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Mablethorpe’s The Montalts Got Talent has tough competition in heat two making it a close call

The Montalt Arms landlady Jane Russell, pictured with contestants: band duo Carl Simon Guest and  Albert Hanstock, Ben Hooton, Paul Whetsone, Andy Hickin, resident DJ and Karoke host, Rick Hirst, Allana Haw, Tara Fisher, Wendy Hatch, Chris Tedford , Rob Bingham and Tom Holt (who is not pictured after turning up later).

The Montalt Arms landlady Jane Russell, pictured with contestants: band duo Carl Simon Guest and Albert Hanstock, Ben Hooton, Paul Whetsone, Andy Hickin, resident DJ and Karoke host, Rick Hirst, Allana Haw, Tara Fisher, Wendy Hatch, Chris Tedford , Rob Bingham and Tom Holt (who is not pictured after turning up later).

 

Heat two of The Montalt’s Got Talent took place last week (Wednesday, February 12) as the contest brings out one of the toughest heats to date.

Ten more contests came out on stage to give the audience the best performance they could in the hope of gaining a top three finish and moving forward to the final.

Last week’s heat was the toughest one yet, with so much potential between all the acts, the judges had a tough decision in choosing only three to put through to the final.

Included in the run-up of contestants was a rapper, a Freddie Mercury tribute act, a band and a vast array of talented singers.

Landlady of The Montalt Arms in Mablethorpe, Jane Russell said: “This week was a really hard heat and I wouldn’t have wanted to be a judge.

“It was nice to see a few new faces in the audience and was yet another fantastic turnout.”

First place in heat two went to Rob Bingham, closely followed by Chris Tedford in second place and Tom Holt in third.

The wildcard entry for the final has gone to Tara Fisher who received a huge amount of votes on The Montalt Arms Facebook page.

Rob,31, was delighted with his first place win. He said: “It was such a good feeling to win and I was really excited.

“It was also really nerve-wracking as it was a very tough group to be performing in. I wanted to perform a song that was a little bit different and unique which was a risk, but it paid off, now I really need to up my game for the final.”

Chris Tedford, 28, who took second place added: “I decided to enter the Montalt’s Got Talent as I lost my mum and dad last year and my mum loved me singing and I told her the next chance I had I would enter a competition and this came up at the right time.

“I didn’t expect to come in the top three as it turned out to be a really strong heat. I am absolutely over the moon to be in the final.”

Tom Holt, 23, dashed into The Montalt Arms to fill a last minute slot and had no time to prepare his song, but still came out in the top three.

He said: “I was reluctant to enter at first due to work commitements, but a last-minute slot opened up and I went for it. I wasn’t expecting to get into the final due to the scope of talent, but I am really happy.”

Heat three is on tonight (Wednesday, February 19) from 8pm.

 

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