The countdown to the first Must Be The Music live semi-final has begun. This summer, talented musicians and singers have been making the most of their chance to impress Dizzee Rascal, Sharleen Spiteri and Jamie Cullum at auditions up and down the country.
Hackney Empire in London, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and Usher Hall in Edinburgh became host to the crucial auditions, where Fearne Cotton introduced the acts and the Judges sifted through the promising talent to find 15 semi-finalists with the potential to make it big with their self-written music.
The worlds of Twitter and Facebook have been buzzing with excitement about the auditions. Here are a few tweets and comments from those who were there to watch the action unfold.
@jamiecullumfans gives his view on Jamie’s role as a judge: “As @jamiecullum tends to think outside the box and crosses the musical spectrum himself as a musician, I think he will be looking for versatility, and someone with a real passion for the music, not for fame. I was at the Edinburgh auditions! The set was very smart! Should be a good show! #MBTM”
@AaronLinstead said: “Brilliant day seeing @DIZZEERASCAL, Jamie Cullum and Sharleen Spiteri at the “Must Be The Music” auditions, watch it on Sky1 – August time!”
On Facebook, Tracey Johnston said: “I was in the audience of the Edinburgh audition! Whoo hoo! There was one particular girl who was absolutely fantastic. Was a fab day, we enjoyed it! And Dizzee was so funny!”
To get a taste of what to expect, make sure you watch the audition preview show on Sunday 8th August on Sky1 HD. Plus, keep checking the website for lots of exclusive updates and videos.
Were you in the audience of any of the auditions? Did you catch a glimpse of Dizzee, Sharleen, Jamie or one of the auditioning acts that you think will make it big on the show? We want to hear about it – post a comment on Twitter with the hashtag #MBTM, or join in on Facebook.