UP-AND-COMING musicians, singers and dancers from around the borough showed off their skills this week in Harrow's very own take on the popular show Britain's Got Talent.
More than 30 pupils aged between 10 and 18, from 10 schools and colleges across Harrow, battled it out to take the £500 top prize in the competition.
Organised by the police's Wealdstone Safer Neighbourhood team, the event was held in Hatch End High School's Great Hall, in Headstone Lane, and included special guest judges, including Doom from Sky One's Gladiators and comedian Phil Butler.
It was dance troupe Elevate Dance Academy that topped the tightly contested show and speaking after the winners were announced, 18-year-old Felipe Gomes from the group said: "We were all really shocked to win, there were some really talented competitors and we didn't even expect to finish in the top three.
"I think events like this are a really good idea for Harrow because it brings students together. It also gives people the opportunity to show off their talents.
"The money will be put back into the dance project to help pay for a trip away in the summer.
"We had already organised to go away but not everyone could afford the whole cost, so it is great to be able to help them out, we're delighted."
The dance group, which practice at Harrow High School, in Gayton Road, thanks to charity Ignite Trust, pipped singers Jey and Rheana in to second and third place, who walked away with £300 and £100 respectively.
It is the first time police have organised Harrow's Got Talent, but after the success of the inaugural competition, plans are already under way to set up next year's show, an idea Gladiator Doom has got behind.
The guest judge said: "I think events like these are a fantastic idea.
"Picking a winner was a really tough decision because the calibre of talent was very good.
"Hopefully some of these kids will take on board some of our criticisms, work on their acts and continue to move onwards and upwards.
"Showbusiness can be fickle but I'm sure that if some of these kids continue to work hard they can go far and holding these shows can only benefit them."