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Student gospel choir smashes into Pitch Battle final

The Portsmouth University Gospel Choir, a Students’ Union society, made it into the final of BBC’s Pitch Battle after a showstopping performance on Saturday evening (8 July).
The fourth episode of the series saw some intense battles between the Portsmouth University Gospel Choir, a country guitar-playing girl choir, and four musical theatre-inspired choirs. The competition saw fierce riff-offs between the choirs. But it was the Portsmouth choir who performed their showstopping performance with guest judge Seal, singing Kiss from a Rose, that received a standing ovation from all three of the Pitch Battle judges.Nifemi Adediji, Portsmouth Gospel Choir Secretary and BA (Hons) Business and Management second year student, said: “We are a group of students passionate about using our voices.
“Being on Pitch Battle is such an amazing experience – the whole day was incredible. Singing with Seal, who’s such a legend, and who chose to sing with us was so good it’s indescribable.

“Please vote for us on 22 July!!!”
Pitch Battle is an entertainment series where 30 of the country’s best choirs and vocal groups battle it out in a series of vocal challenges.
Tune into the live final broadcast on Saturday 22 July and show your support by voting for Portsmouth University Gospel Choir. #pitchbattle.
Twitter @UoPGospelChoirSnapchat @portgospelchoirInstagram portsmouthgospelchoir  
The show is being broadcast from the BBC’s studios in Manchester. You can watch last Saturday’s final battle here.

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