Watch: Open auditions in Lincoln for Britain’s Got Talent 2018

Lincoln residents gathered at the Waterside Shopping Centre earlier today (September 26) for the open Britain’s Got Talent 2018 auditions.

Those auditioning were all hoping to become the first act from Lincolnshire to win the 12th series of the hit ITV talent show and to scoop the £250,000 prize

Auditions ran from 12pm until 4pm as contestants were recorded on camera by show producers with hopefuls finding out whether they will find themselves into the next round of the show.

The Lincolnite spoke to hopefuls before their audition and singer 25-year-old Michael Woodhall admitted it was a very last minute decision for him to audition on the show.

Hopefuls queued to audition for next year’s Britain’s Got Talent in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

“I was literally just at work and saw there was a queue to audition for Britain’s Got Talent and my friend said ‘you can sing, why don’t you go for it,’ I think you never know, you’ve got to see what happens.”

Sandra Primo-Colbourne, 57, originally from Mexico, but now lives in Lincoln, auditioned by singing a famous song from her homeland.

“I’m doing this because my country is going through a big problem with the earthquakes and I want to tell people about my country through my music,” she said.