Kicking off with the NTAs, where we saw Ant & Dec awarded with the gong for Most Popular TV Presenter for the 18th time, followed by the Grammys where The Carters welcomed their 45th Grammy Award (think that calls for a new trophy cabinet, Jay!) and the moment we all felt Olivia Colman’s joy as she was named Best Actress,  this awards season has been one to remember.

Last month, it was our turn for a bit of glitz and glamour as our very own LMA Choir closed the show at the National Film Awards (NFAs), at London’s Porchester Hall. Their performance went down a treat with the star-studded audience, which included Fleur East, Tom Fletcher and Idris Elba.

We caught up with LMA Choir’s Sam Conlan to get a lowdown on what happened on the evening: 

“What an incredible evening, all 14 of us and Steph travelled down to London for a performance in front of acting royalty. It was great to be back – I can’t believe it’s been almost six months since The X-Factor!

“As soon as we arrived, we stepped out onto the red carpet, where we were greeted by a swarm of paparazzi and cheering from the crowds. It was a very surreal moment, as I wasn’t expecting such an overwhelming response but, equally, it was a proud moment for us and lovely to see how far we’d come.

“We were then shown into Porchester Hall to be seated at our table. It was absolutely spectacular. A woman with a dress made entirely of champagne flutes offered us a glass upon entry. The hall was dimly lit by huge chandeliers that draped from the ceiling and the mixologists put on a real show at the drinks reception.

“It was a unique opportunity to chat to some amazing people in the industry like Brian McFadden, as we congratulated him for his Dancing on Ice success. It was also great to share stories with X Factor finalist Fleur East.

“The awards ceremony itself was so inspiring, watching as home-grown, British talent was recognised.

“As the night’s formalities drew to a close and guests began to let their hair down, we went backstage to prepare ourselves for our big moment.

“We performed three songs: Circle of Life, This is Me and A Change is Gonna Come. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to switch things up a little, so we added new harmonies and solos, which went down a treat!

“When we walked on stage it was an amazing atmosphere as everyone was in high spirits.

“As we began to sing, the low buzz of chattering turned to silence and people’s cameras began to sparkle and flicker.  The audience had the most brilliant energy and I think this was a real contributor to how we performed.

“As soon as we’d finished, the audience erupted into huge applause – it was genuinely one of our proudest moments.

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