VIDEO: Eldon Grove pupils do ‘X Factor’

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A SUPER-TALENTED bunch of school-kids are taking part in a week-long X Factor-style audition process in the hope of winning a place in the grand final.

Youngsters aged from four to 11-years-old from Eldon Grove Primary School, in Eldon Grove, Hartlepool, took part in the fourth annual Eldon Grove Has Talent contest.

Eldon Grove Primary School has been holding rehersals for its talent show, Eldon Grove's Got Talent. Pictured, with judges Julie Bennions Carole Bradley, and Audrey Brahimi, are pupils Anthony Lloyd and Ella Bolton, along with some of the pupils hoping to make it through to the final.

Eldon Grove Primary School has been holding rehersals for its talent show, Eldon Grove's Got Talent. Pictured, with judges Julie Bennions Carole Bradley, and Audrey Brahimi, are pupils Anthony Lloyd and Ella Bolton, along with some of the pupils hoping to make it through to the final.

Excited youngsters performed before four teacher judges – just like on the popular ITV weekend show, which has seen celebrity judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Tulisa grace its panel, each day this week from 12pm to 1pm.

And there was an abundance of acts including singers, dancers, gymnasts, comedians and musicians.

Deputy head of the school Audrey Brahimi said they were expecting around 60 children to audition, out of which about 15 acts would be chosen to appear in the grand final which will be held at High Tunstall School, in Elwick Road, later this month.

The winner of the final will receive a trophy, and the recognition!

Deputy headteacher Audrey Brahimi said: “We have been doing Eldon Grove has Talent for four years now and we basically invite all of our children to share a talent and audition.

“We see a full range of talent from jokes, dancers, singers, musicians, gymnasts. Basically a full range of talent because we have very talented children.

“We do it to raise confidence and to celebrate the range of talent in our school.

“The children love to take part and the staff love getting involved, there’s a real buzz about the school, it’s brilliant.”

She added: “The final is always a sell-out and we’re expecting the same again this year. It’s great involving the community and the parents and the children love getting up on stage and sharing with their parents their special skills.

“The winner gets a trophy and obviously the prestige of being the winner. It’s really exciting and something they’ll remember for a long time.”

The final will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 6pm.