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DaleDiva scoop Don't Stop Believing title
DaleDiva were the nation's favourite in Don't Stop Believing

DaleDiva, the Derbyshire a-cappella chorus, have stormed to victory in this year's Don't Stop Believing live final.

The Derbyshire Dales-based group took top honours following two stunning performances in the Channel Five show.

They survived the elimination part with their high-energy version of the Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer hit No More Tears (Enough is Enough).

The public voted them into the top two meaning they then had to reprise their performance of Beyonce's Single Ladies.

Members of DaleDiva

The group's musical director and co-founder Ally Law said: "It's been one fantastic opportunity and we have just loved every minute.

"To stand on that stage - feeling sick really, waiting for the results - and when they called out our name... everything else really has been a blur from there."

And she confessed that Single Ladies would have to be their new trade mark song: "It's just a fantastic song.

"We wanted to be in that top two mainly because we wanted to do Single Ladies again!"

The 45-strong harmony group won the opportunity to record an album of their work which will be available via iTunes - though Ally is hoping some of the supermarket chains will decide to stock it: "If they had it on one of their shelves I think I'd just faint!

"I'm bursting with pride. I am very emotional... I keep going outside and bursting into tears."

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