Budding performers have a chance to take their talent to the next level in a competition coming to town this weekend.
Touring contest Bring It On UK comes to Hartlepool for the first time on Sunday and will feature stars of Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice and The X Factor.
It is open to people of all ages and organisers are hoping to attract choir groups, dance acts, cheerleaders, singers, duos and vocal groups.
The auditions will be held at The Grand Hotel and the best will be chosen to go through to the grand final at Rainton Meadows arena in November, which carries a £1,000 prize.
Hartlepool singer Jessica Harrison has already secured her place after entering the Sunderland heat.
Event organiser Amy Pink said: “We are looking for singers, dancers, choirs, and magicians of all ages. “It would be good to have a little bit of everything. It is a good way of showcasing your talent in a really good venue in front of music industry professionals.
It is a good way of showcasing your talent in a really good venue in front of music industry professionals.Amy Pink, Bring It On Uk
“There are some really good prizes and the chance to be in the final show when there will be more opportunities to come from it.”
Sunday’s event will be attended by music industry professionals, comedy female impersonator Lee Brannigan, off Britain’s Got Talent, and Sunderland’s Olivia Lawson, who appeared on The Voice.
The event will also be attended by Gateshead X Factor contestant Geoff Mull and a film crew and radio station.
The heat takes place from 10am until 2pm and it costs £5 for group or solo acts to enter and £5 for spectators. Proceeds will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
To enter, call 07708 969 177.