Mary-Helen Buchanan performs in the 10 years skit/speech.
Mary-Helen Buchanan performs in the 10 years skit/speech. David Crossley

Judging got tougher

JUDGES had their work cut out for them again when the third heat of Gympie's Got Talent got underway.

The popular talent quest has just one more heat to go before 15 acts (five from each category) are chosen to go through to the finals at the Gympie Civic Centre on Friday, August 10.

With a line-up of incredibly diverse talent performing their best, judges will be relieved the competition is run on a points system, which is tallied at the end of the heats to reveal the finalists.

About 80 performers entered this year's competition, which has attracted a large audience to Centro shopping centre's food court on Thursday evenings.

Centro Gympie marketing manager Anthony Mallet announced that audience members at the finals will be treated to a performance by last year's winner.

"We have confirmed that Alys Longmate, winner of last year's Gympie's Got Talent, will be the act in the 'where are they now' segment," he said.

"Alys has recorded her new album and is well on the way to stardom so it will be great to see her perform again on the Gympie's Got Talent stage."

Tickets to the finals are still available at Optus in Centro or online at centrogympie.com.au.

"It looks set to be a stunning night of food, fun and most importantly - entertainment," Mr Mallet said.

Tickets are $20 adults or $15 students/concessions.

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