Maria Silker has won the Judges’ Award at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2015 with her song The Right Goodbye. The news was announced at the end of the Showcase Final which took place at the View Two Gallery on Friday 27th November. The winner of the Audience Favourite Award was Isabel Lim with her song Pretty Talk.
The winners in the two categories will have their songs professionally recorded by judge Jon Lawton at Crosstown Studios. They also qualify for a free vocal coaching or songwriting session courtesy of judge Kaya Herstad Carney at Balance Vocal Studio.
Over £300 was raised on the night which will be split between Garston Animal Rescue and Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of Sharon Jones.
1st Place – Maria Silker “The Right Goodbye”
2nd Place – Hilde Gundersen “Queen of the Middle”
joint 3rd Place – Isabel Lim “Pretty Talk”
joint 3rd Place – Charlotte Lynch “Still Counting”
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