Children in Crossfire; Drive Factor launched

Group pictured at the launch of the Children in Crossfire Drive Factor 2015 at the Everglades Hotel on Thursday morning. From left are Felix Healy, Drive 105, Neil Devlin, Manager, Everglades Hotel ad Lana Campbell, Drive 105. DER0215MC054''The event will be held ...........SEE PRESS RELEASE SENT TO JOURNAL
Group pictured at the launch of the Children in Crossfire Drive Factor 2015 at the Everglades Hotel on Thursday morning. From left are Felix Healy, Drive 105, Neil Devlin, Manager, Everglades Hotel ad Lana Campbell, Drive 105. DER0215MC054''The event will be held ...........SEE PRESS RELEASE SENT TO JOURNAL

Drive 105 is delighted to announce for the fifth year running that applications are now welcome for the Drive Factor 2015 and it is free to enter. Just complete the entry form online at www.drive105.co.uk and click submit, it is that simple. So if you have the voice, if you have the talent, then you could have the Drive Factor and walk away with a cash prize of £2000 plus a CD courtesy of Beechwood Recordings. This unique radio singing competition is open to anyone 16 years or over, individuals or a maximum of four people can enter. Entrants must sing a verse and chorus of a song unaccompanied at the auditions which this year will be held at The Foyle Academy Of Performing Arts studio on Fountain Street on Sunday 8th February. The auditions will be recorded for broadcasting on Monday 16th February and will be followed by four live heats where contestants will get the chance to sing live on air. All 4 heats are taking place on Monday’s and the Grand Final will take place on Sunday 29th March. The radio station is also available online at www.drive105.co.uk which allows family and friends not resident in the city to listen.

Judges for 2015 are Lana Campbell local entertainer, Martin Mullan director of the Grove Amateur Variety Group, Eileen Warren alias Rikki T from Drive 105fm. All Judges are excited about this year’s fifth drive factor which always promises talent, excitement and top entertainment.

Drive 105 would like to thank our main sponsors: The Everglades Hotel and Desmond Motors. We would also like to thank our media partner The Derry Journal, their support throughout our four Drive Factor competitions has been excellent and very much appreciated.

The Drive Factor competition is organised by the award winning Drive 105.3fm radio, it’s your voice, it’s your community, it’s your station and the Drive Factor is seen as an opportunity to promote local talent, provide an opportunity for singers to perform live on radio and perform live in the premier venue in the city. It is also an opportunity for the station to raise funds to continue delivering this excellent radio service which is delivered by a dedicated team of volunteers.

Drive 105fm would be delighted for you to audition or if you know someone who has the drive factor then simply go to www.drive105.co.uk and complete our online application form. Updates can also be followed on facebook and twitter.com/drivefactor2015. Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 2nd Febuary.