IF YOU’VE got a talent this could be your chance to shine.

Whether you sing, dance, juggle or beatbox, organisers of a contest is on the search for local talent.

With six acts already confirmed for the final of this year’s Taunton’s Got Talent, Mecca Taunton is encouraging the local community to try their luck in the second heat of the competition on Sunday, July 15.

The building opened as the Gaumont Palace Theatre in 1932 and has seen The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Sir Elton John all play there.

Somerset County Gazette:

Organised by Taunton Live as part of the Taunton Performing and Creative Art Festival, this year’s competition is the fiercest one yet, with a £500 reward for the area’s most unique and talented act, judged by an expert panel.

Davina Warden, manager at Mecca Taunton, said: “Taunton’s Got Talent is one of the many exciting events planned for the club over the coming months, and we know it’s going to be one to remember.

“The first heat of the competition was absolutely amazing. It was great to see so many young people, families and friends all enjoying themselves at the club.

“The acts so far have been superb and we can’t wait to see what other incredible talents Taunton has on offer.”

Somerset County Gazette:

Taunton’s Got Talent is free to attend and open to all. The second heat will take place on Sunday, July 15 at noon.

To enter, visit the Taunton Live website at tauntonlive.co.uk/tauntons-got-talent-3/.

This year’s finalists so far include singer songwriter Evie Crosgrove, indie country blue singer Jack Humphreys, The Megan Academy of Dance, singers Sian Carey and Sophie Woodward as well as 14-year-old singer songwriter Rhys Lewis.

After this weeks’ finalists have been decided, each will have their chance to win £500 at the Taunton’s Got Talent final on Sunday, July 22.