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MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO SHEFFIELD

The Open Mic UK music competition came to Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

Music competition in City Hall: Sheffield played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from Sheffield 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.

Sheffield Music Competition: 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 Music Competition

Emily Askew

A great performer! You did seem to rush into your performance, try and relax a little more. Click here for more on how to calm nerves. Your pitching was great, it was nice to see you perform both musical theatre and pop. You made all 4 judges smile, very infectious. Well done!

Isabella

We liked your song choice, especially with the beautiful tone to your vocals. Although a little rushed at the beginning, you did give us a great audition. Watch your breathing, with better technique you will increase projection, click here for breath control exercises and tips on how to achive better vocal projection. Looking forward to seeing you on that stage!

Elisa

You have such a lovely, crisp tone and the use of your vibrato was subtle yet effective. The judges really felt every word through expression. It may have been nerves but just be careful with your breathing. You did slip out of key slightly but managed to pull it back towards the end. Click here for more on how to calm nerves and click here for breath control exercises.

Olivia

Fantastic projection in your vocals! Although you gave us a great rendition, we felt that you would suit a more current track, click here for more on the importance of song choice. You seemed very tense and may have let the nerves take over slightly, but that didn’t distract us from the fact you have a beautiful voice. Relax and enjoy your next performance. Click here for more on how to calm nerves

Georgie

A huge song to choose! You have unbelievable power behind you, a little star in the making. Try and use this to your advantage by creating more dynamics, click here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance. Maybe you could show a little more vulnerability in your vocals and build up to a huge moment in the song, Fantastic audition. Click here for more on how to sing with emotion.

Isabel

It was lovely to see you playing the guitar. Your timing was excellent, this is an important skill to have especially as a singer/guitarist. Click here for more on Guitar Dynamics. We loved your image! Don’t be scared to make a little eye contact, Click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Lovely vocals and a good audition.

Evie Burt

A song one of our judges is very familiar with! Great song choice, beautiful, sweet vocal. Try not to rush, just relax and enjoy your performance and it will feel more natural. Click here for more on how to calm nerves. Great audition, we look forward to seeing you at the Regional Finals!

Ellie Ferguson

Although we loved your take on an ABBA song, your image didn’t match the song choice. Click here for tips on finding an image as a musician. With a more current cover, your image would suit perfectly and we felt your vocals would too. You have a lovely voice, looking forward to seeing you in front of an audience. Click here for more on the the importance of song choice.

Chloe Amour

You gave us big smiles all round, which is always a good start! Click here for more on audience engagement. We could see you had confidence and your presence was great, you gave a comfortable performance. We would love to see you tackle an upbeat song. Click here for more on the the importance of song choice. Beautiful vocals!

Nisha

We could see you were very comfortable. With a song like that we would like to see you give a little more passion. Click here for more on how to sing with emotion. Maybe it was nerves but you were holding back slightly on the chorus, don’t be afraid to give us your all! You have a vocal we would associate with a recording artist. Click here for more on how to calm nerves.

Aaron

Although it was nice to see a rapper, we felt that your lyrics were not age appropriate. As a performer, you do have real potential. It was your attitude towards the audition which let you down this time, click here for tips on how to impress at an audition. Next time, come a little more prepared and remember to act professional at all times.

Sheffield Music Competition 16-20's feedback

Rachel Hick

You have a fantastic tone! There were some nice, subtle runs which were really effective. Your projection was poor and you would benefit from better diction, Click here more for tips and advice on diction. Maybe try the song in a higher key. You audition was great, very emotive. Click here for tips on how to achive better vocal projection.

Over 21's Sheffield Audition Feedback

Steve Watkins

Your vulnerability did play in your favour however you must believe in yourself more! Click here for tips on how to sing with confidence. You had some great lyrics in your original song ‘Not This Time’. Continue to write songs, we would love to hear more orignal material from you. Click here for more on the importance of songwriting. Your guitar technique was great!

Melody 

Despite your technical difficulties, it was a great audition. Click here for more tips on how to prepare for an audition. You have a lovely tone and we would like to see you on stage with a song that showcases your range. Click here for tips on how to improve vocal range.

Jude Adams

Don’t force your performance as you have very strong vocals and we would love to see you on stageClick here for more on delivery of dynamics for a performance. Click here for tips on stage performance ahead of the Regional Final.

Faye Mcdool 

Try to let the emotion come more naturally in your performance, Click here for more on how to sing with emotion. Work on your breathing and pitch as this will increase your range and power. The song was maybe a little too big but don’t be scared to do it on stage with a crowd. Click here for breath control exercises and tips on how to achive better vocal projection. Looking forward to seeing you on that stage!

Kwan

You voice is very current, we really enjoyed your song. A unique and talented individual, looking forward to seeing you in the live show, ahead of the show click here for tips on stage performance.

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