LONDON AUDITIONS FOR SINGERS
Music industry judge feedback for the 21 and Over category from Open Mic UK’s 2014 London auditions for singers
London auditions for singers: National singing competition Open Mic UK held London auditions for singers at The Beck Theatre in Hayes 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 at the London auditions for singers had a lot to play for!
The London auditions for singers were judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for a selection of acts. The people the Hayes musicians wanted to impress were LP from Westside Radio, Darryl Gadzekpo from Samurai Sound, Zydre Sicher from Artistic Me and Head of Future Music, Chris Grayston.
London auditions for singers – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014
Check out the Under 16 Hayes audition feedback here.
Hayes 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.
Shaun Twohey – Nice sensitive performance and good dynamics.
Isobelle Murgelas – Nicely sung but you didn’t engage with your audience at all so remember to express and gain a connection.
Samira – If you were ill I wouldn’t have embarked on singing such a big song, click here on protecting the vocal.
Claudia - Got better as you went on. Need to start on the same tempo.
Darcy Winter – Strong performance. Need to work on your performance.
Pippa Sorratt – Remember to perform, folding your arms just stops the expression your hands could give, click here for tips on performing visually.
Bernadette – Great. Looks good. Nice moody number, remember to look up and engage with your audience.
Anna Hassan – Always check your tuning just before you are going to perform, knocking it and temperature changes can easily alter the tension in the strings and tuning. Your voice struggled a little, keep practising though, there’s potential here.
Tarran Chana – Vocally good but it lacked performance.
Tala Kaleem – Potential was there but it was a bit of a ramble with the lyrics so maybe look to rewrite those as in places flowed better than in others, click here for tips on writing songs.
Freddie Glustino – Was a very rocky song but you don’t dress or perform with the same attitude. But it’s great to hear something so different.
Simona Jancaityte – Nice tone but take care with your tuning.
Faye Weston – A solid audition but dynamics would bring more life into the performance and emphasis the hook.
Eternal Bliss – Need to build up your vocal so you are able to project more as you have nice tone. Work on timing.
Terri Parkinson – Good eye contact to help us connect to the emotion of the song.
Alicia Jordan - Song choice was dated and popular, click here for the importance of song choice.
Gabby – Completely original cover great shout! Need a little bit more to make your performance go to the next level.
London auditions for singers – feedback continued
Rohan – Love the switch to the rap. You need to work a bit on your vocal.
Sam Wilson – You could good in a group? Not sure the vocals are strong enough for a solo act.
Jeniequa – Sounds great, clear crisp vocal. Best audition so far.
21 and overs
Julian Furner – be careful not to force the vocal and lose the control and make more eye contact.
Heaven King – A big song to sing especially under pressure but you did a good job, click here for the importance of song choice.
Diana – Your accent does affect your diction, having said that you performed it well and connected well to the song. Click here for tips on improving your diction.
Artimus – Slow down and keep your composure. The image isn’t in sync with the music or performance or each other. You need to improve the chemistry between you, click here for act image and synchronisation.
Christina – Your song choice didn’t highlight the nicer tone in your vocal range, so click here for the importance of song choice.
Sonny Saint Madden – Get a vocal hook in early as the song took a while to get going.
Luke Edney – Don’t forget to engage with your audience.
Sam White – Very strong, great audition.
Eddie Jamal – You need to put more passion in your performance, it didn’t seem like you believed what you were singing.
Dana Nicholas Martinez Cheng – Needs to give more on the next stage. The voice was almost too nice that it needed a bit of grit.
Fiona Haong – It was really difficult to understand your words as your diction wasn’t the best. Click here for tips on improving your diction.
Bradley Cook – Good connection and version of the cover. Better projection in your vocal would have been more impressive on the high note.
Tom Livingstone – So refreshing to hear such an unusual song choice. Nice vocal and tone.
Miss Chance – There’s good chemistry between you two. The harmonies are spot on.
Beth Keeping – Great remix of R Kelly’s song. Very talented lady.
His Majesty – Watch your breathing as you are choking.
Lucy Smith – Song and key work is good, vocally need to develop your projection.
Joel Witter – A very long intro, need to perform and/or get the rap in earlier. Grab our attention right from the off.
Gleofa – Need to calm down the facial expressions as a bit over the top. Film your performances and review them to see how you come across to your audience, click here for tips on singing with facial expression.
London auditions for singers – Enter now!
All successful acts from the London auditions for singers will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 Regional Finals at The Beck Theatre on Saturday 18th October.
Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Hayes!
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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