Talent ready for the show

HELEN MURDOCH
Last updated 14:57 08/11/2012
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JUST LIKE MILEY: Karaoke Superstar winner Esther Terrill from Annesbrook will be hoping for another winning performance at Tasman's Got Talent. Photo: ANNA PEARSON

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The final heat in Tasman’s Got Talent 2012 comes to Richmond this Saturday with more than 20 acts gracing the town hall stage for their five-minute shot at fame.

Four young girls will compete in the junior solo section with former Tasman Karaoke Superstars champion Esther Terrill included in the lineup.

Richmond’s Dahlia Shaw, along with Wakefield’s Kendall Brooke Thompson, will also be there on the day.
The duo section has five acts confirmed with a mix of dancing, singing and a splash of comedy on show.
Olivia de Theirry and Kelsey Laulau from Ekilpse Dance crew plan to get the hall pumping with some hip-hop, while a duet from Samara Stack and Hayden Bevan will also premiere.

The senior solo section will once again be a tough one for the judges to call with a dozen acts lined up.
Guitar performances will be on show by Chase Tagohau, Alexei D’Ath, and Chloe Kemp, along with Tere Moana Duigan who is making the journey from Murchison.

Alysha Tinetti, also coming from Murchison, will be singing, with Nelson’s Megan Brennan, Brianna Weir and Pagan Smith.

The winners from each category automatically go into the final where the online community votes for their favourite performance.

Online voting through jamonline.co.nz/tasmansgottalent opens Monday, November 12, and closes Friday, November 23.

The overall champion will walk away with the grand prize of an Apple iPad 2. There is also a load of Richmond Mall vouchers for contestants placed in the heats.

Complementing the quest will be an interactive celebrity judges’ panel who will give constructive comment on performances.

The judging panel will include Tasman district mayor Richard Kempthorne along with singer-song writer Kath Bee and Brent Maru from the Motueka Recreation Centre.

Saturday’s Richmond heat starts at the Town Hall on Cambridge St from 10am.

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