Finalists 2018-03-22T11:12:54+00:00


The Commonwealth Voices shortlisting panel convened on Monday 19th March and, after extensive deliberations, six finalists were selected to progress to the competition’s Live Grand Final. All entries were assessed on the basis of originality, clarity of communication, creativity and performance and the shortlisted finalists excelled in all four categories.

We are delighted to announce that the six finalists who will go on to perform at the Lancashire Civic Leaders’ Commonwealth Celebration Event are:

Umbreen Muhammad & Alicia Blake

Blackburn Central High School

Saoirse O’Neill

Westholme School, Blackburn

Oliver Brogan

Westholme School, Blackburn

Anna Rosling-Morey

Ripley St Thomas C of E Academy, Lancaster

Libby McGregor & Wami Tucker

Ripley St Thomas C of E Academy, Lancaster

Abdullah Desai, Mohammed Ilyas Patel & Uthman Shaikh

Eden Boys’ School, Preston

Congratulations to all of our shortlisted finalists and many thanks to the staff members who were involved in coordinating competition entries for their school.

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