Singing stars set for limelight

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LIVE auditions take place this week for the area’s answer to The X Factor.

Star Maker is a brand new singing competition open to people in Burnley, Pendle and Craven.

Scores of budding wannabes have applied for a chance to shine and they will be singing their hearts out for a bootcamp place this Thursday and Friday.

Auditions will take place between 8am and 8pm at The ACE Centre in Nelson.

And just like the X Factor, there will be three different age categories, a boot camp, live shows and a grand final!

The top prize is up to £1,000 in cash, a recorded album and two festival appearances, including a slot on one of the Roadhouses at this year’s Great British R&B Festival in August.

The three age groups are: 12-18 years; 18-25 year and over 25s.

The judges will be the three members of local band Diva Dynamic, plus a special guest.

A total of 70 artistes will be chosen from the auditions for bootcamp, which will be held at The ACE Centre on Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st.

There will be five live shows – every Friday from June 8th until July 6th at The ACE Centre and the live final will be held at The Muni Theatre in Colne on Friday, July 20th.

Live show tickets cost £5 each, which can be bought from The Muni Theatre’s box office on 01282 661234 or The ACE Centre on 01282 661080.