Joseph Holt Annual Karaoke Competition 2016
Every year, Joseph Holt holds it's Annual Karaoke Competition for it's Community Pub division to find the ultimate community karaoke champion, which often unearth's some of the best talent from our pubs across Greater Manchester.
This year was hosted by 2013's Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists Bosum Buddies who did a tremendous job at presenting, singing and getting everyone up on their feet! Our panel of judges also comprised of Mitch Mitchell who is no stranger to the talent show world after featuring on X Factor 6 Chair Challenge with group "No Getaway" as well as starring in musicals. Next we have, Kim Alvord who was on The Voice UK in Sir Tom Jones Team back in 2015, followed by Alex and Leanne Lowrey from Shout Promotions Entertainment Agency and Dave Reeve who has been in the entertainment business for nearly 20 years in Blackpool. Collectively the judges know what they're looking for in helping Joseph Holt find it's Karaoke Champion.
First to the stage was Alan Donnelly representing the Legh Arms who performed a raspy rendition of Snow Patrol's hit song Chasing Cars, followed by Nicola Greenwood from the Broadway in New Moston until we reached our final contestant John Hilton from the Blue Bell in Moston giving the crowd some Johnny Cash blues of Folsom Prison. All contestants did a fantastic job but sadly there can only be one winner and this was then whittled down to 4 finalists who sang their hearts out for the coveted 1st place prize and glory.
After much deliberation, our expert judges finally made their decision which was no easy task after seeing all the fantastic performances by so many singers from the night. So without further adue your Joseph Holt Karaoke Competition Champion 2016 is:-
1st Place: Nicola Greenwood of The Broadway (£500 Cash Prize)
2nd Place: Emily Owen of The Spread Eagle (£300 Cash Prize)
3rd Place: Nicola Williamson of The Crown Horwich (£200 Cash Prize)
Mark Norbury, Joseph Holt's Operations Manager of the Community Division commented "We are proud and delighted to have had our 11th Annual Joseph Holt Karaoke Competition held at our very own Atherton Arms pub. All of the contenders have done a brilliant job but the winner chosen was just superb in delivery and song choice so a big congratulations. The Joseph Holt Annual Karaoke Competition is a great evening for all of our community pubs as well as for the customers to come together to enjoy some light-hearted entertainment which helps boost the community spirit!".