NZ's Got Talent: Rotorua wants J Geeks to win

By Kristin Macfarlane

How did New Zealand vote in the final of the New Zealand's Got Talent show?

We'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out. But among the 12 grand finalists are four hot-bodied young men who incorporate Maori culture into their skits - and one of the group, Ricky Flavell, is a Rotorua lad.

If you ask Rotorua residents who their favourite act of the top 12 is, most of them say J-Geeks.

On The Daily Post Facebook page, users say their favourites are "J-Geeks because they're unique in their performances" and "J-Geeks, because although the others have loads of talent, J-Geeks are the only ones I would realistically go and see".

But whether the rest of New Zealand thinks the same way will be revealed tomorrow night from 7.30pm.

New Zealand's Got Talent judge Ali Campbell, formerly of British band UB40, told The Daily Post he had enjoyed being part of the show but if he was to do it again he would change one thing.

"If I was to do it again I'd be a bit more critical," he said. "I've never done anything like that before."

But he said he wouldn't want to be critical to the point of making a child cry.

He said the talent on show had been outstanding. "I think it's been a brilliant series ... the most watched show," Campbell told The Daily Post.

He said he had seen "some great stuff" and, although he wouldn't reveal the winner, described the winning act as "fabulous".

New Zealand's Got Talent will screen at 7.30pm tomorrow on TV1.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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