HE’S living proof that dreams can come true and now Michael Auger is encouraging the people of Portsmouth to enter Britain’s Got Talent.
Open auditions for the show will come to Portsmouth Guildhall later this month.
Michael, 24, from Petersfield, is part of the five-piece theatre singing boy band Collabro, who went on to win this year’s show.
He said: ‘Britain’s Got Talent is an amazing way to showcase any talent you may have whether it may be singing, dancing or juggling – anything you can do.
‘The entertainment industry is so difficult to get into, but nowadays we can use these shows to our advantage.
‘For me it was a huge advantage and I would always advise people to go and audition.
‘If you don’t audition, you will never know.
‘Let’s hope that someone from Portsmouth wins next year.’
Collabro, who were crowned winners in front of an audience of 13 million viewers on the ITV show, have gone on to secure a number one with their debut album Stars.
They are also now looking at going and taking their success abroad, with Hong Kong and Australia both possibilities.
And next year the group are going on tour around the UK.
The show will arrive in Portsmouth on Sunday, October 19.
Aspiring stars should turn up for auditions between 11am and 6pm at Portsmouth Guildhall. They will perform to producers rather than the celebrity panel.
The show is open to any performer of any age, from any background, with any talent. Anything goes from comedians to contortionists, dancers to drag acts and acrobats to animals.