The fifth Vale’s Got Talent show was described by judges as the best show so far after 19 talented acts of all ages took to the stage to compete in the final.
The event, run by the Rotary Club of the Vale of Belvoir, took place infront of a packed audience at The Grange Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent.
The winner of the competition was 20-year-old Ellie Keys who blew the audience away with her rendition of Les Misérables ‘I Dreamed a Dream.’
The teenager, from Wollaton, who won £400, has been singing since she was little and recently performed at a charity event for the Royal British Legion.
Second prize went to Good verses Evil (Belvoir Dance Academy) who won £200 and third prize went to Laura Allison who won £100 for the performance of her own song ‘Lighthouses.’
Additionally, due to the standard of the competition being so high, the judges awarded six commendation certificates to Gemma (Belvoir Dance Academy), Tyler Nugent, Ellie Shaw, Fly Dance (Melton Brooksby College), Blank Canvas, a band from Hose, and Alfie Sharpe.
Among those to also feature in the show from Melton and the borough were Roller Coaster and Treasure (Belvoir Dance Academy), Charlie Parker a singer from Stathern, singer David Newton of Asfordby and two troupes from Brooksby Melton College, Fly Dance and Neon Glee.
During the evening whilst the judges were deliberating the audience were entertained with three songs by last year’s winner Savinnah Quelcutti.
Judge, Roy Taylor (aka Vince Eager), said: “This was the best show so far with an exceptionally high standard of performances. It was hard for the judges.”
All performances from the final, can be viewed on YouTube via the following link, www.youtube.com/ user/dunpen