The girl band – made up of Joanne Davison, Kathryn Rowe, Jen Swansey, Emmie Spring and Karen Young from law firm Muckle LLP – was named as the winner after they wowed judges and more than 170 of the region's professionals with their rendition of the Ronettes' classic ‘Be My Baby'.
All the competitors were judged by a panel that included former Pop Idol contestant Aaron Bayley, North East Times' Mike Grahamslaw and Newcastle College's Tony Chapman-Wilson. They were backed by a band from Newcastle College Performance Academy and the event was kindly compered by Simon Robertson.
The event has raised approximately £9,000 for Mencap and was supported by the North East Times.
Who to contact
For more information about the Newcastle Idol event, please contact:
Telephone: 0191 230 8101
(Photo courtesy of Jim Appleby.)