A brave young woman who battled cancer and used her talented voice to keep her going has made it through to a major singing contest.
Amy Quinn was given the devastating news that she had ovarian cancer in November last year. After undergoing surgery and months of chemotherapy, the 20-year-old is now in remission.
It was Amy’s passion for singing that helped her through the illness and led her to organise a concert - Sing if You Wanna Beat Cancer - at her former school Bishopbriggs Academy.
Amy was joined by her friends for the show and raised an amazing £12,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), which supported her through the illness.
Now Amy has impressed judges at the Open Mic UK auditions and has made it through to the regional finals at the City Halls in Glasgow on October 19.
Amy said: “I am singer part-time and this kept me going through my illness. I wanted to go for the competition for a confidence boost.
“Getting to the regional finals is amazing and so different from the last year I have had.
“I’m hoping to have lots of people there supporting me.”
Open Mic UK 2013 is the biggest music competition in the UK for singers and solo artists, searching for the UK’s best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres who perform either covers or original material.
Amy is now in the running to compete for a place in the grand final at The O2 in London. She is hoping people will go to the regional final and help vote to get her through.
You can buy tickets for the Open Mic UK regional finals by visiting www.openmicuk.co.uk or on the door, subject to availability, or from Amy.
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