Nationwide talent search FESTIVAL 4 STARS comes to Belfast’s Hilton Hotel on Sunday June 5th. Founded 6 years ago in Scotland in an attempt to find the country’s hottest new talent, Festival 4 Stars now runs heats throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The Northern Ireland auditions are being held at Ma Nelson’s Bar on Sunday May15th and Sunday May 22nd at 1pm with the finals taking place at Belfast’s Hilton Hotel on Sunday June 5th.Unlike other talent shows Festival 4 Stars has a wide range of categories and is open to various age groups. There are different sections reflecting various singing styles, musical theatre, dance and Star Group. The competition has categories for soloists, duos, small and large groups.

Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson is one of the organisation’s success stories and other contestants have recently appeared on TV’s Over The Rainbow.

Tina Calder, Northern Ireland co-organiser said, “Unlike other talent competitions Festival 4 Stars has a wide range of categories and is open to various age groups.

This is one of the UK’s most reputable talent competitions with many celebrity endorsers including Boyzone’s Shane Lynch, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Faryl Smith, Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett, Eastenders legend Steve McFadden and Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh.”

Robin Elliott, Northern Ireland co-organiser said, “We all know that talent shows are extremely popular and especially here in Northern Ireland. I have had the opportunity to judge so many of these shows recently and I know just how much amazing talent we have out there. So, let’s show off the amount of talent we have here in Northern Ireland!”

To enter click on to and categories include:
Solo Singing 14 years and under
Solo Singing 15 years to adult
Musical Solo 14 years and under
Musical Solo 15 years to adult
Star Group
Group Dance
Duos and Trios
Musical Group
Solo Dance 12 years and under
Solo dance 13 to 20 years.