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The Open Mic UK singing competition is “The Biggest Search for Unsigned Acts in the UK!”. The 2014 audition information is now available!


Open Mic UK is a nationwide singing competition which saw over 9,000 acts audition last year. This year's auditions start in August, and will search for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists.

You could have the chance to perform at some of the UK's finest venues!


The music competition is open to all genres and acts can perform either covers or their own original songs. The music competition offers competitors the opportunity to audition for the chance to perform live in front of industry judges and large audiences, generating valuable media attention and exposure!

With an anticipated 12,000 people from across the country entering for 2014, one of the largest singing competitions in the UK is set to get even bigger! There is something for every singer, no matter the level of experience, so get involved!

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Singers wanted! Apply for a place in a singing competition like no other. Challenge yourself, and step up to Open Mic UK.

Singing Contest

Open Mic UK music competition gives you plenty of important opportunities to showcase your music and singing, including the chance to perform live in front of music and entertainment industry judges including Kiss FM, Choice FM, BBC Radio, regional press and celebrity judges, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses. Past celebrity judges for the singing competition have included DJs from Radio 1 such as Ras Kwame, Annie Nightingale MBE, and R’n’B sensation Shola Ama to name a few.

The competition will be travelling up, down and across the UK coming to a city or town near you. Check out the audition dates to find your nearest Open Mic UK contest venue. This prestigious talent competition is brought to you by Future Music, who aim to discover acts with the potential to become recording artists and have brought you acts like Jahmene Douglas, Lucy Spraggan and previous Open Mic UK winner Birdy.

Open Mic UK prides itself on taking its live shows to the most prestigious venues throughout the UK. Performing in these venues not only provides an exhilarating experience for everyone taking part in the talent contest, but it also gives competitors the opportunity to perform on some of the best stages in the country whilst developing their craft and getting their music heard!

And if you make it through the audition stage of the singing competition YOU COULD BE PLAYING THE NATIONAL GRAND FINAL AT ONE OF THE BEST VENUES IN THE COUNTRY!

There will be thousands of pounds worth of competition prizes up for grabs along the way including recording studio time and music development classes. The overall winner will receive a comprehensive winner’s package as well as a main prize of £5,000 in cash to spend as you wish on the development of your act!

Singing Auditions

Anyone can enter Open Mic UK - as long as you have parental consent and think you have a great voice, there’s a place for you in the talent auditions. All singers are welcome to audition for the music competition!

The music competition is divided into age categories: Under 16, 16-20 and 21 and over. All types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer-songwriters are invited to enter Open Mic UK; the singing contest’s main aim is to discover an act that has the ability to become a professional recording artist.

Only the most talented of those who audition progress to perform at the Live Regional and Area Finals, and previous winners have included teen sensation Birdy. So, what are you waiting for? ENTER SINGING CONTEST OPEN MIC UK NOW!

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