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BELFAST MUSIC CONTEST

Music industry judge feedback for the Under 16 category from Open Mic UK’s 2014 Belfast music contest.

BELFAST MUSIC CONTEST 

Belfast music contest: National music contest Open Mic UK held its Belfast Regional Final at Kings Hall this weekend and saw Belfast’s best singers, songwriters and solo artists take to the stage in their bids to impress a music industry judging panel and capacity crowd.

The Belfast music contest was judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for the acts. The people the Belfast musicians wanted to impress were vocal coach Pauline Carville, Oonagh Derby from Red Box Studios, TV and Radio presenter Robin Elliot and Sound Consultancy’s Darran Barker.

Belfast Music Contest – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

Check out the 16-20 Belfast music contest feedback here, and check out the 21 and Over Belfast music contest feedback here.

Belfast music contest: Find 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 Open Mic UK, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts. Please take the feedback on board with a view to helping in the future.

Josephine Malone - You have a nice vocal range, but you need to work on your breathing,  for breathing exercises for singing. You should never wear your coat in a performance, whether you’re cold or not! You need to work on your image, click here for ideas on image.

Inverted Image - Good use of the stage, but it felt like you were very nervous. You need to show the audience you are enjoying the performance. There didn’t feel like much of a connection between you two, click here for more information on connecting on stage as performers.  You need to work on your image, click here for ideas on image. Be careful with your mic technique, click here for microphone techniques.

Amy Meehan - You delivered a very confident performance, and have great stage presence.  Nice vocal tone. You need to watch your physicality on stage as you were sometimes tripping over yourself! Click here for tips on performance.

Dervla Martin - Very confident performance and good use of the stage. Don’t be afraid to use your accent in Country singing, there’s a huge Irish Country market you would suit.

Kaja Lewandowska - You looked very nervous and uncomfortable on the stage, click here for tips on calming nerves, and also click here for tips on performance. Try and enjoy it more! Confidence will come the more you perform.

Taylor-Ray - Nice vocal tone and range. You have a great image and showed good use of the guitar. You looked very comfortable on the stage. We would love to hear you with some original songs, click here for more tips on how to write song lyrics. Just need to work more on your diction, click here for tips on vocal diction.  Definitely  star quality!

Belfast Music Competition Feedback

Demi-Marie McCarey - Love your vocal tone. Don’t push your louder qualities, trust your voice, click here for tips on finding your vocal range. Work on your microphone technique and try not to shout, click here for microphone techniques. You looked very nervous, which made you pitchy in some places. Try and relax, the more you perform the more confident you will get so stick at it!

Taylor McGookin - Confident looking on stage, but you need to work on your diction, click here for tips on vocal diction. The song choice didn’t really suit you; click here for importance of song choice. It would have been nice to see you work the stage more and really engage with the audience, click here for tips on performance.

Amy Montgomery - You have a great image, and came across very confident on stage. However it did get a tad boring near the end. The performance needs a bit more originality, try not to sound like Amy Winehouse. Try and work more on your diction, we heard very little of what you were singing, click here for tips on vocal diction.

Sarah Murray - All round good performer. Love your vocal tone and delivery. Just try to smile when performing as this will help engage the audience, click here for tips on facial expression when performing. Also click here for tips on engaging the audience.

Erin Edwards - You had great confidence for someone so young and used the stage well, but the song Wrecking Ball is too big for you. We wouldn’t recommend doing mash ups at this stage of your development, it didn’t work all together. You would also benefit from vocal lessons, click here for the importance of singing lessons.

Bobii - Nice image. It was a nervous start but got better as you went on, click here for tips on calming nerves. Good use of the stage. Try and perform as much as you can as this will help with your confidence.

Ellie B - Very confident and such an amazing voice from someone so young. Remember to engage with us! Look at your audience, not above them. Don’t wonder from side to side, have purpose in your movements, click here for tips on performance.

Belfast Music Contest – Open Mic UK

All successful acts from the Open Mic UK Belfast Regional Finals will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 Open Mic UK Grand Final on Saturday 24th January at Concourse suites 1 & 2, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in London and East England and its surrounding areas!

Don’t miss out showcasing your talent to music industry judges. You can enter Open Mic UK now!

Alternatively, if you’re aged 19 and under, enter national singing competition TeenStar now!

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