The HELP for HEROES Talent Show Competition Final was held in the Village Hall on Saturday 30th January 2010. The show was directed and produced by Gemma Bell with lots of help. The judges were Nick Duncan (Chairman) of "Sounds Plus", Mr. David Croft OBE writer and producer, local girl Clare Presland opera singer and teacher and Paul Haynes the Arc Centre manager. Anglia Television presenter Jonathan Wills should have also been a judge but unfortunate circumstances meant he was not able to attend. Sgt. Wayne Ward was the compère assisted by Warrant Officer Bob Hargreaves. The event was sponsored by over 40 local companies businesses and individuals.
Fifteen contestants took part. Michelle Randè was awarded 1st place, Lucy Winter second place and Theresa Jude 3rd. Mr. David Croft OBE presented the trophies and Clare Presland presented a cheque for £2626.09 to Audrey McCune and Sgt. Wayne Ward on behalf of HELP for HEROES charity.
The other finalists were Olivia Banks, Amy Hurrell, Natasha Wilson, Sammy Moroney, Daniel Pettitt, Natalie Carr, Michelle Crowley, Kim Lockwood, Matthew Walters and Serena Grant. From Great Barton there was Sara Bebbington also Julie Dubroff. Julie performed "Take Good Care Of Yourself" her own song, music and lyrics, she especially written for HELP for HEROES.
The audience for the show was the largest the village hall has ever seen with 172 seated in the main hall and about another 30 in the new annexe watching via a "big screen".
Video Clip Michelle Randè ~ "MakeYou Feel My Love" and "Nobody Does It Better"
Video Clip of the awards and cheque presentation
Video Clip Sammy Moroney ~ "I Love You I Do" + "All that Jazz"
Video Clip Sara Bebbington ~ "Son Of A Preacher Man" + There You'll Be"
Video Clip Serena Grant ~ "When You Believe" + Hallelujah"
Video Clip Olivia Banks ~ ""Here I Am" + "Listen"
Video Clip Julie Dubroff ~ "Take Good Care Of Yourself"
Video Clip Matthew Walters ~ "Sex On Fire" + "Hero"
Video Clip Amy Hurrell ~ "Mercy" + "What's Up"
Video Clip Daniel Pettitt ~ "You Raise Me Up" + "Bring Him Home"
Video Clip Kim Lockwood ~ "Walking In Memphis" + "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree"
Video Clip Theresa Jude ~ "When you belive" + "Carwash"
A DVD of the whole event is available from Mick Brabrook 01284 788147. Mick is happy to post the performance of other contestants on YouTube if given permission.
HFH Programme 1
HFH Programme 2