UAE’s got talent

International stars coming to Abu Dhabi's Marina Mall

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Awhole world of talent will be on show – as a ‘mall’ star cast of entertainers get set to take over the capital.

A superb seven days of all-singing, all-dancing fun (with the odd acrobat, ventriloquist and illusionist thrown in for good measure) will be on the agenda as the Got Talent Live show comes to Marina Mall next week.

A gifted cast of winners and runners up from Got Talent shows from all over the globe will be wowing crowds with the prodigious skills that helped to make them judge’s favourites.

Performers from smash hit series in America, Ukraine, Romania, Asia and Britain will be descending on the capital for a wonderful week of entertainment.

Two daily 45-minute shows will be held at 4.30pm and 7.30pm on each day of the shows from January 14 to 20 – so there really is no excuse not to get yourself involved.

The fun-packed event will feature singers, dancers, an illusionist, an impressionist, an acrobat and a ventriloquist.

The eclectic line-up will be led by top talents such as Japanese artist Kenichi Ebina (pictured above), who was crowned the winner of the eighth season of America’s Got Talent back in 2013.

The performance artist successfully combines acting, storytelling and a variety of different dance styles, from freestyle and hip-hop to jazz and mime, in one explosive self-taught style.

Precocious youngster Issy Simpson (left) will also be mesmerising fans throughout the week.

The illusionist secured the runner-up spot in the 2017 edition of Britain’s Got Talent and will continue her remarkable rise to fame in here Abu Dhabi. The winner of 2014’s Ukraine’s Got Talent, Gennady Tkachenko Papizh, is also sure to make a big impression on crowds not used to his act.

The unique performer perfectly imitates the sounds of a whole host of birds and animals during a show that has to be seen (and heard) to be believed.

Another Ukraine favourite Tatiana Kundik, who also took part in the 2014 show, will have audiences marvelling at her acrobatics and circus skills.

There will be even more Eastern promise on display in the form of the winner of the 2016 version of Romania’s Got Talent, brilliant opera singer Laura Bretan.

The exciting roster of performers is rounded off by Shawn Chua, a ventriloquist from Singapore, who was part of the Asia’s Got Talent line-up in 2015. Count us in.

Free. Daily 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Jan 14-20. Marina Mall, Corniche Breakwater.

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