Rothesay girl Beth through to Open Mic UK regional finals

Beth Swan, seen here performing at Rothesay Primary School's annual talent show in June, has qualified for the regional finals of the Open Mic UK competition.
Beth Swan, seen here performing at Rothesay Primary School's annual talent show in June, has qualified for the regional finals of the Open Mic UK competition.

Young Rothesay singer Beth Swan has qualified for the regional finals of the national Open Mic UK talent competition.

Beth, who reached the area finals of the Teenstar UK contest earlier this year, will perform in the regional Open Mic UK final at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Saturday, October 19 at 12 noon after wowing the judges at her audition earlier this month.

Open Mic UK 2013 - run by the same organisation behind the Teenstar contest - is the biggest music competition in the UK for singers and solo artists, searching for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material.

Beth’s successful audition means she’s now one step closer to following in the footsteps of another Bute singer, Aimee Gilmour, who reached the national final of last year’s Open Mic UK competition and performed at the O2 Arena in London.

Events coordinator and head of future music Chris Grayston said “Every year that we hold this competition the bar is raised and the quality gets higher and higher.

“We’re really looking forward to experiencing the raw talent from across the country.

“For promising singers, song-writers, rappers and vocalists, Open Mic UK provides a real opportunity to open the door to a music career by showcasing their talent to music industry professionals and audiences across the country.”

Tickets for the regional final on October 19 can be purchased from the Open Mic UK website, on the door (subject to availability) or from Beth herself.