The young and talented shine

Saturday’s show features kids ages 6 to 16

Cayman’s got talent, the X-factor and are anything but idle.

The proof is onstage at John Gray High School Hall from 6pm on Saturday, 12 March at the Young Talented Stars 2011 Final.

The talent show marks the culmination of several weeks of regional heats for Cayman’s gifted kids between ages 6 and 16. There are dancers, singers, drummers, songwriters, rock bands and hip hop dancers from all parts of the island vying to impress judges.

The budding stars will be judged on stage presence, performance, originality, entertainment and – of course – audience reaction.

Nolly Brown says that the yearly showcase is something to look forward to.

“I feel that we need to work with our kids as they have so much to offer as singers, actors, dancers et cetera. I really enjoy these events every year and to see the amount of people that come out to support and showcase their talent is breathtaking.”

Hard work

Cayman’s Got Talent took place in 2010 – Nolly Brown Entertainment’s first event, which organisers said was hard work but the response from the community and kids made it a success.

“This year, with our 19 finalists I am proud to once again have the support of the kids working hard and making it to the finals – well done to all.

“To those who did not make it, take this time and work hard as next year you could be our winner.”

Brown also tells Weekender that the support of sponsors, no matter how little, helped to support the kids and keep them off the streets.

Brackers will be pleased to note that the show will visit Cayman Brac on 23 April to see who has the most talent there. The winner of the Grand Cayman final will also be performing.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids and are on sale at Funky Tangs.

The show is in memory of Martika Rankine, who passed away from leukaemia 9 years ago.

Organisers Nolly Brown Entertainment will donate 50 per cent of the show’s profits to Markus Lionel Hernandez-McLean, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010.