Portsmouth singer secures her place in the final of BBC show

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AFTER belting out Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Alone’ by Heart, singer Rachael Hawnt will be heading to the finals of BBC One’s All Together Now.

The full time vocal coach and singer from Southsea said: ‘I am chuffed that I got through and I still can’t actually believe it.

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‘I didn’t ever think I would get to sing on the show let alone make it to the finals.’

Rachael started singing professionally at the age of 14.

Since then she has worked with the likes of Bonnie Tyler, Pixie Lott, Tony Hadley and Will Young and last year headlined at Victorious festival.

She said: ‘I’ve sang in the city for years and people have been so supportive of me with this show.

‘This morning I woke up to over 1300 notifications on my phone from people wishing me congratulations and talking about my performances and it made me feel so loved.’

All Together Now sees hopeful contestants perform in front of 100 professionals from the music industry including Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

The audience must stand up if they feel the performer is good enough to go through to the next round.

During the sing-off Rachael had 97 of the 100 on their feet.

She said: ‘It is mad because everyone is so good but I can’t wait for the finals in two weeks.

And it is nice as we are all now really good friends and we have been keeping in contact and all supporting each other.’

The grand final will see performers battle it out to take home the £50,000 prize money.