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Singers were given feedback at the Newcastle Auditions

 NEWCASTLE AUDITIONS

Newcastle Auditions: Music industry judges gave singers feedback at the Newcastle auditions at The Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle this weekend. The Newcastle auditions gave singers and songwriters the opportunity to gain a place in the Regional Finals of Open Mic UK.

Newcastle Auditions – Open Mic UK 2016

The music industry judges at the Newcastle auditions included:

  • Julie Miles - Vocal Ovation
  • Rob Davies - NE1 Radio presenter
  • Helena Davison Webber - Vocal tutor
  • Lloyd Watson - Local entertainment writer who's written for the BBC amongst others
  • Jon Moses - Jesus Christ superstar

Newcastle Auditions: See 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 the Open Mic UK competition, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts.

Newcastle Auditions - Singing Feedback

Sally Minnett – You have a lovely voice and chose a great song! A very good audition. You have a lot of potential! Try to think more about your stage presence and engaging more with the audience and judges – this will help to enhance your performance. Click here for more on audience engagement. Overall you have a good tone however at times it was a little pitchy. This may have been down to nerves! You can improve this by working on your vocal projection. Click here for more on how to achieve better vocal projection.

Tom Smith – Well done for performing an original song that you are able to relate to so much. This really helps to make you unique. You were able to show off your ability to sing and play very well. You have very strong vocals which were really came through, especially in the chorus. Be careful your guitar does not drown out your voice. Click here for tips on how to achieve better vocal projection. You have a good feel for music and are very talented. Click here for more on stage performance tips for singers.

Paige Makel – Your voice had great potential and you performed well. Overall you gave a good audition! In order to work on nerves on stage you should try and perform more and get as much practise as you can! This will really help to build your confidence as a performer! Click here for more on performing live and for tips on dealing with nerves. Think about picking more of a well-known song that suits your vocals and personality better. This will really help you to engage with the audience more!

Amelia Bennetts – You have a lovely tone and amazing control to your voice for your age! Overall you gave a lovely audition. You had a very powerful voice and great vibrato. To improve further think about working with a vocal coach to help improve on your vocals as they mature. Click here for more on how to pick the right singing teacher. Your song choice was a very difficult one which really showed your potential! Click here for more on how to perform visually as a singer.

Rebecca Howland – You have lovely and very strong vocals with a great song choice. This really helped you to engage more with the audience! You seemed a little bit nervous so think about working on your confidence on stage and when performing. Click here for more on dealing with nerves and for stage performance tips for singers. You started off very well however seemed to lose concentration towards the end of the performance. Showing more emotional connection to the song and to the performance will help improve this. Click here for more on emotional connection.

Rebecca Atkinson – Your performance showed huge potential. You have a great tone and vocal projection which is very important when performing on stage! You appeared a little tense and quite nervous. Try to practise performing as much as you can to help improve your confidence! Click here for more on dealing with nerves. Think about recording yourself performing so you can watch it back and analyse your performance. Click here for more on performing live.

Newcastle Auditions - Singer's Feedback

Tom Schrouder – You have a great tone, especially in the lower range of notes. Your song choice really enabled you to show off your falsetto voice and your huge potential. Be careful not to rush your performance too much. This may have been down to nerves, however make sure to relax throughout the performance. Click here for more on dealing with nerves. Think about working on your vocal control, especially with the higher notes as they were sometimes a little pitchy. Click here for more on how to pick the right singing teacher.

Molly Scott – You have an amazing and powerful voice and gave a very confident performance. You showed great control, especially on the bigger notes. Overall a great audition. You chose a good song to audition with, however next time think about picking a song that is more up to date. This will help you to connect more to the audience and judges. Click here for more on audience engagement. Even if you chose more of an up to date song to perform, you can still make it unique! Click here for more on performing a creative cover as a singer.

Kenza Limam – You have a great image and tone which worked really well with your personality and your song choice. It was a difficult song to perform however the next step will be to try to think about showing off your sensitivity and emotion of the song more in the performance. Click here for tips on how to sing with emotion. This will help you to connect more with the performance and with the audience. Your vocals are at a very high standard however try to really push yourself on the bigger notes to really enhance your performance. Click here for more on how to improve vocal range.

Isobelle Faulkner – You have a lovely voice and performed a very good audition. You seemed a little nervous to begin with however once your confidence built your voice was really able to flourish. Try to get as much practise performing as possible. This will help to build your confidence performing. Click here for more on dealing with nerves. Think about getting a singing teacher to help improve your vocals and control even more. Click here for more on how to pick the right singing teacher.

Scarlett Ellis – Your performance was very strong. You have a lovely tone to your voice and showed great expression throughout your performance which is very important. Think about working on the projection of your voice to help to enhance your performance. Click here for tips on how to achieve better vocal projection. Try to smile more during your performance. This will help you to engage with the audience and judges even more. Click here for more on audience engagement.

Anna King – You have a really lovely tone and very smooth vocals. To make sure you improve even more think about your performance on stage to help you to connect with your audience more. Click here for more on performing live and audience engagement. Next time try to pick a song that suits your voice and personality more. Doing this will help you to connect emotionally to the song. Singing with emotion will also help you to connect with your audience. Click here for more on performing a creative cover as a singer.

Newcastle Auditions – Feedback for singer's

Ella Brown – You gave a really lovely performance and acted out the song very well. You have great potential however it would have been nice to hear more from you vocally, especially in vocal range and dynamics. This would have really enhanced your performance. Click here for more on how to improve vocal range and singing dynamics. To improve even more try to practise performing as much as you can. This will help you to build your confidence on stage. Click here for more on performing live.

Elisha Lang – You have an amazing and powerful voice with great vibrato and a lot of potential. You performed a nice audition. You really came to life on the top notes and seemed very confident however the lower notes were quieter and your confidence appeared to drop when singing the lower vocals. Click here for more on how to improve vocal range. Try to look up more and make eye contact with the audience and judges. This will make you appear much more confident and will also help you to engage with the audience more. Click here for why is eye contact important?.

Olivia Carey – You have a lovely controlled voice and performed a good cover. You have a great image and performed very confidently, however maybe performed the wrong song for your personality and vocals. Click here for more on act image synchronisation and performing a creative cover as a singer. This will help to make you even more unique. It would have been nice to hear more of your vocal range. Click here for tips on how to improve vocal range. This would help to enhance your performance.

Alicia Todd – You performed a very big song and executed it very well. Your vocals were very powerful and singing looked very natural and effortless! Your performance was full of emotion. This showed your connection with the song and also helped you to engage well with the audience. Click here for more on the importance of emotional connection. Be careful not to speed up too much when your confidence builds. Watch the tempo of the song. Try to perform as much as possible to build your confidence and experience! Click here for more advice on performing live.

Greg Genre – You have great vocals and gave a very confident audition. Your performance was very unique which is always very positive. It was nice to see you playing the harmonica. This helped to enhance your performance and made your audition very memorable. Your next step will be to focus on performing. Click here for more on stage performance tips for singers. Breathing control is very important especially when singing and playing a harmonica. Click here for more on breath control exercises.

NEWCASTLE AUDITIONS

All singers and songwriters successful through the Newcastle auditions progressed onto the next stage of the competition at the Newcastle Regional Final Showcase which will be held at The Tyne and Theatre Opera House Newcastle on Sunday 18th September!

If you’re a singer or songwriter looking to gain more performance experience and win industry prizes then why not enter singing contest Open Mic UK.

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