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Anna Foye from Hambrook crowned Open Mic UK winner

PUBLISHED: 15:29 26 January 2015 | UPDATED: 15:30 26 January 2015

Anna Foye

Anna Foye

Andrew Benge

Joining a long line of prestigious Future Music winners, Anna Foye from Hambrook, West Sussex has been named as the winner of the national singing competition Open Mic UK at The NEC in Birmingham!

Anna Foye, who is 13, was crowned champion in front of a capacity crowd at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday night. Her original song won over the judges seeing her being awarded a winner of the Under 16’s age category.

Anna Foye now joins a long list of previous winners as Open Mic UK through the Future Music competitions are behind the discovery of artists such as Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music, and TeenStar competition winners Luke Friend and Emily Middlemas.

Anna battled against more than 9,000 acts who entered for Open Mic UK this year across the UK. Battling through both Regional and Area Final heats to make it to the national Grand Final.

The judging panel for the Grand Final included record label representatives from Sony and Universal, as well representatives from music management companies, recording studios, professional vocal coaches and the examination board, Rock School. Also picked by the judging panel as winners were Tom Auton from Cardiff, Wales who was crowned winner of the Under 16’s age category, and Yazzy from Westwood Ho, Devon who took home the runner up place for the Under 16’s age category.

Future Music is also about to start auditions for TeenStar which you can find more information and enter TeenStar now at www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk. Along with a brand new Future Music Songwriting Competition, which is specifically for songwriters of any age and genre.

To find out more go to: www.songwritingcompetitionuk.com.

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