They came, they sang, they danced and hopefully charmed as Bury’s hopefuls auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent.
Around 35 acts were videoed at The Cornhill Walk on Tuesday hoping to perform in front of the TV programme’s judges.
Marcus Rose, talent researcher for Thames TV, said: “The level of talent was good and we had a really good variety of acts.”
Jahrome Gladwell, 9, from Sudbury sang Lean on Me by Bill Withers. Jahrome is grandson to Robbie Gladwell who played guitar with Steve Harley and Suzie Quatro.
After his audition Jahrome said: “I nailed it. It was really good. I felt kind of nervous but also kind of excited.”
Mother of three Shondalla Calder from Thetford is married to a US serviceman at RAF Lakenheath.
She performed her own composition playing violin. “It would be an amazing dream come true,” she said.
Olivia Alderton, seven, goes to Elmswell Primary School. She belongs to Platinum Dance Academy in Bury and performed street dance.
Jessica Smith, 14, from Weeting and Kia Clarke, 13, from Brandon go to Brandon School of Dance and performed a song and dance act in their bid for fame.
“We both want to be in the dancing and singing industry and there would be a lot of opportunities with this,” said Jessica.
Aaron Coates, 17 ,from Red Lodge is a West Suffolk College student and was singing a Frank Sinatra number The Way You Look Tonight.
Chrissie Harrod, Cornhill Walk centre manager, said: “What I really, really want is for a finalist to be from Bury St Edmunds. Wouldn’t that be fantastic?”