Cameron is on track for success

Open Mic UK finalist'Cameron Dunnington,centre who has got through to the finals of the Open Mic UK competition with supporting dancers,from left Olivia Hall,Courtney Hilton,Jay Durkin,Chloe Caygill,Abbie McCue and Megan Elvidge.'Picture by Neil Silk  123716'12/09/12
Open Mic UK finalist'Cameron Dunnington,centre who has got through to the finals of the Open Mic UK competition with supporting dancers,from left Olivia Hall,Courtney Hilton,Jay Durkin,Chloe Caygill,Abbie McCue and Megan Elvidge.'Picture by Neil Silk 123716'12/09/12

A Scarborough youngster has made it through to the area finals of a national talent competition - and could soon be singing at the O2 in London.

Graham School pupil Cameron Dunnington, 13, impressed the judges at the last round of Open Mic UK 2012 in Sheffield.

He is now set to perform again at the area final in Dewsbury on November 24.

This means the teenager is just one step away from performing at the O2 Arena in London.

Cameron wowed the panel with a rendition of Forget You by Cee-Lo Green, accompanied by dancers from the Anne Taylor School of Dance.

His mum Rachel Elliot said: “He was just fantastic. We couldn’t believe it when he got through.

“Everyone is so pleased - we’re hoping to take a coach over to Dewsbury with as many people as possible.”

In advance of Cameron’s big performance, he will be singing at the Tap and Spile in Falsgrave on Friday night at 8.30pm and at the Newcastle Packet in Sandside on Sunday October 28.

By doing these shows, Cameron will be raising money towards costumes for his dancers and for a coach to take friends and family to Dewsbury.

The family are also asking for sponsorship or donations of raffle prizes from local businesses.

A spokesman for Open Mic UK said: “We are searching for an act that not only has the live ability to impress an audience, industry judges and A&R Associates, but an act that has the potential to become a professional recording artist.

“Acts that have made it are just one step away from performing at the best live music venue in the country!”