A TALENT search which enlisted the support of Bournemouth entertainers Anita Harris and Chris Jarvis has found its winners.
Scouting for Talent, organised by a group of young people to raise money for charity, held a grand final at the Pavilion.
The judges were led by Bournemouth-born singer, dancer and actress Anita Harris, supported by Wave 105 presenter Kate Weston, choreographer David Morgan and former Pier Theatre manager Ian Goode.
CBeebies star Chris Jarvis, who hosted the event, said: “There is no doubt that Bournemouth has more than its share of extremely talented young people.”
Top prize of £200 and a trophy sponsored by Absolute Music went to Buzzin, consisting of Will Osborne, 14, and Jake McDonnell, 15. They brought the house down with their comedy music act, playing kazoo and guitar. Will said: “We have been Buzzin for around three months now and jumped on the opportunity to perform to this many people.
“If the audience enjoys the performance, then so do we. Winning the competition is absolutely fantastic and we certainly aim to do a lot more Buzzin in the future.”
Runner-up prize went to Aden Dzuda with his unique style of body-popping hip hop, and third prize went to accordion player Adam Smith.
Cllr Blair Crawford, chief executive of Bournemouth’s YMCA, said: “Mentoring the young show organisers and participants has been a real privilege. Everyone is a winner and we can be certain that Scouting for Talent will be back.”
The show was raising money for young people with Down’s Syndrome. It was organised by Team Dragon, one of the teams in the Shoreideas competition, backed by the Daily Echo, which involved young people showing entrepreneurial talent.