Are you going to be the one to be “”First Up””?

Youngsters from across the UK are being invited to take a turn in an innovative new TV talent show being recorded in Liverpool this June. “First Up”, which will be screened on the UK-wide Community Channel this summer, is an alternative to so-called “Cowell cruelty”. Youngsters who get first in the queue will be given a guaranteed three minutes of TV fame without pre-judgement.

The six acts which get the most praise from viewers will then be invited back so a panel of helpful experts from the music world can advise them on their next career moves. A Fame Academy bursary and a slot in a professional recording studio will be up for grabs.

“First Up” in partnership with Youth Music, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and BBC’s Fame Academy Bursary, will see the doors of Toxteth TV in Liverpool thrown open for two full days of auditioning on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th June 2004.

The auditions are held on first come first served basis, phone 0207 874 7659 or email to book in now.

“First Up” will be screened daily at (times) from July 26th on The Community Channel on 24 hours a day on Sky 585 (from June 7th), Telewest 233 and six hours on Ntl (14). It is repeated on Freeview 46. The final programme will be recorded late September for transmission later in Autumn 2004.

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