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Katie Melua and fellow music stars urge young singers and musicians to upload their entries and get voting!
Everyone can now play their part in choosing who will be crowned the Next BRIT Thing, as voting opens for the nationwide music competition.
Stars including Katie Melua, Nicola Roberts, Dan Gillespie and Laura Wright have urged young people to record, upload and vote! Joining Ed Vaziey and young singers at Abbey Road Studios on Tuesday, Katie Melua said “You never know where it might lead, it could be you recording your song at Abbey Road next year!” See images from the day.
The contest, aimed at 11-19 years-olds, is made up of two categories: popular and classical music, plus an additional award for composition. For over a month entrants have been uploading their audio and video recordings, with nearly a thousand entries received so far.
The top 30 most popular acts in each category, in each region, will form a long-list to be assessed by an expert panel, with up to six acts taking part in regional eliminations in front of a panel of judges, who will also provide one-to-one feedback on their performances. Find out more