Harry Preen has hopes of performing at the O2 Arena

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A singing teenager will perform in the semi-final of a competition next weekend in the hope of winning a spot on stage at the O2 Arena.

Harry Preen, 16, of South Street, Bourne, will perform in the 16 and under age category of the semi-finals of the national Open Mic UK 2012 competition in Bedford on Sunday.

The winner will go on to the finals, which take place at the O2 Arena in January.

Harry, a pupil at Bourne Grammar School, said he was “nervous and excited” about the semi-finals.

He is busy rehearsing two songs and hasn’t yet decided what he will perform but is hoping to have the support of friends and family, who will watch him perform.

He said: “It would be a massive opportunity to get to perform at the O2 arena so that makes the semi-finals even more nerve-wracking.”