Voting is underway for the BBC6 Music Weekend Breakfast Show competition: 'This is hardchoral'; the search to find a kids choral version of a BBC6 Music song.

Ten schools, from across the UK, are fighting out to make it down to the final three.

The competition has caught the imagination of the press, with regional papers, radio stations and TV news getting behind 'their' local school.

The idea for the competition was sparked by the Cheshire Chord Company's choral version of the Kaiser Chief's hit 'I Predict a Riot'. Natasha Desborough - 'Tash' - presenter of the Weekend Breakfast Show, decided to take the idea and invent a new music genre : 'hardchoral'.

BBC Hereford & Worcester, BBC Lancashire, BBC East Midlands Today and Look East have all featured their local schools entires, which include an entertaining 'Sweet Child of Mine' gone choral, 'Crazy' Gnarls Barkley on song and (Don't Fear)The Reaper sung sweeter than the Blue Oyster Cult could ever have imagined!

The final three will be announced on Saturday 21st April. The live final will be held in the BBC6 Music studios on Saturday 28th April in front of judges, including Shaun Keaveny and Ross from The Futureheads.

The Press and Publicity has been fun to do - lots of enquiries from across the country from small community magazines to the local BBC TV stations. Tash's idea has really struck a chord.

Press and Publicity managed by Press Contact: Vikki Rimmer