YORK, England, September 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Five Young Singers From Wigan Win National Talent Competition
Three shows, 10,000 spectators, over 100 acts and 24,000 public votes result in five very happy young girls from the North West!
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Fifth Sense, a young vocal harmony group from Wigan, have fought off stiff competition from across the country to walk away with the top prize in this years national talent show Britain's Got Personality.
The competition, organised by Best Western - hotels with personality, was open to all ages with any talent and aimed to find and showcase the best of British talent. From breakdancers to an Elvis tribute and a Mr Bean impersonator to a twelve year old Irish dancer the competition certainly showcased that there is a high amount of varied talent amongst Britain today.
The three regional heats in Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham culminated in an online public vote with the top 5 acts voted for by the British public going through to the grand final. Today, the hotel group have announced just who has won the competition to claim the contract with a talent agency.
The finalists, in order of finishing place are;
- http://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotelswithpersonality/entries-2011/manchester-entries/fifth-sense/ Fifth Sense from Wigan
- Paul Thornhill from Alsager (Stoke on Trent)
- Victoria Haslam from Derby
- Alex from Birmingham
- Krystal Mills from Cardiff
Fifth Sense, who performed at The Trafford Centre, Manchester on 6th August to a crowd of over 3000, even gathered celebrity support in their plight for the top spot with Carley Stenson and Legally Blonde co-stars Lee Mead and Denise Van Outen all voting for them to win.
The girls, Maddie Coleman, 14, of Orrell, Charlotte Wheatcroft, 14, Charlotte Wilson, 17, of Wigan, and Warrington residents Hannah Pitt, 15, and Emma Humphries, 17 have been singing together for a couple of years and now their dream of becoming the next girl group to make it in the charts is that one step closer to reality!
Tim Wade, head of marketing at Best Western, said: "Britain's Got Personality 2011 follows on from a highly successful show in 2010 and aimed to uncover fresh talent and big personalities. I think we have achieved both and I am delighted with the standard of all the acts and the number of people who came down to support the competition. Fifth Sense are highly deserving winners and I am sure we will see a lot more of them in the future."
Caroline Aikman, marketing manager at the Trafford Centre added: "I am delighted that the overall winner of Britain's Got Personality 2011 was discovered at the Trafford Centre. The whole day was a fantastic event and Manchester certainly did us proud showing off true talent throughout the day. The Orient was packed full of on-lookers who really enjoyed the show. We look forward to welcoming Fifth Sense back to our stage."
Best Western, hotels with personality, is the UK's largest group of independent hotels with over 270 properties throughout the country including country manors, castles, coaching inns and stylish town houses. Whatever your personality Best Western have a hotel to suit it!
To check out the talent from this year, please visit http://www.hotelswithpersonality.com where all the videos from this year's acts are hosted.
SOURCE Best Western Hotel Group