We all love Britain’s Got Talent and as we get ready for the return of the show to our screens within a matter of days, here are 10 reminders of talent shows closer to home.
From English Martyrs to Eldon Grove and the Headland Carnival to Sacred Heart Primary School, we have memories of them all thanks to photos from the Hartlepool Mail archives.
So as you get ready to enjoy a feast of TV entertainment once more, see if these retro scenes of local talent bring back recollections for you.
1. Excellent at Eldon Grove Primary
Eldon Grove Primary School held rehearsals for its talent show in this 2013 photo. Recognise anyone?
2. Super at Sacred Heart
Meet some of the stars at the 2012 Sacred Heart Primary School talent competition.
3. Rising stars in 2004
The Headland Club was the setting for the Rising Star talent competition in 2004.
4. Fab and funky
Year 9 student Allen Tan on stage in 2015. Does this talent show scene bring back memories?
Photo: JOE SPENCE