Bideford singer Meg Kerby wants North Devon fans at Bristol lives auditions this Sunday

A Bideford singer is hoping for a little local support as she competes against performers from across the region this Sunday (September 18) as she bids to secure a dream spot in the Open Mic UK contest at London’s O2 Arena.

Meg Kerby has made it to the regional stage of the prestigious competition at St George’s in Bristol after impressing music industry judges during her audition with a version of the Loretta Lynn country song You Ain’t Woman Enough.

Classically trained since the age of seven, Meg is keen to pursue a singing career and is at home with any number if musical genres, but admits the country vein was something a little different from her usual repertoire.

This Sunday she will be competing against other hopeful singers and songwriters before a live audience as well as judges and plans to perform two contrasting songs she hopes will show off her versatility.

The audience will also get the chance to vote for their favourite performers and help send them to the O2 Arena and the opportunity to compete for a £50,000 recording contact.

Meg is hoping as many people from North Devon will make the journey to Bristol to cheer her on. Also appearing at the Bristol showcase is Barnstaple’s Steve Ley.

Doors open at 1pm and there will be finals for those aged 16 and under, then the 17-22-year-olds and finally the over 23s. Meg is expecting to perform around 4pm. Tickets are available from her on megkerby@hotmail.com or (01237) 451152 or visit the competition website at www.openmicuk.co.uk.