Ex-Rothesay pupil wows judges at Open Mic UK

Aimee Gilmour - now performing under the stage name Aimee Scarlett - will perform at the Scottish regional finals of the Open Mic UK competition at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on October 13.
Aimee Gilmour - now performing under the stage name Aimee Scarlett - will perform at the Scottish regional finals of the Open Mic UK competition at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on October 13.

A former pupil at Rothesay Academy has made it through to the Scottish regional finals of the Open Mic UK competition.

Aimee Gilmour, now a student at James Watt College in Greenock, got the big thumbs up from the competition’s judges when she performed Etta James’ signature song At Last at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday.

Aimee, who turned 16 earlier this year, will now perform under her stage name, Aimee Scarlett, in front of a live audience at the same Glasgow venue in the 16 and under category of the Scottish regional final on Saturday, October 13, hoping to secure a place in the national final at The O2 in London in January.

Aimee’s dad John Gilmour told The Buteman: “She got a good response from the judges - she’s got bags of confidence and even after singing in public for a good few years, she’s still got plenty of passion for it.”

John also told us that Aimee has put herself forward for the next series of the BBC talent show The Voice, due to air in 2013.

For more information on Open Mic UK click on the link to the right of this article - or better still, why not go along to support Aimee in Glasgow next month? Tickets for the live show, priced £8, are available from the Open Mic UK website, on the door (subject to availability) or from Aimee and John Gilmour on 07551 532806.