Mansfield’s Got Talent got off to a flying start at the weekend as the first heats got underway .
Two youngsters impressed the judges at the Forest Town Arena on Friday - a young nine-year-old singer and freestyle dancer - who will now go on to the final in the summer.
The annual competition, which is raising money for the British Heart Foundation, will see another 11 weekly heats at venues around the region.
This Saturday will see the heat at the William IV on Stockwell Gate starting at 8pm, before next Saturday’s at the Sir John Cockle on Sutton Road.
The event, which has £1,000 in prize money, is open to amateur acts, with contestants encouraged to get on stage to sing, dance, play an instrument, try stand-up comedy or show off any other talent.
There is a £5 entry fee per act.
Organiser Carol Newton said: “The first heat was brilliant, and we’re hoping to have a lot more people get on stage this weekend.”