Open Mic UK Grand Finalists 2018

The Open Mic UK Grand Final will be held on Sunday 20th October at the at Indigo in The O2 on the 20th January 2019.

The winner of the Grand Final will be crowned as the Open Mic UK 2018 Champion in front of a huge crowd and professional industry judging panel.

Voting is now live, so the public can check out all the acts and vote on who they believe should win Open Mic UK Star 2018. On Monday 14th January, the list below will be updated with a leaderboard of the top placed acts. The leaderboard will be updated on Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th January.

In order to win Open Mic UK you must be in the top 3 judges’ scores in your age category. Those acts not in the highest judges’ scores will be eliminated before counting the texts votes. For those acts in the judges’ top 3, their scores will be ranked and added to the text voting, which will also be ranked.

The acts with the combined highest ranking from audience and judges’ votes will be winners. The winner, runner-up and third position will be announced on the day for each age category, and the overall winner of Open Mic UK 2018 will be announced by Tuesday 23rd January 2018.


The Final leaderboard updates are below, voting closes at the end of the Grand Final show on Sunday 20th January.

Under 16’s

Act Name Text Vote No.
Abi Pearce OPEN18
Lilly Hobbs OPEN16
Florence Sommerville OPEN25
Maicie Rayner OPEN09

16 – 20’s

Act Name Text Vote No. 
Gospel X OPEN42
Nicole-René OPEN40
Annalise OPEN30
Chia OPEN32

Text votes are UK only and cost £1 plus one message at your standard operator rate.

To vote, text your favourite acts Text Vote No. to 84222.

Over 20’s

Text votes are UK only and cost £1 plus one message at your standard operator rate

Act Name Text Vote No.
Red  Tan OPEN59
Matthew Joseph OPEN56
Amanda L-ska OPEN48
Jemima OPEN57
Ellis Johnson OPEN46