Cameron set for semi finals

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

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A Scarborough teenager is set to hit the high notes after making it through to the regional finals of a national talent competition.

Graham School pupil Cameron Dunnington, 13, will take to the stage at Sheffield City Hall on September 30 as part of Open Mic UK 2012.

The youngster made it through the audition round after impressing judges with a rendition of Forget You by Cee-Lo Green.

His mum Rachel, who missed the performance as she was in hospital at the time, said: “All the family is so pleased - we’re over the moon and so is Cameron.

“He has really made us proud.”

Cameron has been dancing since the age of five and singing since has was seven.

He is a student at the Anne Taylor School of Dance and has performed in a number of shows at the YMCA. Cameron also has vocal tuition with Tony Chapman Wilson.

He will be joined on stage at the regional finals with fellow dancers from the Anne Taylor School.

The competition attracts singers, groups and acoustic singer/songwriters and is divided into age categories of 16 and under, 17-22 and 23 and over.

Participants will battle it out for a chance to perform at the O2 arena in January, with the possibility of a recording contract. Cameron wishes to thank his teachers for all their support.