19th Oct, 2017

Acapella girl group through to Open Mic UK finals

Leamington Editorial 30th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FOUR teenage singers are getting in tune in a bid for national glory.

All-female acapella group Belle Harmonie have won a place in the final of the Open Mic UK music competition where they will battle it out in January against some 30 other musical challengers.

Molly Homer, Rachel Fisher and Ellie Jackson from Kenilworth, and Lauren McDonnell from Baginton began singing together as Belle Harmonie three years ago when they were all pupils at Kenilworth School.

Currently 17 year-old Molly and 16 year-old Ellie are studying film and television production and fashion respectively at Warwickshire College, while 18 year-old Lauren is a fashion student at Stratford College and 17 year-old Rachel works part-time as well as volunteering at the Guide Dogs.

Since leaving school the girls have performed regularly at open mic nights across Warwickshire performing acapella versions of chart hits, and also sang at this year’s Leamington Peace Festival.

The girls have battled through an audition, regional and area rounds to make it to the final at Birmingham’s NEC on January 23.

Molly said: “There was a point where we didn’t think we’d make it through because we were so different to everyone else and thought maybe this wasn’t the right competition for us.”

“We did an upbeat cover while the other acts performed acoustic, slower songs.

“But somehow we were good enough to make it to the final.”

Visit www.facebook.com/belleharmonieofficial for further info on the group and how to get tickets to support them at the final.

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