North Staffordshire singer Carla's Radio 2 win - after once beating Gareth Gates

Carla Brash appeared on the BBC Radio 2 quiz -Credit:BBC
Carla Brash appeared on the BBC Radio 2 quiz -Credit:BBC

North Staffordshire singer Carla Brash once saw off a certain Gareth Gates in a talent show - and has now hit the right note on a radio quiz. Carla appeared on the daily Ten To The Top music quiz on BBC Radio 2 this morning.

The singer, from Checkley, came out the winner in what turned out to be a north of the county versus the south contest on the show usually fronted by Vernon Kay. Today and it was Gary Davies standing in with Carla taking the crown.

In an impressive show of musical knowledge Carla, who performs with a covers band, only got one question wrong and scored an whopping 30 points. She saw off Tamworth rival, Simon McKenna, who ended on 24.

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It wasn't the first triumph for the performer. She told Gary how as a 12-year-old on a family holiday in Mablethorpe she sang in a talent show - and saw off a certain Gareth Gates.

Back to the quiz and could you do as well as Carla? Here's the questions which came her way.

1) Complete the title of 1984 Banarama tune, 'Robert De Niro's____doing what'

Carla: Waiting (correct)

2) After featuring in the famous pottery scene in Ghost, which track by the Righteous Brothers, became 1990's biggest selling single?

Carla: Unchained Melody (correct)

3) Sitting at number 2 in the chart 60 years ago, here's a Jamaican teenager with a crossover ska smash, but what's her name? Gary then played 'My Boy Lollipop'.

Carla: Millie Small (correct)

4) In 1983, which musician had top five hits with the songs 'Come Back and Stay', and 'Love of the Common People'.

Carla: Paul Young (correct)

5) In what year did the Spice Girls release their debut album, Spice?

Carla: 1996 (correct)

6) Which Caribbean island did the group Typically Tropical say they were going to on the 1975 number one?

Carla: Barbados (correct)

7) Name the rock band who released the 1987 album, Hysteria, and had a hit that same year with the title song?

Carla: ACDC (Incorrect)

Answer: Def Leppard

8) This one-hit wonder had the UK's biggest-selling single in 2012 and is celebrating his birthday today? 'Somebody That I Used To Know'.

Carla: Gotye (Correct)

9) In 2009 the song Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) made the top three for A.R Rahman and featured vocals from which all-girl group?

Carla: Pussycat Dolls (correct)

10) Which musician reached the top five in 1995 with the single 'A Girl Like You'?

Carla: Edwin Collins (correct)

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