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LONDON SINGERS WANTED TO IMPRESS

Singers wanted to impress music industry judges at the Hayes Open Mic UK auditions

 LONDON SINGERS WANTED

London music contestAt Open Mic UK we provide music industry feedback to all acts that perform in our shows. Below is feedback for acts from the London Music contest that took place at Hayes, London. 

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 London.

The London singers were judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for a selection of acts. The people the London singers 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 singers wanted – Feedback for Open Mic UK

Check out the 16-20 and 21 and Overs Hayes audition feedback here.

London singers wanted to impress: 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.

Maria Rose – Polished performance; good diction and projection.

The Future – First impression is that you need to coordinate an image together, click here for more information to give you some ideas. Strong musically and vocally just try and interact with each other to be more of an act.

Alana Keeley – Vocally good, now need to connect and translate the emotion in the song.

Aurelia Hanford – When doing a cover try and make it as original as you can, click here for more tips on how to do a creative cover. As the song lyrics state need to give expression, so look to work on that to be even better.

Gaby Foulsham – Massive song to pick and perform as well as the original. Click here for the importance of song choice. 

Emily Lane – Big song, try and be confident with the key from the start as you wouldn’t be able to do that on stage. Good connection to the song and killer vocals. 

Katie Gill – Going forward try and think how you would dress to go on stage In front of a few thousand at a festival or The O2. Nice vocals but a big song to try and nail, click here for the importance of song choice.

JJ & Oscar – The arrangement was really strong. You both look great as a group. Liked you made the cover your own, click here for more tips on doing creative covers. 

Ana Constantin – Diction was a problem due to your accent. The song choice was dated and so popular it made it hard for you to stand out. 

Esme – Picking a very popular song runs the risk of other people doing the same song in shows plus it’s too fresh in people’s minds and easily to compare to the original, click here for the importance of song choice.

Jasmin – Good eye contact throughout and well performed. Click here for information on how to do a creative cover as your performance was very similar to the original.

London singers wanted – feedback continued

Aimee – Potential is there but the song is way too big for you right now especially under pressure. A softer song may work better with your vocal. Click here for the importance of song choice.

Aoise Haran – Watch your guitar tuning as wasn’t spot on. It was good but there was something missing from the performance…

Jessica Grace – Natural talent, very good. Nice projection. Worth finding out where you’re from, to save yourself getting lost ;)

Jahna Lucero – Awesome voice. Good performance had a bit of swagger about it.

Zoe Thomas – Nice guitar tapping really made it different. Clear voice with great rhythm. Loved your confident, little rock star!

Maia, Sabrina & Dan – Remember to warm up before your performance! Good harmonies. Need an act name and image to start taking it serious as you guys are good, click here for tips on act image and synchronisation. 

Margaux Brewin – Good vocally, take care not to not force the vocal and lose the control which you did on occasions. Your song was too big for you; click here for the importance of song choice.

Colllette Hodson – Powerful vocals. You have a lovely vocal but the song is so dated and popular do something different, click here for the importance of song choice. 

Zamara & Sara – You both have good vocals but you need to work on harmonies which would work well as they would blend well. 

Rosie Alena – Strong vocal. You believed in what you were singing. Diction was very good. 

Abaa & Shabba – You guys can sing but if you want to be a duo you will need to learn to harmonise together. Keep practising.

Bianka –Try and express the emotion in the song rather than just sing it, click here for tips on singing with emotion. 

Amber May – Good vocally but don’t pick something so common, click here for more information on song choice.

London Singers Wanted – feedback continued

Shanice Mangara – Song choice is vital and the song was just too big, click here for more information on warming up and click here for song choice.

Celia Green – Big ask to do the song as well as the original and as it’s done so much and as it’s been done so well and so often you’re already up against it. Click here for the importance of song choice.

Jay Carlin – Well done on having a backup, worth filming yourself as your facial expressions come across very harsh, click here for advice on singing with facial expressions. Focus on your projection as parts of the song sound a little shouty.

Tai – Had a good look and good control on your vocals to give a lovely audition. Great song choice for your vocal. 

Katrina Casey – A big song to pick and worth looking to work with a vocal coach to develop your projection to be even better, click here for benefits of singing lessons. 

Harry Cracknell – Made an instant impression, smart look and real potential in the song. Just take care with your diction, click here for tips on improving your diction.

Charley Sprenger – Strong vocal but learn to develop the expression and performance to get to the next level. Work on your confidence.

Isobella Mason – Solid performance but adding more expression and dynamics will bring more live to the performance. There’s potential here, you just need to keep practising.

Aarya – Big song to do justice to but you did well at just 9. 

Mamak – A good vocal coach will be able to assist you in improving your tuning and projection to be even better, click here for the benefits of singing lessons. 

Francesca Monforte – Super audition. Don’t over labour the notes, just let it flow and let rip even more on the high notes. 

Megan Carmichael – Nice vocals. Needed more of a performance very static and lacking in expression, click here for performing visually. 

London singers wanted to impress at the Open Mic UK singing competition

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