Eleni sings her way to £1,000 prize in Calico contest

The winner of Calico's pub idol Eleni Demetriou with the manager of Calico Jonathan Spencer
The winner of Calico's pub idol Eleni Demetriou with the manager of Calico Jonathan Spencer

A TALENTED singer walked away with a £1,000 prize and a day in a recording studio after winning a pub competition.

Calico Bar and Kitchen in Mill Street, Oakham, held the final of its Pub Idol 2011 competition.

The winner was Eleni Demetriou, who beat off competition from five other singers.

Bar manager Jonathan Spencer said: “The night was a great success with a fantastic amount of people turning up to support their favourite and check out the local talent.

“The standard of singing was particularly high this year with some very memorable performances, which made deciding who would win the fantastic prize all the more difficult.”

The night also raised £180 for Cancer Research UK.