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09 April 2005

TOM SOLOMON WINS...
"BBC 2 VOICE OF MUSICAL THEATRE"
INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SINGING COMPETION

Videos: Tom Solomon Sings...

"Listen out for his radio appearances, his is a voice to savour."
Lisa Martland, The Stage Online

 
 

Today, Saturday 9th April, Tom Solomon was named

"The BBC Radio 2 Voice of Musical Theatre 2005"

 

after an international competition amongst hundreds of professional singers from around the world culminated in a spectacular Gala Final featuring six contestants at Cardiff's New Theatre.


Tom Solomon, Actor & Singer

 

The first winner of the contest in 2000, Laura Michelle Kelly,

 

   
Laura Michelle Kelly

 

has gone from one success to another - she is currently playing the title role in Mary Poppins in the West End.

 

An original 200 or so professional performers from around the world were auditioned for the 2005 event.

Some of the countries represented in the final elimination stages in Cardiff were

Australia
Canada
Denmark
Estonia
Israel
New Zealand
Norway
United Kingdom
United States of America

The five semi-final judges were Donald Pippin, Shaun Kerrison, Mary Hammond, Ken Bruce and Mike Dixon.

Tom won his semi-final, which clinched his automatic place in the Gala Final.

 

Six contestants took part in the Gala Final, each performing three numbers.

 

The final was presented by Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2.

 

 

and Aled Jones (BBC TV & Radio) and Mary King (Channel 4's Musiciality & Operatunity) on BBC 1 Wales and Sky TV.

 

  

Tom performed...

Why God Why?

Shouldn't I Be Less In Love With You (Listen)

Big News (Listen)

The five Gala Final judges were Lewis Carnie, Ken Caswell, Mary Hammond, Julia McKenzie, Gareth Valentine.

 

The judges admitted they had a tough job. One of the star names on the panel, actress Julia McKenzie, said: "There were rivers of blood, it was very close and literally came down to one point."

 

As well as the title, Tom collected a cash prize and BBC broadcast engagements, including Friday Night Is Music Night.

 

Subscribers to Campion News will receive regular updates about Tom's roles and we'll do our best to keep you informed of his TV and Radio appearances.

 

You can also visit the Diary page on Tom's website for his theatre and other performances. 

 

And remember, you can buy Tom's new album, more than this... 

 

 

 

as featured on the Elaine Page Radio Show, 

 

 

 

online  or in the shops

 

To hear samples of songs from the album, go to Tom's Album  page.

 

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and
The Chronicles of Erthwurld
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