Emma Ballantine

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Through to the final!

Gearing up for the big performance on Sunday...

On Tuesday I played in the semi-final of UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year, and managed to get through to the final round! It has been whittled down from 1000 entries to just four finalists, so I'm facing stiff competition!

The final takes place this Sunday afternoon at Piano Works in Farringdon. I'll be playing three songs along with my guitarist Fernando and Anthony on Cajon to compete for the grand prize. Worth around 7,000 pounds, it includes a year-long mentoring programme, a week's songwriting retreat in Spain, a slot at Cornbury Festival next year and a tour of Caffe Nero venues around the country - so it would be incredible to win!

I've been so grateful for all the support I've had so far. The semi-final was packed full of friendly faces - which made all the difference when I was up there and on the spot! If you're able to make it along to the final this weekend, you can book tickets and find out more here:


I can't wait to see some of you there!

1.08am 27th Oct 2016