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Boyzone’s Shane joins celebrity judges for Portadown’s Got Talent

Boyzone star Shane Lynch has been confirmed as one of the celebrity judges for this month’s big Portadown’s Got Talent competition.

The Dubliner, who enjoyed a string of chart-toppers with fellow band-mates Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Keith Duffy and the late Stephen Gately, will be helping to choose the cream of the crop from the hopefuls lining up in the Co Armagh talent spectacular.

Portadown’s Got Talent 2 will light up Portadown Plaza on Friday, June 12, with an array of talent both on and off the stage!

The FREE event has been organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council as part of the Shared Process and Community Engagement Project (SPACE) funded through the Special European Programmes Body (SEUPB) PEACE III Priority 2 Contributing to a Shared Society Theme 1 Creating Shared Public Services.

Hosted by Gareth Stewart from Cool FM, the talent show will kick off the evening’s festivities at 6pm with competitors hoping to impress the high profile judges.

Joining Shane will be actress and model Rachel Kennedy from Portadown, Microlip’s very own keyboard genius Neil Guy and stage and screen actor/director Gerard McCabe.

The 10 lucky finalists from the previous live auditions will have their moment in the limelight battling it out for some VIP prizes kindly provided by local businesses, including a limo experience from I Do Wedding Cars, fashion from Hanger 13, an exclusive studio session from Kirsty-Lyn Photography, hair styling from Peter Mark and a £100 gift voucher donated by High Street Mall.

The judges will then select the semi-finalist acts before the public vote to decide the overall winner.

The audience, performers and judges will then be treated to some fantastic musical performances from local online singing sensation Emma Horan, the ever popular Microlip before Mikey, Parisa, Charlie and Betsy otherwise known as ‘Only The Young’, of X Factor fame, take to the stage to entertain the crowd.

All are invited to come along and enjoy this fantastic evening of free entertainment.

Until then check out for more news on the event and to vote for the finalists.

There will also be a fantastic opportunity to be photographed with the celebrity judges in a ‘Meet and Greet’ competition.pdown talent shane



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