Nineteen-year-old singer Jake Sime was one of the winners of our talent search to find local performers for Anthems in the Park. In his guest blog he tells us what it was like performing in front of over 4,500 people.
Getting to take part in Anthems in the Park was such an exciting opportunity. I've been singing for nearly 12 years doing shows at the Lincoln Theatre Royal and at Lincoln Drill Hall.
My audition for Anthems in the Park was very nerve-racking but I'm glad I was able to impress the judges enough to get the chance to perform at the event.
The day itself was really exciting but I have to admit I was a little scared at performing in front of so many people. There were loads of people there!
From the moment I stepped out onto the stage I was nervous but luckily as I began to sing I started to feel more relaxed and I really enjoyed the whole experience. I sang 'I Won't Give Up' by Jason Mraz which is one of my favourite songs.
It was really nice getting to meet the other talent search winners whose performances were all fantastic.
The finale was my favourite bit of the night; Jonathan and Charlotte and the other singers had everyone up on their feet as they sang 'Jerusalem'. It was such a great atmosphere and it will always be night I'll never forget.
By Jake Sime