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Feedback was provided at the Brighton auditions for singers and songwriters

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Brighton Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Brighton auditions at The Old Market in Brighton this weekend. The Brighton auditions gave singers and songwriters the opportunity to gain a place in the Regional Finals of Open Mic UK.

Brighton Auditions – Open Mic UK 2016

The music industry judges at the Brighton auditions included:

  • Chris Grayston, Music Consultant
  • Dionne Slater, Vocademy 
  • Lesley Mitchell, Vocalist
  • Cameron, Hidden Cam Studios

Brighton Auditions: 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.

Brighton Auditions - Singing Feedback

Lizzy Woolmer – You have a lovely commercial tone. A nervy start, which meant your chorus sounded shaky at times. Click here with tips to help you how to calm nerves. Always consider warming up your vocal to demonstrate your vocals at your best especially if you’re singing a demanding song. Click here for some singing warm ups that would be beneficial for your performance.

Erin Bloomer – Lovely warmth and rasp to your vocal. A real cool vibe and tempo. We need to see more of a performance from you. Look to work on eye contact to connect more to your audience - at times, you were looking down. This meant you lost the engagement of your audience. click here for the importance of audience engagement and eye contact. These will help improve your overall performance. 

Cameron Nisbet – You had great energy! Look to perform as much as you can so your performance so your more confident - you will feel more relaxed. You are a natural performer! Be careful not to overcook the performance and consider looking to rein it in so the performance is not over the top. This way you can also focus more on your vocals. Click here for more on your performance.

Dia Buszman – You have a powerful vocal and held good eye contact with your audience! Watch your control, a good singing teacher will assist you to keep control of your vocals. Click here for the benefits of singing lessons. If you make a mistake, never stop during a performance, it highlights the mistake. If you carry on, we could have missed it altogether. 

Stella Blows – You have great potential! Think about what you are doing with your hands, you looked awkward and your body language is a key to convey the emotion in the song. Also consider your expression while performing. Click here for more the importance of singing with facial expressions. Also try and make the song your own, click here for more on performing a creative cover

Brighton Auditions – Singer’s Feedback

Natasha Cullen – Song choice is so important and doing a popular song means you are always going to be compared to the original! Singing a less popular song, or your own song would be more appropriate for your vocals. Click here for the importance of song choices. You had a super vocal but looked nervous, more performance will grow the confidence as you have great potential.

Carl Parsons – Nice tone and powerful projection! Just watch you control. Look to work more on eye contact to connect more to your audience as you are looking up way too much. Click here for the importance of eye contact. It’s important to convey the emotion in the song and use all the tools at your disposal to convey it. Going forward try and bring an element of originality to the song. Click here for more on performing a creative cover.

Megan Kimber – You have a sweet tone and super control. Song choice is so important and doing a popular song means you are always going to be compared to the original. Click here for the importance of song choices - consider picking a song which Is a little more leftfield and less well known. Consider being more original click here for more on performing a creative cover.  Start believing in yourself as you have great potential!

Carnivale – Nice rasp to your vocal and powerful committed guitar playing! Your performance lacked emotion. It’s important to convey the emotion in the song and use all the tools at your disposal to convey it. Click here for the importance of an emotional connection. Look to also connect with each other as performers; so reach out to each other. Look to work more on eye contact to connect more to your audience as you are looking up way too much. Click here for the importance of eye contact.

Guo Yao Yo – Nice control and strong projection which filled the room. We liked that you offered us something different. Look to work on your presentation - think like a star and dress like one! Click here for more tips on finding an image as a musician and that all important impression.

Alesha MacDonald – You have a lovely voice and a great variant of vocals! Would liked to feel more emotional connection with the song. Look to embrace the hope and optimism within a song and not just the pain. Click here for the importance of an emotional connection

Brighton Auditions – Feedback for Singers 

Lizzy Hales - Nice tone and powerful projection! Watch your control. Look to work more on eye contact to connect more to your audience as you are looking too much. Click here for the importance of eye contact. It’s important to convey the emotion in the song and use all the tools at your disposal to convey it. Going forward try and bring an element of originality to the song. Click here for more on performing a creative cover.

Men at Risk – A good connection between performers and a fun performance. Consider being more original. Click here for more on performing a creative cover. Also consider elements to make you stand out more as an act; like image. Click here for more on finding an image as a musician. Harmonies were really nice! Click here for tips for music duos or groups.

Sam Burgess – Nice vocal and lovely control! We’d like to see more of you as an artist - it felt a bit dated as a performance. Click here for more on performing a creative cover. Overall we enjoyed your performance.

Simon Studd – Very smartly presented and a committed and power vocal. Look to work more on eye contact to connect more to your audience as you are looking up too much. Click here for the importance of eye contact. So important to convey the emotion in the song and use all the tools at your disposal to convey it. Song choice is so important and doing a popular song means you are always going to be compared to the original. Although you did it very well it’s still almost impossible to match. Click here for the importance of song choices. Consider being more original, and bring variety to your performance. Click here for more on performing a creative cover.

Theresa Draper – You have a nice voice. Look to work more on eye contact to connect more to your audience as you are looking down too much. click here for the importance of eye contact. So important to convey the emotion in the song and use all the tools at your disposal to convey it. Click here for the importance of an emotional connection.

Alex Luclin – You have a lovely vocal! We loved your tone and the committed performance you gave us. Look to work more on eye contact to connect more to your audience as you are looking down way. Click here for the importance of eye contact. Try to connect emotionally to your song, this will make your audience more engaged. Click here for the importance of an emotional connection.

BRIGHTON AUDITIONS

All singers and songwriters successful through the Brighton auditions progressed onto the next stage of the competition at the Brighton Regional Final Showcase which will be held at The Old Market, Brighton on Sunday 16th October!

If you’re a singer or songwriter looking to gain more performance experience and win industry prizes then why not enter singing contest Open Mic UK.

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