RUTHIN singer Joe Woolford’s dreams of singing glory can be kept alive by the public.
Joe was the only Welsh representative taking part in the Open Mic regional finals at Manchester last Sunday.
Twenty three acts took part in the same category as Joe with the top six going through to the UK final.
Joe didn’t make the final but he still has the chance to qualify as a ‘wildcard act’.
Members of the public can vote a ‘wildcard act’ through to the final.
But with only one place left it's going to be tight.
Joe, 19, from Ruthin works as an apprentice for Denbighshire County Council in the town.
The open mic competition is described "as the biggest search for unsigned acts in the UK".
There was plenty of vocal support for Joe in Manchester as a full coach of his fans set off from Ruthin to join the audience of several hundred.
Joe was given a three and half minute slot in which he preformed one of his songs.
Judges commented on how vocal Joe’s support was, the judging panel was made up of industry stalwarts including DJs, executives and musicians.
Joe felt that it was the best he had ever been and the day was also made more special by the fact that it was also his 19th birthday.
He said: “It was the best performance I have ever given, it was such a great day. I really want to thank everyone for all the support I have had, everyone has been great
I just need that extra push to get to the final so please vote for me”
People can help make Joe’s dreams come true by texting wildcard450 to 84222.
Voting closes on October 23.