The biggest music competition for Singers, Songwriters, Rappers and Solo Artists is well underway with the 2011 Open Mic UK Competition.
Thousands have the aspirations for the chance to perform in-front of Industry Judges both in The Regional Finals and at The 02, in front of over 2,000 people. The Ultimate Prize is the Recording Contract and over £30,000 for the winning act.
Maddie Bowe, 16, from Wiltshire has the talent and aspirations to make it through to The Regional Final at St. Georges, Great George Street, Bristol. She can’t wait to head back to one of The UKs leading Concert Halls where the likes of The BBC have recorded concerts and a eclectic range of genres such as Jazz, Classical, Folk, World Music and Opera have been performed there too. On September 18th 2011, it is The Regional Final of Open Mic which is the biggest performance of Maddie’s musical career so far, which has seen her perform in front of friends and family and a local Fete.
If Maddie makes it to The 02 in London, or even if she doesn’t, she will hope that the coming 5 or 10 years will see her getting her own music content out there, performing up and down the country in front of appreciative listeners.
Her musical inspirations are vast ranging, but it is music itself that is the overall driver for her:
“I have so many different musical inspirations. But I think overall I’m just inspired by music itself. It can be whatever it wants to be, has the ability to influence people, and give an insight into someone’s thoughts.”
She will be performing in the 16 and Under Category, as always, a tough group of talented individuals all aspiring to make it to The 02 and gain the winning green card from the Judges who have included Another Level’s Dane Bowers, Shola Ama, Guy Harris, Ras Kwame, Tom Deacon and Brian Belo from Big Brother. You may think this would be an incredibly nerve-racking experience for the Sixteen-year-old? Well no, like David Beckham’s curvy free-kicks that sale into the roof of the net from constant intensive practice, Maddie practically never stops singing! It comes completely naturally to her, so when she prepares for any performance, she simply focuses and practices a bit and perform. She is sure to sale through the epic day in Bristol.
Final words from Maddie on singing:
“I just love it so much, singing makes me so happy. It’s all I want to do.”
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