Hiphop/RnB artist Reuel Elijah has been announced as the winner for National contest Open Mic UK for 2018! Up to now Reuel has already been showcased on BBC 1Xtra for DJ Target, had extensive support via BBC Introducing, he has been playlisted on BBC 1Xtra which made him the first Welsh artist through Horizons Cymru to do so, Reuel also performed as part of BBC Introducing for Radio One's big weekend, and has supported Stormzy in Ayia Napa, Greece.
Now he has beaten 10,000 other entrants and won Open Mic UK! Please see below for the press release info on this, it would be great to see if you would like to do anything around this/with him? Reuel is available for interviews.... I have attached press shots in low res if needed. Thanks: Open Mic UK appoints Reuel Elijah as their 2018 National Champion for 2018
The national singing competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious Future Music competition winners, Reuel Elijahfrom Cardiff in Wales has been crowned the champion of the national Open Mic UK competition at indigo at The O2!
Reuel Elijah was crowned champion in front of a capacity crowd and a prestigious music industry judging panel at indigo at The O2 on Sunday night. His original song called “Nah Tek Body” impressed the competition industry judges making him the overall winner of Open Mic UK.
Speaking about the competition, Reuel said, “Being at Open Mic UK was such a great journey. The stages & platforms we were given really gave us the opportunity to perform at our highest levels, which in return gave us the chance to be open to the biggest amount of exposure possible, and the fact that the grand finale was in the O2 was the cherry on top for me. I loved every second.”
The national singing competition is brought to you by Future Music - the company behind the discovery of so many top UK acts. Artists such as such as Jacob Banks, Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Karen Harding have all been previous past winners or participated in the competitions. And of course, the first ever Open Mic UK winner, Warner Music’s Birdy.
Music Industry Judges at the National Grand Final
After impressing the judging panel at the auditions, Reuel battled against more than 10,000 acts that had entered Open Mic UK this year across the UK. He went on to perform in the Open Mic UK live showcases, battling through both Regional and Area Final heats to make it to the national Grand Final.
As well as being crowned ‘UK’s Best on the Mic’, the Reuel Elijah will receive recording studio time to record his album and a video of the best single