News / Shetland’s Got Talent is back

A HUGELY successful local talent show is returning this year to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Shetland’s Got Talent, hosted by the local Relay For Life committee, will take place in Mareel on 16 April.

The show is expected to attract a wide variety of entertainment and a judging panel of Malcolm Younger, Davie Gardner and Jillian Mouat will cast their eyes over the acts.

Everyone from singers, dancers and musicians to comedians and magicians are encouraged to put their name forward to perform on the night.

Two years ago more than £5,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK.

The winning act will get the chance to perform at the Relay For Life fund raising event at Lerwick’s Gilbertson Park on 28 May.

Once entries have been whittled down to the final three, voting will be carried out by the audience, who will be asked to place money in a donation bucket that corresponds to their favourite act.


The biennial event will again be hosted by local duo Bryan Peterson and Jonny Polson and previous Shetland’s Got Talent winners Megan and Lauren will perform.

Those interested in taking part have until 18 March to put their name forward.

For an application form, visit the CRUK Relay for Life Shetland Facebook page or contact committee member Sheila Duncan at sheila.duncan5@btinternet.com 

Tickets for the night will be available via Shetland Box Office from 5 March.


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