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READING'S GOT TALENT

Feedback for the singers and songwriters who performed to show Reading's got talent.

READING'S GOT TALENT

Reading music contest: At Open Mic UK we provide music industry feedback to all acts that perform in our shows. Below is feedback for acts from the Reading Music contest that took place at Sub89, Reading. 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 Reading.

The music industry judges included:

  • Sabrina Findlay a singing teacher.
  • Chloe Reynolds from Storm 5 Management.
  • Greg Moxham  a professional drummer.
  • Bobby Mitchell from Talent Talks.

Reading's Got TalentSee 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.

Reading's Got Talent - Feedback 

Mackenzie Burke – A very confident performance and great acoustic version of the song. You have a lovely voice and an image to match your music. However your guitar skills are not quite as good as your voice, so keeping working on developing them. You need to try and not look down when changing chords and give eye contact to your audience instead to connect with them. Lots of potential, so keep working hard.  

Jahna Lucero – Wow what a star! You completely owned the stage and the vocals were faultless. The switch up was brilliant and very well executed. Great image and a brilliant performance, you are a very polished act. Only advice would to try and work on your mic technique, click here for more on microphone technique for singers.

Elena Cosby – You have a very powerful vocal and you started really well, but watch your pitching as you did lose it slightly through the performance. Keep working on developing your vocals to keep in tune and in time, working with a good vocal coach can help you with this, click here for the importance of singing lessons. 

Toby Taylor – Well done for performing an original song. You are very confident on the guitar and that added to your performance. Your style reminds us of Bob Dylan and you have a very interesting and unique vocal. Try and work on you mic technique, make sure you pull away from the mic for the louder parts; click here for more on microphone technique for singers.

Feedback from the Reading's Got Talent Show

Mya Boyd – You have a really lovely vocal, but unfortunately you were quite distracted with performing on the keyboard and that affected your ability to connect with your audience through eye contact and facial expressions. You need to work on your keyboard skills so you are able to look up whilst you are performing, click here for ore on performing with music keyboards.

Hollie – You have a lovely voice and beautiful vocal inflections. Well done for singing through the frog in throat. Excellent stage presence and connection with the audience, but you lacked some control and power in the higher register, so try and develop that range a little more to strengthen your vocal range. Great performance though! 

Jay – Great stage presence and a very emotional performance with great connection to the music and your audience. However just be careful with your tuning, you have a great chest voice, but falsetto notes should be allowed to be free rather than supressed. Keep working on developing on your top register to strengthen your range, click here for tips on how to how to increase your vocal range.

James Morgan – What a great take on a classic, you smashed it! A quirky, confident and very memorable performance. Good balance of rap and singing; you confidently held the audience’s attention and entertained them well, well done! 

Alison Catt – Lovely song, sang with great conviction which made us believe every word you sang. Try to perform as much as possible to increase your confidence on stage and enhance your stage presence, click here for tips on performing on stage for singers. You have a lovely tone to your voice and a really cool kooky look that works well.

Robbie Stratford – Excellent vocal dynamics and a good musical performance but it lacked capturing the audience, you really need to connect with your audience through your expression in your performance, click here for more on singing with facial expressions. The song was good, but formulaic. You are a very confident performer. 

Jack Dean – A confident, convincing performance. The song was lyrically brilliant, but would have liked to have seen more variation and dynamics with the guitar, click here for more guitar playing tips

Russ Greenleaf – You have a very confident and commanding stage presence with immaculate vocals. However you need to try and make the cover more original, maybe some improvising would have made it more original, click her for performing a creative cover.

Reading's Got Talent

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