Kol looking to book O2 spot
A Linslade musician was given the thumbs up by talent spotters as he made it through to the regional final of a national search for a star.
Kol Elsam is to perform at the live stages of Open Mic UK 2012 after impressing the judges at the audition stage of theis year’s contest.
He was one of several thousand acts to enter nationwide and joined hundreds of auditionees on the day as he queued up to strut his stuff on the stage.
Open Mic UK 2012 is an exciting national talent competition which searches for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material.
Kol is now in the running to compete for a place in the National Final within The O2 in London should he beat off competition in a regional head to head.
Chris Grayston, Events Coordinator for Open Mic UK said: “We are looking to find an act that has something unique to offer, another Birdy that can go all the way, with both the ability to deliver a strong live performance but also potential to become a professional recording artist. “There is so much talent out there I’m sure we can find that star again.”
The competition is divided into age categories; 16 and under, 17-22 and 23 and over, and all types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer/songwriters are invited to enter. The acts are all aiming to make it to that prestigious Final at The O2 where the spotlight will be on all the acts with a chance to be signed by a record label.
The latter stages of the competition will also provide acts with the opportunity to impress many guests from record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry as well as judges from BBC Introducing, national radio and regional press with judges being more prestigious in the later rounds.
Past judges include Radio 1 DJs Ras Kwame and Annie Nightingale MBE with Ivor Novello award winner Mark Hill and KISS FM’s Charlie Hedges already confirmed to join this year’s Grand Final panel for 2012.
Former winner Hatty Keane has been signed to BGM Music. Hatty has performed live sets alongside Ed Sheeran, Tinchy Stryder and Roll Deep and is currently working on new material. Previous winners also include Birdy who is signed to Warner has in the last 12 months has hits all over Europe and is set to conquer the US with a collaboration with Mumford & sons.
For more information go to the website www.openmicuk.co.uk or better still come down and support your local talent performing! You can purchase tickets from the website www.openmicuk.co.uk or on the door subject to availability.
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