YOUNGSTERS from across the region battled it out in a tense sing-off in The Y-Factor final held in Tarporley.
The Youth Federation organised the musical event, which is a variation on ITV’s hit show The X-Factor, to showcase singing talent from across the region.
Five finalists competed in challenging auditions throughout May to make it into the grand final which was held at the Tarporley home of Alistair Stoddart, High Sheriff of Cheshire.
The finalist faced a fierce panel of judges made up of the High Sheriff himself, Andrew Donaldson from the Big Storage company, Kevin Bradburne and Chris Marchant from the Youth Federation and special guest James Hamilton, captain of the Chester Jets.
The federation was also represented by Chief Constable of Cheshire Peter Fahy.
The finalists included Jessica Workman, 13, of Willow Road, Chester, Kane Lucas, 14, from Wirral, Poppy Bridge, 13, of Halton, Sophie Bond, 14, of Winsford and Terri Starkey, 16, also of Winsford.
The judges chose Kane and Sophie to perform in the final sing off before Sophie was crowned the winner.
Gemma Fildes of the Youth Federation said: “It was a fantastic event and a really great opportunity to show off the talent of the region’s young people.”