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MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO NEWCASTLE

The Open Mic UK music competition came to The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Newcastle

Music competition in The Tyne Theatre & Opera House: Newcastle played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from Newcastle 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

Newcastle 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 Newcastle Auditions

Natalia - You delivered a really strong audition with a stand out image! Click here for more on having an image. You have an amazing voice with a lot of potential. Ensure you warm up prior to performing so you don't allow those nerves to creep in. Click here for advice on how to prepare for the audition and how to calm nerves.

Leilah - What a lovely tone you have to your voice. You clearly have a huge amount of potential and you showed us a good air of confidence throughout your audition. Be careful with your timing so you aren't rushing through your performance. This may have been nerves on the day, click here for more on how to calm nerves.

Jamie - We loved your image and your voice is amazingly unique. Click here for more on having an image. You really performed for us which was great to see! Work on your diction to take your talents to the next level and be careful to not fall into an American accent. Click here more for tips and advice on diction.

Katie - You came across really likeable, we loved your song choice and you connected emotionally to the lyrics and showed great control. Work on branding yourself, tying your image and song choices together. Overall a great audition, just believe in yourself more! Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician and how to sing with confidence.

Danny - Amazing, powerful lyrics with a confident vocal delivery and great image to match. Click here for more on having an image. Work on keeping your energy consistent to enhance your full performance. Click here for more tips on Singing with Dynamics.

Lucy - Great eye contact and commitment throughout your performance! You showed us a lot of potential, so keep working hard with regular vocal lessons to improve your technical ability as you have a really nice voice. Click here for more on what to expect from a vocal lesson. Also Click here for tips on how to improve vocal range.

Ellen - You started off really strong showing us a really marketable voice and image. Keep practising to ensure you stay on pitch and to improve the strength in your range, particularly your chest voice, click here for breath control exercises and how to improve you vocal range. Overall a great audition! 

Lucy Upton - You have an amazing tone, with star quality potential and great image! Work on your projection, gaining more experience will help develop this, how to achive better vocal projection. Ensure you do vocal exercises regularly to improve the power and dynamics of your performance. Click here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance.

Ella - You looked the part from the second you stepped in the room. We loved the song choice and you delivered it to a very high standard. Your brand is very commercial and you could easily slot in to today's music industry. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician. Also click here for tips on writing songs.

Nicole - You came across slightly nervous, so ensure you warm up to control those nerves. Click here for more on how to calm nerves. Your song choice really complimented the unique tone to your voice and we loved your image. Keep working hard, as we definitely only saw a glimmer of what you are capable of, click here for the importance of stage performance. 

Georgia - You conveyed such great vocal ability, with an impressive high range that you executed with control and commitment. Work on your performance and eye contact to ensure you are fully engaging with your audience. Click here for more on the importance of eye contact. and click here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance.

Newcastle Music Competition 16-20's feedback

Dania - You took us on an emotional journey, captivating us with your unique song choice.  You connected really well with the Musical Theatre genre and your image matched your performance nicely. Work on your projection to take things to the next level, click here for tips on how to achieve better vocal projection. Also click here for tips on writing songs and start writing more orignal music.

Katie -  You have something really special about you! Your technical ability came across effortless throughout your performance and you portrayed such emotion alongside that. Don't be scared to look up and make eye contact. Click here for more on the importance of eye contact.

Reaz - A really nice audition, which you could tell you had really prepared for. We liked the song choice, however, we don't think it showed us your true potential. click here for more on the importance of song choice. Keep taking regular vocal lessons to improve your technique. Click here for tips on how to make your singing voice better.

Olive-Nicole - Such a great audition! You came in with a striking image, a smile and a likeable personality. We loved the song choice. Keep practising to improve the power and attack in your vocal range. Click here for tips on how to improve vocal range.

Over 21's Newcastle Audition Feedback

Holly Havens - Great original song with nice lyrics and melody. You portrayed the song emotionally and with a haunting vocal. Continue to work on your technique to take your performance to the next level, particularly securing the higher range. Click here for tips on how to improve vocal range.

Toni - You have an amazing tone, with such a relaxing element to your voice. A well structured song with a beautiful melody and lyrics. You have a very unique style of playing which really captivated us. Click here for more tips on guitar dynamics

Mark - Such a likeable act, with a very cool vibe and infectious energy. We loved the song it was whacky but fun. So much potential, a really solid audition! Continue to write and we look forward to seeing you in the Regional Final! Click here fore advice on performing live.

Malcolm - You have an emotional, rich depth to your voice that we loved. The song choice really showed of your vocal range. Continue to work on your breathing to strive for greater control. Click here for breath control exercises and tips on how to achive better vocal projection.

Kye - A very honest and passionate audition! We loved the message you were portraying with your lyrics and you really performed for us. A very talented rapper with so much potential. You may find some of our tips on rapping useful. We look forward to seeing you at the Regional Final!

Elizabeth - You delivered a really strong vocal, with guitar skills to match. You left us feeling very comfortable watching your performance. However, with a little more work and experience, you could gain more confidence to take you to the next level. Click here for more tips on guitar dynamics.

Clare - You started a little nervous but became more relaxed throughout your performance. Click here for advice on how to calm nerves. Your You have a beautiful tone with lots of potential. You showed great control, however try not to over stylise to ensure you stay on pitch.

Bradley - You are very likeable and your personality shone throughout your audition. You delivered a very powerful and confident performance. Challenge your vocal ability, work on your range, strength and control to reach your full potential, click here for tips on how to achive better vocal projection.

MUSIC COMPETITION AT NEWCASTLE

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