Town talent to go on tour

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DANCING, tears and standing ovations proved Chesterfield has “a mountain” of talent.

Judges struggled to choose at Saturday’s Chesterfield’s Got Talent show – now set to tour working men’s clubs.

Winners Lucy Telfer and Edward Jowle, 16, received a two-minute standing ovation for their performance of Past the Point of No Return from Phantom of the Opera.

Elizabeth Unwin, ten, was the runner-up singing A Spoonful of Sugar and solo drummer Conner Fletcher came third.

Mayor of Chesterfield Cllr Peter Barr, a judge on the night, said: “What a fantastic night, the talent was outstanding.

“I would like to thank everyone for entering, all those who attended and supported the event, and the other judges.”

Singing bus driver Alan Stapleton had the crowd in tears with Eva Cassidy’s Over the Rainbow at the show, organised as part of the mayor’s charity appeal, while the Jersey Boys had everyone dancing.

Judge Cllr John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council leader, said: “ Has Chesterfield Got Talent? Yes Chesterfield has a mountain of talent.

“Everyone who entered was a winner, it was very hard picking the top three.

“Congratulations to everyone - can’t wait for next year.”

Keep checking www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk for a video of the winners.