Wednesday 5th June 2019
Hundreds headed to Thornton Heath to be wowed by a spectacular showcase last month – the borough’s first ever Croydon has Talent.
Open to young people aged eight- Twenty five from across the borough, the competition was organised by Croydon BME Forum with support from Croydon Council’s Choose Your Future campaign, celebrating young people’s positive choices.The audience at Oasis House, Peall Road, were treated to a fantastic night of live entertainment from solo performers and groups, with acts ranging from dance to DJ sets, from classical Indian music to rap.
On the judging panel were X-Factor 2018 finalist and Croydon resident Rae Elle Williams, Roger Samuels from The Voice 2019; DJ Milktray; Finesse Forever; and Leader of the Council, Councillor Tony Newman; cabinet member for children and young people, Councillor Alisa Flemming.
The Mayor of Croydon also attended as a special guest.
The evening was hosted by Anthony King (Pass Da Mic) a popular comedian, MC, host and Croydon resident who is known in the community.
Anthony King was joined by a co- hosted on the night.
Inspiring Vanessa a 12 year old Croydon resident who is an international, award – winning motivational speaker, YouTuber, author and child presenter.
The winner in the U16s category was Amare Caleb Yawson a 10 year old Dancer with Karson Reynolds, 13 Singer, from New Addington as runner-up. In the over-16s category, Albert Amankwah Singer 25 scooped the top prize, followed by 2nd Place Jaykwarn Payne Stage Name Azulo 17 Dancer, 3rd Place D’sean Boswell Stage Name KS More Time 17 Rapper / MC