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Manchester stage performance tips for the Open Mic UK Manchester under 16s Regional Finals!

 Manchester stage performance tips

Manchester stage performance tips: National singing competition Open Mic UK held its Regional Finals at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester this weekend and saw Manchester’s best singers, songwriters and solo artists take to the stage in their bids to impress a music industry judging panel and capacity crowd.

The regional finals were judged by music industry specialists who have provided stage performance tips for each of the acts that performed. The people the Manchester musicians wanted to impress were Jill Bowyer from Salford City Radio, Lancaster Music Festival Coordinator Ben Ruth, singer Bob Young who has performed with the likes of Shirley Bassey, vocal coach Jennifer Casby, Peter Ross from Astar Studios, Andrew Edwards from BBC Radio and ALL FM and Sound Consultancy’s Darran Barker.

Manchester’s Regional Finals were rounded off by our guest acts, previous winner of TeenStar and current X Factor star Emily Middlemas and 3 piece Folk/Indie band Speak, Brother.

Manchester stage performance tips – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014 Under 16s

Check out the 16-20 Manchester stage performance tips here, and check out the 21 and Over Manchester stage performances tips here.

Manchester stage performance tips: 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.

Amy Brooks – Good vocal ability – you took possession of the song. You looked a bit nervous initially. Try and make use of the stage more and perform with your facial expressions and body language. Click here for tips on performing visually

Abi – Excellent vocal control. Good performance. Very confident and engaging. Now to be even better you need to be more physical with your performance, making use of the stage, and your facial expressions and body language. Click here for tips on performing visually

Beth Ryan – Confident performance. Your image isn’t quite there yet – click here for advice on act image. Great use of stage, but make sure your dance moves don’t disrupt your vocals. 

Ronnie – Strong performer – watchable and confident. It’s a high standard so far and Ronnie is up there! Hard to believe she’s in the Under 16 category, as her image and voice are much more mature. Well done!

Melisa Baydemir – Very brave doing an original song. Fairly basic but nonetheless it bodes well for the future! There’s definitely potential here. Work on your stage presence now to take things up a level. Click here for tips on performing visually

Leonie Decruz – Good, unusual voice which will improve with training. Click here for advice on the importance of singing lessons. Wasn’t overly keen on the song choice as it felt quite boring. Click here for advice on the importance of song choice. The performance could use more movement. Click here for tips on performing visually

Yna – 10 years old? No way! Astonishing talent and huge potential. Great future ahead. Powerful voice and good control and quality. Really engaged the audience. Well done. 

Freya – Quite a presence! There’s power in her voice and she feels very natural on stage. There were a few dodgy falsettos but nonetheless a good confident performance. 

Alexander Slater – Once again I can’t believe I’m listening to Under 16s! A mature and well-controlled classical voice. Now just try and relax and enjoy it more and more! 

Jake – Frighteningly talented! A very appealing and talented young man. He’s going places. Look forward to hearing more. 

Iona Paul – Quite a few pitching issues with Iona’s voice, but these could easily be ironed out with some vocal coaching. Click here for advice on the importance of singing lessons. There’s potential here with development. Strong stage presence.

Callum Joseph Wright – Another excellent and confident performance. Good stage presence. Could be the new Ed Sheeran! Good luck. 

Lucy Franklin – She’s confident in her voice which is great! Now she needs to project herself more as a personality, and move more naturally. Click here for tips on performing visually

Manchester stage performance tips – Feedback for Open Mic UK Manchester Under 16’s Regional Finalists

Joe Riley – Good performance. Well done for acknowledging your audience! Confident. Has huge potential. 

Josh Whittaker – Bad song choice. Josh is a better singer than this song allows. Click here for advice on the importance of song choice. An appealing performer – good delivery. Strong stage presence and moved slowly but made the most of his time on stage. Original! 

Gabriel – Good stage presence, but had his eyes closed – perhaps too much. Click here for tips on performing visually. There’s no one with his voice so far – very original. Another mature sounding voice but with a nice edge. 

Georgia Aspinall – Brave song choice but it didn’t feel suitable for Georgia’s voice. Click here for advice on the importance of song choice. Good high range. 

Alex Lees – Instant connection with the audience. A crowd pleaser. Made me cry, he’s that good! A big song performance well with strong vocals. 

Alex Georgiev – Good future ahead of this singer-songwriter. Pleasing performance, nice to watch. Feel good style. Loved his acknowledgment of the audience. Very engaging on stage. 

Amber Hope – Good range and ability, but there were some pitching issues. Amber would benefit from vocal training. Click here for advice on the importance of singing lessons. Work on nerves which may have affected the performance. There’s such potential here though.

J9 – There’s potential to be developed here. It’s a difficult song. You need to work on singing when moving about on stage – it’s not easy. Good overall performance. She has the belief you need to succeed. 

Zara – Future development of presentation needed. I think the guitar live was a mistake – I think it encouraged lack of confidence. 

Effi-Nicki – Good delivery. Needs a little work on the lower vocal range. Powerful and confident performance. Has the kit to make it – can perform really well. 

Susie Bloomfield – At last, an up-tempo performance! More movement from you now Susie please! Click here for tips on performing visually. Powerful voice. 

Jennifer Rice – Out of tune guitar didn’t help. Strong vocals though. Appealing stage presence. Your talent seemed restricted by the guitar. Sweet voice. 

Manchester stage performance tips– Open Mic UK singing competition

All successful acts from the Open Mic UK Regional Finals will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 North West England and Scotland Area Finals at The Royal Northern College of Music Manchester on Sunday 16th November.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Manchester and its surrounding areas!

Don’t miss out showcasing your talent to music industry judges. You can enter Open Mic UK now!

Alternatively, if you’re aged 19 and under, enter national singing competition TeenStar now!

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