Victory’s young talent to go on show


The search is on for the superstars of Victory and the surrounding community with a talent show being held as part of Youth Week celebrations.

Young people aged from five to 24 are invited to enter the Junior Raise Up programme’s Victory’s Got Talent event on May 23 facilitated by the Nelson YMCA. The event was organised by the YMCA’s Raise Up Crew at a two-day leadership camp at Bridge Valley Adventure Camp.

YMCA youth workers, Cheryl Kingi and Chelsea Jakobsen, are enthusiastic about assisting the Junior Raise Up crew to create another year of Victory’s Got Talent. This year’s talent quest aims to invite diversity and they hope to reach members of the community whose talents may still be Nelson’s best-kept secret.

A  judge’s panel made up of two local adult residents will critique performances and provide constructive comment to contestants while assisting two Youth Judges to help pick the final winner. Contestants can enter as a soloist, a duo or a group.

Chelsea says they are looking forward to seeing the diversity people from Victory can bring to the show.

“Whatever your talent, we would love to see it,” she says.

The overall winner will walk away with a grand prize of $200 worth of vouchers and there will be spot prizes up for grabs. Thanks to the Junior Raise Up crew, lollies, popcorn and drinks will also be available to make your viewing experience even more enjoyable.

Performance slots are limited and performers must pre-register by calling the YMCA on  022 341 8070.