Hundreds turned out for the Tauranga auditions of New Zealand’s Got Talent at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre today.
Line producer Loretta Jacobs says the impressive turn-out began to build at about 2pm.
“We’ll be looking at 300 plus I think.
“I think the word is now that it’s not just a singing competition - it’s a talent show. So novelty act, comedians, variety acts, jugglers and things like that - we are getting those acts as well. The bulk is singing and dancing.”
Tauranga’s Eden Taylor practices before the audition.
The New Zealand’s Got Talent team have been scouring the country for talented Kiwis since April and will finish in Auckland on June 9.
Auditions are open to all talents including solo acts, group performances, singers, dancers, stunt acts, comedians, animal acts and child performers.
There is no entry fee and no age limit.
The youngest to audition was a 4-year-old from Rotorua, while the oldest was an 89-year-old from the South Island, says Loretta.