Floridita on Wardour Street in Soho will play host on Tuesday, May 5 to a range of emerging LGBT+ talent hoping to star on the Pride in London stage in Trafalgar Square on June 27.
Fifteen finalists who have been whittled down from hundreds of applications will battle it out to appear on the Pride in London stage, in Trafalgar Square on, June 27.
Applications for the Pride’s Got Talent competition opened just after Christmas and the past month has seen auditions held at the Two Brewers and at Pulse, the home of XXL, who stepped in following the sudden closure of the Black Cap, which was to have hosted a heat.
All of the finalists will appear at Pride in London in some way, including on the Carnival Stage at Barclaycard presents BST in Hyde Park on Sunday, June 21, when headliners will include Kylie and Chic.
The finals on May 5 will decide who are the overall winners of Pride’s Got Talent and Pride’s Got Talent Cabaret.
The judges will be selecting the following winners and runners-up:
• Pride’s Got Talent Winner (who will support the headline act in Trafalgar Square)
• Pride’s Got Talent Runner Up
• Pride’s Got Talent Cabaret Winner – (Who will appear on the Barclaycard presents BST in Hyde Park Carnival Stage)
• Pride’s Got Talent Cabaret Runner Up
In addition, the judges will choose an overall winner.
Winner of Pride’s Got Talent 2014, Dorian Reland will be performing his forthcoming single Sinsation at the final.
He said: “Winning Pride in London 2014 and supporting the amazing headliner Conchita Wurst in front of 10,000 people in Trafalgar Square was an incredible experience that has helped me continue to develop my career. I’ve seen some of this year’s finalists and it’s going to be really exciting to see them all perform at Floridita and try to steal my crown from me!”
Producer of Pride’s Got Talent, Ian Massa-Harris added: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the fresh and exciting new LGBT+ talent that is coming through the Pride’s Got Talent competition this year and we’re hugely grateful to the Two Brewers, Above the Stag and Pulse, the home of XXL for hosting the heats. Entry to the final at Floridita on 5th May is free and we’re looking forward to a big audience helping the judges make their final decisions.”