Singer Amy in semi-finals

A singing starlet has made it to the semi-finals of a major competition just years after being diagnosed with cancer.

Amy Quinn, from Springburn, is set to travel to Birmingham later this month to battle it out for a place at the Open Mic UK finals at London’s O2 venue.

It marks a remarkable turnaround for Amy - she was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 19 in 2012 and, after two operations and six months of chemotherapy she is now in remission.

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Open Mic UK is the biggest music competition in the UK for singers and solo artists, with previous finalists including Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and R&B/pop singer Hatty Keane.

Events coordinator Chris Grayston said: “Every year that we hold this competition the bar is raised and the quality gets higher and higher. We’re really looking forward to hearing the raw talent.”

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