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Local artist misses out at 02

Created on 16/01/2011 @ 10:18
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Welshpool singer-songwriter Dai Robs narrowly missed out in the Grand Final of Open Mic UK 2010 at London’s O2 last night (Saturday).
And the artist was quick to thank his followers across Mid Wales for the support that won him a place in the final.
A bus load of supporters made the journey to the capital to cheer on the singer who reached the final after a successful X-factor style text vote saw him come through the regional finals in December.
He faced stiff competition from some of the best unsigned acts in Britain as he attempted to secure a record deal, video, 100-date tour and a shot at stardom.
“It's disappointing but it's been a great adventure and I can’t thank everyone enough for their support. I gave it everything I had got on but on the night it wasn't quite enough,” said Dai, who works at Newtown’s Get Connected and released his impressive debut album in the autumn last year.
After taking part in auditions against thousands of other unsigned musicians across the UK and impressing the judging panel with his originality and vocals, Dai went on to perform live on stage battling through both Regional and Area final heats.
Finalists performed on the main stage in front of a live crowd of over 2,000 and judging panel, made up of industry insiders and guest celebrities. Some of the biggest names in the industry were there to cast their eye over the unsigned talent.
Open Mic UK is the biggest music talent competition in the UK for unsigned singers and solo artists. Every year over 8, 000 musicians enter.
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