Girls on song in talent contest

St Augustine's School have won the Pope Idol award for the schools which fall under the Middlesbrough Diocese. Music teacher Oliver Barron is pictured with the girls who were placed, Maisie Atkinson,left, and Emmie Beckett, right, with, front overall winner Alanis Beckett pictured with the trophy. 121038. Picture by dave Kettlewell.'07/03/2012.
St Augustine's School have won the Pope Idol award for the schools which fall under the Middlesbrough Diocese. Music teacher Oliver Barron is pictured with the girls who were placed, Maisie Atkinson,left, and Emmie Beckett, right, with, front overall winner Alanis Beckett pictured with the trophy. 121038. Picture by dave Kettlewell.'07/03/2012.
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TALENTED singers from a Scarborough school have hit all the right notes - and that’s official!

St Augustine’s School students Alanis and Emmie Beckett and Maisie Atkinson soared above the opposition to impress in a Pope Idol contest.

The competition was open for all faith schools across the Middlesbrough Diocese - which also includes Scarborough, Whitby, Hull and York - for pupils to show off their singing and dancing pedigree.

And it was Alanis who proved to be number one after clinching the title with her version of Barbra Streisand’s Don’t Rain On My Parade.

Emmie and Maisie were also on form to finish inside the top four placings.

Teacher Oliver Barron said he was delighted with their success, adding the result maintained the school’s superb record of winning the contest three times in the last four years.

He said: “It was the first time the girls have entered the competition so we are all very happy for them.

“They all sang fantastically and Alanis beat the opposition and blew the other schools out of the park.

“The competition is always very tough and is such a high standard.

“Five years ago Jess Robinson won it while at a school in Middlesbrough and she has since gone on to appear on Over The Rainbow with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

“Hopefully the girls can go on and enjoy similar success.”