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Talented Romford choir fails to make it through to next round of Sky 1’s singing contest

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 October 2017

Gospel Essence Choir performing on Sky 1's Sing: Ultimate A Cappella. Picture: ©Sky UK Limited

Gospel Essence Choir performing on Sky 1's Sing: Ultimate A Cappella. Picture: ©Sky UK Limited

©Sky UK Limited

The belting voices of a choir with a twist gave it their all in a singing contest but fell at the final hurdle.

Gospel Essence Choir, from Romford, starred in last Friday’s Sing: Ultimate A Capella on Sky 1 where they sung their hearts out and wowed the audience.

After making it to the last round in the episode, the choir was sadly knocked out by jazz and neo-soul group Vade.

Founder and creative director of the Gospel Essence Choir Rebecca Amissah, of Collier Row, said: “I felt so proud when we were invited to perform and compete on the show, it’s like we are being recognised as a top choir.

“It was an amazing experience that we got a lot out of and are a much stronger group as a consequence.

Rebecca first set up the group in 2010 after someone asked her if she knew of any choirs.

Having grown up with music, being influenced by her grandad and uncle who were both in choirs, she put together a group of people who she knew loved to sing and over time, their success grew.

Having supported many acts including multi-Grammy award winner Kirk Franklin and making it to the quarter finals in choirmaster Gareth Malone’s show The Naked Choir, the group is more confident than ever.

Rebecca said: “I love this group and all the opportunities I have been able to enjoy such us going to Abu Dhabi and performing at last year’s Grand Prix.

“We’re not just the normal gospel choir, we perform songs that the audience won’t expect and put our own twists on them.

“That’s what makes us so different.”

To find out more about the choir, visit gospelessencechoir.com

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