The voting lines are closed and we can now reveal the 10 singers who will be gracing the stage at the Falkirk Herald’s Voice of 2012 final.
Hundreds of votes were cast, and the voting was incredibly tight at the last minute.
Making it through first with 210 votes was Morgan Lennox (12) from Kincardine. Following close behind is Shannon Lindie McLeod (15) from Grangemouth, while in third place with 154 votes was Daniel Louis (13) from Larbert.
Also making it to the final are Kyle McLachlan (15) from Grangemouth, Emma Murray (17) from Falkirk, Evan Kirkwood Lake (17) from Stenhousemuir, Ashleigh Hannah (13) from Stenhousemuir, David Wilson (32) from Bonnybridge, Lana Dewar (32) from Grangemouth and James King (27) from Falkirk.
Falkirk Herald editor Colin Hume said: “As always, it was a really close run thing, and the top ten were changed a number of times in the last few hours of voting.
“It’s now down to the judges on the night to decide who should walk away with the title.
“Previous grand finals have been a great night out and I am sure this year’s will be no different.”
They are all now anxiously preparing for the Grand Final, which takes place at City Nightclub in Princes Street on Sunday, May 20.
The singers will perform in front of our panel of judges - who might not have swivelling chairs like their TV counterparts, but they definitely won’t be shy in sharing their opinions.
Among those taking part in our judging panel is opera star Cheryl Forbes. The mezzo soprano is a former member of Falkirk Children’s Theatre, and has graced the stage all over the country.
Alongside her will be musical director, conductor and performer Gordon Cree.
If you want to come along to cheer on your favourite singer, then tickets are now on sale for the final.
They are priced £5 and are available from our offices in Manor Street, Falkirk and at Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth.
It is a family friendly event and is open to everyone. It is mainly standing although there are some seats. If you require a seat for someone elderly or disabled, please let the person know when you’re buying the tickets and one will be reserved for you.
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