The national singing competition Open Mic UK has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious Future Music competition winners,Reuel Elijah from Cardiff in Wales has been crowned the champion of the national Open Mic UK competition at indigo at The O2!

Open Mic UK Winner

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 BanksLucy 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