Judge Severine Berman said: "we're looking for vocal ability; they need to be confident and have star quality".
Big Brovaz's Cherise Roberts, who won the competition in 2000, said: "winning Mobo Unsung changed my life. My advice to anyone thinking about entering this year is GO FOR IT!"
Still got time
There are three open auditions left:
- Glasgow - 14 June - 11 am
- Manchester - 16th June - 11 am
- Southampton - 19th June - 11 am
The winner will be announced on 25 June.