Previous Winners

Teen Star Promo

BELFAST SINGING AUDITIONS

Music industry judge feedback for the 21 and Over category from Open Mic UK’s 2014 Belfast singing auditions, which took place at Kings Hall

  Belfast Singing Auditions

Belfast singing auditions: National singing competition Open Mic UK held Belfast singing auditions at Kings Hall, Balmoral this weekend in a search for the region’s best singers, singer-songwriters, rappers and vocalists. With a place in the Open Mic UK 2014 Regional Finals up for grabs, the acts that auditioned had a lot to play for!

The Belfast singing auditions were judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for a selection of acts. The people the Belfast musicians wanted to impress were professional singer Angela Moreland, booking agent Martin McParland and producer for Future Music Dave Payne.

Belfast singing auditions – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

Check out the Under 16 Belfast audition feedback here, and check out the Belfast 16-20 audition feedback here.

Belfast singing auditions: 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.

Daniela Retamal – Nice smile. Work on image, click here for tips on act image. The song choice was a little dated, click here for the importance of song choice.

Sangeetha Alexander – Nice notes but not great tone, so try working on that. Open up a little.

Karen Seafront – Work on image, it may be just an audition but dress to impress!  Good confidence and eye contact throughout the audition.

Jennifer Gilland –Very nervy voice, click here for building vocal confidence. Toning issues.

Valerie Dunn – Nice tone. Make more eye contact with your audience. Nice original song.

Gemma McAnerney – Good image, nice voice. Try not to mimic the original artist and copy their bad habits, click here for advice making the song your own.

Ian Marshall – Image worked well for the audition. Nice belting voice, kept in key through the audition. 

Rebecca Brown – Very confident. Nice catchy original song. Nice folky sound. Make more eye contact with your audience, click here for tips on performing visually.

Kerry Angus – Looked great, step it up for the shows though! Nice tone, don’t rush through the song. Not sure it’s the best song choice for your vocal, click here for the importance of song choice. 

Matt Burns – Image worked for the song, but don’t be too casual for the shows. Nice to hear a lively song. Don’t forget to make eye contact with your audience, click here for tips on performing visually.

Belfast singing auditions – feedback continued

David Alexander – Don’t stare down at your guitar the whole time, look at your audience, click here for tips on performing visually. Relax a little and project voice more. Toning issues at chorus. Your vocals could benefit from development by a vocal coach. 

Lisa Marie Lyle – Nice image, grew into the song. Be careful not to get too shouty, click here for tips on improving your projection.

Eduardo Yang A – Looking at your phone throughout the audition was really distracting. If you were reading lyrics, then make sure you’re prepared and learn them beforehand! Nice tone. Sang so much better when you put the phone away.

James McNeice – Different to other acts we’ve seen, don’t get too lost in your guitar. Project more; click here for tips on improving your projection. Good diction. Chorus seemed to throw you a little with toning. There’s potential here.

Johnny Irwin – Great image for your act. Look up from under your hat though.

Scott Jay – Very nasally. Out of key with the guitar. 

Jim – Nice to hear a nice upbeat original song. Very confident performance, good song. Not sure the image works with your performance, click here for tips on act image.

Jennifer – Husky, quirky voice. Please open your eyes when you sing, the audience want to see you.

Olivia Keating – Quirky voice. Like that you have your own style. Strong audition.

Belfast singing auditions – Enter now!

All successful acts from the Belfast singing auditions will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 Regional Finals at Kings Hall, Balmoral on Sunday 22nd November.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Belfast!

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

Alternatively, if you’re a teenager or pre-teen, enter national singing competition for teens and pre-teens TeenStar now!

Share by:

Click below for more news

Join us on

   Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest

Advice for Unsigned Singers

  • MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT


    MUSIC ARTIST MANAGEMENT

    What does Music Artist Management do?

     

    Music Artist Management: All music mangers vary and can do an array of different jobs to help artists develop every aspect of their music careers. What a manager does for you …

    Read More...
  • LOOKING FOR A MUSIC MANAGER?


    LOOKING FOR A MUSIC MANAGER?

    Should you be looking for a music manager?

    Looking for a music manager?: Certainly what we’d advise especially when starting out is just concentrate on your own affairs to begin with before you start looking …

    Read More...
  • WRITING A PRESS RELEASE


    WRITING A PRESS RELEASE 

    Putting together and writing a press release

    Writing a press release: You need something to back up your words explaining your story for your newspaper article, that’s where writing a press release, comes in. …

    Read More...
  • MUSIC PRODUCTION


    MUSIC PRODUCTION

    Choosing a recording studio for your music production 

    Music Production: You’ve spent time and effort writing your own material, so when it comes to music production – laying down your tracks, choosing a …

    Read More...
  • USING YOUTUBE


    USING YOUTUBE

    Using YouTube and uploading videos

    Using YouTube: YouTube is the most popular video platform for singers as we go to print, so using YouTube can be a great platform, although Facebook are keen to take a piece of this market, so …

    Read More...
  • FACEBOOK TOOLS


    FACEBOOK TOOLS

    Using the right Facebook tools for promotion

    Facebook Tools: Facebook is still one of the best marketing platforms for singers, musicians and songwriters to promote their music and events on, therefore utilising Facebook tools can …

    Read More...
  • FACEBOOK POSTS


    FACEBOOK POSTS 

    Facebook posts and content rules

    Facebook Posts: Getting your Facebook posts right is important. Post too little and you are in danger of getting lost in people's news feeds and forgotten. Post too much and you will irritate …

    Read More...
  • FACEBOOK HELP


    FACEBOOK HELP 

    Facebook help to get you started

    Facebook help: One of the first steps with your Facebook help is to make sure your bio, picture and information are as clear as possible. Also, make sure your profile picture on Facebook is …

    Read More...

