Steph bows out of Open Mic UK

PUBLISHED: 10:12 02 December 2014

Steph Clark has finished her Open Mic journey. Photo by Jon Robinson-Pratt

Steph Clark has finished her Open Mic journey. Photo by Jon Robinson-Pratt


The mental health nurse has thanked everyone for their support

A Honiton mum has seen her dreams of winning the Open Mic UK competition end - but called the experience a ‘stepping stone’ for bigger and better things.

Steph Clark sang against 23 other artists over the weekend to try and claim just one of four final spots.

Singing an instrumental version of Wicked Game by Chris Isaak, Steph wowed the audience at Ferneham Hall in Fareham, Hampshire (Saturday, November 29).

But her efforts were not enough to help her through to the final, as she was pipped to the post by four fellow competitors.

“I am disappointed, but I do not think this is the end,” said Steph. “The venue was a lot larger than last time I performed and there was a lot more people there as well.

“I was against artist of all genres - it is all experience at the end of the day.

“I have not been doing this that long and there were a lot of people in this competitions who have been doing it for years and years.

“Anything like this is only going to make you better.”

Steph has thanked everyone who has supported her journey through the competition, and said she plans to continue doing her own projects.

She said she intends to start making her own music at the turn of the year, and also plans on starting an artist development programme.

This will be provided by company One Umbrella Music - which helps new singers and musicians find a way to improve and realise their potential.

And with the Open Mic experience under her belt, Steph said she feels good about her future prospects.

“This has been a big stepping stone,” she said. “It has been great experience in terms of getting myself out there and people knowing who I am.”

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