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MUSIC COMPETITION COMES TO ESSEX

The Open Mic UK music competition came to London, Essex

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

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Essex 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 Essex Music Competition

Lukas Labanok – Always have a fantastic crisp vocal. 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. Loved your tone! Start to look to try and be original; be creative with the covers 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.

Casey Spinner - You seemed very nervous which affected your vocal control 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. 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.

Diamond Anthony – Song is catchy and flowed well look to perform as much as much as you can to get those important stage miles which you learn to work the dynamics of the song. Really look to drive through the hook of the song click here for more on dynamics for a performance. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Work on connecting us more with the emotion of the song click here for the importance of expression and look to work the dynamics more to convey the message as strong as possible.

Josh Barber – 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. Performance wise, practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and look to advance to help to tell the emotion of the song, click here for tips on singing with emotion

Sophie Tomlin - You have a fantastic vocal! 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. 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. Look to use dynamics to really drive through the hook of the song click here for more on the dynamics for a performance. Performance wise don’t be frightened to insist on grabbing a seat.

Florence Summerville – Song and performance flowed well, look to perform as much as much as you can to get those important stage miles which is where you learn to work the dynamics of the song. Really look to drive through the hook of the song click here for more advice on the dynamics for a performance. You seemed very nervous which affected your vocal control click here advice on how to calm nerves.

Sanitta & Sashmitra – Nice tone although a little shakey vocally when you came together, really practice those harmonies and singing together. Click here for more on performing as a duo, try not to sing the same parts of songs in the same way. You’re doing great for your age but need to keep performing and practicing to maintain development. To help you work together click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Mathura Kuhendran – Look to commit more to the performance, need to exaggerate and commit more to the song. Vocally look to develop your diction to be even better, don’t sacrifice control for just a bit more power click here more for tips and advice on diction. Also look to work the dynamics to drive through the hook, click here for more on vocal dynamics. You can’t be in first gear and foot to the floor the whole performance. Look to work through the gears as the performance progresses.

Harmony La-Tunse - You seemed very nervous click here advice on how to calm nerves. Perform as much as you can to improve your confidence, look for open mic nights in your local area to help with this. Work with a vocal coach to develop your projection and diction click here for more on picking the right vocal coach for you.

DICE - 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 even more to really drive through the hook of the song click here for more on dynamics for a performance. Vocally really strong but like to see more of a performance, try to relax into the vibe of the song. Click here for more on performing as a vocal group as visually like to see more from the performance.

Maicie Rayner – Good you looked up and engaged with your audience throughout. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. You have a nice rasp to your vocal but take care not to force the vocal and loose control which you did at times, looking for a bit more power. 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.

Marisa Smuter – Liked the song choice, as its a difficult one to sing, but remember to try and make it your own to show us originality click here for more on performing a creative cover. You have a nice rasp to your vocal but take care not to force the vocal and loose control which you did at times looking for a bit more power, click here for more on breath control exercises.

Martha Mitchell – You seemed very nervous which affected your vocal control 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. Working with a good vocal coach and repetition of practice will improve your confidence.

Isla Ainsworth-Ledwidge - You have lots of ability but were very nervous which affected your vocal control click here advice on  how to calm nerves. 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. Try to perform at local open mic nights to really gain experiance.

Hannah Birtwell – Ensure you fully warmed up before you perform and ensure you are well hydrated. Seemed like you had a cold click here for more on looking after the vocals and advice on what to do when you have a cold or not feeling 100%. 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.

Essex Music Competition 16-20's feedback

Claire Woodyard – You had a super quirky style click here for the importance of image for an act. Good confidence performance and really liked you did something creative with the cover, click here for more on performing mash up songs. Good you looked up and engaged with your audience throughout. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles. Click here for more guitar dynamics to really drive the song home.

Amy Sowerby – Consider standing when performing to give more opportunity for movement and performing. Try to never stop, as it just highlights the mistake. You have a catchy song and used dynamics well although you could do even more with it. Click here for more on the delivery of dynamics for a performance. Practice and perform as much as you can, as in parts you are looking down and not engaging your audience.

Over 21's Essex Audition Feedback

Edward Okorio- 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. The best thing you can do is attend local open mic nights, click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing and performance miles.

Jessica Tilley – Loved your tone! 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. Look to commit more to the performance, this will help you really use all the tools at your deposal to translate the emotion of the song. Click here for more on the importance of expression.

Ben Smith – Song is catchy and engaging look to perform as much as much as you can to get those important stage miles where you learn to work the dynamics of the song even more. Also really look to drive through the hook of the song, click here for more on guitar dynamics and the dynamics for a performance. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing, networking for opportunities and those all important performance miles.

Rachel Brooks – Good idea to have the lights on the keyboard make you stand out visually as an artist from the rest click here for the importance of image for a singer. Key work was impressive. Catchy song which with a little more composure in delivery would help the dynamics even better, click here for more advice on the dynamics for a performance. Liked you stood up to perform as well which gave you more movement in the performance which connects us to you as a performer.

Joseph Whitbread - Loved your tone, although at times you held on to the notes without much dynamic depth. Look to try and be original, be creative with the cover and start to write your own songs, consider making the songs original click here for more on performing a creative cover. Look to commit more to the performance to really use all your tools at your deposal to translate the emotion of the song. Click here for more on the importance of expression and click here for the importance of eye contact.

Andrew Manlow – You have a distinct vocal, good theme to the song, felt it needed a stronger hook click here for more advice on writing that all important chorus. 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 dynamics for a performance.

Jack Valentine – You have a strong vocal but you aren’t engaging with your audience and missing are a trick! 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. 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 in particular to really drive through the projection of the hook click here for more advice on dynamics for a performance.

Julia Mlesnitia - Loved your tone! 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. Look to commit more to the performance to really use all your tools at your deposal, this will help you translate the emotion of the song. Click here for more on the importance of expression.

Jodie Spooner - Performance wise you need to bring it alive, it lacks dynamics and depth click here for more advice on dynamics for a performance. 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 gaining performance miles.

Viva La Vamp – 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. Consider engaging with the audience 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 click here for more advice on dynamics for a performance. Vocally really strong but like to see more of a performance and try to relax. Click here for more on performing as a vocal group as visually like to see more from the performance.

Laura Constable - Loved your tone! 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. Performance wise you need to bring it alive it lacks dynamics and depth click here for more advice on dynamics for a performance. Practice, practice and practice more, filming yourself performing and expressing the emotion of the song.

Lazy Lounge – Very engaging song and you performed the story of the song well. Performance was well worked between you and you engaged well with each other, however don’t forget your audience and to engage them! Every time you perform, perform like you are on stage click here for the importance of performance. Consider how you line up, perhaps the guitarist should be in the middle to be more involved. Click here for the importance of open mic nights for practicing, networking for opportunities and those all important performance miles.

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