Could you be the Herald’s singing star?

Colet Selwyn was last year's winner
Colet Selwyn was last year's winner
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Entries have already started arriving for our top singing competition - sponsored by McDonald’s - and you can now listen to them on our website!

And if you think you could do better, then why not give it a try?

The singer named The Falkirk Herald’s Voice of 2012 will receive £250 cash, plus the chance to record a three-track CD with our other sponsor, Chris Judge of Voicejam.

Runners-up will receive £100 and £50 and will record a two-track and one-track CD respectively.

All you have to do to put yourself in the spotlight is send us a recording of you singing.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday, April 1, so you’ve got just over a fortnight left to get involved.

Voting will open around the same time, and the public will be able to vote for their favourite acts via a coupon printed in the Falkirk Herald each week.

The 10 acts with the most votes will make it to our glitzy grand final at City Nightclub on Sunday, May 20.

Entries can be made online via our website at, where you can also listen to the entries.

Alternatively, you can enter by post - send a CD of you singing to a backing track, along with a recent photograph and details of yourself (date of birth, address, contact telephone number, e-mail and musical interests and influences), to: The Voice Competition, The Falkirk Herald, Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth FK3 8WX. Or you can e-mail an mp3 of your track, along with photograph and details as above, to

We can only accept tracks in mp3 format. It doesn’t have to be a professional recording – recordings can even be made on a mobile phone. Entries from groups are allowed but will be judged on voices not music.

Once entries have been uploaded to our website, it will not be possible to withdraw from the competition. Finalists will sing the song they enter with. The competition is open to all ages.