THE talented Front of Curtain Acts have been announced for the 2019 Bridgwater Carnival Concerts.

A total of 29 hopeful acts applied to take part in the auditions to secure one of the coveted slots at Bridgwater Town Hall, where 51 judges assessed a five minute performance from budding entertainers.

After two hours of auditions, the following successful acts were selected to perform at this year’s popular concerts, which take place between Monday, September 30 to Saturday, October 12 2019:

• Ann Palmer & Emily Palmer – vocal duo

• Ann Philcox – comic vocalist

• Catrin Hudson - vocalist

• Christie Buttle – vocalist

• Devon Salinas - guitarist

• Fox King Dance Academy – dance group

• Jake Godfrey - vocalist

• Kevin Cripwell – ventriloquist

• Kizzy Maguire – vocalist

• Megan Boucher - vocalist

• Tyler Ellis - vocalist

• Sam Howes - vocalist

• Viva La Diva Showgirls – dance group

Mike Crocker, president for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank every act for taking the time to apply and audition for our concerts.

"Once again receiving so much interest proves that the Bridgwater Carnival Concerts are as popular as ever.

“The standard of the acts was the highest ever, and the judges had a very difficult task in choosing which ones should go forward to the 12 night show later this year.

"For those acts that didn’t make it through, we would love to see them back auditioning for next year’s concerts.”