Evening News & Radio Forth launch Edinburgh’s Got Talent competition
TOM Little is fairly breathing some new ideas into the Edinburgh Evening News since he's taken over as Editor – and the latest is a real belter.
Ladeez and gentlefolk – Edinburgh's Got Talent.
The News has teamed up with another two city institutions – Radio Forth and the Assembly Rooms – to search for the next big thing.
And why not?
Presumably given the trio involved, we'll be treated to the best in print, online, on air and with the final gig involving the best 10 acts later this month.
They've signed up local lad Keith Jack of Any Dream Will Do fame and Forth One breakfast show host Boogie as two of the judges.
Radio Forth events manager Richie Jeffrey, Evening News arts editor Liam Rudden and promotions manager Deborah Welsh complete the panel.
It's a short, sharp burst too – the final takes place at the Assembly Rooms on Thursday October 29 hosted by Forth's own Arlene Stuart.
Organisers say while they would like to unearth the next Susan Boyle – it is not just a singing competition. All performers are welcome
Winners get £1000 cash, recording time in a studio and a chance to perform at the Radio Forth Awards with top showbiz acts.