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What's on: Star Maker, Colne Muni, Sunday
THE final six contestants will line up in front of the judges on Sunday to find out which of them will be crowned winner of Star Maker 2012.
After months of auditions, boot camps and live shows, the final of the singing competition open to people in Burnley, Pendle and Craven, will take place at Colne Muni.
It will be an all-female affair with the finalists confirmed as Elia Foulkes from Trawden; duo Megan Brennand and Sophie Garner of Barnoldswick, Rhian Thornton from Burnley, Katie Wilkinson from Cowling, Jessica Hind of Brierfield and Nelson duo Taylor Made.
Scores of budding wannabes applied for a chance to shine with auditions being held at The ACE Centre in Nelson over two days, with many making it through to bootcamp.
From there, 14 singers were chosen to perform at a series of live shows at The ACE Centre over five consecutive Fridays in June.
Up for grabs is a £1,000 cash prize, a recorded album and two festival appearances, including a slot at one of the Roadhouses at this year’s Great British R&B Festival during the August bank holiday weekend.
Organiser, Aaron Whitehall-Pain, from LKJ Security, said: “The aim of the competition was to find local talent and give them a chance to get noticed.
“I knew there were a lot of gifted people out there just waiting to be discovered and from what we have seen so far, I think we have found them!
“We are in for some musical treats at the final and I would encourage people who want to see what talent we have right on our doorstep to come along and see for themselves.
“We are also hoping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, with 50 pence from every entry and ticket sold being donated to this very worthy charity.”
Doors open at 1pm, with the entertainment starting at 1.45pm. Pendle’s MP Andrew Stephenson and the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Pendle will be attending.
There will be performances from local bands Dukebox Revival and Vicky and the Big Combo.
The oldest woman to audition and the youngest boy, who didn’t make it to the final, will also perform, and all the finalists will sing one song all together.
Each of the finalists will perform two songs before just two acts are chosen to sing one final song before the overall winner is announced.
Tickets for Sunday’s Star Maker final cost £5 from the Muni box office on 01282 661234 or the ACE Centre on 01282 661080.