Open Mic UK News

  • AUDITION DATES RELEASED


    AUDITION DATES RELEASED

    Music competition auditions for Open Mic UK 2016 are announced today! 

    Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2016! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be …

    Read More...
  • LONDON SINGING AUDITIONS 2016


    LONDON SINGING AUDITIONS 2016

    Open Mic UK’s London singing auditions are on Sunday 14th August

    London Singing Auditions 2016: The national singing competition Open Mic UK have announced their 2016 singing audition dates and the competition …

    Read More...
  • READING SINGING AUDITIONS 2016


    READING SINGING AUDITIONS 2016

    Reading singing auditions on Saturday 17th September for Open Mic UK

    Reading Singing Auditions 2016: Open Mic UK, the national singing competition holds singing auditions in 15 regions across the UK every year and …

    Read More...
  • NOTTINGHAM SINGING AUDITIONS 2016


    NOTTINGHAM SINGING AUDITIONS 2016

    Singing auditions in Nottingham on Saturday 10th September

    Nottingham Singing Auditions 2016: Open Mic UK is on the hunt to find the best undiscovered talent in the UK and the competition is coming to Nottingham. …

    Read More...

Singing Feedback

  • MANCHESTER SINGING CONTEST


    MANCHESTER SINGING CONTEST 

    Singers were given feedback at the Manchester Regional Final Showcase

     

    Manchester Singing Contest: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Manchester singing contest at The Royal Northern College …

    Read More...
  • GLASGOW AUDITIONS


    GLASGOW AUDITIONS

    Singers were given feedback at the Glasgow Auditions

    Glasgow Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Glasgow auditions at Dance HQ in Glasgow this weekend. The Glasgow auditions gave singers and …

    Read More...
  • NEWCASTLE AUDITIONS


    NEWCASTLE AUDITIONS

    Singers were given feedback at the Newcastle Auditions

     

    Newcastle Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Newcastle auditions at The Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle this weekend. The …

    Read More...
  • READING AUDITIONS


    READING AUDITIONS

    Singers were given feedback at the Reading Auditions

    Reading Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Reading auditions at Sub89 in Reading this weekend. The Reading auditions gave singers and songwriters …

    Read More...
  • CAMDEN AUDITIONS


    CAMDEN AUDITIONS

    Singers were given feedback at the Camden Auditions

     

    Camden Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Camden auditions at Dingwalls in Camden this weekend. The Camden auditions gave singers and …

    Read More...
  • NOTTINGHAM AUDITIONS


    NOTTINGHAM AUDITIONS

    Singers were given feedback at the Nottingham Auditions

    Nottingham Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Nottingham auditions at The NEC in Nottingham this weekend. The Nottingham auditions gave …

    Read More...
  • LIVERPOOL AUDITIONS


    LIVERPOOL AUDITIONS

    Singers were given feedback at the Liverpool Auditions

    Liverpool Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Liverpool auditions at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool this weekend. The Liverpool auditions gave …

    Read More...
  • SOUTHAMPTON AUDITIONS


    SOUTHAMPTON AUDITIONS

    Singers were given feedback at the Southampton Auditions

    Southampton Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Southampton auditions at The 1865 in Southampton this weekend. The Southampton auditions …

    Read More...

Singing Competition Prizes

  • BELFAST RECORDING STUDIOS


    BELFAST RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Belfast Regional Finals!

    Belfast Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Belfast Regional Finals took place this weekend at Kings Hall in …

    Read More...
  • EXETER RECORDING STUDIOS


    EXETER RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Exeter Regional Finals! 

    Exeter Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Exeter Regional Finals took place this weekend at Exeter Corn …

    Read More...
  • ESSEX RECORDING STUDIOS


    ESSEX RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Essex Regional Finals!

    Essex Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Essex Regional Finals took place this weekend at Marconi Social Club in …

    Read More...
  • CAMDEN RECORDING STUDIOS


    CAMDEN RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Camden Regional Finals! 

    Camden Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Camden Regional Finals took place this weekend at Dingwalls in …

    Read More...
  • READING RECORDING STUDIOS


    READING RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Reading Regional Finals! 

    Reading Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Reading Regional Finals took place this weekend at Sub89 in …

    Read More...
  • NOTTINGHAM RECORDING STUDIOS


    NOTTINGHAM RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Nottingham Regional Finals! 

    Nottingham Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Nottingham Regional Finals took place this weekend …

    Read More...
  • MILTON KEYNES RECORDING STUDIOS


    MILTON KEYNES RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Milton Keynes Regional Finals!

     

    Milton Keynes Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Milton Keynes Regional Finals took place …

    Read More...
  • NEWCASTLE RECORDING STUDIOS


    NEWCASTLE RECORDING STUDIOS

    Prizes such as time in recording studios were up for grabs at the Open Mic UK Newcastle Regional Finals!

     

    Newcastle Recording Studios Prizes: The Open Mic UK Newcastle Regional Finals took place this weekend at …

    Read More...

Social Network Feeds