Britain’s Got Talent team audition learners at Grimsby Institute

Researchers from Britain’s Got Talent have been auditioning learners at the Grimsby Institute today as part of their nationwide search for a new star.

Emily Smith & Stuart Young, two researchers from Thames TV, are scaling the country looking for talented individuals to take part in Britain’s Got Talent 2016, the hottest TV talent competition, judged by Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Aleisha Dixon.

Emily explained: “We’re here to audition the students briefly. We will be filming the best bits of their performances and we will take that back to London and show it to our producers, which could lead to them appearing on the TV show next year. Callum Scott was fantastic last year, it’s fantastic to see someone who is young and so talented. This is our first stop on our journey across the North East and it’s very exciting.”

Stuart added: “We’re looking for something different, that we haven’t seen before and that’s going to surprise the judges. If something surprises us then there’s a good chance it will surprise the judges too. We’re asking people to look at acts that have been on the show before and say how they could do that better or in a different way.   I have to say Diversity has been my favourite act to win so far. They’re one of the best dance groups ever.”

Emma Forrest-Leigh, Associate Principal for Creative, Digital & Arts, explained why this is an important part of the learning process for young people: “At the Grimsby Institute we offer all of our Performing Arts and Music learners the opportunity to showcase their talents to employers and the public.

“The next opportunity will be at the Pantomime in December. We host auditions such as this and music gigs to provide real industry experience. It is what we believe in. Please feel welcomed to book your tickets and come and see our talented learners in action.”