Young Brent Knoll singer wins Burnham-On-Sea talent contest
Brent Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet impressed the crowds with
her powerful voice and won a talent show held during the run-up
to Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights switch-on during Saturday.
confident performance of 'Over the Rainbow' got the most cheers
from the crowd during the first 'BOS Factor' talent competition
held in Victoria Street as part of a day of entertainment to mark
entrants performed their singing and dance routines in front of
the crowds, whose reaction was assessed to choose a winner.
highlights of the BOS Factor competition:
final sing-off, held immediately after the festive lights switch-on,
saw 84 year-old Dennis Salmon give a super rendition of 'On the
Street Where you Live', but the crowd picked Gracie as the overall
£50 cash prize was awarded to Gracie by the contest's sponsor,
Burnham's Home Hardware, and presented by Burnham's MP Tessa Munt
and the shop's owner Phil Hemming, pictured right.
from Home Hardware said: "We were really pleased with all
the acts - there was a great range of entertainment and it was
difficult to pick a first place because of the high quality, but
Gracie was a very deserving winner. We thank everyone who took
added: "I was honoured to present Gracie with the winning
cheque. She is such an amazing, confident performer whom I am sure
has a bright future ahead of her."
Chamber of Trade, which organised the event, said the contest
will be returning at next year's Christmas
MC Matthew Hardy guided the entrants through the early heats
of the contest
Jordan Biggs gave a confident display of street dancing
crooner Dennis Salmon sang 'On the Street Where you Live'
The entrants competed for a place in the final heat later after