Welcome to Rugby’s Got Talent 2022!

Rugby’s Got Talent this year is created by The Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore and made possible by the generous sponsorship of Urban & Civic plc, “Come Home to Houlton”.

We are delighted to be back after such a long break caused by the Covid pandemic restrictions.

This year’s applications have once again been wide ranging and diverse. It’s great to see that despite the huge disruption caused by lockdowns, all the contestants have maintained their practice and discipline in order to be able to entertain us all.

The format of this year’s competition is as follows:

  • 3 semi-finals to be held at the Ex-servicemen’s Club, Hillmorton on 18, 19, 20 July.
  • A show party for all contestants on 21 July where they can perform, collaborate and meet each other.
  • The final at the Benn Hall on Friday 22 July.

Tickets

Tickets for each of the semi-finals are available on the door. Tickets for the Grand Final at the Benn Hall are available here. Doors open for each event at 7pm.

Semi-final and Grand Final performances cost just £5 per person. The show party is free.

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Two winners from each semi-final will be selected by the judges and revealed each night. Two additional wild cards will be announced at the show party making a total of 8 acts in the final (the judges decision is final).

The overall winner will then be announced at the final and will receive £500 in cash, as well as a performance opportunity at the Rugby Music Festival on August Bank Holiday in Caldecott Park along with an interview on BBC CWR with Rugby’s own Dan Sambell! Two runners up will receive £200 and £100 each respectively.

To have got this far, all the contestants are winners!

They get the chance to perform on stage in front of a live audience, with feedback from experienced judges who view each act from various perspectives and give their supportive opinions.

As we’ve seen from previous years, this experience alone helps to support them on their way to achieving their ambitions.

We are very keen to support and encourage young people to play music. The Rugby Rotary Music Bursary helps hard pressed parents in these difficult times to find the money to fund lessons. Contact mikefolly@btinternet.com for more details.

Mike Folly – Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club

Semi-final 1

18 July 2022

Rugbylele

Matth.U

Oliwia Dragon

Deborah Clifton

Monday Nights

Georgia Ekeobi

Millie Maddams

Semi-final 2

19 July 2022

Sunroof

Elsie Pheasant

Lee Joseph Mystery Entertainer

Ezza Brianna

The Big Sing Choir

Kian Taylor-Jackson

Aaron Evans

Semi-final 3

20 July 2022

Mottled Shades

Teshaa Uman

This & That

Simon Coates

Madison Matthews

Leø Cruz

Alyssa Martyn

The judges

The judges for Rugby’s Got Talent 2022 are independent of acts that have entered the competition. They include people with an extensive and varied range of stage, music and artistic experience, together with creating and managing a variety of shows from small to large.

Amie Boyd

Amie has been performing since the age of four having studied dance, performing arts, recorder, drums and vocals. After completing her music degree she taught for Coventry Performing Arts Service and Warwickshire County Music Service (WCMS) as well as completing her PGCE.

Amie is very active on the local music scene running independent groups including the Hillmorton Community Choir, Choral Belles and WESing as well as performing in various bands and other groups.

Kieran Taylour

Kieran is a Rugby born & bred Country Singer/Songwriter who performs his own music nationally.

After winning Rugby’s Got Talent back in 2018, Kieran has continued to push his passion and build a successful status within the industry ranging from radio play, festival slots and even chart placements.

Kieran has also had the privilege of working with many great people since his win including Michael Buble, Hugh Jackman, members of Clean Bandit and much more.

Michele Goode

Michele Goode, was born and bred in Rugby and is one of the founders of Rugby’s Got Talent when she worked for Rugby FM back in the day when it was first launched.

A performer on stage since she was 7, Michele has also represented England at the commonwealth games as a high jumper and was also a member of the elite England netball team.

She then sang on the Birmingham circuit for some 5 years before joining Rugby theatre where she has been cast in over 60 shows.

She is currently rehearsing for the Dolly Parton 9 to 5 show at the Benn Hall at the end of September.

Mike Folly

Mike is a big supporter of music development in Rugby. Taking leading roles in Rugby’s Got Talent, the Rugby Music Festival and being Chairman of the Rugby Rotary Music Bursary.

Before retiring Mike ran many corporate events all over the country with many personalities from various types of entertainment.

His passion is seeing young performers grow in stature and prowess, and delights in being involved with the other members of the Team who create these opportunities

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