Talent vies for prize

Acoustic guitarist and singer Megan Stanford,14, who has reached the Teen Star regional finals.

Acoustic guitarist and singer Megan Stanford,14, who has reached the Teen Star regional finals.

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A seven-year-old singing a Disney smash, a girl group made up of schoolfriends from Morecambe and a guitarist who is registered blind have a chance to reach a talent show final.

They are among six ‘wild cards’ who could appear live on stage in Lancaster next month at the Furness Charity Stars contest.

Voting closed this week to determine which two of the ‘wild cards’ will perform at the Grand Theatre event on February 21. Each finalist has chosen a charity and will compete for a share of a £3,000 prize pot, with money going to their good causes. The wild cards include teenager Megan Stanford from Carnforth, Morecambe girl group Harmony, Steve Rayner from Morecambe representing Galloway’s Society for the Blind and David Monaghan from Heysham.Twelve finalists have already been picked, including Emmie Togneri from Morecambe, Lyndsey Davies from Heysham and 74-year-old Ron Carey from Heysham.

The competition is organised by Furness Building Society and The Bay radio, in conjunction with The Visitor.

A panel of judges on the night will include Greg Lambert, content editor of the The Visitor and The Bay radio’s Darren Milby. The show will be hosted by The Bay breakfast show presenter Danny Matthews.The top two vote-getters will be announced on Wednesday January 28 so keep your eyes peeled to www.thevisitor.co.uk for the announcement. Tickets to see the Charity Stars final are £5 each and available through Lancaster Grand Theatre box office - call 01524 64695 or visit www.lancastergrand.co.uk .