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NOTTINGHAM MUSIC AUDITIONS

Singers and songwriters received feedback at the Nottingham music auditions

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Nottingham Music Auditions: The Britannia hotel in Nottingham hosted the Nottingham music auditions this weekend, which saw singers and songwriters come to perform in the hopes of reaching the Regional Finals of Open Mic UK. 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 Nottingham.

The Nottingham music auditions were judged by:

  • Ruth Discua, a vocal coach from Derby Vocal Academy
  • Mark Underwood, from ROFL Audio Recording Studios
  • Darran Barker, from DB Management

Milton Keynes Music Auditions: 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.

Milton Keynes Music Auditions – Judge’s Feedback

Demmi O’Neil – Very nervous start. Make sure you warm up your vocal before any performance, click here for tips on how to warm up your vocals. Nice vocal tone. Keep building your confidence! You’ve got good control.

Holly Sweeney – Nice vocal tone and range. A little nervous to start off with, but got stronger as you relaxed. Think before taking on such a big song, because you need to be able to make the song your own, click here for performing a creative cover. Quite a captivating audition.

Kira Finlay – Lovely vocal tone and range. Need to relax more and work on your breathing, click here for breathing exercises for singing. Nice unique vocals! Could benefit from projecting more throughout the performance. 

Jennifer Brown – Very confident audition. Great vocal control and delivery. Nice interaction with the judges. Keep working on being original to help you stand out from the crowd. Captivating performance.   

Aimee Smith – Great control vocally. Lovely tone. Beautiful performance. You looked so deep into the song you could feel the connection. Nice guitar work. Give thought to your image, so the whole thing syncs up, click here for act image and synchronisation

Cerys Woolley – Great build up. Keep working on your falsetto and the blend between head and chest voice, this is something a good vocal coach can help with, click here for importance of singing lessons. Need to be so confident with the guitar that you don’t feel the need to look down at it.

Katie-Leigh Carter – Great image. Loved the hand movements. Nice vocally and the delivery was good. Great voice and confidence. Bring more dynamics to your performance, click here for more on singing dynamics. Great control on licks and trills.

Elana Montgomery - Smoky tone, haunting and confident performance. Amazing distinctive vocals. Good guitar work. Brilliant original song. Keep writing, we’d love to hear more originals, click here for tips on writing lyrics.

Nottingham Music Auditions - Open Mic UK

Terrianne – Great voice. Great acting, perform more physically, click here for stage performance tips. Strong vocals. Confident audition. Good image!

Kalli Ashton – Confident performance. Nice vocals, although pitchy in places. Would work on your breathing, click here for breathing exercises for singing. Would be nice to have some vibrato on the longer notes. 

Armel Flores – Powerful voice. Confident performance. Great technically. Think about making the song your own so you stand out more, click here for performing a creative cover. Was not expecting that!!! Great vocals, good interaction with the judges.

Allyn Richardson - Very confident performance. Vocally was good, the out of tune guitar was a little distracting, click here for more on standard guitar tuning. Interesting composition. Lovely vibrato.

Alex Treca – Well done . Lovely tuning and pitch. Song choice is important and not sure this one was right for you; click here for the importance of song choice. Work on your nerves so it doesn’t affect your performance, click here for building stage confidence.  

Paul & Amy – Lovely performance. Keep singing together and working on your harmonies. Remember to look up at your audience to make the connection, click here for stage performance tips. Your voices complement each other nicely.

Magda – Confident performance. Nice tone. Refreshingly original. Your performance was enjoyable. Nice trills. Make sure you prepare and overly rehearse. 

Austin Carruthers – Nice rapping and lyrics. Great image! Perhaps get someone to play the guitar for you. Vocally interesting. Good tone, keep going!

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