Youngsters excel in Exmouth's Got Talent show

PUBLISHED: 13:29 15 December 2009 | UPDATED: 12:27 10 June 2010

A GROUP of street dancers triumphed at the final of an Exmouth variety show competition. Velocity, a mix of children, ranging from year eight to ten in school years, excelled at the Exmouth s Got Talent event held last Friday, December 11, at the Tower Me

A GROUP of street dancers triumphed at the final of an Exmouth variety show competition.

Velocity, a mix of children, ranging from year eight to ten in school years, excelled at the Exmouth's Got Talent event held last Friday, December 11, at the Tower Methodist Church.

The variety show, which has been running for three years, is organised by Exmouth Ice Project.

The project, based in the community college, works on behalf of churches in Exmouth. Its aim is to support young people in the town in their physical, social and spiritual development.

John Proctor, the project director, said he was thrilled with the standard of performances in both the show's final and audition stage.

He said: "Because we have now been holding the event for three years, each year the standard gets bigger and better.

"Another positive aspect is there are so many people involved with running the show, professionals who give up their spare time.

"We had a guy, for instance, who works in television in London who really contributed to making it a spectacle and visually amazing."

Max Weeks, a guitarist, was runner-up in Exmouth's Got Talent followed by Gemma Lane, a solo singer, in third place.

There were around 50 acts who auditioned for the final between last Monday, November 23, and Friday, November 27, with eight qualifying.

Gina Bentley; Spotlight, Laurie Ward, JWA and Aimee and Charlee, were among the other finalists.

John, reflecting on the success of the event, added: "The popularity of the show has grown amazingly in recent years.

"First time around it was a prototype and comparatively smaller than this year's.

"One of the most gratifying aspects of being involved in the show for me is to see kids excelling and to give them an experience of activities.

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