Mixed result for Bourne siblings in singing contest

Eloise and Harry Preen, 13 and 16, who competed in the regional finals of  Open Mic UK 2012
Eloise and Harry Preen, 13 and 16, who competed in the regional finals of Open Mic UK 2012
0
Have your say

Singing siblings had differing fortunes as they competed against each other in the regional final of a national music competition.

Harry and Eloise Preen, 16 and 13, from South Street, Bourne, both entered the 16 and under age category of the national Open Mic UK 2012 competition.

The Bourne Grammar School pupils played in front of a live audience in the regional final at Bedford Corn Exchange on Sunday.

Harry was delighted as judges put him through to the semi-final but sister Eloise was not so lucky and didn’t quite do enough to get through.

Harry, who also sings for upcoming band The Conspiracy Club, impressed the judges and live crowd with his mix of “Another Sad Song” by Lower than Atlantis and his own song, “Aviophobic”.

He will now go on to the semi-final at the same venue on November 25 to compete for a chance to play at the national final at Indigo2 in the O2 Arena in London on January 19.

Harry said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I am looking forward to the semis.

“It was great to have some press and radio coverage before the event, but on the day I so grateful for with huge amount of support I received from friends and family and hopefully we can gain even more support for the next stage.”

Eloise could still make it through on a wildcard vote - visit www.openmicuk.co.uk/national_vote