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Open Mic UK 2019 Winners

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Judges’ Top Scores and Prize Winners Announced

Open Mic UK 2019 Prize Winners: The Grand Final judges’ top scores and prize winners have been revealed!

The Open Mic UK 2019 Grand Final returned to indigo at The O2 on Saturday the 1st of February, and gave singers and musicians the chance to perform in front of a large and very enthusiastic crowd, as well as our music industry judging panel.

Open Mic UK 2019 Panel of Judges

Open Mic UK Judges

The Open Mic UK 2019 Grand Final judging panel across the day included:

  • Carrie Grant – BAFTA award-winning broadcaster, vocal coach and advocate.
  • Chris Grayston – Music consultant for Sony, Thames TV, The Voice.
  • Jamie Searls – A&R and Admissions for Tileyard Education.
  • Leon Haynes – A&R Manager at Polydor Records, whose artists have included Girls Aloud, The Saturdays, Take That and Ellie Goulding.
  • Ras Kwame – Capital Xtra DJ
  • Susanna Dee – Singer, songwriter, producer and vocal arranger.

Open Mic UK 2019 Grand Final – Judges’ Top Scores

open mic uk judges scores
Leah Turay, Under 18’s winner.

Under 18s

1st Leah Turay
2nd J’ci Ama Bonsu
3rd Mia Rosé

Over 18s

1st Natalie Lindi
2nd Helen Shanahan
3rd Y.R

Songwriting Competition Winners

Sara Vukaylov
Under 18s best original song winner Sara Vukaylov.

Songwriting Awards sponsored by Tileyard

The act performing what the Judges consider the best song with be invited to a 4 day songwriting camp course courtesy of TileYard.

Under 18s

1st Sara Vukaylov
2nd Leah Turay
3rd Mia Rose

Over 18s

1st Natalie Lindi
2nd Marcus & Amanda
3rd Y.R

Open Mic UK 2019 Showcase Winners

The following acts were selected as Showcase Winners at the Open Mic UK Grand Final, and will have a special showcase meeting with Future Music to discuss further development for their music careers.

  • Sara Vukaylov
  • Gigi Jennings
  • Jen-Jen Chubb
  • Lottie Simone
  • Joel Taylor
  • Kanda
  • Joshua James
  • Simon Howard
  • Thomas Alan Ramsbottom

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Open Mic UK is now taking entries for 2020! To enter, click here.