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Cowell’s ‘Got Talent’ franchise is now in Sri Lanka

The original Got Talent reality TV franchise created by the world famous producer Simon Cowell, is here in Sri Lanka. ‘Got Talent’ format is recognised as the most successful reality TV show by Guinness World Records and it is being aired in more than 65 territories worldwide.

This global experience is brought to you by Sirasa TV and opens new avenues in the international space for Sri Lankan native talent.

This stage can be a platform for singing or dancing, ventriloquism or juggling, comedy or contortion, magic tricks or pet tricks, ranging from the mundane to the bizarre, from heart-stopping feats to the seemingly impossible, giving Sri Lankans a stage to showcase their talents like no other.

It is an open stage for anything and everything with no age barriers.

The show has been the springboard for countless new acts around the world, including Susan Boyle from Britain’s ‘Got Talent’, who has gone on to sell over 20 million records worldwide. Nine-year-old singer Amira Willighagen for Holland’s ‘Got Talent’, who’s winning performance of Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ received more than 50 percent of the television viewers’ vote, and 10-year-old classical singer Jackie Evancho from America’s ‘Got Talent’.

The initial audition for singing sensation Paul Potts, Britain’s Got Talent’s first winner, has had over 121 million views on YouTube and his story was made into a major motion picture, One Chance.

‘Got Talent’ has become a global phenomenon that has transcended cultures and excited audiences from all corners of the globe.

Preliminary round of auditions are now happening and if you think you’ve got an amazing talent, what are you waiting for, open auditions are coming to your town.

* October 30, 31 and November 1 - E.L Senanayaka premises, Kandy

* November 11 and 12 - Mahinda College, Galle

* November 24, 25 and 26 - Stein Studios Ratmalana, Colombo

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He believes in frank criticism. Our judges artfully and cunningly avoid it. If he exercises his same approach here, at a talent show, he may be way-laid and thrashed by over zealous participants. Yes, our country has great talent and should be properly harnessed encouraged and developed. and not be interfered with by anyone, who have their own strange agendas.

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