Twelve acts battled it out on Saturday 8 April with Draconem securing first place to become this year’s undisputed voice of Ferndown.
Hosted at the Barrington Theatre, the night started with entertainment from Matt Black ‘piano man’ and the show was compered by Chris ‘Chrissyferkin’ Daines. Four judges led by Brian Oliver of Basement Studios assessed the performances ranging from Issy Apperley aged 13, to a four-piece rock band, Draconem, and gave feedback.
A packed house was entertained by last year’s winner Amie Knight whilst the judges made their decision.
With six prizes in the mix, there was plenty to get excited about.
Organiser Steve Lugg said, “Once again the quality of these lovely talented folk has been first-class, and I could have made a case for individuals to win, who were not even placed – the quality was so high and so even.
“We are already taking entries for 2018, just get on the web, like our Facebook page at Live: Ferndown, and send us a message.”
1st Draconem, heavy rock four-piece band
Audience Favourite – prize £150 – Lydia Hannah.
2nd Laura Elisabeth with guitarist Chris Collins
3rd Lydia Hannah
4th Matt Underdown
5th Jessica Lark
Prizes included studio time at HP Studios and Basement Studios, a photoshoot with Helena Mace Photography, vocal lessons with Judy Gosler, and exposure through Forest FM.