Special educational needs teacher wins Leicester's Got Talent competition

Young people aged between 8 to 25 have been showcasing their talents at this year's Leicester's Got Talent competition.

Now in it's 7th year, the event is sponsored by the mental health charity Lamp who say they believe everyone should have a voice and that the show gives young people the opportunity to use their talents in diverse ways.

This year's winner was 24-year-old Lauren Rose, whose rendition of ‘Love Never Dies’ from The Phantom of the Opera wowed judges.

Lauren works with young people that have moderate to severe learning difficulties.

After scooping the prize, Lauren said:

I feel amazing, but overwhelmed. I really wasn’t expecting this, I thought I’d be going back to work on Monday morning and just saying ‘Ah well, I gave it a go!'

Lauren Rose, Leicester's Got Talent 2018 winner

Speaking about this year's event, organiser Romail Gulzar said:

Once again, Leicester’s Got Talent has shown just how much wonderful talent young people from the city and county have. It’s great to be able to offer them a platform to showcase their talent and to build their confidence in front of a real audience. This year we had a real mixture of performances, with opera singing, Bollywood dancing and even some live art. I feel it really reflects our diverse culture here in Leicester.

Romail Gulzar, Leicester's Got Talent organiser