Teen shows off talent

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A Bakewell teenager has sailed through to the next stage in a national competition.

Calum Read made it through the regional finals of the Open Mic UK 2012 auditions and will now appear in the live stages.

Open Mic UK is a national talent competition that searches for the UK’s best singers, songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material.

Chris Grayston, events coordinator for Open Mic UK, said: “We are looking to find an act that has something unique to offer.”

The competition gives Calum the opportunity to impress record labels, and agencies, as well as judges from BBC Introducing, national radio and regional press.

Further information on the contest is available by visiting go to the website www.openmicuk.co.uk.

Tickets can be purchased through the website or from Calum himself.