Tezlin Newell Harding has won Castle Vale’s Got Talent 2012 tonight. She had been runner-up in the event for the past three years.
One of the judges,Tobi Earnshaw told her: “Wow, you have got everything, haven’t you,” after hearing her perform Million Dollar Bill. 17 year-old Tobi, who performed for the audience during the interval, has himself just been awarded a recording contract following a tour of the USA.
Singers took all of the top four prizes. Two of the top three performers, Tezlin and Tara Mahoney performed classics by American soul singer Whitney Houston, who died earlier this year.
Trevor Evans hosted the show to a packed audience at Castle Vale School.The three judges watched 24 acts before selecting their top four.
There were some outstanding performances. This year’s runners-up, Steven Mcvey and his younger brother Daniel gave a superb performance of a John Lennon song.
Tara Mahoney, now a senior pupil at the school, came third. Her rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I will always love you’ was quite brilliant, and was being tipped by many as a potential winner.
Young singer Liam Tustin came fourth.