘That’s Life’ by Frank Sinatra.
Rebecca Arundel, 14, sang and played two acoustic guitar arrangements of ‘Upside Down’ by Paloma Faith, and her own, well-received composition, ‘Yesterday’.
Completing the line up was the impressive Tyler Smith, 14, who performed ‘February’ by Josh Groban and ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Miserables.
Over £250 was raised for the Katie Walker Cancer Trust with the £1 door charge and raffle.
Those through to the semi-finals are Megan Rooker, Rebecca Arundel, Tyler Smith, Amy Davidson, Brodie Milner, Courtney Smalley, Daniel Richmond, Nicole Tindall, Joe Stephenson and Amy Cleal.
Contestants in heat 4b will battle for their places in the semi final on September 10, and all are welcome to the Revelstoke Hotel on Flamborough Road for what promises to be a great evening of entertainment.
The competition is sponsored by Lloyd Dowson Chartered Accountants, and supported by the Free Press.