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MUSIC AUDITIONS IN SOUTHAMPTON

Feedback from the music auditions in Southampton for Open Mic UK. 

MUSIC AUDITIONS IN SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton Music Auditions: 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 Southampton.

The music industry judges at the music auditions in Southampton included;

  • Rosalind Fountain, an international singer and performer.
  • Hayley Fisher, a professional vocal coach. 
  • Chris Grayston, Director of Future Music.

Music Auditions in Southampton: 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.

Music Auditions in Southampton – Judges' Feedback

Felicity Bryant – A great voice with a lovely rich tone, the high notes were very strong and clear. Good control, you wrapped your vocal round the notes superbly. However some of the Italian pronunciation needs some work. Remember to save a little to give an even bigger impact for the chorus which may be assisted with breathing control, click here for more information on breathing control exercises. Try and engage us more with eye contact and be more relaxed. 

Ruth Fursey – A very good voice and image, but be careful with your diction. Consider standing up to allow more performance. Guitar work was strong and you committed well to the emotion in the song. You had dynamics but perhaps add more to emphasise and drive through the chorus even more, click here for more on guitar playing tips.

Kimberly Chitifa – A nice tone but be more confident as you have a lovely voice. You must punch out those first notes and lines to make more of a first impression. A good original song but the song needs more dynamics, click here for more information on singing dynamics. With your playing, make sure you look up more and engage the audience rather than spot checking your playing, click here for more on guitar playing tips. Performing more will build up your confidence to make you even better. 

Chloe Morgan – A strong voice and a well presented performance. Think more carefully about song choice, try and stay away from popular songs as we have heard them so many times and it’s hard to make a real impression, click here for more information on the importance of song choice. Vocally try and remain focused as you were a little shaky with nerves, click here for more on dealing with nerves.

Feedback from the Music Auditions in Southampton

Barnaby Harrison – Some good styling and power, you just need to slow down and focus on sustaining the notes, it was just too rushed and you lost the tone click here for more on dealing with nerves. Try to not sing with an American accent. Also more performances will help you to build your confidence. 

Reuben de Maid – An amazing voice, good control and tuning. However, don’t climb so much into the top notes at the expense of losing your tone and timing as you climb into the notes, as it can sound shouty. A super performance though but think about song choice. We would love to hear something that expresses the sweeter tone in your vocal click here for more on the importance of song choice.  

Rhea – You have super control, just don’t be frightened to really let go. A very confident and well-rehearsed performance, you have great energy. However, you need to commit a bit more and give us more eye contact to help us connect with you and the song. Click here for more on singing with facial expressions.

Joe Mongan – A strong original song, a catchy tune with relevant lyrics which would have touched many people. The song had good structure and it seemed easy on the ear. You are a talented song writer and you need to remain focused on writing lots of songs. But be careful with the guitar volume and voice levels at times. Look to give us more eye contact and commit even more to the performance. You will really benefit from doing lots of different open mic nights if you aren’t already click here for the importance of open mic nights for singers

Sorcha Whelan – You have a beautiful tone and control. A good song choice, the guitarist gave it a lovely live feel. It was a very professional performance, you committed well to the performance and we felt you meant every word. As performers try and connect with each other more as you felt quite unattached from each other.  On the whole a super audition.  However if you are going to perform a cover change it up, it was a bit too safe, click here for more on performing a creative cover.

MUSIC AUDITIONS IN SOUTHAMPTON

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