Have you got the X Factor? Hunt starts for Sevenoaks stars of the future

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By kentsussex | Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 12:24

An X Factor-style talent show is to be held in Sevenoaks as a hunt for stars of the future begins.

Kent's Got Talent is being run by Sevenoaks Area Mind and sponsored by the Sevenoaks Chronicle.

The final will be held at the prestigious Pamoja Hall at Sevenoaks School in April.

The competition is open to all forms of performing artists. held to find singers, dancers, musicians, comic acts and other performing artists.

It is for adults and children of  aged 11 and above over and living who live in the county. Along with the talent hunt it is also a contest find the most talented fundraiser.

But alongside the talent hunt, it also a contest to find the best fundraiser.

Cash will be raised for Sevenoaks Area Mind by members of the public text voting for their favourite performer using  a messaging with all participants given a unique fundraiser number.

Text the word talent followed by the fundraiser number to 70099. Texts costs £1 plus your standard network rate, and the charity will Sevenoaks Area Mind receives at least 97p from each text.

There are prizes for the most talented top two acts, one from each age group, and the top three fundraisers. These will be awarded at the final.

Semi-finalists, finalists and star fundraisers will be profiled in the Chronicle.

Charity chief executive Jill Roberts said: "This promises to be a fabulous event in the heart of Sevenoaks and all of the acts will be judged on talent and star quality alone.

"And We will also be awarding prizes to the top three acts fundraisers who get the most £1 text donations."

The judges all work in performing arts or media and will be looking at the performance, content of act, presentation and star quality.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday March 10. Text fundraising closes at midnight on May 1.

      

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