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PUBLISHED: 09:46 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:07 02 July 2010

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BREAK out the microphone and practise your falsetto because MusicTek has announced the launch of its annual Starsearch competition. Hopes are high that the 2008 event will be even bigger and better than last year which saw the winners perform at the Music

BREAK out the microphone and practise your falsetto because MusicTek has announced the launch of its annual Starsearch competition.

Hopes are high that the 2008 event will be even bigger and better than last year which saw the winners perform at the MusicTek Concert and record their own albums.

Dave Wright, MD of MusicTek, said: "We were absolutely blown away by the wealth of talent that came through our doors last year and hope that this year will be even better.

"We feel we have a real commitment to everyone who enters the competition to ensure that they make the very best of their opportunity here, regardless of talent or background.

"We are nothing like X Factor here. We want everyone to do well and to succeed and will do everything we can to help along the way."

The competition is split into two age categories, one for eight to 15-year-olds and another for those aged 16 and over.

Last year 15-year-old Ava Perkins and 23-year-old Lucy Norris claimed the top prizes.

For a chance to emulate their success wannabe warblers can attend auditions on February 16, 17, 23 and 24 at MusicTek in the Sterling Industrial Estate, Rainham Road South.

This will be followed by two boot camp evenings on February 27 and March 5 where those who made it past the first round will be given vocal coaching and advice on performing to a live audience.

AT the quarter final stage, a group of fresh judges will come in, including Diane Keeble, MD of D stars Professional Agency.

The winners will once again be able to record their own album as well as winning a one-year contract with D Stars to help launch themselves into the industry. Both the winning acts will also perform at the MusicTek Peace Week Festival in September.

For more information about the contest contact MusicTek on (020) 8596 5980 and keep reading the POST for regular updates.

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