From a Liverpool city centre studio to the tv screens of millions across the country, the LMA Choir have had a whirlwind 2018 to date, and they’re showing no signs of stopping.
The 15-strong choir from Liverpool Media Academy is led by LMA Founder & Creative Director, Stephanie Wallace Carr and includes students; Andrew Morris, Cameron Povall, Charlie Matthews, Caitlin Price, Charlie Peacock, Jenny Fairbrother, Jessica Jones, Jessica Mahoney, Joel Cornwall, Lyndsey Skeaping, Rachel Chambers, Sam Conlan, Sinead Ahrend and Sophie Ortt.
Watch above as we catch up with Steph and the LMA Choir to get the post X Factor goss.
Simon Cowell said the LMA Choir performance at Wembley “bought an energy to the show which we need. You need us, we need you” while Louis said it was “so fun”, “so uplifting’ and “so entertaining” and Ayda Williams said she “wanted to jump in and join in.”
It’s no surprise that the LMA Choir breezed through judge’s houses round, with an incredible rendition of James Bay’s Hold Back The River. However, the dream of an X Factor final place was dashed in the second live show.
LMA Choir mentor, Robbie Williams was so impressed by the group, he became a friend and fierce supporter of the group. Offering up celebratory hugs and calls to action to camera to get all scousers, near and far voting for the choir.
Since being back home Steph hasn’t taken her foot off the accelerator as the students are straight back into lessons and rehearsals. She said: “We had an unbelievable experience, it’s hard to put into words, we were in the live shows for two weeks but it goes much further than that, we’ve been doing this (X Factor) since June and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved.”
You can see the amazing LMA Choir perform live at Camp & Furnace on Saturday 15th December for the Now That’s What I Call Christmas event. Click here for info and tickets.
LMA offers students the opportunity to shine in all aspects of media. With courses in film and tv production, games and animation, music performance, musical theatre, acting and more, Merseyside’s young people can explore their talent, learn new skills and realise their dreams, right here in the heart of Liverpool.
The next Liverpool Media Academy open evening is on Wednesday 5th December 2018.
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