Seevic singing star Hayley bids for national stardom

Friday, 10 January 2014

Open Mic UK finalist and Seevic College student Hayley BlatcherA 17-year-old Seevic College student is hoping to take her next step towards singing stardom at the live final of national music competition Open Mic UK. 

Hayley Blatcher, who studies A-Levels at the College, has seen off competition from more than 9,000 hopefuls across the country to reach the final at the NEC in Birmingham on Saturday 18 January.

Hayley has won two previous stages to reach her age group final including a Regional Audition, held at the Palace Theatre, Southend, in October 2013 and South East Area Final, held at the Beck Theatre in Middlesex in November 2013.

And now, ambitious Hayley is hoping to wow the panel of music industry judges as she goes head-to-head against 25 other finalists from around the UK.

Hayley said: “Since I was 12 years old my ambition has been to be a recording artist and songwriter. I’ve loved having the chance to perform to live audiences throughout the competition.”

"Since I was 12 my ambition has been to be a recording artist and songwriter." Hayley Blatcher, 17

The former Deanes School student studies A-Levels in English, Psychology and Media Studies at Seevic College. Hayley, who lives in Rayleigh, has been supported by more than 50 family and friends at each of her auditions, including her Dad who acts as her Manager.

Open Mic UK is a live music competition run by Future Music Management for singers, vocalists and solo artists. The main prize is £5,000 for the winner to spend on music development, plus a publicity package. Previous entrants include Birdy, Lucy Spraggan and Jahmene Douglas.

Seevic College is launching new A-Levels in Music and Music Technology from September 2014.

To find out more, visit the College’s next Open Evening on Tuesday 4 February, 5.30 – 8pm.

Click here to pre-book online

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