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MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO MANCHESTER

The Open Mic UK music competition came to Media City UK, Manchester

Music competition in Media City UK: Manchester played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from Manchester and its surrounding areas in an attempt to gain a place in the Open Mic UK Regional Finals!

More than a music competition, Open Mic UK looks to give feedback and advice to develop as an act please click here to read advice for aspiring singers.

Alternatively click here to apply to enter the Open Mic UK competition in London.

Manchester Music Opportunities: See industry feedback below. Please be aware views expressed by judges are opinions and subjective to that particular judging panel. These views in no way reflect the views of the Open Mic UK competition, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts.

Under 16’s Manchester Auditions

Ellie Jane - You gave us a strong delivery on a challenging song choice, connecting emotionally with a dynamic tone to your voice. Work on your diction, breathing and control especially on runs. Click here more for tips and advice on diction. Also for more on click here for more on the dynamics for a performance Well done on your efforts!

Caitlin - Nerves were shown at the beginning of your performance but you handled them well. Try and relax, click here for more on how to calm nerves. You did get more comfortable throughout. You have an absolutely amazing powerful voice, so be more confident with your ability. Work on strengthening your chest voice so the bigger notes become more natural, click here for breath control exercises.

Amelia - Great eye contact! You came across very likeable. Work on your higher range as you have huge potential to take your vocal to the next level. Click here for tips on how to improve vocal range. Look into branding yourself as a full package, making your image as stand out and as quirky as your performance. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician.

Sally - You have a beautiful voice with huge potential. Work on your pitching, diction and breathing to enhance your capabilities. Click here more for tips and advice on diction. You seemed a little nervous, always look for performance opportunities to help build your confidence. Click here for more on how to calm nerves.

Katie - You have huge potential! Your diction was faultless which was very impressive. With regular vocal training, guidance and experience you could be a star! Keep up the good work. 

Astrid - Try and relax when you are performing so you aren't rushing to the end. Perhaps this was due to nerves, click here for more on how to calm nerves. You have a real innocence to your voice, which is refreshing to hear. Be careful you don't over rehearse your performance as we want to see you connect in the moment naturally. Remember you are connecting the audience and to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact

Olivia - Credit to you for picking a really challenging song, this really showed guts. You are capable of great things, so keep practising, do regular vocal exercises to help strengthen your range, power and control. Click here for tips on how to improve vocal range.

Joseph - You started your performance with great emotion, control and commitment. Try to not over stylise your vocal as this took away great elements of your gift within the chorus. Click here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance. Remember sometime less is more! You have huge potential, keep up the good work. 

Jessica - You delivered a big song choice really well. Credit to you for really committing to your performance, but don't get carried away with your higher range, pull back slightly to support clean transitions. Click here for tips on how to improve vocal range.

Sophia - We loved the confidence that oozed from you whilst performing a great original song. Your image complemented you as an artist. Work on a smoother performance and don't forget to smile and make eye contact with your audience to keep them engaged. Click here for more on the importance of eye contact.

Husana - Nerves were shown at the beginning but you settled into your performance. Try to relax, click here for more on how to calm nerves. Work on your image and projection. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician. It would be lovely to hear you sing an acoustic stripped back song so we can hear the mellow tones to your voice. With regular vocal training you could be amazing!

Natasha - Amazing tone to your voice with an impressive falsetto and crystal clear transitions. Work on your image and performance and you'll tick all boxes. Overall a great audition, well done! Have a think about your image, and the type of artist you want to become. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician.

Aishah - There is no denying you know who you are and what route you're taking. Congratulations on an original song that showed emotion, power and creativity. Work on your chest voice for a dynamic performance to take you to an even higher level. Click here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance.

Manchester Music Competition 16-20's feedback

Annalise - You had an amazing powerful tone and oozed confidence. Work on your image, diction and breath control. Click here for advice on diction. Don't rush your performance, relax and enjoy it. Overall a great audition! Click here for breath control exercises., this will help manage your vocals.

Amy - You attacked your performance with great conviction and an honest connection. Although your image was great, it did not quite match the artist you were portraying. Work on tying everything together as a brand. Click here for the finding an image as a musician.

