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PUBLISHED: 17:33 05 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:13 05 July 2010

FOUR talented performers from north Suffolk are one step away from the final of a national talent competition, after securing their places in a regional final.

FOUR talented performers from north Suffolk are one step away from the final of a national talent competition, after securing their places in a regional final.

Some of the top singers and dancers from the Lowestoft area descended on Ipswich's Corn Exchange for the East Anglian heat of Idol 2008 and four locals have successfully managed to secure their place in the next round after impressing the judges.

Former Sunrise Talent Contest competition Anna Ross, 16, and Roman Hill pupil Keano Ballesteros, 12, have both qualified for the under 18 category, while 28-year old Al Angelo Bernal, of Hollingsworth Road, and 20-year old Candice Manning, of Corton Long Lane, qualified for the over 18 category.

They will all return to Ipswich's Corn Exchange on October 19, when they will perform in front of a live audience for a place in the national grand final.

Over 10,000 applicants entered this year contest, making it one of the UK's largest national talent searches. It is the third year in a row the competition has run, and the four talented entrants all have the opportunity to win up to £25,000 in prizes if they are crowned the UK's Idol 2008.

Judge Chris Grayston, of Future Music, said: “The competition gives talented acts great opportunities and exposure as well as the opportunity to have a single released with Future music and a UK tour.”

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