WATCH & VOTE: Alyshah Jackson is finalist in Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017

Singer-songwriter Alyshah Jackson
Singer-songwriter Alyshah Jackson
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Singer-songwriter Alyshah Jackson is in the live final of our Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition - watch her video and if you like what you see vote for her below.

Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate, to promote it's £3m revamp, has teamed up with the Yorkshire Evening Post to discover new top talent.

Alyshah, aged 18, is California born and moved to Leeds last year. She is thrilled to sing in the final at White Rose Shopping Centre in Dewsbury Road, Leeds, this Saturday - January 28 - from 11am. Come cheer her on. We hope to crown our winners before 4pm.

But you don't have to leave home to vote. You can email us using the vote link below.

WATCH: Press the play button on our YouTube player to hear Alyshah's cover of Alicia Keys song In Common, filmed live at Ont' Sofa Studios - or CLICK HERE.

VOTE: To vote for Alyshah Jackson simply click on this link to send us an email, ensuring it has Alyshah Jackson in the subject field. Also include your full name and contact details before you press send - CLICK HERE.

Alternatively, simply email with Alyshah Jackson in the subject field and include your details in the email.

Check out our voting rules, terms and conditions below.

Alyshah plays guitar and makes soulful folk music. Born and raised in California, she left America to start her music career in Leeds last March.

Since then she has been involved in many events and projects and gained a lot of fans along the way.

You can find her current single, Summertime Fling, on Spotify and itunes.

This song was a collaboration with SMiTHMUSiX, signed and released by AIA (EDM Network) and looks set to be a big tune for the summer of 2017. She also has her debut acoustic EP, scheduled for release March 3. To find out more about this rising star you can check out her official website at


We have eight musical performers, each hoping to win a £2,500 cash prize plus casino bookings as well as an exciting contract with industry leading music and entertainment agency, Champions, that could see their entertainment career soar.

Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 is also looking for a top new design talent and we have three finalists - an artist and two photographers.

First prize in the design category is also £2,500 cash, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their winning artwork on a billboard in Leeds city centre.

Check out all the finalists and vote for your favourite in each category. For full details - CLICK HERE

We are giving you, our readers, a chance to vote - by email - to help our judges pick the winners.

Voting is easy, using the email vote link on the profile page of each of our finalists.

Only one vote per category, per email account allowed - duplicate votes will not be counted. Deadline for votes will be five minutes after at the last finalist has performed in live grand final, on Saturday, January 28. Votes after this time will not be considered. The competition is due to finish around 3pm.

Readers votes will then be taken into consideration to help our judges make their final decisions.

Remember to turn out to cheer on your favourites at White Rose Shopping Centre in Dewsbury Rd, Leeds, on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 11am.

* If you do not want your information to be use for marketing purposes please make it clear in your email, above your own name and contact details, by writing NO MARKETING.

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