Chloe and Alicia on song for regional final

Alicia Dodds from Bedlington. GM024079
Alicia Dodds from Bedlington. GM024079

Two north east singers have made it to a regional final of a prestigious singing competition.

Chloe Wealleans-Watts, 12, from Cramlington and attends Cramlington Learning Village, auditioned for Open Mic UK in September and made it through to the regional finals at The Tyne Theatre on Sunday, November 3.

Chloe Wealleans-Watts  from Cramlington.

Chloe Wealleans-Watts from Cramlington.

And alongside her will be Alicia Dodds, also singing for a place in the national final at the O2 Arena in London.

In July, Chloe won the Pre-Teen section of TeenStar, Open Mic’s sister competition at The O2 in London, but now she will be competing against other singers several years older than her.

The wannabe star is no stranger to the big stage, and supported Joe Mcelderry in concert at Rainton Meadows Arena in July and sang at Wembley Arena with Viam TV.

Alicia, who is a pupil at Kings Priory Academy in Tynemouth, will take to the stage on November 3 at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre to showcase her musical talent.

Alicia said: “I am doing everything in my power to ensure that the judges and audience are impressed with my performance.”

Thousands of hopefuls entered nationwide and hundreds of auditionees queued patiently on the day for their turn to impress the judges.

Events coordinator and head of future music Chris Grayston said: “Every year that we hold this competition 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.”

Anyone interested in watching the competition can purchase tickets from Doors open at noon and the show starts at 12.15pm.