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Leeds Lad Curtis T Johns Aiming to Win BBC’s Let It Shine

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Curtis T Johns, second from the right, as part of his band ‘Five to Five’

Leeds City Magazine are getting behind a Yorkshire Lad, treading the boards on the biggest of stages!

Last summer, BBC One announced a brand new Saturday night entertainment show Let It Shine in conjunction with Gary Barlow and presented by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc. Let It Shine was seeking out talent to create a band who will join the cast of a brand new stage show featuring the music of Take That, created in association with Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.

Speaking on the show, Gary Barlow said “Back in 1989, we were just a group of normal guys from Manchester who came together to become Take That. The secret to our success was that each of us brought something different to the group and that the five of us had real chemistry. Now with Let It Shine we’re looking for people from all walks of life to form another unique group who can recreate that magic. If you think you’ve got what it takes, we want to see it!”

Months down the line, Curtis T Johns  decided to try out for the auditions, and after going through a long and grueling process of auditions, then heats, he has made it to the live finals.

Curtis has had endorsement from Corinne Bailey Rae, whose song ‘Put Your Records On’ he sung at his audition, and she tweeted her support for Curtis!

Matt Cardle who Curtis has written with,  has also tweeted support for his co-songwriter.

We asked Curtis T Johns if the journey so far has been as fun as it looks, he told us “I’m learning new things every day. Stage craft is something that requires constant refinement and ultimate confidence in your own ability. These are things I’ve still got to work on I feel. My boys in Five To Five are exactly the kind of boys I’d choose friendships with anyway! So it’s a perfect fit!”

Curtis is also a Patron for Leeds Based Charity Cash for Kids, and being a Leeds Lad he’s hoping for support from his fellow Northerners this Saturday. You can watch the show on BBC One at 18:45!

Facebook: @curtisTjohns
Twitter: @curtisTjohns
Hashtag: #LISFiveToFive

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