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Judge’s provided feedback at the Cardiff Auditions

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Cardiff Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Cardiff auditions at The Gates Arts and Community Centre in Cardiff this weekend. The Cardiff auditions gave singers and songwriters the opportunity to gain a place in the Regional Finals of Open Mic UK.

Cardiff Auditions – Open Mic UK 2016

The music industry judges at the Cardiff auditions included:

  • Chris Grayston, Music Consultant
  • Gabriella Colasurdo, Thames TV 
  • Tom Auton, Singer songwriter
  • Simon Cooper, Singer songwriter 

Cardiff 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.

Cardiff Auditions - Singing Feedback

Kiah Lindsey – You have a nice tone! We liked how you held the note to the full. Also we like that you moved around to perform. This meant your audience was engaged with your performance. Look to work on your eye contact. Click here for more information on eye contact. Also click here for more on performing a creative cover. Overall a very impressive audition, well done!

Amelia Ann Francais – Age is very much on your side, good projection and if you enjoy singing it’s a great base for developing your music. Just take care with your vocal control and timing. A singing teacher could be very beneficial to you as they will help to develop your range and projection and overall, improving your performance. Click here for the importance of a singing teacher.

Ellie Jones – Very nice performance! You had a soft tone with an effortless transition between the high and low notes. Look to perform more so you can to build up your confidence as you have a lovely tone. Search out locally for appropriate Open Mic nights to do this. Also video yourself performing to watch and analyse your own performance. Click here for the importance of singing with emotion as we didn’t see a connection to the song. 

Lucy Elizabeth – Nice tone and control! You changed up your dynamics well during your performance. Click here for more on vocal dynamics. Regarding song choice try and pick something less commercial and more leftfield. Click here for the importance of song choices and also click here for tips on performing a creative cover. We think these would improve your performance greatly. 

Cardiff Auditions – Singer's Feedback

Katherine Whitford – You have great vocals! We’d like to see more originality from you, so start to look at bringing out your personality. Regarding song choice try and pick something less commercial and more leftfield. Click here for the importance of song choices and also click here for tips on performing a creative cover.

Cadenza – Some really high notes which you harmonised well! Try to arrange across even more octaves to give more layer depth. Click here for tips and the importance of tips on singing in a group. Also think about how you present yourself on stage - look to coordinate an image between you all so you stand out and have a unique look. Click here for the importance of creating a brand.

E Marvellous – Loved your confidence! Good sentiment to the lyrics, you delivered it well. You probably need to let it breathe and work on the dynamics to make it even better. Click here for more on vocal dynamics. You need to project your vocal more, look to punch your vocal through, a good singing teacher will be able to assist you to develop this. Click here for the importance of a singing teacher

George Rice – You have a nice tone! I’d consider writing your own songs to stand out as being more original. Vocally, a good singing teacher will help you to with your projection and range. Click here for the importance of a singing teacher.

Kate Mulraney – You have a great vocal range and a powerful voice! Try and dress the part - start to believe in yourself and maybe things will start to happen for you. Click here for the importance of creating a brand. Regarding Song choice try and pick something less commercial and more left field. Click here for the importance of song choices and also click here for tips on performing a creative cover.

CARDIFF AUDITIONS

All singers and songwriters successful through the Cardiff auditions progressed onto the next stage of the competition at the Cardiff Regional Final Showcase which will be held at The Gate Arts and Community Centre Cardiff on Saturday 22nd 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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