Limerick’s Got Talent show returns for seventh year

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Pictured at the launch of the 2015 Limerick's got talent completion at Arthur's Quay shopping center were Mark Tiernan, Arthur's Quay, Producer Mike O'Connor, Maria Byrne, Deputy Mayor, Ursula Stokes, Gerry Battles and in front: Ann Marie Broderick, Edward Williams, Eileen Bourke and singer Gina Lu. Picture: Ger Leddin.
THE work of talented songwriters, vocalists and performers will be honoured at this year’s Limerick’s Got Talent competition.

THE work of talented songwriters, vocalists and performers will be honoured at this year’s Limerick’s Got Talent competition.

Returning for a seventh year, the talent contest promises to be bigger and better than ever, with heats set to take in July at the Pery Hotel, ahead of a grand final in the Limetree theatre in August.

There will be cash prizes up for grabs for winners in all categories, including titles for best songwriter, best band, best original song and best variety act. The winner will get €500, plus a cut-glass trophy.

If the winner is a vocalist, they will get a recording of their song in a studio.

Three heats take place between Thursday, July 16 and Saturday. July 20, with the grand final set for Friday, August 14.

Money raised from the event will go to the Irish Wheelchair Association, while the competition is being sponsored by Arthur’s Quay shopping centre, and Limerick City Community Radio.

Among the judges this year are actor Nigel Mercier, and fashionista Ursula Stokes, and former Limerick Rose Elaine Sorensen-Mulcahy. Entry forms for the contest can be picked up from the first floor at Arthur’s Quay shopping centre, and the Brunch cafe in Upper William Street. More information at 085-1367594