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BELFAST TALENT CONTEST

Music industry judge feedback for the 16-20 category from Open Mic UK’s 2014 Belfast talent contest.

BELFAST TALENT CONTEST

Belfast talent contest: National talent 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 talent 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 Talent Contest – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

Check out the Under 16 Belfast talent contest feedback here, and check out the 21 and Over Belfast talent contest feedback here.

Belfast talent 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.

Joe Savage - Great start, there’s no need to be nervous about starting the show. Great vocal! You did a nice arrangement which worked well with the guitar. You have good stage presence. Try and engage with the audience more, click here for tips on audience interaction, and open your eyes!

Joseph Watters - Very enjoyable performance. Glad to see you pick the guitar up instead of a backing track. You came across very confident and have a very nice tone to your vocal, which you delivered well. Maybe work on some vocal dynamics to make the performance even more interesting, click here for tips on vocal diction.

Cait Bird - You sounded very nervous vocally, which made you pitchy in places, click here for tips on calming nerves. Try and perform more, as this will help build your confidence. Dad on guitar did a great job!

Aimee-Marie - One of the best acts today. Love the rasp on the vocals, however mic technique needs improving, click here for microphone techniques. Look to own the stage more and don’t look so scared, facial expressions play a huge role when trying to connect with the audience, click here for tips on facial expression.

Scott Macaulay - Nice voice and very confident. You did a brilliant cover of an Ed Sheeran song but try and find you! Try and put your own spin on the song to make it unique, click here for advice on how to do a creative cover. Maybe start writing your own material, click here for tips on how to write song lyrics.

Liam Hendron - Very enjoyable performance. You seemed nervous at the start, don’t know why as you have and amazing voice and gave a great delivery of a Sam Smith song. Look to perform more, click here for tips on performance.

Belfast Talent Competition Feedback

Nathan Hughes - Amazing guitar skills! You gave a nice country and western feel to the show. You need to focus on the vocal as well as the guitar, as you were pitchy in places. Very enjoyable performance, well done!

Emma Horan - You make a great traditional singer! Lovely vocal and tone. You have a very likeable and beautiful face. Look to try and use the stage more, click here for tips on performance.

Aimee Keenan - Great image! Your vocal and control were second to none. Liked the emotion you projected, click here for more on expressing emotion. Also pat on the back to the keys player. Overall, great performance!

Nikita Muir - Great use of the stage. You were pitchy in places and had a bit of timing issues. Look to work on your mic technique as you were pulling the mic away from your mouth and losing your voice, click here for microphone techniques.

Fintan Gormley - You have a nice rasp to your vocal. Remember to take a breath between verse and chorus, click here for breathing exercises for singing. Work on the transition from speech to falsetto.

Christina Mc Cabe - Christina,  we really liked you however we couldn’t always hear the words you were singing. Work on your diction, particularly when you strum heavy on the guitar as you were losing the word and vocal, click here for tips on vocal diction. Great image and a very confident performance.

Juma - You have great stage presence and came across very confident, but we didn’t hear a word! If you are rapping fast, you must bite down on all of your consonants. So work on your diction, click here for tips on rapping., also click here for tips on vocal diction.

Katherine - You have a great image, but were very pitchy in places, learn to go from chest to head voice. Look to work on changing vocal qualities i.e. smoothing the transitions, you would benefit from vocal lessons, click here for the importance of singing lessons.

Chris Poland - Chris, you are not supporting your voice and thus is causing some tuning issues. Work on your breathing technique, click here for breathing exercises for singing. You have great potential, though. Remember to sing in your accent not American.

Belfast Talent 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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