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Our 2021 SHAPE Your Talent Winners!

The SHAPE Your Talent Finals 2021 took place on Saturday 10th July. They were live streamed on our channel so you can watch them back:
8-13 Final
14 – 19 Final

If you applied to be a part of SHAPE Your Talent 2021, we would love you to complete our feedback form here.

If you watched SHAPE Your Talent 2021, live in person or on our live stream, we would love you to complete our feedback form here.

8 – 13 category

First Place

Joseph Sheppard

 

Hi, my name is Joseph Sheppard and I’m 12 years old.

I love to sing and play my guitar. I first entered the Shape talent contest when I was 8 years old. Unfortunately, I did get through that time. However, I did enjoy the whole experience and it inspired me to improve my playing and singing.

So, with the support of my local youth centre and the musicians who attend I gradually became a better performer. The youth centre also helped with my confidence by giving me the opportunity to perform at local events. I learnt such a lot from the other performers, some of whom had done very well in past Shape talent contests.

My primary goal is to do well at school and hopefully gain entry into University. However, I do have a dream of playing Lead Guitar in a famous rock band at Wembley Stadium, aim high parents tell me hahaha.

I hope people get to see more of me performing as I believe I have loads more to offer.

Second Place

The Amazing Kid – Liam Deakin

My name is Liam Deakin, AKA, the amazing kid! I am 8 years old and a magician. I love magic and practice every day, hopefully in the future I will show my magic to the world!

I have autism and verbal dyspraxia and want to show that all children, with or without difficulties in life can achieve anything they want to be!

To win this competition would mean so much to me, but if I don’t, I’ve still had an amazing time and experience and good luck to everyone taking part!

Please vote for me and make my dream come true thank you .

Third Place

Harmony Faith

My name is Harmony Faith and I am 10 years old.  I entered this competition because I feel dancing is about positivity and you must be determined. I want to achieve, by getting brilliant grades and by becoming a dance teacher. I think people should vote for me because if they like to dance as well, it would help them and because I am a kind and caring person, I am confident and focused. I have performed in front of crowds for my dance shows, for church and for other community events. I choose this song because I think people should never give up throughout these hard times.

Fourth Place

Athena Paskin

Hi, my name is Athena Paskin and I am 11 years old.

I have entered this competition because I love singing and I thought this would be a fun thing to do.

In the future I am hoping to carry on at my theatre school (WBOS Youth Theatre) which helps with my singing and performing.

If you like my voice, I hope you vote for me.

14 – 19 category

First Place

Mija & Elisha

Hi, we are Mija and Elisha and we are 15 years old. We are best friends who met at school through our love for dance. We entered Shape Your Talent to share our passion for dance in the hope to inspire others. This routine is our first duet together, which we choreographed in our spare time. Our dance is based on being able to survive anything, if you have friends, that will lift you up and support you through hard times. In the future, we hope to open a dance school, so we can help others with their passion for dance. We hope you enjoy our performance and we would love it if you vote for us. Thank you for watching.

Second Place

Jodi Dancers

Jodi Dancers – Pritpal & Ravneet (Co-Founders).

Performers in the video – Kirat, Jasneet, Navpreet, Shyla, Taran, Amber, Amey, Tanish & Jaya. Aged between 10 – 17 years old.

Having entered the competition last year, we were proud of our team’s performance and as we have expanded we wanted to showcase the talents of our new members, giving them an opportunity to compete. This competition is a brilliant platform for showing a vast range of abilities within our community.

We are always aiming to get bigger and stronger and would love to win this competition and continue to perform nationally, with the goal of performing internationally.

We use our platform to raise awareness for Mental Health and are partners with Dudley Mind. We released Series 3 of Jodi Dancers Talks, which is where we speak to people who have suffered from mental health and organisations that work within the field.

Third Place

Harley Pearson

Hi, I’m Harley and I’m 16 years old. I decided to enter Shape Your Talent because singing is my number 1 passion and I want to prove to people that you don’t have to be a certain image or fit a certain frame to be a performer. Despite the recent year we’ve had, my passion for the arts has never disappeared and in the future, I would love to see myself working in the arts, doing what I love and ultimately, making people smile. I think people should vote for me because I represent being yourself, resilience, hard work and dedication as this is my second time entering shape and I feel so proud to have made it this far. I want to show others that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. Thank you and #VoteHarley!

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