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Edinburgh Academy win Songs of Praise Choir of the Year

A group of school pupils from Edinburgh has won the BBC Songs of Praise Choir of the Year contest.

The Edinburgh Academy Chamber Choir beat competitors from all over the UK with their version of the gospel song "I Want Jesus To Walk With Me".

The X-Factor-style final, with three judges assessing six choirs, was held in Anglesey and was hosted by Welsh singer, Aled Jones.

The 45-minute final was aired on Sunday.

Six schools performed in the final in front of former vocal coach to the stars, David Grant, tenor Russell Watson and conductor Suzi Digby.

The pupils at Edinburgh Academy had all auditioned for a space in the chamber choir.

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