Stars shine at Worthing Idol

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BEAT boxers, singers and dancers were among the talented acts who impressed judges at the grand final of Worthing Idol 2011.

The talent competition was watched by more than 300 people on Monday, at the St Paul’s Centre, in Chapel Road.

Founder of Worthing Idol, Vicky Vaughan, said: “It was just fantastic. Everyone said how great the level of talent was and the audience seemed to love every minute.”

Lizzie Haynes, 17, came first with her performance of a Carly Simon track. She won £250 to be spent on developing her talent.

Rebecca Woods, 16, won second place with her performance of Beyonce’s Ave Maria. Jacob Obong and Anna Smith, both 16, came joint third. Jacob impressed with his robotic street dancing, while Anna sang show tunes.

In total, 19 acts aged between 10 and 19 entered the competition, including Centrestage, a group of 60 children who performed a medley of songs.

Vicky added: “The support backstage among the acts was fantastic, they all said it didn’t matter who won, they just wanted to show what they could do and have fun.”

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