The youthful singing stars of Bishopmill Primary School will represent Moray in a nation-wide contest after wowing audiences at a glee club challenge this week.
A near capacity crowd filled Elgin Town Hall on Tuesday to watch seven choirs take part in an evening of competition and good tunes, each performer singing their hearts out.
Schools throughout Moray had been given the change to take part in the Primary School Glee Challenge for the first time.
In the end, Bishopmill Primary School were crowned winners and they will now go on to battle it out in the national finals, which will be held in the Caird Hall, Dundee.
Eight other finalists from across Scotland will stand their way as they perform in hope of securing top prize.
Buckie councillor Sonya Warren was instrumental in bringing the national competition to the region said she’d been thrilled at how well-received the entire night was.
She said: “‘I was delighted that the Frisson Foundation brought this great competition to Moray for the very first time.
“It’s a fantastic experience for everyone to get involved in.”
The organisers’ CEO, Linda Breckenridge in turn hailed Moray for being so up for a challenge and welcoming them with open hands.
She said: “It was great to see the talent, smiles and enjoyment on the stage and to have them cheered on by such an appreciative and positive audience.
“Without the hard work of the schools and the support of parents and carers the evenings would not work, so our thanks go to everyone who came along.”
Seven Moray schools – Bishopmill, Greenwards, Kinloss, Millbank, Findochty, Mosstodloch and Portessie – contested the inaugural Moray Glee Challenge.
The competition started in Fife in 2013 with only five primary schools taking part and has now grown to be one of Scotland’s largest school initiatives, despite it being run by a group of volunteers.
The challenge is designed to help build confidence, team building, self-esteem and other personal skills as well as helping with other aspects of life including literacy and numeracy.
After an epic night of entertainment, with all the choirs impressing, judges were forced to make some difficult decisions.
Bishopmill were eventually named champions, with Mosstodloch first runner-up and Greenwards second runner-up.
Findochty were awarded the Esprit de Glee award which goes to the choir that best represents the Glee spirit with their commitment and support to everyone on the night.
Now Bishopmill move on in hopes of being crowned the best Primary School Show Choir performers in Scotland for 2019.