Sinclair Jeffrey, a rapper from Whitley who goes by the stage name Jekyll Hyde And Seek, and Nathan Elcox, a singer-songwriter from Wokingham, have made it one step closer to securing the top prize, which includes a management contract, world tour and a slot at a leading music festival.
Sinclair told The Guide that he was ecstatic to be one of 50 hopefuls going through to the regional final at the Hove Centre, in Brighton, on Saturday, April 16.
The 28-year-old, who will be performing Not My Type from his forthcoming album, Microphonics, said: "It feels amazing. I have always had a dream of being a rapper. I have been writing songs since I was 12