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ESSEX SINGING AUDITIONS

Talented singers and songwriters of all ages came to perform at the Essex Singing Auditions

essex singing auditions

Essex Singing Auditions: At Open Mic UK we provide music industry feedback to all acts that perform in our shows. Below is feedback for acts from the Essex Music contest. Open Mic UK is more than a competition and if you’d like advice on how to develop as an act then please click here advice for aspiring singers 

Alternatively click here to apply to enter the Open Mic UK competition in Essex.

Essex Singing Auditions 

Aden Black – You have good potential! Think about your dynamics, varying these will make your performance more engaging. Click here for more on vocal dynamics and also another good article is; guitar dynamics. Your guitar didn’t sound as sharp as it could, make sure it is well tuned before performing. We did feel your nerves, try to minimise these as best you can to avoid it effecting your performance. Click here for tips on dealing with nerves. Great effort singing your original song.

Lucie-Ann Champ - You have nice tone, but we need you to commit even more to the vocals! Show us your passion! Consider showing us something original if you can, click here for tips on performing a creative cover as a singer. Keep practising so your performance is perfect - at times you lost your way with the words… although well done for keeping going! This shows confidence. You were a little disconnected from your body, you were only singing from your face. Loosen up a little if you can, as this will be more engaging for the audience. 

Ahreen Ahmed – You have a super tone! Think about your dynamics, varying these will make your performance more engaging. Click here for more on vocal dynamics. Try to perform something more original, this would show us more of your character on stage. Click here for tips on performing a creative cover as a singer. Consider committing more to the expression and conveying the emotion within the song – click here for tips on singing with emotion

Maisie Wardley – Your performance was in tune! You were very nervous which all singers are, but learning to cope with the nerves is key. You don’t want these nerves to affect your overall performance. Click here for more dealing with nerves as a singer. Also consider your posture and look to add elements of performance. Click here for tips building stage confidence as a singer. 

Taylor David – Felt like you had an opportunity to play around with this song more and make it your own, this would be more engaging for your audience. Click here for more on performing a creative cover as a singer - picking up the tempo and driving the key would be good here. Think about your dynamics, varying these will make your performance more engaging. Click here for more on changing the vocal dynamics.

Alfie Arger – You have a crisp vocal and you committed to the performance well, use the dynamics to really drive that chorus though even more. Click here for more on adding vocal dynamics to your performance to be even better. You did sound too like Michael Buble – think about how to adapt your voice to be your own. This will improve your chances of doing well, then you can’t be compared to anyone else. 

Isabella Vigilante – You have a super tone! To make your performance more engaging, add more to your performance. Click here for stage performance tips for singers. Video and watch yourself in the mirror to refine your performance and improve your facial expressions, click here for the importance of singing with facial expressions. It did become a little dull towards the end, improving your facial expressions and using the stage will definitely avoid this next time. 

David Beecher – You have a nice voice! The performance needed more commitment to show us the emotion in the song. Click here for tips on singing with emotion. It was a little out of tune in places, click here for vocal exercises for singers – as these will help iron out the small issues here. Alternatively, working with a singing teacher will help with your overall performance. Click here for tips on finding the right singing teacher for you. 

Jessica Packard White – Look to use all your tools at your disposal! Use your hands and body really express the emotion in the song – this song needed this. Click here for tips on singing with emotion. Practice and perfect your performance! Click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer.   

Luke Simmonds – You have a nice tone to your vocal and you committed well to the performance. Song was catchy and engaging! Click here for tips on songwriting. Lyrics flowed well for an overall enjoyable performance. Well done. 

ESSEX SINGING AUDITIONS

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