This year’s Genfactor final was held at Rainton Meadows Arena on Wednesday 28 October, where a total of 16 acts performed to a live audience of hundreds of people and a panel of five judges. We got VIP tickets courtesy of Design your own future as a ‘thank you’ for hosting their event and attended to show support to the local talent in Sunderland.
Schoolgirl Mia Carney, 12, has taken the next step to stardom after winning the city’s annual Genfactor competition. Second place in the contest was awarded to Dance Jam. The dance troupe, aged 11 to 16, had the arena bouncing with their dance mash-up. Meanwhile, five-piece indie rockers Supersonic came in third place. The group, all aged 14 and pupils at Houghton Kepier School, impressed judges with Jet’s ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’.
Both Olivia Glover and Jane Usher made it into the final also, we are really proud of them because they have been working really hard to get to this stage by attending our very own Singing Club!
To find out more about this incredible event, head over to the Gentoo Website!
“The Genfactor showcases this local talent excellently and long may it continue to build confidence and inspire future generations.”
“We’re delighted that Genfactor was yet another big success and we’re grateful to each of the competitors, volunteers, sponsors, judges and performers for making this such a memorable evening.”