Search for a star to support Jonathan

Britains Got Talent star Jonathan Antoine
Britains Got Talent star Jonathan Antoine

Viva Blackpool, the glitzy entertainment venue that brings a touch of Vegas to the Golden Mile, is offering local talent the chance to support a star singer.

The venue has launched a search for a support act to perform on the same bill as Britain’s Got Talent star Jonathan Antoine.

The lucky winner will be picked by the classical crossover singer himself, as Jonathan will select the best of the talent on show in the videos.

Any act wishing to be in the running for this prize needs to submit a video to Viva Blackpool, showing themselves performing and showcasing their talent at its best.

Videos need to arrive by 5pm on May 10 and should be submitted by following a link on the home page of www.vivablackpool.com .

Jonathan will then judge all videos, with the Viva team, on May 11 and three ‘finalists’ will be announced. Videos can be in any standard format and no more than three minutes long.

All three of these acts will then see their video put up for a public vote, which will determine the winner. The three videos will be posted at www.vivablackpool.com and the vote will run from May 11 to 5pm on May 15, with the winner announced the same day.

Once the results of the public vote are known, the winning act will be contacted, so Viva can make the arrangements they require for their performance on May 20.

Viva Blackpool’s managing director, Martin Heywood, says: “Jonathan Antoine has appeared on stage with global stars including Placido Domingo, Vittorio Grigolo and Joss Stone and he will now be sharing a stage, for one night only, with the winner of this very special contest, who will perform ahead of Jonathan’s 120-minute show.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an ambitious act to showcase their talent, not just at Viva on May 20, but also online, as members of the public cast their votes. The exposure this alone provides makes it something every act should consider, if they truly believe they have what it takes.”

Those wishing to be at Viva to see the lucky winner perform, can buy tickets at prices ranging between £23.50 and £31.50. These can be bought online at www.vivablackpool.com.