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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 06:15

United Kingdom: O2 Arena Possibly Awaits Sophie

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Sophie DeBattista, one of the fastest rising stars of the local music industry who has already represented her Malta in foreign competitions such as the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, albeit almost seven years ago to this day. Currently based in South East London, the young female vocalist was performing at the Open Mic UK Regional Showcase a couple of days back and now has the opportunity to fight for a coveted slot to perform in the prestigious O2 Arena in London.

The Open Mic UK Showcase is known to feature some of the best unsigned artists from all across Great Britain with different regions hold their own shows and picking the best. Sophie had the opportunity to perform in front of a maximum capacity audience, achieving the support of the expert panel of judges to get through to the Area Finals taking place at The Beck Theatre in Hayes, Middlesex with the chance of getting thorugh to the National Grand Final taking place at The O2 Arena in London on the 18th January 2014.

In order to get this far, Sophie performing an original track, Silver Bullet receiving comments which ranged from 'committed performance' to 'good dynamics to deliver' and ultimately 'great energy'. A spokesperson for Open Mic UK commented “We are searching for an act that not only has the ability to impress an audience, industry judges and A&R associates, but an act that has the potential to become a professional recording artist. Acts that have made it are just one step away from performing at the best live music venue in the country!”

The competition is brought to you by Future Music; the company behind the discovery of artists such as Warner Music’s Birdy, Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas both of which are now signed to Sony Music. The competition is divided into three age categories; Under 16, 16-20 and 21 and Over. All types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer/songwriters are invited to enter Open Mic UK.  For more information go to the official website, and stay tuned to for all the latest about Sophie's journey.

Source: Press Release

Last modified on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 06:34