Britain's Got Talent hopefuls in spotlight at Welshpool

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Talented entertainers hit the high notes and strutted their stuff hoping to appear in front of a Britain's Got Talent judging panel.

Talent scouts from the hit ITV show stopped off Welshpool as part of their quest to unearth undiscovered stars for the 2017 series.

The auditions took place at Welshpool Town Hall, with dozens lining up in the hopes they would impress.

Twelve-year-old Ella Wright, from Guilsfield, was one of the brave acts who put themselves forward and performed in front of the show's scouts.

Her mother Rachel Jones said Ella had done a "great job".

She said: "I'm really proud of her, she sang really well and seemed happy with her performance afterwards, which is great, especially considering as she sang without music.

"I think it's great that young people are confident enough to put themselves out there, I know I couldn't."

Ella sang the ballad 'Fade' by Alan Walker.

Hopefuls now have to wait until the new year to find out whether they've made the cut.


Dancers, singers and acrobats were some of the talented hopefuls who queued up for Britain's Got Talent auditions in Telford back in October.

Dozens of people flocked to Telford Shopping Centre to have their moment in the spotlight. Among those to appear before casting researchers from the popular ITV show was 12-year-old Alicia French-Evans, from Shrewsbury.

The Shrewsbury Academy pupil played, who had only being playing guitar for two months, sang her own version of Britney Spears' Toxic.

This year marked the 10th anniversary of Britain's Got Talent.


Soldier and magician Richard Jones was crowned the winner of the most recent series.

The magician captivated the nation with his mind-reading and his moving finale, a tribute to Second World War prisoner of war and magician, Fergus Anckorn, from Westerham.

The 10th anniversary year also marks a decade of Britain's Got Talent presenters Ant and Dec hosting the hit TV show.


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