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MUSIC COMPETITION IN WALES, London and the South West: Feedback from the London, Wales and South West Area Final - Under 18s
Music competition in Wales: The UK's largest talent competition in Wales, London and the South West for singers and songwriters Open Mic UK travelled to London this week to see the best acts in the area battle it out for a chance to play at the Open Mic UK Grand Final at The O2 in January!
The music competition in Wales, London and the South West Open Mic UK were absolutely blown away by the high quality of all of the acts at the Area Final, who took to the stage at The Beck Theatre in Hayes on Saturday 20th November.
The judges from the day have given us some feedback from the event, but remember it could all change at the Grand Final!
Music competition in Wales, London and the South West: Please note: views expressed by Judges are opinions and in no way reflect the views of Open Mic UK.
The judges at the music competition for singers in Wales, London and the South West were singer-songwriter Mesha Bryan who has written for pop princesses Kylie Minogue and Victoria Beckham, vocal tutor Rob Palmer, Kiki Militsis from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and Future Music’s Chris Grayston.
Music competition in Wales, London and South West - Judges Feedback
Good stage presence and nice voice, needs to work on maintaining eye contact. Judges were split on song choice, but likened you to Ellie Goulding, well done.
Amazing performance given your young age, will be a strong talent in the future with a bright music career ahead of you, judges thought you’d be great in a west end show.
Lovely voice and presence, a passionate performer, needs a bit of work on diction, liked the song but needed something catchier.
Loved your original song, but think you chose the wrong cover, good guitar skills, keep practicing to perfect it.
Amazing voice, good performance and enviable vocal control, however your cover wasn’t original enough and need to move around less on stage as it can be distracting.
Charisma by the bucketload! Great original, but the drastic change from backing track to acoustic in your cover meant the songs didn’t flow together. One to watch for the future.
Lovely voice and great control, needs to work on guitar skills and interaction with audience, great emotion in your singing.
Strong performance with great vocal emotion and nice voice. Brave song choice but you made it your own, a joy to listen to!
Great voice and a lovely performance, although you need to work on connecting to your audience, very talented young lady, but be careful on those long vocal notes!
Great performance, nice voice and well thought through and executed act, captivating performance all round. Must remember to look at the audience, otherwise you lose that vital emotional connection!
Music competition in Wales, London and South West - Further Judges Feedback
The judges loved your voice, but you seemed uncomfortable and lacking in confidence, which is a shame because you were very good!, definitely talented, just needs to work on stage presence.
Looked like a star, nice voice but needs to work on overcoming nerves, your original was excellent, the judges thought you’d be great in a band.
Relaxed and professional performer, vocally fantastic control and dynamics, obvious natural talent, will be amazing with more performing experience.
Confident with lots of charisma, knew your song and your style well and it came across in your performance – good stage presence, an all-round solid vocalist. Great cover.
Loved your use of the stage, but be careful to maintain clarity in your vocal and also the connection with the audience. Good voice and a unique act. Well done.
Entertaining performer, good physicality on stage but be careful with Mic control, as it can affect your volume and overall sound.
Judges loved your original, nice voice and a definite talent.
Nice voice, but the song choice was too big for you vocally, a bit of training will sort out any shakiness, but an overall emotional and engaging performance.
Wow. Your song choice was huge, and your voice was beyond its years but you managed to pull it off, good vocal control and amazing delivery, very, very talented.
Great vocal control, nice audience connection and nice acapella vocals, all-round good performance. You have great potential and the judges noticed you’d listened to their feedback from the last round. Good job.
Confidence was an issue, which was a shame as your voice and performance was lovely, keep practicing and it’ll come in time.
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