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SHAPE Your Talent 2023 Voting!

Voting is open on 1 May!

Voting closes on 19 May.

8 – 13 age category

Athena Paskin

Hello my name is Athena I am 12 years old. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and have a passion for musical theatre. In the future I would like to be a dance teacher or an actress. People should vote for me because of my big passion for dance, which I would like to share to the community. I would be delighted to have your vote to get me in the finals of SHAPE your Talent.

To watch Athena’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Athena, click here!


My name is Summer, and I am 8 years old. I am a dancer. I want to be like my older sister, so I decided to enter the show like she did. I want to become a stage performer in the future. I think people should vote for me because I try hard at dance and would like my dance teachers and family be proud of what I have achieved so far.

To watch Summer’s audition video, click here!

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Gabriela Cerepanova

Hi, my name is Gabriela, I am an 11-year-old singer. I entered this show because I have loved singing and performing since I was little. I love musical theatre and performing, whenever I sing or act I feel great and happy. In the future, I wish I could perform on Broadway or West End, it would be a dream come true if I ever could step on one of those stages. People should vote for me because it would bring me one step closer to my dream and hopefully bring joy and entertainment to others.

To watch Gabriela’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Gabriela, click here!

Katrina Robalte

My name is Katrina Robalte, I’m 12 years old and I’m from Rowley Regis. The reason why I entered this talent show, is to take my first step towards the future career I want, which is to become a singer. I want people to vote for me to encourage more people to try singing and discover their own talents and voices.

To watch Katrina’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Katrina, click here!

Hoversing Cube

Hi, my name is Aadhya and I am 10, and my act is called ‘Hoversing cube’. In this act, I will be singing Dance Monkey, while solving a Rubik’s cube and riding a hoverboard. I am shy, so I don’t usually participate in such big competitions, However, this time I have gathered enough courage to enter this competition as I want to win this show and inspire other young people like me. In the future, I want to do things that will inspire other people. Please vote for me. If I win, it will not only be my greatest achievement, but it will influence other young people to follow this path. I hope you enjoy my act. Thank you.

To watch Hoversing Cube’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Hoversing Cube, click here!

Sambhav Lall

I entered this show because I am passionate about music and I wanted to showcase my talent and start my musical journey from somewhere and I think this is the best platform.

Another reason I participated in this show because, this was my very first participation in a competition or a talent show like this which was very exciting and something new for me and I really wanted to see and experience the different talents in Sandwell.

As a musician I write, compose, rap my own songs, I take piano lessons and I learned guitar from YouTube.  I want to achieve success in future by hard work and dedication in my music along with my dream of becoming a surgeon with a noble thought of giving something back to the community.

I would like to bring a twist in the music industry with my own innovative ideas with a fusion of different styles of music with something original.

I request everyone to vote for me because I need your love and support and blessings to fulfil my dreams to take my music to the next level.

I believe in real and original voice and style!

To watch Sambhav’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Sambhav, click here!

Chloe Jones

My name is Chloe Jones and I am 13 years old. I entered shape your talent as I love nothing more than to challenge myself when it comes to performing. The dream is to be in the West End, to perform in front of thousands of people, doing what I love to do every day.

Last year I danced at the opening of the Commonwealth games and the feeling I had was like no other I had ever experienced. This year, I am hoping to be accepted into Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) and that will be a huge step towards achieving my dream. I would love people to vote for me because they can see and feel the passion I have for singing, dancing and all things musical theatre.

To watch Chloe’s audition video, click here!

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Shenelle Mensah

My name is Shenelle Mensah, I am 12 years old. I heard about this competition from my family and friends and thought I should put my talent on display and see where it gets me. I am doing this all so my mom can be proud of me and be happy. In the future, I would love to be a successful businesswoman with a line of facial products including skin care and makeup. I would like you to vote for me so i can make my mom proud and help her with any problems she has.

To watch Shenelle’s audition video, click here!

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14 – 19 age category

Ellie Williams

My name is Ellie Williams and I am 15 years old. I am in my final year of high school and will soon be doing my GCSEs. I entered the competition because I love to sing and entertain people. Singing is a real passion of mine and I hope this comes across in my performances. My academic ambition is to become a doctor, but I will never give up on my love for singing and hope this also plays a part in my future. If people voted for me, it would give me the opportunity to say a thank you to my music teacher who has encouraged, developed and nurtured my passion over the past 5 years at school and it would also mean I get to make my mum proud.

