A macabre magic troupe, a quirky tin-whistler and a hip-hop dancer are among the first six of 30 semi-finalists to go through to the next round of New Zealand's Got Talent.
Hamilton student "Big" Dane Moeke, single mother-of-twins Ari Laine, illusionists Andre Vegas and Company, tin-whistler Bethany Waugh, hip hop dancer Connor Masseurs and 11-year old Jessie Hillel will appear in the first semi-final round, next Sunday on TV ONE.
Dane Moeke impressed judges Jason Kerrison, Rachel Hunter and Ali Campbell with his version of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.
Young Wellington mum, Ari Laine's husky tones set her apart with a rendition of His Eye Is On The Sparrow.
The macabre antics of Ngaruawahia's Andre Vegas and Company scored them a ticket to the next round.
Bethany Waugh, a Lord of the Rings fan from Timaru intrigued the judges with her passion for folk music and prowess with a tin whistle.
Self-taught freestyle hip hop dancer Connor Masseurs had the crowd jumping with his high energy routine.
And audience favourite, 11-year-old Jessie Hillel from Upper Hutt, scored with her rendition of Pie Jesu.
The six semi-finalists will perform for the judges again in next week's episode of New Zealand's Got Talent, when viewers can vote for their favourites.
To find out more got to our New Zealand's Got Talent page.