Why stay in to watch The X Factor on TV this Saturday when you can have a free seat at the live finals of a fab talent contest in Dunstable instead?
Talented youngsters from Central Beds will be stepping into the spotlight at the finals of the competition, called Show Up, Show Off.
A packed programme of entertainment has been lined up for the big night.
Performers will include dancers, bands, magicians and singers.
The show gets under way at 7pm on Saturday, October 5, at the Dunstable Conference Centre, High Street North, opposite the junction with Queensway.
Eleven acts, aged 12 to 18, from across Central Beds will tread the boards.
And they will be competing for the chance to win a professionally shot promotional video of their act, worth about £3,000.
They have already undergone auditions, where they had to impress professional drummer Craig Hendry and singer Natasha Andrews.
The lucky youngsters who got through could then hone their talents at special workshops to get ready for the nail-biting finals.
Anyone interested is welcome to come along , and there is no entry charge.
Head judge Craig has played with The Wanted and 5ive. He said: “The pressure is on and these acts are going to have to ‘bring it’.
“With so much talent on show, I think we’re going to have a great night.
“If you fancy a great night out, why not come along and show your support for local young people.”
> For more information about the Central Beds Council event, just ring 0300 300 4148.