YOUNG singers hoping to follow in the footsteps of a successful local boy band can apply to enter this year’s Powersound competition.

Brothers Harry and Max Mondryk, from Whitefield, and three friends were a success on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent with their band Connected winning through to the final which was watched by millions. Now in its 11th year, Powersound will be held at Radcliffe Civic Suite on Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29.

Instead of heats held over a month, the bands will compete on the first night and solo singers will perform the following day.

They will be fighting it out for the top prize of a day in a recording studio. The competition is open to performers aged 11 to 24. Alwyn Thomas, Powersound organiser, said: “Every year the competition just goes from strength to strength.

“It is great fun for the young people and a great showcase for them to show off their talents before a wide audience.

“Previous finalists have gone on to hit the national headlines and appear on TV — fingers crossed that this year’s contestants will follow in their shoes.”

For an application form, email powersound@bury.

Tickets to see the show cost £5 and are available from the Thomas Street venue by telephoning 0161 253 7812.