It’s been quite a year for Northfield raised singer Mitch Miller!
The 27 year old singing waiter, who now lives in London, is preparing to tour the UK with the cast of Godspell and planning his wedding in July. To top it off, Mitch is proving a hit with fans and judges of BBC singing contest The Voice.
Mitch made it through the blind audition stage of the show, being picked by Rita Ora for her team following his swinging delivery of ‘Fancy’ by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX.
And he also won a head to head battle with fellow contestant Morven Brown to secure his place in Team Rita.
This Saturday, Mitch, along with other contestants, will have to perform his ‘killer song’ to try and be selected as one of the final three performers in the team who will make it through to the live finals, where the public get to vote. Watch The Voice this Saturday at 7.15pm on BBC One to see him perform You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive.
Mitch grew up in the Kings Norton / Northfield area, and was a pupil of Kings Norton Primary School and Kings Norton Boys School, where he also attended Sixth Form.
He’s always loved singing, winning Rubery’s Got Talent around ten years ago and and has also previously won the local Search for a Star contest held at the Austin Sports and Social Club.
And it’s a family affair, with Mitch’s sister Chloe having just secured a place at this year’s Search for a Star semifinals! You can see her perform for a place in the finals this Saturday at Austin Social Club from 7pm – a big night for the Miller family!
Tony Maslen, organiser of Rubery’s Got Talent and Search for a Star praised Mitch’s achievements saying: “Mitch won it [Rubery’s Got Talent] and has not looked back since… very talented and a polite young man to boot.”
Mitch performed in a pop group for several years, supporting bands such as Blue and Liberty X. Mitch then went on to train in musical theatre at London’s prestigious Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts.
Mitch told us: “I have performed ever since I can remember. I remember being in shows in junior school and playing the Pied Piper! I always sang, which I guess I was picked on for at a younger age, before it became ‘ cool’ – then everyone wanted to be my friend! Something I’m experiencing now!”
Whatever happens on The Voice, Mitch is just glad to be making a living out of his passion for singing and performing. He said: “I’m very happy with how things are going! I’m getting married in July, and I’m having an incredible year. Feeling very lucky!”
And Mitch thanked people in the local area for all their support saying: “I have a lot of family and friends in B31 and have had incredible support from great people including Ky and Simon at Kysim Photography who have been great and taken some fantastic photos for me. Thank you all for the support!”
We wish Mitch all the best of luck for The Voice and for the future!
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