All set to battle it out at town’s talent showcase

Judge - Boyzone's Shane Lynch.
Judge - Boyzone's Shane Lynch.

Portadown’s Got Talent 2 will light up Portadown Plaza on Friday, June 12 with an array of talent both on and off the stage.

Hosted by Gareth Stewart from Cool FM, the talent show will kick off at 6pm with competitors hoping to impress the judges – Boyzone’s Shane Lynch, actress and model Rachel Kennedy from Portadown, Microlip’s keyboard player Neil Guy and stage and screen actor/director Gerard McCabe - and the newly announced X Factor judge, Louis Walsh!

The 10 finalists from the previous live auditions will battle it out for some VIP prizes provided by local businesses, including a limo experience from I Do Wedding Cars, fashion from Hanger 13, a studio session from Kirsty-Lyn Photography, hair styling from Peter Mark and a £100 gift voucher donated by High Street Mall.

The judges will select the semi-finalist acts before the public vote to decide the overall winner.

The audience will then be treated to musical performances from local online singing sensation Emma Horan and the ever popular Microlip before Mikey, Parisa, Charlie and Betsy, otherwise known as ‘Only The Young’, take to the stage.

There will also be an opportunity to be photographed with the celebrity judges in a ‘Meet and Greet’ competition.

To find out more and vote for the finalists check out