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Northern and Scotland singing contest feedback for the Open Mic UK Northern and Scotland 16-20s Area Finals!

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Northern and Scotland singing contest: National singing contest Open Mic UK held its Area Finals at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester this weekend and saw Northern and Scotland’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 area finals were judged by music industry specialists who have provided music competition feedback for each of the acts that performed. The people the Northern and Scotland music competition area finalists wanted to impress were talent producer with Syco Ents/Sony Records Eddie Evelyn-Hall, Jill Bowyer from Salford City Radio, Peter Ross from Astar Studios, Jamie Lee Harrison from Make a Change Music Group, Jason Kelly from JK Management, Green Pepper Junction records Asher Halle and X Factor contestant 2014’s Jack Walton’s manager Darran Barker. 

Northern and Scotland’s Area Finals were rounded off by our guest act, Exposure. 

Northern and Scotland’s Singing Contest – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014 16-20s

Check out the under 16 Northern and Scotland’s singing contest feedback here, and check out the 21 and Over Northern and Scotland’s singing contest feedback here.

Northern and Scotland’s singing contest: 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.

Faheem the Singer – Brilliant. Work on diction, click here for tips on diction. Great powerful voice and performance. 

Folk Undecided – Individual style and performance. Vocals overshadowed by the violin at parts. Try to make your group image become one, rather than a group of soloists, click here for tips on vocal groups. 

Nichole White – Song intro was too long, remember you’ve only got 3 ½ minutes to perform. Really nice voice, liked the version of that song. There’s great potential here!

Kiera Bickerstaff – Great tone to your voice. Work on putting expression into it, click here for tips on expression. Interesting performer. 

Northern and Scotland Singing Contest

Lazarette – Interesting vocals. Like the arrangement of the song with a mash up. Good image. Your voice would suit a more soulful song, click here for importance of song choice.

Jenna Milroy – Nice voice. Try not to walk around so much. Would be nice to see you with an original song, click here for tips on writing songs. 

Shea Michael Doolin – Think Shea would be a good front man for a band? Great as always Shea, loved the song!

Amy Robertson – Something a bit quirky about this performance. Great stage presence. Your expression and performance was excellent.

Fabian & Kyrome Richards – Pretty good and individual. Loved the image. Very current. Good performance but try to bring more of a connection between the two of you.

Paige & Meg – Everything was good, maybe dance if the song is fast. Great look. Bring more energy to the song! 

Adam Williams – Nice chords! Very good version of the song Adam. Image could benefit from some attention, click here for tips on image. 

Justine Wilson – Fab vocals, with such a big song you should project more. Very enjoyable. Nice image.

Chris Theobald – Loved the take on Aerosmith. Careful with the guitar as it was out of time at parts. 

Cara Fitzpatrick – Confident stage presence. Used the stage well and engaged with the audience. Great image. Distinctive voice. 

Northern and Scotland Singing Contest

James Hartley – Nice voice but guitar out of tune which let down the performance, click here for tips on guitar tuning. Work on making the song your own.

m.e.g – Good performance. Potential here. Good vocal delivery. Smile. Work on your guitar skills; click here for tips on performing with a guitar. 

Frankie Boswell – Good song. Nice production. 

Lauren Lovelle – Good/different arrangement. Strong vocals. Bring more light and shade to the performance. 

Niamh Lynch – Lovely tone to your voice. Good song choice. Maybe sing up a key? 

Sean McGarvey – Distinctive voice. Very great potential. Great style. 

Aeron – Work on your guitar rhythm. Nice original song. The song brightened up nicely.

Divhine Honey – Dynamite! Just great. Great performance.

Mikki Redhead – Love the original song. Excellent on the piano/keyboard. Brilliant song and performance. Hugely talented musician. 

James Walsh – Pleasant performance. Try not to be as nervous as it affects your guitar playing, click here for tips on performing with a guitar. 

Marli Kerr – Very colourful performer. Good voice. Not sure this was the right song for your voice, click here for importance of song choice.

Northern and Scotland Singing Contest – Open Mic UK Singing Contest

All successful acts from the Open Mic UK Area Finals will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 Open Mic UK Grand Final on Saturday 24th January at Concourse suites 1 & 2, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Northern and Scotland 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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