To watch Ellie’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Ellie, click here!

Odhinn Kay

Hi there, my name is Odhinn Kay and I am 15 years old. I am currently studying music and drama at school. I entered the SHAPE Your Talent contest because I have a love for the stage. Having already been in a couple of school productions, including ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’. I have found this most enjoyable. My passion truly lies in singing where I feel most happy. It has helped me with my confidence in many things but mainly at the theatre, where I hopefully can have a long career. My present influences are Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé, I am enjoying the art of both music and drama. This is only the beginning and I’m looking forward to the challenge. Hope to see you soon.

To watch Odhinn’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Odhinn, click here!

Joshua Millard-Lloyd

I entered the show because I saw it on my schools Instagram page and thought it would be a great experience and learning curve, as part of crafting my skills in something I have such a passion for. I taught myself guitar 2 years ago, in lockdown, and have never looked back. I really love performing and would hope I could be fortunate enough to achieve a career doing what I love. I would really appreciate if people voted for me and would be extremely grateful because it would help me gain more confidence to give people the enjoyment of music to help me accomplish my goals for the future as I would love to work towards a career in the performing arts industry. If I do get any votes, I would like to take the time to thank you.

To watch Joshua’s audition video, click here!

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Hi, my name is Kelvin Mensah, but my stage name is K’Zino. I am 16 years old and the name of my song is called ‘Journey’. I heard about the show from my teacher and wasn’t too interested in it at first until I found out that the money situation at home wasn’t too good. After year 11, I will be enrolling in the army, so I will be able to make money quicker and help my mum at home. My mum is working endless hours just to put food on the table and on top of that, she must pay other expenses that is causing her to work even in holidays. So, I decided the prize money would be a good opportunity to start a reselling business to help support my family and give my mum a break. I may not be one of the best rappers, but I put my story and effort into this song and I hope it is good enough to earn me the reward money, so I can find a way to make my mother proud.

To watch K’Zino’s audition video, click here!

To vote for K’Zino, click here!

New Era

My name is Slick ET, I’m a part of The New Era and I’m 16. The reason why we entered the competition is, so we can get recognised as a group and be known as the greatest rap group in the UK. With £500, I wouldn’t spend money on clothes, I would spend it on studio time and work on being the greatest for my family and the group.

I’m H one of the members from New Era. I entered this competition because music is something I’ve always loved, and the New Era can bring a different sound back into the UK, as drill has taken over with the £500 we would use it to record our first single/ ep and it would help kick start our career.

My name is YK a part of the New Era. I am 16 years old. The reason why I entered the show is because I have been doing music for a very long and i really want to express my music and get further into the music industry and get recognition as a group.

To watch New Era’s audition video, click here!

To vote for New Era, click here!

Riley Morris

I am Riley Morris, 17 year old singer, I took part in SHAPE Your Talent a few years ago and was placed the final, I tried again the year after and wasn’t successful, this was a good time to work on my vocals, this can help my confidence and give me a range of experience, I study musical theatre. In the future I would love to be a musician.

I think that you should vote for me because I am outgoing, adventurous and bubbly, I have a passion for what I do, family and friends have a huge impact on me as they have always been supportive of my choices and always made sure to push me to work my hardest. My grandad, who I lost a few years ago, every-time I sing I think of him and how proud he would be of me.

To watch Riley’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Riley, click here!

Libby-Jade Cullen

My mom put me in this show because she thinks I have potential and I enjoy singing and would like to go further in the singing career people should vote for me as I need to get further and want people to hear my voice! Also, I think this would be good for me to boost my confidence and help my struggles with anxiety. I would love to start performing and with the help of others, I can be pushed further in this!

To watch Libby-Jade’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Libby-Jade, click here!


Hi we are Thirio!

We are made up of 4 people:

  • Brandon Talbot – 17 – Main Bass
  • Mia Langford – 18 – Drummer
  • Liam Danks – 17 – Rhythm Guitarist
  • Lewis Moore – 17 – Main Guitarist

We entered this competition to take our band to the next level and hopefully get recognised and to be challenged along the way. This also gives us a reason to play music which in the future we want to be able to play events, but the strongest goal to us is too be seen and heard for our own music that we record and produce.

You should vote for us because we are in a long-term development after this competition we will be trying to go further and to be better than our previous selves and make more music on all genres.

Thank you for your votes hope to see you at the finals.

To watch Thirio’s audition video, click here!

To vote for Thirio, click here!