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Hopefuls fight for talent show spotlight

PUBLISHED: 14:13 04 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:04 11 August 2010

Star Search 2008

Star Search 2008

AUDITIONS are over for the borough s biggest music talent show and the business-end of the competition has now begun. A total of 80 talented artists are set to fight it out for the title of Starsearch winner and this year s competition is bigger and bette

AUDITIONS are over for the borough's biggest music talent show and the business-end of the competition has now begun.

A total of 80 talented artists are set to fight it out for the title of Starsearch winner and this year's competition is bigger and better than ever.

Keith Rogers, spokesman for Musik Tek, said: "Starsearch has been going really well.

"We were nervous after the first year that it would be as big but we have had loads of entries and the standard has been really high.

"There has been a real mixture of entries. We have had a lot more men go for it this year and we are pleased to see that there are older entrants.

"Our youngest competitor is just 10 while our oldest is 82 and he got through singing some Buddy Holly songs.

"We've seen every kind of genre, rap, hip-hop, rock, acoustic as well as some power ballads.

"The standard has been excellent and the contestants look really excited to be involved.

"When they were told that they had go through to the heats some of the musicians were trying to play it cool but lots of people started shouting and screaming and phoning their friends - it was just like X Factor."

The heats begin at the Music Tek studios in the Sterling Industrial Estate, Rainham Road South, on March 8.

Heats will also take place on March 15, 22 and 29 with the best of the bunch going through to the semi-finals in April.

Anyone who would like to attend the heats can do so, tickets are £5 on the door and the doors open at 7pm. For more information contact the studio on (020) 8596 5980.

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