Kenilworth really has got talent - and it’s being snapped up for TV
AN “AMAZING” singer has wowed the judges and beaten over 80 hopefuls to take the crown in this year’s Kenilworth’s Got Talent competition.
And the sell-out show had such a collection of talented performers that one has even being approached by producers of Britain’s Got Talent to take part in auditions for next year’s programme.
This year’s winner, Karl Frazek, 22, beat nine other finalists to the top spot in the KGT finals on Friday after performing two very different songs, one by band Queen and another opera style number.
Organisers have hailed the whole show and the final night as an amazing success with tickets selling out within hours and over 100 people filling the hall to support their favourite acts and make it a real night to remember.
Over 87 applications for the competition were whittled down to just 10 finalists from aged eight and up and all with a variety of talent from singing and dancing, to beat-boxing and magic shows to entertain the crowds.
Sherri Tenpenny, one of the show’s organisers, described winner Karl as an “amazing singer” and congratulated him on doing so well.
“He was amazing, a really deserved winner. He has got such a good voice and he really won the crowds round with his two completely different songs, even the other contestants were talking about how good he was backstage.”
But she said he is not the only success story from the night after 12-year-old comedy magician, Fletcher Ramsbury has now been approached by the national programme inviting him to audition.
The Blue Coat School pupil said he agreed straight away and cannot wait to audition, but as there are several rounds of auditions before the television shows, he is not sure how far his Tommy Cooper style act will get.
“It is really good to have recognition and know that people are talking about your act and I hope that we hear more about the auditions soon,” he said.
“I love performing and have done a few talent shows and competitions, it would be amazing to get on television to perform but I just have to see what happens.”
Fletcher, who has been performing magic since the age of three after being inspired by a Tommy Cooper video shown to him by his granddad, is also a member of the Leamington and Warwick Magicians Club, the London Magic Circle youth club and has won awards for his routine. Last year he came second overall in Kenilworth’s Got Talent.
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