Bourne band Powersurge need your text votes

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TEXT votes are desperately needed to help a young rock band get through to the national final of a talent competition.

Bourne band PowerSurge failed to win the judges’ vote at the regional finals of the Live and Unsigned competition at Bedford Corn Exchange on Saturday last week - but they still have a chance of success.

The 16 acts which didn’t get through have been thrown a lifeline and must now battle it out to win the highest number of text votes from their fans.

Will Beavis, Ben Keast, James Bailey, Josh Henson and AJ Thomas, who are all 12 and 13, are currently at the top of the leaderboard and are hoping to win so they can take part in the final at London’s O2 Arena on July 23 and be in with a chance of winning a recording contract, festival slots and a UK tour.

Drummer Will said: “To all those who couldn’t come and watch us perform, please support us now by texting - we need you all to vote and keep voting.

“This is our dream.”

PowerSurge has just more than a week to secure as many votes as possible to get them to the final.

Live and Unsigned is the largest national music competition for unsigned original musicians and bands in the UK so a place in the final would be a major boost for their future career.

To vote for the boys text “wildcard 304” to 84222. Texts cost £1 plus the cost of a text message.

Voting will then close at midday on Wednesday, May 25.