BBC One’s All Together Now concludes tonight and here are the contestants in the final.
Over five heats, All Together Now performers have been singing their hearts out, willing The 100 to stand up and join in, knowing that the more who stand up, the higher their score will be.
They have all been hoping to reach the final and get the chance to win the series, and take home the life-changing £50,000 prize. Now ten worthy finalists now all secured their places in the final, and will be hoping to inspire the 100, once again.
The finalists will each perform a of their choice hoping to get Spice Girl Geri Horner, and as many members of The 100 as they can, up on their feet joining in. The three acts with the highest scores must then perform one final time in a make or break sing-off, with a brand new song. The scores are reset to zero, and with so much at stake which act will have more of The 100 up on their feet singing along to become champion?
What will it take to win over Geri, Paulus, Mr Fabulous, Lili, Divina and the rest of The 100 for one final time, and in doing so win the series title and £50,000?
All Together Now contestants
First Song: Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Winner of the first episode, Michael from Hartlepool said: “I could hear the audience talking beside me and I didn’t really want to look up at the 100, because I knew there was so many of them, but, somehow I got the courage to look up, and sing, and then I just got this feeling of utter joy when they started to stand up and join in.”
First Song: Enough is Enough by Donna Summer and Shout by Lulu
Trio The Sundaes from London and Brighton were runners up of Episode 1. They said: “It is quite intimidating looking at that sea of faces all staring back at you saying ‘go on then – make me stand up’. But then the adrenaline kicks in and the music starts and we just loved every second.”
First Song: Treasure by Bruno Mars
Tabi Gazele from Reading won Episode 2. She said: “It was a nervous excitement backstage. None of us knew what to expect, but everyone just wanted to have a great time. I tried to calm my energy as much as I could to be focused on giving a good performance.”
First Song: Shut up and Dance by Walk The Moon and Wonderwall by Oasis
Episode 2 runner up Karl from Swansea said: “Seeing that many people put their lights on and stand up was amazing and something I’ll never forget.”
First Song: I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston
Ep 3 winner Jodie from Swansea said: “Three years ago was the first time I did the stripped back version of Dance With Somebody at a gig – it went down really well, so I thought it would be a good choice for All Together Now. I thought it would get people on their feet, plus I could put my own stamp on it.”
First Song: Don’t Rain On My Parade by Barbra Streisand and Get Here by Oleta Adams
Runner up in Episode 3, Chloe from Wilmslow said: “Everyone was round, and my children were watching. My little boy loved it, and there was a real buzz in the playground beforehand!”
First Song: Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music
Heat 4 champion Victoria from London said: “I’ve never felt more nervous! It was so nerve-wracking as we were taken out one by one. I kept repeating to myself: “I chose to do this, I chose to do this.”
First Song: Skyfall by Adele and Alone by Heart
Runner up on Heat 4, Rachael from Portsmouth said: “I was really happy to be there. I loved it. The nerves kicked in later, when it was going to go out on TV, that’s when it became real.”
First Song: Ordinary People by John Legend
James from Derby won the final heat. He said: “The first time singing solo on national TV and there was no hype, no sob story, just me and a mic.”
Rachel Lee Stephens
First Song: I Am Telling You from Dreamgirls and Run by Leona Lewis
Rachel from Rhondda Valley, runner up of heat 5, said: “I’ve always wanted to sing it in public, because it is such a big number. It was my one chance to perform it, and I thought, if I don’t do it now, I never will.”
All Together Now airs tonight at 7:15PM on BBC One.