Budding superstars at the Warwick School pulled out all the stops to try to impress judges in their own X Factor style show.

The pupils reached the final stage last Friday after going through a number of auditions in the past weeks.

As in the popular X Factor television series competitors had been working hard with the school's voice tutors, Sandie Williams and Gill Anderson.

The 10 singers selected for the final each sang a song of their choice and performed in front of all the pupils at the Noke Drive school.

Finalists were Sarah Holdaway, Jodie Izzard, Bethan Sullivan, Sarah Rodd, Sam Freeman, Jamie Anderson, Adele Hutchinson, Emma David and the competition winner was 12-year-old Alex Alpe.

Head of performing and expressive arts, Mike Costa, said: "It was such a pleasure to see these young singers perform to a capacity audience and give such creditable performances."

Winners received an all expenses paid trip to Fame, the Musical in London and Sarah Rodd was awarded a music bursary for voice training.

Mr Costa added: "This type of event has helped us identify talent within the arts and at the same time promote possible graduate and career opportunities for talented performers.

"This is very much part of the Warwick's new initiative to develop its second specialist status as a vocational school."