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MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO CAMDEN, LONDON 

The Open Mic UK music competition came to Dingwalls, Camden 

Music competition in Camden: Dingwalls in Camden, played host to the Open Mic UK's music competition where singers and songwriters came from London 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.

Camden 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 Camden Music Competition

Lamiya – Good projection and good tone. Remember every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for more on stage performance. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Really look to drive through the hook of the song click here for more on changing the dynamics.

Sienna Watkins – Super song choice, however long term need to look to try and be original be creative with the cover and start to write your own songs. Going forward start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover. Good projection to connect us to the message of the song. Look to develop your expression to convey the emotion of the song even more, click here for more on the importance of expression.

Myah G – You performed the song well which helps connect to the audience. Song choice wise it’s a very popular song and an iconic song which is likely to be performed on the same night, look to select more leftfield songs ones which you can put your own twist on. Click here for more on performing a creative cover. Consider starting to write songs even if just lyrics click here for more advice on getting starting with writing songs.

Sofina Johal – You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Always be prepared coming into auditions, your guitar was out of tuneand this affected your vocal. Click here for advice on preparing for an audition. Also be firm what song you are going to perform in your head.

Anushka –  Great performance! Cleaver mash up and it flowed well throughout, click here for more advice on mash up songs. You really demonstrated originality and if you haven’t already be excited to hear you starting to write your own songs. Click here for a few tips on the importance of songwriting. Try to work on eye contact and engaging with the audiance, click here for more on the importance of eye contact.

Aadya – It was good you were looking up whilst playing but it didnt seem comfortable enough for you to perform whilst playing, perhaps this was a bit of nerves. You could have been better just playing keys rather than the organ and jazzy backing track. You are doing great for your age but look to perform like you are on stage all the time, click here for more on stage performance. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Worth considering standing when performing to give more opportunity for movement and performing.

Louisa England – You performed well but look to work on your projection, you were quiet click here for more on vocal projection. You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Look to use dynamics to really drive through the hook of the song click here for more advice on changing the dynamics.

Jamie- Lee Haggerty - You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Work with a vocal coach to develop your projection and diction click here for more on picking the right vocal coach for you. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Practice, practice and practice so you can build confidence and flow so you don’t hesitate and doubt yourself. 

Camden Music Competition 16-20's feedback

Mia Hayes – Flowed well and well adapted after the CD didn’t work. You performed well, but look to work on your projection, you were quiet click here for more on the importance of vocal projection. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Look to work the dynamics more to really drive through the hook and the message of the song. Click here for more on changing the dynamics.

Anigharad Joyce - You were a bit nervous click here advice on how to cope how to calm nerves. Never stop during a performance to highlight any issues. Try to perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Song is catchy, try to perform as much as much as you can to learn to work the dynamics of the song, the you can really look to drive through the hook of the song.

Milenah – Maybe worth ensuring your set out for auditions is as simple as possible to not put yourself under so much pressure, consider having a back up of instrument on CD to cover all bases. Remember to engage with your audience, look up and give us eye contact. Song is catchy and flows well click here for more advice on writing that killer chorus, Better dynamics would really drive the hook of the song. Look to connect with the emotion of the song, click here for the importance of expression. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance.

Over 21's Camden Audition Feedback

Patience – Song is catchy and flows well click here for more advice on writing that killer chorus. Better dynamics would really drive the hook of the song through, click here for more tips on changing the dynamics to present the chorus at it’s best. Look to connect with the emotion of the song click here for the  importance of expression. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance.

Sonia Gunter - Ensure you fully warm up before you perform and ensure you are well hydrated. Performance wise it could have flowed better, perhaps would have benefited from a quicker tempo. Look to connect with the emotion of the song click here for the importance of expression. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Need to look to try and be original be creative with the cover and start to write your own songs. Going forward start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover.

Camilla Federico - Performance wise you need to bring it alive it lacks dynamics and depth click here for more tips on changing the dynamics. Practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and expressing the emotion of the song, click here for tips on singing with emotion. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Look to work on your projection to be even better, click here for more on the importance of vocal projection.

