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Guy Chambers, Beveley Knight, Graham Gouldman and Robin Gibb had the arduous task of choosing the winner of the competition from a shortlist of 10 demos.

Guy ChambersGuy Chambers
After leaving the Guildhall School of Music in 1985 where he studied composition Guy toured with, among others, Julian Cope and The Waterboys before joining World Party in 1986 and co-writing with band founder Karl Wallinger on BANG, his most successful album to date. His own band The Lemon Trees disbanded in 1995 after 2 years of writng and performing.
He was writing with Cathy Dennis, Bryan Adams and others until an opportune meeting with Robbie Williams in January 1997. To date Guy has collaborated as a songwriter/ producer with Robbie on five successful albums which have sold in 25 million units worldwide. Guy’s awards have included 3 BRITs, three Ivor Novello Awards, a PRS Award, an IMF Award and a Q Award, amongst others.
Other writing credits include writing and producing with Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones and recordings for the Bridget Jones movie soundtrack and producing Goin’ Back for Life and Love: The Very Best of Diana Ross. He has also co-written with Texas, Busted, Jewel, Sugababes, Beverley Knight and Enrique Inglesias. Recently he has written and produced new material with Charlotte Church.
Beverley KnightBeveley Knight
Beverley Knight grew up singing in church, but by the time she was in her late teens she’d progressed to performing in clubs in and around her hometown of Wolverhampton.
Aided by her producer cousin Don E she signed to the independent Dome Records in 1994. The following year's debut single, "Flavour Of The Old School", was a hot slice of UK swingbeat co-written with production team 2B3. The song became a big club hit and also went into the national Top 50 in April.
She released "Prodigal Sista" in 1999 which featured several UK Top 40 hits, including "Made It Back", "Rewind (Find A Way)" and "Greatest Day", which climbed to number 14 in July 1999. Her third album "Who I am" followed and in March 2002 "Shoulda Coulda Woulda" reached the UK Top 10. She’s just released her fourth album "Affirmation"
With famous admirers ranging from Nelson Mandela (for whom she has performed twice) to David Bowie, Michael Stipe, and Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay. He gospel-influenced old school soul has won her three MOBO awards and three Brit awards.
Record sales: 425, platinums
Graham GouldmanGraham Gouldman
Graham began his recording career with the Whirlwinds, before forming the Mockingbirds with drummer Kevin Godley. One of Graham's compositions, "For Your Love", was scheduled as the new group's first single, but when their label rejected it the song was passed on to the Yardbirds. Their version topped the charts and this fruitful relationship continued with "Heart Full Of Soul" and "Evil Hearted You".
Graham also penned a series of pop hits for the Hollies ("Look Through Any Window", "Bus Stop"), Herman's Hermits ("No Milk Today"), Wayne Fontana ("Pamela Pamela") and Jeff Beck ("Tallyman"). He embarked on a solo career with "Stop Or Honey I'll Be Gone" (1966), but joined the late period Mindbenders where he collaborated with guitarist Eric Stewart. While working on an unreleased album for the Marmalade label Gouldman met up again with Godley and talented instrumentalist Lol Creme. Their studio experiments created the hit group Hotlegs, which soon evolved into 10cc, one of the most consistent hit groups of the 70s.
He’s produced albums by the Ramones and Gilbert O'Sullivan and in 1986 formed Wax with Andrew Gold. He was part of the brief 10cc reunion in the 90s.
Robin GibbRobin Gibb
Along with his twin brother Maurice and his brother Barry, Robin Gibb was the third member of the Bee Gees. The band has been together for more than 25 years and their albums have sold more than 100 million copies including eight number1 hits on the US Billboard Pop Singles chart and 3 number 1 hits in the U.K.
Born in England, Robin Gibb emigrated to Australia with his parents in the early 60s. The Bee Gees career began in 1963 when they performed their song, "The Battle of the Blue & Grey," on television. The trio moved back to Britain in 1967 to join the vibrant London pop scene. Their fame became international when their hit "New York Mining Disaster 1941" reached the United States music charts. In the spring of 1969 Robin Gibb left the Bee Gees to pursue a solo career. He produced a chart-topper with his first single "Saved By the Bell." but returned to the Bee Gees in 1970 after releasing his first solo album Robin's Reign.
Widespread success followed the film "Saturday Night Fever" with "Jive Talkin', 'You Should Be Dancing', 'Stayin' Alive' and 'How Deep Is Your Love' used on the soundtrack but their biggest hit was the 1978  'Night Fever'.
In 1996 the group earned the lifetime achievement award at the Brit Awards. In 1997 they were given the lifetime achievement award at the American Music Awards and inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. In 2003 Maurice Gibb died of heart failure and it was decided to retire the group name. Robin has since released a solo single 'Please' which was followed by his first solo album in 15 years, Magnet.

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