Were your children captivated by the recent series of Britain's Got Talent? I know mine were, especially by its younger stars such as dancer Aidan Davies and singer Holly Steele.
The 2008 BGT winner, teenager George Sampson has gone from strength to strength since winning the show last year with his amazing Singing in the Rain routine. Now he's preparing to judge other talented young performers, as he helps choose the winner of Paula's Farmyard Fame talent competition, taking place on 18th July at Legoland near Windsor.
This is George's advice for any of your little darlings who've been inspired by BGT to become little stars:
Q: What is the most important piece of advice you can give to children who want to be performers like the people they see on Britain's Got Talent?
George says: Don' t stop and never let anyone get in the way... you are who you are and you dance because you love it. It's hard work, and a lot of it too - I wasn't born with natural rhythm, I had to train for many years to gain it. But after that I just tried my hardest and I think anyone with the right mind can do it.
Q: What advice would you have for Aidan Davies after he says he was inspired by you? What would be your main tip for him?
A: Aidan Davies is really inspirational to watch. Seeing someone who is inspired by me and seeing them do well makes me feel really proud. I might not know Aidan but it's great what he's doing! He reminds me of my little cousin, Ellis, who I trained myself and who's become a very successful charmer too! My main tip for him would be to keep going. And train all the time!
Q: When you judge the contestants at the Legoland Live Music Festival, what special qualities will you be looking for?
A: I will be looking for star presence. A skill is amazing but when you can perform the skill with ease and perfection it makes it so much better. Being a judge is always fun, I've done it a few times before -- it's very easy and very hard at the same time. I think it's an honour though!
If your child is interested in taking part in Paula's Farmyard Fame song and dance competition, details of how to enter are here. Open to children aged between four and twelve.
UPDATE 1st JULY
The competition has now closed for entries, but you can still see George at Legoland on 18th July.
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