Mall gal wins Has Reading Got Talent?By Linda Fort
August 20, 2012
A real Broad Street Mall gal won the title at the Has Reading Got Talent finals yesterday.
Abi Bowden, 22, of Farringdon Court, East Reading heard about the competition when she was working in Card Factory at the store in the shopping centre.
And the singer/guitarist is about to change jobs and move on to work in the new Metro bank in the shopping centre.
So she felt at home when she sang her acoustic version of the Cream classic Sunshine of Your Love to the crowd at the mall yesterday.
Superstar finalist Nathan James, X factor finalist Danyl Johnson and Sir John Madekski were among the judges at the finals.
Abi was awarded £1,000 which she plans to spend on a music system so she can do more gigging around Reading.
In second place was 13-year-old Krystal Styles, a gymnastic dancer from Swindon and in third was Jo Strough, 20, a rapper from Earley.