Drive Factor talent contest under way

Paul Doherty presenter of Drive Factor 2016 at front  with Felix Healy. AtbBack from left to right, Rikki T Drive 105 R presenter, Martin Mullan director of the Grove Amateur Variety Group and entertainer, Lana Campbell from one of the city's well known musical families.'--
Paul Doherty presenter of Drive Factor 2016 at front with Felix Healy. AtbBack from left to right, Rikki T Drive 105 R presenter, Martin Mullan director of the Grove Amateur Variety Group and entertainer, Lana Campbell from one of the city's well known musical families.'--

Eighteen talented local singers have auditioned for the sixth Drive Factor talent competition which has just got under way.

Drive Factor judge and Drive 105 presenter, Rikki T said, “Sundays auditions were a great success and the standard of talent was extremely high”. The auditions were broadcast last night on Drive 105.3.fm.

The competition, which has a £2,000 cash prize for the winner, is organised by local radio station Drive 105. It will be run over 4 heats on Mondays, starting next Monday, 15th February at 7.30pm.

Each contestant will get the opportunity to sing live on air at the Drive 105 Studio. Public text voting will determine the entrants who progress through to the next heat.

The main sponsor for the competition is Wicked E-Juice and Drive 105 would also like to thank the Everglades Hotel, Desmond Motors, Beechwood Recordings and media sponsor, the ‘Derry Journal’ who are also supporting the competition.

The judges Martin Mullen of Desmond Motors, Lana Campbell and Eileen Warren alias Rikki T are all in agreement that the sixth Drive Factor is going to be exciting and one of the toughest to judge to date.

Compere Felix Healycommented: “The Drive Factor is a great opportunity for local talent to be heard, not only here in Derry but around the world.

“Remember to tell family and friends not resident in the city that they can listen to the competition online @ www.drive105.co.uk and they can also email their comments to live@drive105.co.uk

In order to vote for your favourite contestant all you have to do is text the word Drive followed by a space and then the contestant’s number to the number ‘70099.