Do you have X factor to Perform at the O2?


Young South-east Londoners have the chance to sing alongside X-factor winner Louisa Johnson.

Young singers from Greenwich, Kent and Bexley aged 15 to 19, and up to 25 with special needs or disabilities, are invited to audition for the next Perform competition.  The winning singers will support Ms Johnson at the O2 Arena on May 18.

2014 competition winner Lauren Jenkins performing on stage during the Charlton Athletic Community Trust Concert – in partnership with Help a Capital Child – at The IndigO2, O2 Arena in London.

To enter, youngsters must send a two-minute video or audio recording, with their name and age, to with the subject line Perform 2018 by Wednesday, March 28.

Ms Johnson said: “I’m excited to be headlining the Indigo at the O2 on Friday 18th May, supporting the incredible work of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust. Can’t wait to see everyone there.”

A shortlist of 10 contestants will be drawn up for live auditions in front of a panel of music industry experts.

The finalists from this will progress through to the performance on May 18. A crowd of 2,500 people are expected. The event is staged by Charlton Athletic’s 25th Anniversary Committee and all proceeds from the night go to the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.

Jason Morgan, CACT’s chief executive, said: “The concert at indigo at The O2 will be the final fundraising event of the season.

The 25th Anniversary Committee events have so far raised £88,000 for CACT, half of which has already been invested back into supporting our work at the heart of the community.

“We’re hoping for a good turnout to help raise more money to support our programmes improving health, education and employment and reducing crime across South-east London and Kent.”

This is the fourth year the competition has been run.


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