Previous winners include Birdy!
What is singing competition Open Mic UK?
Open Mic UK is the exciting national music competition for singers and solo artists in the UK. The competition attracts over 9,000 acts every year as it travels across the country in search for the UK's best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists. Acts can perform either covers or original material and it's open to all genres, so whether you’re into pop, RnB, acoustic or classical, Open Mic UK has it all.
Open Mic UK offers entrants not only the chance to win prizes, but the opportunity to perform live to capacity audiences at some of the best venues in the country, – including within The O2 in London! Huge crowds, record industry A&R and celebrity judges will be there to cast their eye over the talent along the way. Click here to see our judges.
With its nationwide status, Open Mic UK gives acts all over the nation the opportunity to compete to be the UK’s best on the mic. ..... Are you good enough TO AUDITION?
There will be thousands of pounds worth of prizes up for grabs including recording studio time and music development classes, with the overall winner receiving £5,000cash to spend as you wish on the development of your act!
Register, audition and compete, and you will be offered fantastic opportunities to not only develop your performance skills and personal ability, but to expose your talent – whatever genre it may be.
The competition is divided into age categories and for 2013 they will be; Under 16, 16-20 and 21 & over. The competition’s main aim is to discover an act that has the ability to become a professional and unique recording artist. So if you think you have the talent, it’s open to all, so get on the mic....Open Mic UK. Please complete the application form on the website to enter Open Mic UK.
The judges will be looking for vocal/musical talent, stage performance, star quality and individuality. Throughout the journey acts will have to prove their professionalism and determination and make every performance their own. The judges will be seeking an act that has the potential to be successfully launched in the UK as a major recording artist therefore motivational skills are essential. Contestants who can promote themselves will have a greater chance of winning. Click here to see who has been on the judge panel in the past.
Judging on the day will not only be based on vocal ability but image, performance, originality and star quality with a view to find a recording artist for today's current market.
Open Mic UK auditions start each year from August all over the UK. For further details on Open Mic UK audition dates and venues please click here.
Audition places are limited, so be quick not sorry! Registering in advance will secure your audition and avoid disappointment. For an application to enter the competition go to the ENTER NOW page to secure your audition.
The Regional Final Showcases
If you're successful in your audition you will be given a place in the Regional Final Showcases. The Regional Final Showcases will also include all the best unsigned acts in your region.The Open Mic UK showcase finals give acts important live singing opportunities to showcase their talents to a music industry judging panel as well as a huge live crowd! Within the competition you can expect to see DJs who work for Kiss FM, Choice FM and BBC Radio, regional press & record labels, with judges getting more prestigious as the singing competition progresses.
It’s here that you’ll have the chance to progress towards the National Grand Final staged at the best live music venue in the country within The O2 in London. Performing on some of the best stages in the country not only provides an exhilarating experience, but it gives competitors the opportunity to develop their craft and more importantly get their music heard!
The winner will be crowned the winner of Open Mic UK in front of a capacity crowd, including industry insiders, celebrity guests, national press, A&R from record labels and industry and media representatives; all have the capacity to change professional music careers forever.