Wexford Has Talent Auditions to kick off the New Year in Wexford.

The 2018 Wexford Has Talent Competition auditions are set to take place on Sunday (January 14) at Clayton Whites Hotel from 12 noon to 6 pm.

Danielle Reck

Pictured at the launch of the 2018 Wexford Has Talent competition is Danielle Reck from Lioness Aerial Fitness.

Over 70 acts have pre-registered for a free audition place over the weekend, however, organiser’s say that there are still some spaces for those wishing to arrive and register freely over the weekend between noon and 6 pm on Sunday.

A panel at least three judges from a total of 15 judges will help performers through the audition stages, the competition is open to all ages and all manner of talents. It is free to enter the competition process and the winner will walk away with a €2,000 prize fund and two additional prizes of €500 are added to the prize pot for two runners-up.

The judges and MC’s include well-known personalities from around the county along with Councillor George Lawlor as the guest MC. Organiser’s say there is still time to book an audition appointment in advance at www.wexfordhastalent.com or turn up on the day to queue for an audition time.

Wexford Has Talent 2018

Pictured at the launch of the 2018 Wexford Has Talent competition is the Wexford Has Talent Competition MC Councillor George Lawlor, Brian Furlong, Marion Roice, Killian Duignan, Kevin Carty, Philly Cullen and Ciara and Rachel Furlong.

From this audition process, a shortlist of between 24 and 30 acts will go forward to take part in the live audience semi-finals at Clayton Whites of Wexford. Two semi-finals will take place; these will be on Saturday, January 20th and Saturday, January 27th, 2018 and the Grand Final will take place on Saturday, February 24th 2018. All shows will take place at Clayton Whites Hotel.

Tickets to the fourth annual Wexford Has Talent Semi-Finals and Grand Final are now on sale at Clayton Whites Hotel priced at €10 for each Semi-Final of Wexford Has Talent and €15 for the Grand Final. All live shows commence at 8 pm sharp.

For further details and Wexford Has Talent news see www.wexfordhastalent.com or join the event on Facebook.com/WexfordHasTalent and Twitter – @WexHasTalent