Last Choir Singing, the premier choir competition for Lancashire Junior Schools, has announced its shortlist of nominees for their song writing award. The competition was open to anyone in the UK.

Shortlisted songs to be performed by international vocalist

Shortlisted applicants will have an acoustic version of their song performed live on BBC Radio Lancashire by the International Vocalist, Duncan Heather, on Friday 24th November. The songs will then be put to public vote with the winner being announced live on the radio on Monday 4th December 2017 by sponsors and competition creators and organisers, True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners.

Expert judging panel

An expert judging panel including Steve Balsamo, prolific singer/songwriter, who shot to instant fame in the late 1990s for his portrayal of Jesus in the West End revival of Jesus Christ Superstar; Chris Eaton, writer of many recognisable songs, including Cliff Richard’s ‘Saviour’s Day’, and Margaret Foxley, Co-Founder of Jessica Foxley Music Projects, shortlisted six entrants to be commended.

Nominee Shortlist (in alphabetical order)

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The winner of the Last Choir Singing songwriting contest receives a cash prize of £400, plus the opportunity to have an acoustic version of their song performed and recorded by Duncan Heather and Drew Palmer and put on iTunes.

In addition, the winning song will be sung at the Last Choir Singing Final on Friday 15 June 2018 by all the school choirs.

Shortlisted songs will be uploaded to shortly after they have been performed on 24th November. You can vote for your favourite song on this page until 12 noon on Friday 1st December.