Searching for the UK’s biggest LGBT+ star, Pride’s Got Talent is back for its sixth season.
The competition, in partnership with Amazon Music, seeks the best LGBT+ talents London has to offer. Contestants can apply through one of two categories: Music or Cabaret. The heats are held in different LGBT+ venues across London and finish in a two part grand finale at the Charring Cross Theatre.
All finalists get the opportunity to perform on one of the many stages at London Pride with the competition winners taking the main stage in Trafalgar Square.
According to the Pride’s Got Talent official website, the competition “is the brainchild of Ian Massa-Harris-McFeely and was conceived in 2014 to ensure the existing pool of talent in the LGBT+ community were given a fair chance to take part in Pride in London and were exposed to industry recognised judges to aid them in their artistic career.”
“The rationale is that everyone, irrespective of gender, gender history, sexuality, disability or ethnicity is encouraged to enter the competition. This ensures that there is transparency and diversity when it comes to the Pride’s Got Talent performers on the Pride stages.”
Last year’s music winner was LMR and the cabaret winners were Busty and Ginger. “This year’s competition really showcased the vast talents the LGBT+ community offers the country” stated Ian Massa-Harris-McFeely. “On many occasions throughout this process, I have been moved to emotional tears watching in amazement as these gifted performers have developed”.
The events are free to attend and held all over London, the next event is heat 2 of the Cabaret category held tonight at The Old Ship. A full list of events can be found at the Pride in London Facebook Page.