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These Election Candidates Just Took Part In An Adorably Awkward Sing-Off

Great efforts all round, but don't give up the day job. Via Brumvotes.co.uk.

If you need proof that politicians will do anything for votes, here are four candidates standing for election across Birmingham taking part in a sing-off.

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They sang without a backing track in an event organised by BBC West Midlands and really got into it. It was a bit awkward.

First up was Labour's Steve McCabe, standing in Birmingham Selly Oak, with a rendition of Peggy Lee's "He's a Tramp".


What he lacks in actual singing ability he makes for with easy charm.

Then it was Clair Braund, standing for UKIP in Birmingham Ladywood, with a passionate, eyes-closed version of the 1993 dancefloor classic "Rhythm of the Night", by Corona.


She's no Aretha Franklin, but scores top points for feeling the vibes.

Next was Green candidate Margaret Okole, also standing in Ladywood, with a very Green song choice: Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'".


And she has a nice voice too.

Last up was the Lib Dems' John Hemming, standing in Birmingham Yardley, singing Billie Holiday's "Summertime".


Even though bringing a guitar is just showing off, this was a solid effort.

Well done everyone.