02 National Singing Competition Final for Karl Palmer! Wednesday December 7 2011, 12:00 AM
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02 National Singing Competition Final for Karl Palmer!

Karl Palmer  has just made it through to the Grand Final of Open Mic UK!

He’ll now play one of the world’s best music venues after wowing the crowd and judging panel at the Open Mic UK Area Finals to land a place in the National Grand Final at The O2 in London!

After taking part in auditions against thousands of other unsigned musicians across the UK and impressing the judging panel with his vocals, he went on to perform live on stage, battling through both Regional and Area final heats. He’s now set to perform at the Open Mic UK Grand Final at the IndigO2 at the O2 in London on 21st January 2012!

Previous winner Birdy still at only 15 years of age is currently a favourite on Radio 1 after signing with Warner Music. She’s enjoyed success with a top twenty album and two hit singles including her version of the Bon Iver classic “Skinny Love.” Last year’s under 18’s winner, Hatty Keane , has also had huge success after being signed to BGM Music. Since then Hatty has performed live sets alongside Tinchy Stryder, Zane Lowe, Tempa T and Roll Deep and is currently working on new material. Hatty’s latest video Best Kept Secret has received over 200,000 views on YouTube already.

A spokesperson for Open Mic UK commented “We are searching for an act that not only has the live ability to impress an audience, industry judges and A&R associates, but an act that has the potential to become a professional recording artist. The O2 is the best place to showcase your talent in front of a massive crowd and celebrity judges. It’s going to be a huge event and an experience of a lifetime for all our finalists!”


There’s over £50,000 in prizes up for grabs this year and the overall winner will be offered a recording contract, with up to £30,000 investment! They’ll also have the opportunity to tour across the UK. The competition is divided into age categories; 16 and Under, 17-22 and 23 and Over; all types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer/songwriters are invited to enter Open Mic UK. 


The Open Mic UK competition is also being filmed for broadcasting on Sky TV! A two-part series will be broadcast on Sky on Sunday 8th & 15th January. The Making of a Star comes to Sky 201 in the New Year, with a longer series planned for later in the year for the prestigious Live and Unsigned competition.


Open Mic UK is the biggest music talent competition in the UK for unsigned singers and solo artists. Every year over 9, 000 musicians enter the competition and it’s open to all genres, from rap and hip hop to acoustic and classical, the competition has it all. It’s also the sister company of the huge Live and Unsigned competition which starts again in January www.liveandunsigned.uk.com -


Whatever happens, The Grand Final of the competition will provide acts with the opportunity to impress many guests from record labels, agencies and the entertainment industry including celebrity judges to be confirmed ahead of the final. www.karl-palmer.com

For more information go to the website www.openmicuk.co.uk