Chance to shine for St Keverne singer
3:47pm Friday 7th September 2012 in News
A young singer from St Keverne has made it through to the live stages of a national competition.
Danni Annice Peters, pictured, who works behind the bar at the Seven Stars in Helston and at the May Tree, impressed the judges in the Open Mic UK auditions, sailing through to the regional finals.
She will be competing for a place in the national final, which will be held at the O2 in London and give all the finalists the chance to be signed to a record label. Open Mic UK is a national talent competition that searches for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material.
The competition is divided into age categories three categories: 16 and under, 17 to 22 years and 23 and over.
Previous winners include Birdy, who in the last 12 months has had hits across Europe and looks set to conquer the US through a collaboration with Mumford & Sons.
Chris Grayston, events coordinator for Open Mic UK, said: “We are looking to find an act that has something unique to offer; another Birdy that can go all the way, with both the ability to deliver a strong live performance but also potential to become a professional recording artist."
The latter stages of the competition will give entrants the chance to impress key names from record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry as well perform in front of judges from BBC Introducing and national radio and regional press.