Alisa proves that town’s youth has talent aplenty

Youth Got Talent winners Jasmin Steer, Ailsa McTernan and Jasmin Steer with the panel of judges, Ken Bridger, Luke Patterson, Jenny Stimson, Chrissie Redford and Lindsey Moulds, and main organiser Anita Goodyear, centre.
Youth Got Talent winners Jasmin Steer, Ailsa McTernan and Jasmin Steer with the panel of judges, Ken Bridger, Luke Patterson, Jenny Stimson, Chrissie Redford and Lindsey Moulds, and main organiser Anita Goodyear, centre.

THE TALENTS of the town’s young people was on show at the first Youth’s Got Talent event in the Festival hall.

Organiser Anita Goodyear, project worker at Market Rasen Foyer, worked hard to bring everything together, with the help of the whole team of staff and Foyer residents involved on the night.

Ten contestants, ranging from nine years of age to 20 years of age, battled it out for the top spot in front of a panel of judges and assembled audience.

And it was ten-year-old Ailsa McTernan who the judges decided was the clear winner.

In second place was Charlotte Clarke and Jasmin Steer was third.

“All the entrants were of an exceptional standard and we found it extremely difficult to decide on the winning places,” said judge Lindsey Moulds, project manager at The Foyer.

“I am very proud of the staff and residents, who all worked exceptionally hard to put on this fantastic event – something which we hope to do on an annual basis.

“After expenses we raised a respectable £201; however, the main aim of our event was to bring the community together, showcase the Foyer and its young people in a positive light – which it certainly did.

“We have received a huge amount of positive feedback from the community and residents themselves to say what an excellent and well organised event it was.”

The Foyer team also thanked the local businesses who had donated raffle prizes, Market Rasen Lions for the money towards the buffet and the very kind anonymous donation towards the contestant prizes.

Sound Lincs provided the sound equipment and also did a disco after the show, which allowed the young people to have a go at mixing the old school turntables.