Radio City searches for stars

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'Your Big Gig' competition giving singers the start they need ©RadioCity

‘Your Big Gig’ competition giving singers a starting chance © Radio City

A Liverpool charity is offering local musicians and bands the chance to win a life-changing performance in front of thousands.

The Radio City and Cash for Kids competition is searching for up and coming musicians to share the stage with superstar Ne-Yo and special guest Tulisa by becoming their supporting act.

With stars such as The Beatles, The Zutons, The Real Thing, The Searchers and Rebecca Ferguson being shot to stardom from this very city of Liverpool, Radio City is hoping to find the next big talent who can add to the success list.

Cash for Kids fundraiser, Katie Harrison, told JMU Journalism: “We are extremely excited to be hosting this new competition. Liverpool is a city renowned for its musical talent and we can’t wait to hear the fantastic talent out there! It’s a great opportunity for everyone with an amazing prize.”

The winning act will showcase their talent at Liverpool’s Echo arena in front of up to 10,000 people on March 8 getting the crowd hyped up before three-time Grammy award winner Ne-Yo and X Factor judge Tulisa hit the stage.

The Radio City tower. Photo: Ida Husøy

The Radio City tower. Photo: Ida Husøy

They will also receive support from professionals to help give them the career start they need as part of an additional prize to include vocal lesson training, styling and even shooting their own professional music video.

Mrs Harrison said: “I would say it definitely is the chance of a lifetime. The winner will also get their track played on Radio City to an audience of 450,000 a week! You never know who could be listening and this opportunity could springboard your musical career!

“We are very confident that we will find amazing talent from our great city. Entries have already started pouring in!”

Hopefuls have until February 25 to apply online and upload a demo of their work, for a £30 charge, before a judging panel select a shortlist of the five best acts to then face a public vote and decide the winner.”

All proceeds from Your Big Gig will go to the radio station’s charity, Cash for Kids, which aims to support disadvantaged children across Merseyside.

About Michaela Routledge, JMU Journalism