Angel - Very well-rehearsed, you knew exactly what you came to do! Your image was cool and casual and matched your song choice. Work on your projection click here for tips on how to achieve better vocal projection. Also don't forget to make eye contact so your audience can enjoy your performance as much as you do. Click here for more on the importance of eye contact.

Beth - Great image click here for more on the importance of image for an artist! We loved your confidence and attack on your performance. It is always difficult performing acapella, but try and be well rehearsed to ensure you start in the right key and stay on pitch.

Molly - Amazing tone with great guitar skills to go with it. You really got lost within your performance and had an emotional connection throughout. Work on transitions and dynamics to enhance your vocal skills. Click here for more on dynamics for a performance 

Shannon - Your lyrics were from the heart! With dedication to vocal coaching and guitar lessons you could be amazing. Click here for more tips on guitar dynamics, loved your image and the message behind your song.

Over 21's Manchester Audition Feedback

Daniel - We loved how you did not go for a typical song choice, your image was spot on and you know exactly who you are. Click here for advice on diction. Work on projection and diction to take your vocal skills up a level. With a little more confidence you could be great! Click here for tips on how to sing with confidence.

John - You have amazing presence and the ability to keep your audience engaged. We loved your cool vibe and your energy throughout your performance. Work on your vocal technique and image. Click here for advice on diction. Look into branding yourself as a full package to stand out. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician.

Nimsay & Eldorado - Your song choice was perfect to show us exactly who you are and what you are about. Loved the image and you maintained your energy throughout your performance so well done. Keep working on your vocal technique to help make your performance dynamic, click here for more on vocal dynamics. along with working on engaging with each other a little more naturally. Click here for more on singing in a group. 

Maxmore - Although we enjoyed your song choice as it was fun and uplifting, we weren’t quite sure it was the best audition song for you to show us your full potential. Click here for more on the importance of song choice. We loved the image and your personality but feel you can develop so much more within your vocal ability and performance skills. Click here for advice on improving the dynamics for a performance 

Sri Mi Ya Tun - It was so refreshing to hear something so beautiful and emotional. You were dressed perfect for your audition and it also branded you as the kind of artist you are. You had great connection with the lyrics but remember to make eye contact with your audience to keep them engaged. Click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Work on supporting your higher range to give you more power to deliver a dynamic performance. Click here for more on the dynamics for a performance 

Hannah - You chose the perfect song and image to fit with it! Nerves were shown at the beginning but you definitely settled into your performance making it enjoyable to watch. Click here for advice on how to calm nerves. Work on your vocal technique to enhance your higher range and strengthen your chest voice. Click here for more on how to improve vocal range.

Michael - Great to see a smile! You oozed confidence and personality which is so refreshing to see. Going forward ensure you translate that on stage click here for the importance of stage performance. We feel with more experience and training you could have great potential. Overall nice audition, well done. 

Marc - You have an amazing tone to your voice and your whole set up was very quirky and intriguing, which helped you deliver a great audition. Work on your projection and power within your vocal ability to attack your performance that little bit more. Click here for advice on how to achieve better vocal projection.

Shafi - There was something about you we just absolutely loved! You have star quality and could be unbelievable with more experience, training and guidance. We loved the song choice and the fact you smiled throughout your performance. Don’t be scared to make eye contact. Click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Work on your image and getting more power behind your voice to take your vocal ability to the next level. 

Matthew - You gave an outstanding audition! From your voice and performance skills to your image and endearing personality, you are the full package. Keep working on your vocal technique and performance skills to be continuously improving. Click here for more on how to improve vocal range.

Johnny - We absolutely loved your passion and love for performing, you showed us that very naturally throughout your performance. You had great confidence and made your audience feel very comfortable. Work on gaining more opportunities for more experience and strengthening up your vocal technique by having regular coaching. Click here for tips on how to make your singing voice better.

Jordan - Your original song was captivating with amazing lyrics and a very strong melody and hook. You delivered a very powerful vocal, with your image backing it up. Don’t be afraid to get lost in your performance even more. We want to see you relax and enjoy your gift as much as possible. Work on emotional attack and eye contact with your audience. Click here for more on the importance of eye contact.

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