Calling All Wannabe Singers: Mecca Bingo Want to Hear From You!

Mecca Bingo and national newspaper, Daily Star launched the Mecca Star talent competition last year and it saw ordinary people from up and down the country sending in videos of themselves singing, with one goal in mind: to be crowned the overall Mecca Star. In 2017, Essex-born singer, Loula Panayi, 27, was one of six singers in the final, and was crowned the first-ever Mecca Star, after wowing the judges with her powerful rendition of; ‘A Natural Woman’ by Aretha Franklin…

…Mecca Star allows performers and members of the site their five minutes of fame and a chance to kick-start their music careers, with a £2,500 prize fund. Not only that but it also gives contestants a chance to perform with singers from the X Factor. Last year, Gareth Gates, Claire King (Emmerdale’s Kim Tate or Coronation Streets Erica), Charlotte Lawson a TV personality and Susan Hill – a reporter from the Daily Star were among the judges, but this year, this are stepping up a gear…

…Celebrity Judges for Mecca Star 2018 are; Duncan James from boyband Blue, Claire Sweeney an actress best known for her role as Lindsay Corkhill in Brookside, Ben Haenow the 2014 X Factor winner and Susan Hill will be facing the hopeful singers.

You’ve Plenty of Time To Submit:

If you think you have what it takes to be victorious this year, then you will need to apply by the 9th October by;

– Sending a video of yourself singing to or

– Upload a video to YouTube and send us the link

– Please make sure to state your name and age in the email.

One all audition videos are in, the best singers will be chosen to audition in front of the site’s four celebrity judges. The final four contestants will then go head-to-head and roomies will vote for the winner and he or she will walk away with a cheque for £2,500. The three other finalists won’t walk away empty-handed, but with a £200 cheque each.

If you don’t quite have the voice of an angel, but instead have one like an ogre belching underwater, you can try your luck with the music competition series-inspired title, X Factor slot, where you don’t need to audition yourself to big wins.

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