The Open Mic UK competition will be online for 2020. With over 10,000 entries received each year, if you're are a talented singer, duo, vocal group or rapper, apply now to audition.
You’ll be battling for a place in the Open Mic UK Live Shows, with the chance to make it to the Grand Final and win £5,000 in prize money, plus mentoring and publicity packages.
The auditions and shows will let you showcase your music to our music industry judges, who are at every stage of the competition. Last year’s competition included judges who work for the three major record labels Universal, Warner and Sony.
What better opportunity to get music industry feedback and get your music heard by the right people?
Audition places are limited, so be quick and register in advance to secure your space and avoid disappointment.
For the audition stage of the competition, singers will be asked to submit a short performance video for our judges to review.
This can be any song of your choice in any style or genre, and may be a cover or an original. You can accompany yourself with an instrument, use backup musicians, perform acapella or use a backing track.
Our aim is to promote artist development, originality and songwriting, so whatever you choose to perform, make sure you make it your own.
Successful acts from the auditions will be asked to perform for our online Live Shows.
Judging will not only be based on vocal ability, but also image, performance, originality and star quality, with an overall view to find a recording artist that will do well in today's current market.
The Live Shows will be streamed live on the Open Mic UK website, Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as our partner platforms, with the best performers competing for a place at the Grand Final.