Somerset is proving to be full of music talent, with a Glastonbury girl making it through to the next round of the Open Mic UK comptition.
Melody Waterworth, 15, was given the big thumbs up by judges at the Open Mic UK auditions. This is a national talent competition to find the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists.
She will compete against fellow central Somerset hopefuls Lee Rahn and Jonny Shipton, who have also made it through to the regional heats.
Melody, a pupil at St Dunstan’s School, has performed in many school productions, with the Glastonbury Town Players in pantomime, and most recently she staged a one-woman show at Wells Little Theatre with the help of her singing teacher, Kate White.
She is now in the running to compete for a place in the National Final within The O2 in London early next year.
If she is successful in getting through to the national final, Melody will battle it out to win a recording contract for the overall winner, as well as coverage and promotion on MUZU.TV, development classes and recording studio time.
She said: “I’m very excited to be singing on the stage at St George’s, Bristol, and I need all my friends and supporters to buy tickets for the event and to come and cheer me on and vote for me.”
The regional final will take place on September 30 at 12.30pm and will feature a special guest performance as well as contestants.
All ticket holders who vote will be entered in a prize draw to win £100 worth of festival tickets.
For further information and to buy tickets, costing £8 each, please contact Jo Waterworth on 01458 834405.