Lemar - Look to work on your projection, you were quiet click here for more on the importance of vocal projection. You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves. Try to perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Really look to drive through the hook of the song click here for more on changing the dynamics.

Yasmin Addison – You have ability, but look to work on your projection, as you were quiet in parts. Click here for more on the importance of vocal projection. You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Performance wise you need to bring it alive it lacks dynamics and depth click here for more on changing the dynamics. Practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and expressing the emotion of the song. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles.

Scott Dale – You have a sweet tone, look to work the dynamics even more, to be even better. Need to look to try and be original be creative with the cover and start to write your own songs. Going forward start to consider putting your own take on the songs, click here for more on performing a creative cover. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact, you were too self indulgent and missed an opportunity to reach out and connect even more as you have bags of potential!

Antonio Lulic – You sounded great but remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact and engaging with the audience as you performed it to each other rather the audience in front of you. Look to use dynamics even more to really drive through the hook of the song, perhaps reign it in before you increase the projection and delivery of the chorus click here for more advice on guitar dynamics. Vocally really strong but like to see more of a performance and try to relax into the vibe of the performance. Click here for more on performing as a vocal group as visually like to see more from the performance.

Tamelmei – Look to vary your delivery even more to give more depth, click here for more on changing the dynamics. This will help you when delivering the chorus. You performed well and connected us and the audiance to your song well. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. 

Pauline Callais - Need to look to try and be original be creative with the cover and start to write your own songs. Going forward start to consider making the songs original, click here for more on performing a creative cover. Really look to drive through the hook of the song, click here for tips on the dynamics for a performance. Vocally watch your tuning, don’t sacrifice control for a bit of power.

Marissa – Look to work on your projection and pitch, you were quiet click here for more on the importance of vocal projection and click here for the importance of a good vocal coach. You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. 

Evony - Performance wise you need to bring it alive it lacks dynamics and depth click here for more advice on changing the dynamics. Practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and expressing the emotion of the song. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact.

Jenevive – Look to work on your projection and tone, you were way too quiet click here for more on the importance of vocal projection. You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence and delivery. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact.

Jade Rutter – Take care with your diction click here for advice on diction. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact, Your eyes were closed throughout the performance, practice and film yourself for review.

Alexandros - Performance wise it was too one dimensional, you need to bring it alive it lacks dynamics and depth. Click here for more on changing the dynamics. Practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and expressing the emotion of the song. Song is catchy look to perform as much as much as you can to get those important stage miles which you learn to work the dynamics. Also click here for more advice on writing that killer chorus.

Sophie Ek – You picked a very popular song which makes it very difficult to shine with! Look to connect with the emotion of the song click here for the importance of expression. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Need to look to try and be original be creative with the cover and start to write your own songs. Going forward start to consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover.

Natasha - Good sentiment to the song but to have more appeal you need to work on the hooks click here for more advice on writing that killer chorus’ as you have ability. Ensure you fully warm up before you perform and ensure you are well hydrated. Performance wise it could have flowed better, perhaps would have benefited from a quicker tempo. Look to connect with the emotion of the song click here for the importance of expression. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance.

David Kalio - Performance wise you need to bring it alive it lacks dynamics and depth click here for more advice on changing the dynamics. Practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and expressing the emotion of the song. Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Perform as much as you can and this will help improve your confidence.

Ayda – Great song, really showed off your tone, vocal texture and diction. Work on pitch and engaging your audience with eye contact, click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Your look was great, really suited your image as an artist, click here for the importance of image for a singer or artist. You performed well but vocally, would like to see more projection and dynamics click here for more advice on changing the dynamics.

Claudia - Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Remember you are connecting the audience to the emotion of the song so eye contact is extremely important click here for more on the importance of eye contact. Look to work on your projection, you were quiet click here for more on the importance of vocal projection.

Rukea – Great you did an original but took a while to get going, look to get the hook out there early to grab us. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Really look to drive through the hook of the song click here for more advice on changing the dynamics. Don’t ever stop or indicate a mistake as that highlights any mistakes.

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