The finalists in the Bradley Lowery Foundation’s answer to Britain’s Got Talent are to go head-to-head in the nail-biting finale on Friday 16 April.

The six finalists from across the North East, from Teesside to Tyneside, have been chosen by the public from more than 25 entrants into the online talent contest.

Over the last seven weeks, the charity has showcased the mixed talents of the children, all aged 16 or under, from martial arts and acrobatics to singing and dancing. By public vote, the last six have been chosen and the final of the contest will take place at 6pm on Friday 16 April on the Bradley Lowery Foundation’s YouTube channel.

The finalists are: ten-year-old singer Leila Liddle; thirteen-year-old singer Tilly Tiplady; seven-year-old singer Amelia Measor; eight-year-old singer Millie King; thirteen-year-old singer Izzy Morton and thirteen-year-old gymnast, Alex White.

Each entrant has a dedicated text number for the votes to be cast.

Lynn Murphy, head of communications and fundraising at the Bradley Lowery Foundation and the host of BLF’s Got Talent, said: “We have been absolutely blown away by the standard of entries that we have had in the competition over the last two months. We decided to put it to the public vote because we knew we wouldn’t be able to pick the winners; they have all been so fantastic.

“I honestly can’t thank everyone enough from all the acts, the sponsors and also people who have taken the time to vote for their favourite act. Feedback from the shows has been incredible.

“With Britain’s Got Talent having been postponed this year, it has given people something to watch during these uncertain times.”

The Bradley Lowery Foundation was established in memory of Bradley Lowery, who passed away following a fight with Neuroblastoma in 2017. Since then, the Bradley Lowery Foundation has raised more than £3million for dozens of poorly children across the UK; established a dedicated support line for the families of children with cancer; donated over £200Ks to researching childhood cancers and campaigned for new drugs to be introduced in the UK.

BLF’s Got Talent has been sponsored by eight local companies and individuals: Hartlepool United Women’s Football Club, IGMOVE, Josh Mann, Building Design Northern, Crafter’s Companion, R.B. Commercials, Jake’s Jerseys and Holly Admin Solutions.

Tune into the final of BLF’s Got Talent at 6pm on Friday 16 April, via the foundation’s Facebook page: