Held as part of Redcar Live’s month long celebration of live music and performing arts, talented locals performed before a panel of judges who made the tough decision to name 11 year-old Rayven Skye as the winner.
The singer, who raises funds for charity in her own time, will warm up the crowds next weekend before ‘80s hit makers Doctor and The Medics, who enjoyed a number one hit with Spirit in the Sky in 1986, take to the stage.
The free outdoor music show takes place on Saturday 7 September, 2pm, on Redcar’s Queen Street, and will feature tribute acts, local bands and more.
Winner Rayven Skye, 11, from Redcar, said: “I’m so pleased to win!
“I love to sing, write songs and go to dance and acting lessons.
“I auditioned to prove to myself and others that I can do what I love and hopefully inspire others to do what they love.
“I’m proud of my area. So many people have helped me get to where I am now, like the Council giving me a busking licence to busk for charity.
“I raise money for the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust. These two people were killed in the Manchester bombing and the Trust helps other people to follow their dreams in sports and in the arts. So everything I raise from weddings to busking goes to the charity.”
Councillor Karen King, Deputy Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Congratulations Rayven Skye!
“The judges had a difficult decision to make as the standards were so high. All the finalists were fantastic and provided some great entertainment for the audience.
“I hope we get to see you perform regularly around the Boroughs and further afield.
“Redcar Live has been a great success and it’ll be back next year with more live music and I hope we see another Redcar and Cleveland’s Got Talent competition.”
The runners up were Imogen Burton, age 10, and Anthony Mucklow, 28.
Saturday 7 September will also see live performances at the Coatham Memorial Hall, ’Gradys, Kenzies and The Halt and Tuned In which will host its first Folk Night.
Redcar Market will run as usual from 10am with the popular monthly Primrose Bell Market also taking place.
Station Road and Queen Street East will be closed to vehicles during the day.
Redcar and Cleveland’s Got Talent is sponsored by Thirteen Group.
To find out more about Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust, visit: www.togetherforevertrust.co.uk/