Amy Danson from StagePro Academy in Warrington reaches the regional finals of Open Mic UK with a chance of winning upto £50,000 and a more importantly an opportunity to record a single for release.

Having first of all registered, Amy had a 45 minute wait until her audition. There were five audtionees including Amy who performed a song of our choice in front of a panel of 4 judges.

Contestants were moved to another room and Amy along with three other singers were called back to perform again as their nerves had got the better of them, but the judges said “could see great potential in our voices”. Amy sang ‘Someone like you’ by Adele.

Finally after about an hours wait, Amy was told that she had made it through to the Regional Showcase Final on Sunday 16th October 2011.

“I am very grateful that I had the support of my mum, dad and Nathan (my boyfriend) with me throughout the day. I really valued this experience and feel that this has helped my confidence grow a little more.”

Amy Danson