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Warwickshire Rotarians let local talent shine

Warwickshire Rotarians let local talent shine

The young people of Rugby got the chance to show off their emerging talents in the local Rotary club’s annual talent show.

Rugby’s Got Talent 2023, once again organised by Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club, gave a selection of talented youngsters the chance to perform in front of a panel of judges at one of the Warwickshire town’s best venues, Benn Hall.

Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club collaborated with Urban & Civic Plc to organise the evening of musical performances which was featured on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Radio.

Just Li, the winner of Rugby’s Got Talen 2023.

After much deliberation by the judges, who were captivated by all the incredible talent on show, the competition was won by Just Li, who had just moved to Rugby from South Africa.

Amongst all the performers competing to win the talent show, there were guest performances from Jades Dance Studios, 2022’s winner Ezza Brianna and The Big Sing, who appeared in 2022’s edition of the competition and were featured on Britain’s Got Talent 2023.

Head Judge and Rotarian Mike Folly said: “As always, it was a real privilege to listen and help this cast of 2023 performers who made it almost impossible to select one act in preference to all the others. It was so close!

“Everyone, both semi-finalists and finalists, could happily entertain an audience and will have gained something special from putting themselves through this experience. We congratulate all of them, thank them for being part of the show series and would welcome them back again with open arms anytime in the future.

The other judges on the panel this year were Amie Boyd, a teacher and choir leader from Hillmorton, Paula Cannon, a former professional singer and design expert, and Rob Sloan,  a film director at Walt Disney Studios and the joint creator to Rugby’s ‘In the Round’ Theatre Group for young people.