Published: January 31, 2010
Holiday park's contest proves Burnham-On-Sea's got talent!

Nine top local entertainers and musicians battled it out during a talent contest at a Burnham-On-Sea holiday park on Saturday night (January 30th).

Lakeside Holiday Park in Westfield Road held the final of its Parkstars competition where the acts entertained a large audience and a panel of judges for the chance to win the prize of four paid performances at the park over the summer season.

Each of the acts - Antoine Fleuriot, Rebecca Jennings, Emma Twigg, Hayley Richards, The Three Of Us, Pete Langley, Stacey Holmes, Sue Khosravi and The Wrinkly Rappers - had a ten minute slot live on stage with a full professional production.

The three top acts - The 3 of Us, Sue Khosravi and Antoine Flueriot - each won development workshops and publicity material so their performance can become a full 45-minute show and be taken to the holiday industry's entertainment market.

James Panter, Entertainment Manager at Lakeside, told "Throughout the time we have been taking entries for the contest I have been totally suprised at the diverse age range of the acts wanting to take part."

"When I began this I thought that we would have a lot of late teenage age people or students from performing arts courses, but this has not been the case and nearly three quarters of the finalists are aged 30+ with some nearly double that."

"They all have entertaining qualities and the grand final was a fantastic showcase of talent coming together in one place and, regardless of winning, every act had their moment on stage with full sound and lighting and in front of a live audience."

A big audience turned out to watch the event, which also raised money for Taunton-based charity St Margaret's Hospice.

Pictured are the competitors, including (top) third-placed Antoine Flueriot and (above) Emma Twigg

Rebecca and Mark Jennings impressed the audience

Haley Richards gave a spirited performance during Saturday's event

Stacey Holmes was among the talented finalists at the show

Pete Langley's unqiue act was popular with the audience

The 3 Of Us wowed the audience and judges to win first place

Burnham's Wrinkly Rappers were on top form at the show

Sue Khosravi just missed out on top prize by coming second overall


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