LOTTIE Mae Farrell is a singer with a whole lot of talent.
The 15-year-old-pupil at King James’s School, Almondbury, has won through to the Open Mic UK 2013 Regional Finals.
It means she will now be performing in the live showcases of the competition.
Open Mic UK 2013 is the biggest music competition in the UK for singers and solo artists, searching for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material.
Lottie Mae is a singer/songwriter who performed a cover of Naughty Boy’s number one hit La La La at her audition.
Thousands of hopefuls entered nationwide and after impressing the judges at her audition Lottie Mae will now take part in the live regional final showcase on October 6 in Manchester alongside the best talent in her area.
She will be performing in front of hundreds of audience members and a music industry judging panel to win a place at the 2013 Grand Final.
Events coordinator and head of future music Chris Grayston said: “Every year that we hold this competition the bar is raised and the quality gets higher and higher. We’re really looking forward to experiencing the raw talent from across the country.
“For promising singers, song-writers, rappers and vocalists, Open Mic UK provides a real opportunity to open the door to a music career by showcasing their talent to music industry professionals and audiences across the country.”
The competition is divided into age categories – Under 16, 16-20 and 21 and over, and all types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer/songwriters are invited to enterŠOpen Mic UK.
All participants are all aiming to make it to that prestigious Grand Final within The O2 where the spotlight will be on all the acts with a chance for them to be signed.
The latter stages of the competition will also provide acts with the opportunity to impress many guests from record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry.
Past judges have included Radio 1 DJs Ras Kwame and Annie Nightingale MBE, four time Ivor Novello award winner Mark Hill and KISS FM’s Charlie Hedges.