BANKS will crown its Banx Factor winner next week at the final of the village’s talent contest
The final, on March 15, will see seven contestants who have made it through the heats battle it out for the top prize – starring as the closing act of the Banks Carnival on June 1.
More than 2,500 flocked to the carnival last year, which returned after a 30-year absence to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Banx Factor final will see representatives from all over Lancashire descend on the village.
Acts from as far afield as Skelmersdale, Leyland, Parbold and Burscough are all set to perform on the night.
Heather Weekes, who is on the carnival committee and is the event’s compere, said: “The Banx Factor heats have been incredible and the level of ability has been to such a high standard.
“I can’t wait for the final, and I’m just happy to not be a judge, as I could not pick a winner.”
George Fewtrell and Abigail Bond will be flying the flag for Banks Village, and pupils at Banks Methodist Primary School have been going ‘Fewtrell’ crazy.
George found himself thrust into the limelight in a recent school newsletter, and both are sure to be preparing their acts to perfection in the last week leading up to the final.
The night promises to be action packed with entertainment, as not only will Banks crown the Banx Factor winner, but also the 2013 Carnival Queen and Princess. Tickets are not needed for the event
but people are being asked to get there early to get a table at St Stephens Social Club. Doors open from 7pm and entry is £2 on the night. Paul Blane, chairman of the carnival committee, is now urging people to come along and join the party.
He said: “Banks loves a party and March 15 will certainly be that.
“This is the last main event before the Banks Carnival and signals that the countdown to June 1 is certainly underway.”
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