A TALENTED singer from Bournemouth is in the running to win £50,000 on a TV talent show this weekend.

Bernadette Bangura, 25, has made it through to the grand final of BBC One show, All Together Now.

The show fronted by comedian Rob Beckett and former Spice Girl Geri Horner sees performers face a judging panel of 100 singers and experts from a variety of musical backgrounds.

This Saturday will see 10 acts return to battle it out for the chance to be crowned the winner and the contenders will also be performing together for the first time in a group number to open the show.

Acts taking to the stage this weekend will be performing songs by the likes of Ella Eyre, Pharrell Williams, Cee Lo Green, Prince, U2 and Meatloaf. The three with the highest scores at the end of the night will perform for one last time in a sing-off with a new song of their choice.

Last month viewers saw Bernadette perform Somebody Else’s Guy by Jocelyn Brown and It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World by James Brown which earned her a massive score of 99 during her heat sing-off.

Bernadette, who attended Guildford School of Acting and has appeared in a number of musicals including The Frogs and Ragtime, was asked to apply for the show when a member of the show’s team contacted her on social media after seeing her posts about musical theatre.

She said: “I thought, what have I got to lose?”

After thinking nothing would come of it, she was contacted last August and invited to take part in filming in Manchester in September which she attended with her boyfriend, mum, best friend and her boyfriend’s mum.

She said: “It was exhilarating and exciting. I forgot I was being filmed for TV because you’re told to perform for the 100. It was just surreal, I was honoured to perform."

She said that her colleagues had been probing her to tell her how she got on in the show but she had to remain tight-lipped.

Bernadette said: “I actually auditioned for X Factor when I was 16 but I didn’t hear anything and at the time it felt like the end of the world but I upped my game and this time it was nice getting picked.”

The grand final of All Together Now airs this Saturday, April 13, on BBC One.