Vote for your favourite singers to join the bill at this year’s Symphony at the Tower concert

GREAT DAY: Crowds enjoying one of the Tower concerts last year

GREAT DAY: Crowds enjoying one of the Tower concerts last year

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Calling all budding Simon Cowells!

We need you, the Evening Post readers, to give their verdict on our singing hopefuls. Entries for the LEP’s Symphony Idol contest have now closed.

In conjunction with St Catherine’s Hospice and promoters Cuffe & Taylor, we invited choirs and solo singers to send in video clips of themselves performing.

We’re now asking you to vote for your favourites, who will win a place on stage at the hospice’s annual Symphony at the Tower concert at Hoghton Tower.

The five winning choirs and five solo singers will book their place for a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Symphony Spectacular. The event, on Sunday July 3, will feature a live orchestra, picnics, family fun and a stunning firework finale.

The finalists are: Elizabeth Singleton; David Usher; Ciaran O’Brien; Helen from Higher Walton; Jennifer Thompson; Keith Mitchell; Ruth Naylor; Katy Bradley; Community Voice Choir; The Red Rosettes; Hoghton in Harmony; North West Ambulance Choir; The Preston Musical Comedy Show Choir and Anchorsholme Academy Choir.

LEP digital editor Colin Ainscough said: “We were really impressed with the standard of videos and I’m sure the winners will put on a great show at the Tower.”

The winners will perform at the final gig of the weekend of concerts.

Watch the video entries and cast your vote via the links below.

Watch Elizabeth Singleton with her version of ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ here

Watch David Usher singing ‘Stars’ from Les Miserables here

See the Community Voice Choir from Ingol and their rendition of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ here

Watch 15 year-old Ciaran O’Brien with this performance of ‘Bring Him Home’ here

Watch the Red Rosettes sing Hallelujah here

See Anchorsholme Academy Choir sing ‘Gemini’ here

Watch the Preston Musical Comedy Show Choir perform ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ here

Watch Katy Bradley sing a song of her own composition called ‘Proud To Be Yours’ here

See Ruth Naylor singing ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ here

See the North West Ambulance Choir with their rendition of ‘Help’ here

Watch Keith Mitchell perform the Dire Straits classic ‘Romeo and Juliette’ here

See Jennifer Thompson sing ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables here

Watch Hoghton in Harmony with this version of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ here

Watch Helen in Higher Walton, singing Guiletta’s aria, Oh! Quante Volte, from Bellini’s opera Capuleti e I Montecci here