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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!

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