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SHEFFIELD SINGERS WANTED TO IMPRESS AT THE OPEN MIC UK REGIONAL FINALS

Singers from Sheffield wanted to impress music industry judges at the 16-20 Regional Finals!

 Sheffield singers wanted

Sheffield Singers Wanted: National singing competition Open Mic UK held its Regional Finals at O2 Academy Two, Sheffield this weekend and saw Sheffield’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 regional finals were judged by music industry specialists who have provided stage performance tips for each of the acts that performed. The people the Sheffield musicians wanted to impress were Paul Beetham from Rhythm Of Your Choice Ents, talent agent Karen Beetham, vocal coach Lucy McLean, vocal coach Beckie Oldham, Paul Booth from Sound Consultancy, Kate Holland from Pro Voice Studios, Phil Gornell from Steel City Studio and Darran Barker of DB Management.

Sheffield’s Regional Finals were rounded off by our guest act Philippa Hanna. 

Sheffield singers wanted to impress – Feedback for Open Mic UK 2014

Check out the Under 16s Live music at Sheffield Regional Final feedback here, and check out the Live music at Sheffield 21 and Over Regional Final feedback here.

Sheffield singers wanted: 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.

Lily Nicholson – Great vocals and good eye contact. Try and make the song your own, click here for tips on performing a creative cover. Look really comfortable on stage. Would have liked to hear you head voice.

Christina Higgins – Practise your microphone technique, click here for tips on microphone techniques. Lovely arrangement of the song. Liked that you made use of the song. Your voice has great range but the tone isn’t very clear, a vocal coach will be able to help you with this, click here for the importance of voice training

Esme – Original song with an original vocal. Reminded me of Joni Mitchell! Could work more on your performance, show some more emotion, click here for tips on performance. Practise your low notes a little more.

Joe Broomhead – Don’t look so nervous! You really captured the feel of the song. Don’t hesitate on the more powerful notes as you do have the ability to do it. You need to work on connecting to the song so that the expression comes across in the performance, click here for singing with emotion and click here for tips on facial expression. 

Hannah Cooke – Use the instrumental to make use of the stage, click here for tips on performance. Good connection to the song and the audience. You’ve got a really original voice, keep it up.

Rochell – Lovely tone. Strong voice. Would be nice to see a connection to the song, click here for singing with emotion and click here for tips on facial expression. 

Emily Jones – Don’t let your nerves get the better of you, click here for building stage confidence. Lovely tone to your voice. Well done for the not letting the technical issues effect you.

Lily-Ann – Really individual song. Need to work a little on your guitar skills to avoid being able to hear the plucking from the guitar. Split the judges. Maybe wasn’t the right song for you, click here for the importance of song choice.

Samuel B Pelham – Great fun. When moving about the stage, try to avoid coming across as cheesy. Good variety of tones. 

Sheffield singers wanted – feedback continued

Antonia – Different voice. Good image. First class performance, great job! 

Jordan Bakewell – Good performance direction. Would have preferred a song that shows off your vocals rather than your dancing. Need to get the balance right between dancing and singing, click here for tips on performance.

Emily M – Improved as song went on. Work with a vocal coach to help you with your chest voice and breath control, click here for the importance of voice training. Good song writing. Watch your breath control.

Emma McDonald – Style is unique. Good vocal. Confident performance. Vocally you need to work on the softer parts of the songs, click here for the importance of voice training

Laura Cowley – Great performance. Just missing some energy and animation from your body language. More connection with the audience more improve your performance, click here for tips on performance. Great tone delivery.

Lucy Milburn – Very good vocals. Great range and interacted well with the audience. Use your head voice for the top notes. One of my favourites of the day. Great song choice, click here for the importance of song choice.

April – Lovely soulful voice. Gorgeous voice. Keep locking into your emotion, it really makes your performance better. Try to avoid raising your head too much, it effects the quality of your vocal.

Danny Smart – Good guitarist. Really energetic performance, can tell your passionate about music. The original song was good, nice use of the loop pedal.

Azelia Lily – The intro was a little too long, remember that you’ve only got a few minutes to perform! Stage presence is needed to improve your performance, click here for tips on performance. The performance would also benefit from some emotion, click here for singing with emotion.

Vanessa Maria – Original song, good song writing. Look at the audience not the floor. Work on your diction, click here for tips on diction. 

Rumbi Tauro – What a voice. Good idea of the lyric adjustment. Not an easy song, but you managed to pull it off. 

Sleeping Secrets – A bit too fast to enjoy the lyrics, click here for tips on diction. Confident performance. You connected well with the audience, it’s obvious you perform a lot and are comfortable on stage. Entertaining!

Sheffield singers wanted – Open Mic UK to impress at the Open Mic UK singing competition

All successful acts from the Open Mic UK Regional Finals will be performing at the Open Mic UK 2014 NE England Final on Sunday 30th November at Dewsbury Town Hall.

Come along to see the best unsigned talent in Sheffield 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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