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NOTTINGHAM SINGING AUDITIONS

Music industry judge feedback for the 21 and Over category from Open Mic UK’s 2014 Nottingham singing auditions which took place at The Britannia Hotel

 Nottingham Singing Auditions

Nottingham singing auditions: National singing competition Open Mic UK held Nottingham singing auditions at The Britannia Hotel this weekend in a search for the region’s best singers, singer-songwriters, rappers and vocalists. With a place in the Open Mic UK 2014 Regional Finals up for grabs, the acts that auditioned had a lot to play for!

The Nottingham auditions were judged by music industry specialists who have provided music industry feedback for a selection of acts. The people the Nottingham musicians wanted to impress were Ruth Discua from Nottingham Vocal Academy, Beckie Oldham from Singing Lessons Nottingham, Sarah Macleod-Cahn from Rollo Academy of Performing Arts, Dave Buckley from Curly Lead Studio and Darren Barker from DB Management.

Nottingham singing auditions – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

Check out the Under 16 Nottingham audition feedback here, and check out the Nottingham 16-20 audition feedback here.

Nottingham singing 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.

Andrea Barrow-Cliffe – Good vocal control, but watch your pitching it was a little inaccurate at times.

Joanne Hackney – Strong voice. Try to keep the performance up throughout the performance not just at the beginning.

Melanie – Very cabaret style. Strong voice and you have a good belt capacity.

Barry Shaw – Lovely diction. The track put you off slightly, but there’s definitely potential here.

Emma Leaves – Very powerful start- very dramatic. Good song choice, it really suited your vocal. Click here for more information on song choice.

Lindsay Johnson – Good performance direction. You’ve got a lovely stage presence that fills the room.

Vashti Hayes – Make sure you’re completely comfortable with your instrument so that you’re not completely flustered if there’s a slip up. Lovely stage presence.

Jonathon Chima-Maxwell – Your intro was very static. You have great potential. I’d suggest going to a regular open mic or something similar to build your confidence. Click here for advice on open mic nights.

Martin Ison – Catchy tune and clever lyrics. Lovely performance energy!

Ben Coaton – A little too nasally, but you’ve got potential. Make sure you annunciate your lyrics so that the story is clear.

Ruby Neizer – Good performance and song connection. Very controlled throughout your audition.

Rosina Reading – Good song choice, click here for some more tips on song choice. You’ve got nice control of your vocal. 

Kalli Shreves – Sweet vocal tune. Nice performance. You obviously know which songs suit your voice.

Nottingham singing auditions – feedback continued

Nikita Joynte – Good voice, but not sure you chose the right song for your vocal. Click here for more information on song choice. 

Becky Horton – A really committed performance. Good control. 

Leo Ismail – Individual look.  Lots of potential here just needs a little bit of refining to take it to the next level.

Sam Barson – Good tones, especially on the low tones. Careful not to push the vocal to the point where it sounds shouty; work on your projection.

Graham Lindley – Strong and confident start. Great song choice. Lovely stage energy.

Hannah & James – Liked the interaction between the two of you, but the harmonies need a bit of work. 

Esther Oplyo – Lovely voice and great performance. Natural vocal.

Lebu Miluli – Lovely commitment. Work on your breath support so your vocal doesn’t shake. Had a lot of character.

Emma Langford – Played beautifully. Would have liked to have a little more vocal variety, click here for tips on song choice.

Pete Kelly – Guitar was slightly overpowering. Great stage presence, you’ve got charisma.

Eastwood – Breathing support would help protect that big voice. You’ve a good performer. 

Florina Jones – The low notes need a little work, but you’ve got a really sweet voice.

Francesco Recchia – Would have liked to hear something that shows your voice off a little more, click here for more information on song choice. 

Caroline Steninger – You definitely nail those low notes. But there were some pitch inaccuracies, possibly because you were rushing?

Mel Charlesworth – Keep working on your confidence so we can see your full potential. Engage with your audience, don’t look at the floor. 

Nottingham singing auditions – Enter now!

All successful acts from the Nottingham singing auditions will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 Regional Finals at The Britannia Hotel on Sunday 26th October.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Nottingham!

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

Alternatively, if you’re a teenager or pre-teen, enter national singing competition for teens and pre-teens TeenStar now!

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