Disney hits took centre stage at a music festival.

Under the Sea, A Spoonful of Sugar and Let's Go Fly a Kite were amongst the lively renditions performed by 36 young singers to audience members at the Mrs Sunderland Festival at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Judge Maria Jagusz had tough calls to make during the fun Magic of Walt Disney contest, which marked the beginning of the third day of the 10 day event.

Helen Khan is the first winner to be announced from the school year six and under class.

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"It's such a popular event", said Ray Brown, festival chair.

"And it makes for an uplifting start to the day."

It is the second year running that the section has been included in the festival, alongside the equally popular pop ballads classes, which were introduced in Ray's first year of chairing the event.

Several other special events will also go ahead through the festival this year, such as the massive Music and Deaf workshop and a performance of the Armed Man by singers from across the region.

After the Disney songs classes he revealed that he had more plans to improve the festival's reach.

"I'm hoping to launch a Mrs Sunderland academy, which will comprise of workshops for schools throughout the year.

"We don't just have music contests at the festival but acting and spoken word too and we hope to put something on every couple of months or so.

"We hope it will help children improve their arts skills in light of certain funding cuts.

"We are still in the progress of organising this and what we concentrate on will depend on what specific demands there are.

"We will be entering into dialogues with schools to talk about this."