The national singing competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious Future Music competition winners, Lola Young from Beckenham, London has been crowned the champion of the national Open Mic UK competition at The NEC in Birmingham! 

Open Mic UK Winner

Lola Young was crowned champion in front of a capacity crowd and a prestigious music industry judging panel at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday night. Her original song called “Never Enough” won over the competition industry judges making him the overall winner of Open Mic UK.

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, Luke Friend and Karen Harding have all been previous past winners or participated in the competitions. And of course the first ever Open Mic UK winner, currently just about to release her third Album Warner Music’s Birdy.

Music industry judges at the National Grand Final

 After impressing the judging panel at the auditions, Lola battled against more than 9,000 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.

The judging panel for the Grand Final included record label representatives from Sony and Universal, as well representatives from music management companies.

CBBC show Got What It Takes & Brit School

Lola attends the Brit School who are no strangers to having successful pupils with acts such as Adele and Jessie J and has recently appeared on CBBC show Got What It Takes. Lola Young as overall winner has now won a comprehensive consultation package with Future Music, an extensive winner’s publicity package, and an amazing £5,000 to spend on the development of his music.

Chris Grayston, Head Judge and Director of Future Music has said, “Lola Young has been a stand out act in every round she has competed throughout this years Open Mic UK competition and what’s most pleasing for us is Lola has come back year after year, improving and developing her original songs and emotive performances to make her a winner!”

Open Mic UK is still open for entries for 2016, however audition places are filling fast to get involved in this prestigious competition. If you are interested in auditioning for 2016 for more information and to enter go to