Earlier this year Ruth signed up for auditioning at Open Mic UK with a chance to perform at the O2 in London. Open Mic UK 2019 is the biggest search for unsigned talent in the UK. Auditions are held all over the country every year in search for the UK’s best singers, singer-songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres performing either covers or their own original material.
Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company who have discovered some of the best new talent and propelled them to the big stage, working with Thames TV, Sony and Universal.
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. 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 18 and 18 and over. All types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer-songwriters are invited to enter, all hoping to make it to that prestigious Grand Final at The O2.
The first audition round for Leeds area happened on 30th September where 100s auditioned with a 2min performance. Ruth made it through to the Regional Finals on 19th Oct in Dewsbury. There were 20 contestants auditioning at Dewsbury with both audience and judges voting and Ruth is one of the finalists going through to the Area Finals next month. Ruth also won a publicity award of free studio recording time for doing two Radio interviews and being featured in Keighley News.
Watch this space for her ongoing success!
Link to Keighley News - https://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/17971917.keighley-singer-reaches-open-mic-uk-regional-final
Link to Hat Chat's Special on Daz in the Hat - https://www.dazinthehat.com/ruth-nielsens-open-mic-night?fbclid=IwAR31HcIufnKqS91lXqxhwRptCUSfhuqy0tkRpedwRMLK7OIBBrrEnoXORQY