Final shout for Voice of Falkirk

Colet Selwyn, The Falkirk Herald Voice of 2011
Colet Selwyn, The Falkirk Herald Voice of 2011

The final countdown has begun for the climax of the Falkirk Herald Voice of 2012 competition.

Our 10 finalists are hard at work putting the finishing touches to their performances for Sunday’s grand final.

They will be performing in front of a panel of judges, made up of our sponsors, and industry experts.

And you can be there in the audience to cheer on your favourite.

Tickets priced £5 are available from our offices in Manor Street, Falkirk, or Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Grangemouth. They will also be on sale on the door on the night.

And if you fancy a meal before the main event, Sportsters restaurant will be open for dinner and drinks.

McDonald’s are delighted to be supporting the competition again this year.

Franchisee Elliot Jardine said: “The Voice is a great event which really brings together the whole community.

“It really does highlight that there is a lot of talent in the area and to be part of such a popular event is just terrific.

“It has become a real annual event which has its own momentum now.

“I was at a Business Awards event recently where last year’s winner Colet Selwyn was performing and he was amazing. He just lifted the whole room.

“Hopefully this year we will be able to unearth another talent like that!”

On the night our singers - Morgan Lennox (12) from Kincardine, Shannon Lindie McLeod (15) from Grangemouth, Daniel Louis (12) from Larbert, 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 (28) from Grangemouth and James King (27) from Falkirk - will be battling it out to win £250 cash and the chance to record a three track CD with our sponsor Chris Judge of VoiceJam. Runners up will receive £100 and £50, and will record a two and single track CD.

Judging the singers will be opera star Cheryl Forbes, musical director Gordon Cree and Kevin Reid, Business Manager at McDonald’s in Grangemouth.

Vocal coach Chris Judge will also be giving feedback to our contestants but won’t take part in the judging process. He will also be taking the finalists through a vocal warm up and workshop before the performance to help settle their nerves.

Please note - City is mainly a standing venue but if you request one in advance, there are some seats available - please make this clear when purchasing your tickets and one will be reserved for you.

The Voice final is a family friendly event and is open to under 18s. Doors are at 7 p.m. with the event kicking off at 7.30 p.m.