IT'S the famous football song the nation can't stop singing.

But while cries of "It's coming home" rang out in the streets of Southampton last night, it was in the city's guildhall where it really hit home.

Hundreds of Southampton school children unleashed a rousing rendition of David Baddiel and Frank Skinner's 'Three Lions' for delighted parents at the O2 Guildhall.

Not to be outdone, the 800 plus parents joined in - creating a jaw-dropping atmosphere inside the popular music venue.

The rendition was part of an end of year concert, organised by Southampton-based music group Showcase Performance.

Founder Alex Pope, 30, said: "It was an idea we came up with after the Colombia game.

"Because the game was on I thought we would do it as an encore.

"The kids were going nuts and the parents were all standing and singing.

"It was amazing."

The incredible performance was captured on video.

It was later tweeted at England's World Cup stars following their 2-0 quarter-final win against Sweden - including to goalscorers Harry Maguire and Dele Alli.

The video has since racked up more than 2,000 views online.

And Mr Pope, from Southampton, is hoping it can inspire England past semi-final opponents Croatia and even on to World Cup glory.

He added: "Last night was such a memorable occasion for our young musicians and singers and it would be truly amazing if the England squad were able to see our tribute to them to give them encouragement to go on and win.

"I can't think of a better way than to use music as a means to build esteem and self-confidence, whether it be our superstar kids or the England boys."

Students from the concert came from schools such as Fairisle Junior, Oakwood Primary, St. Monica Primary, Holy Family Primary, Redbridge Primary, Bitterne Park Primary, Oasis Academy Lordshill, Bitterne Park Secondary, Redbridge Community School and Regents Park.