Wednesday 6th February 2013
The finals of the Perform:2013 took place at Valley Central last week, with the standards proving so high, two acts were chosen as the winners.
Perform:2013 is a competition designed for young performers, aged 10-9 (up to 25 with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities), living in the Greenwich and Bexley boroughs.
After acts sent in their song recordings, the top 6 were chosen and then invited to perform at Valley Central. The standard of talent was so high, that the number of finalists chosen increased from 5 finalists to 6 and 1 winning act to 2.
The top 6, who were asked to perform 2 songs of their choice in the Perform:2013 final, consisted of Stars with Bars, Amina and Rhiana, Impulsive Destiny, Tamara Castle, Nothing Major and Alfiah Brown.
Judges for the final were Cllr Jackie Smith the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Cabinet Member of Children’s Service, Marc Leckie Head of Youth and Social Inclusion at the Trust and 95.8 Capital FM Breakfast Show Host and the Trust’s Youth Service Ambassador, Dave Berry.
The chosen winning acts were 16 year old Alfiah Brown and a five piece collaboration band, known as Nothing Major.
These two winning acts will now get the chance to perform at the Trust’s 20th anniversary concert on Monday 11th February 2013, at the IndigO2, featuring Olly Murs and Lawson.
Dave Berry, who helped to judge the winning acts, said, ‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening judging the young peoples talent. I felt like Simon Cowell, but without the Cuban heels!
Both Alfiah and Nothing Major have been given a fantastic platform to show people their talents and I hope everyone attending the concert enjoys their performances.
I cannot wait to show off the immense young talent we have unearthed on the 11th. Anyone local is going to feel so proud!’
Videos of the top 6 acts performances will be posted soon!