Sheena McHugh takes on The Voice

Sheena McHugh – The Voice: Previous Open Mic UK contestant Sheena McHugh has not only impressed the Open Mic UK music industry judges, she has now wowed coaches on the BBC’s The Voice.

Check out the following link for more information on Sheena McHugh – The Voice: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/sheena-mchugh—the-voice

SHEENA MCHUGH – THE VOICE

26-year-old Sheena McHugh reached the Open Mic UK Grand Final in 2011 reaching the Top 3 for her age category. After her Open Mic UK success she went on to take part in The X Factor in 2013, where she made it through to Bootcamp but was then unfortunately sent home by mentor Nicole Scherzinger.

X Factor’s loss is now The Voice’s gain as Sheena McHugh wowed the coaches at the Blind Auditions with her cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, scoring four turns from all of the coaches. With the pick of the lot Sheena choose Will.i.am to mentor her in The Voice.

Check out Sheena McHugh’s Open Mic UK Area Final footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILsH-Ks_S_Y

SUCCESS FOR SHEENA MCHUGH ON THE VOICE

Sheena McHugh has now made it through to the live quarter-finals of The Voice after securing a spot in coach Will.i.am’s final three. Her amazing rendition of ‘Bring Me to Life’ by Evanescence at the Battles left Will.i.am no choice but to take her through to the next stage.

At the live quarter-finals it will be down to the public vote to keep her in the competition. We’re sure she’ll blow the crowd away again and we wish her the best of luck!

SHEENA MCHUGH – THE VOICE

For more information on the Open Mic UK singing competition 2015: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/singing-competition-2015

ENTER THE MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK HERE: www.openmicuk.co.uk

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Applications: The Voice 2016 vs Open Mic UK

The Voice UK is already inviting aspiring singers to apply for The Voice 2016. The Voice 2016 will be the 5th series of the televised singing competition and auditions take place this summer.

The national music competition Open Mic UK also has singing auditions this summer across the UK. Check out more about the Open Mic UK singing competition here.

Check out the following link for more information on The Voice 2016: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/the-voice-2016#.VQxCLo6PCVq

THE VOICE 2016

Pre-auditions for The Voice 2016 will begin this summer where those who impress the producers at the open try-outs will be invited to take part in the Blind Auditions, where they’ll have the chance to perform for the four superstar coaches.

Solo acts or duos who are 16 years of age or over by 17th June 2015 can now submit their entry registration for The Voice 2016 on their website. Applicants will then be invited to perform for the show’s team at one of the open audition dates.

Successful acts will then be asked to attend a call back in August before the Blind Auditions begin filming at the end of this year.

THE VOICE VS OPEN MIC UK

An alternative to The Voice 2016 is the national music competition Open Mic UK which has auditions across the UK this summer too.

Open Mic UK is open to all ages and music genres and attracts over 9,000 acts every year as it travels across the country in search for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocal groups.

Enter the Open Mic UK music competition now to audition this summer!

THE VOICE OR OPEN MIC UK?

Unlike The Voice 2016, Open Mic UK gives unsigned artists the chance to perform live on stage in front of a range of different music and entertainment industry judges which include; A&R representatives from the major record labels, BBC Introducing, music managers and producers as well as national radios and press.

The industry judges will be searching for an act that has the potential to be successfully launched as a major recording artist today. The judges also provide industry feedback to each act to help them further develop their performances and musical careers.

Throughout the Open Mic UK competition there are also thousands of pounds worth of prizes given away, such as free recording studio time and free singing lessons. The overall Open Mic UK winner will also win a £5000 advance towards their music career!

THE VOICE 2016

For more information on The Voice 2016 go to: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/the-voice-2016#.VQxCLo6PCVq

ENTER THE MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK HERE: www.openmicuk.co.uk

Emmanuel Nwamadi stars on BBC’s The Voice

Emmanuel Nwamadi on The Voice.

Previous Open Mic UK contestant Emmanuel Nwamadi has impressed coaches on the BBC’s The Voice, making it through to the live quarter-finals.

Check out the following link for more information on Emmanuel Nwamadi: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/emmanuel-nwamadi

EMMANUEL NWAMADI – THE VOICE

Emmanuel Nwamadi took part in Open Mic UK in 2013 within the group Vintage Soul. Their original song named “Six” impressed the music industry judges at the Regional Final in Camden and took them through to the Area Finals.

Watch Emmanuel Nwamadi’s Open Mic UK Regional Final performance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH739vb1zUA

The Open Mic UK judges’ feedback from Vintage Souls’ Area Final performance was; “You were lovely on the ear and the boy’s musical work was seemingly effortless and built a strong sound. However, the musicians felt like they were support as opposed to being a group. You all need to perform more.”

SUCCESS FOR EMMANUEL NWAMADI

23-year-old Emmanuel Nwamadi worked his vocal magic at The Voice’s Blind Auditions performing a soulful version of Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo”. He secured a place in the Battles with Ricky Wilson who turned his chair for him.

Emmanuel Nwamadi has now made it through to the live quarter-finals of The Voice after securing a spot in coach Ricky Wilson’s final three. Emmanuel impressed Ricky Wilson with his own rendition of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” at the Battles.

Ricky Wilson said: “We’re not looking for something that’s already represented in the charts or on the radio, I’m looking for the next thing and I think Emmanuel’s got something interesting and unique. He’s a man of few words and he’s a man of very deep words when he does speak. I think he could sing pretty much anything and put his twist on it.”

At the live quarter-finals it will be down to the public vote to keep Emmanuel Nwamadi in the competition. We look forward to seeing him in the live shows and wish him the best of luck!

EMMANUEL NWAMADI

For more information on Emmanuel Nwamadi go to: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/emmanuel-nwamadi

ENTER THE MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK HERE: www.openmicuk.co.uk

Previous Open Mic UK contestant Olivia Lawson now takes on The Voice

Olivia Lawson – The Voice: Previous Open Mic UK contestant Olivia Lawson has not only impressed the Open Mic UK music industry judges, she now has wowed coaches in the initial blind audition stages of BBC’s The Voice.

OLIVIA LAWSON ON THE VOICE

17-year-old Olivia Lawson reached the North East England Area Final of Open Mic UK’s 2014 singing competition, where she performed her own version of “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” by Jermaine Stewart at Dewsbury Town Hall.

For more information about Olivia Lawson on The Voice go to: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/olivia-lawson-the-voice#.VPCJEo4oHTo

SUCCESS FOR OLIVIA LAWSON ON BBC’S THE VOICE

Olivia Lawson wowed The Voice coaches at the blind auditions with her rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and was snapped up by mentor Rita Ora.

New mentor Rita Ora hit her button just as Olivia was getting into her stride with the first chorus and by the time she’d sang her last note there was only Sir Tom Jones who hadn’t spun round to fight for her.

For your chance to perform on stage in front of music industry judges like Olivia Lawson, enter singing competition Open Mic UK 2015 now!