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SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC AUDITIONS

Feedback was given to singers and songwriters at the Southampton music auditions this weekend.

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Southampton Music Auditions: The Southampton music auditions took place at The1865 in Southampton, where singers and songwriters came to show off their talent. The bidding singers came to fight for a place at the Southampton music auditions next round, the Southampton Regional Final of Open Mic UK.

The music industry judges at the Southampton music auditions included;

  • Geoff Dorsett, a presenter from Express FM
  • Rosalind Fountain, an international singer and performer
  • Jonathan Asante, from FuzzyMusicRecords
  • Chris Grayston, Director of Future Music

Southampton 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.

Southampton Music Auditions – Judge’s Feedback

Jade Moore – Committed well to the performance, look to keep developing the vocal projection to be even better; click here for how to achieve better vocal projection. Song choice wise try and be a little more leftfield, picking something as iconic as Adele is going to be difficult to compare to her level. Click here for the importance of song choice. More performance will build your confidence. 

Katie Otu – Interesting and  brave choice to do a mash up, click here for more on mashup songs ideally you want them to be a bit more seem less and  flow rather than  being bolted on to each other. Try and commit more to the performance. Getting more performance experience will help build your stage presence. Nice passion. The mash up really helped us see your range. Seemed more confident with ‘On My Own.’

Leah Tickner – Remain focused throughout the performance. Nice tone to your vocal and you are well rehearsed and gave good eye contact. Nice current sound to your vocal. The song choice suited you, click here for the importance of song choice. Good sense of timing. Need to bring your own style to the performance, click here for performing a creative cover

Southampton Music Auditions – Open Mic UK

Chalky Blue – Ensure you are being you, it came across at times that it was an impression rather than you finding your own voice, click here for performing a creative cover. Please ensure you don’t keep looking down at the guitar as much and give the audience more eye contact. The song choice matches your style. Good tuning and vocal tone. You need to work on your diction, as some of the words weren’t clear, click here for diction for singers

Heidi Harries - Remember to open your eyes and connect with your audience. Vocally you have a lovely rasp to your vocal. Click here for more on singing with facial expressions and in general commit more to the performance. Liked the sensitivity in the song, you’ve got potential. Sweet voice, watch your diction so we hear each word clearly, click here for diction for singers.

Becky Le Brocq – Please ensure guitar is tuned up before performing; click here for tips on standard guitar tuning. Performance wise try and not look down as much and look up to engage with us as an audience. Practice more with the guitar so it becomes second nature to you to look up and perform.  Vocally need to work on your projection and range to be even better as you have nice tone. A more up tempo song would suit your voice better; click here for the importance of song choice.

Abigail Edwards – You start off singing very quietly when you need to project more to make that important first impression.  You have good tone and timing just look to work with a good vocal coach to develop the projection to be even better, click here for the importance of singing lessons

Feedback for the Southampton Music Auditions

Robyn Mugridge – Think about being as original as possible, click here for more on performing a creative cover. Also wasn’t convinced about your song choice, click here for the importance of song choice.  Look to commit more to the performance to engage and connect us more emotionally to the message in the song. You brought a lot of passion into the song. Clear concise diction. Rich tone and confident performance.

Elaine McLaughlin – Lovely vibe to the song, really easy on the ear. Hopefully you are writing every week as you have lots of potential; click here for more on writing lyrics. Liked the sensitive nature to the song. The cello made it classy. Good to hear an original. Note perfect. 

Gaz Parker – Good eye contact with the audience and the cajon gave the song good drive. As performers try and reach out more to each other there was a lack of connection as performers, click here for tips on duos and groups. Good atmosphere to this audition. Really cool voice and a catchy melody. It has an old school vibe, makes you want to dance. 

Sean Maybery – Great commitment to come all the way from Swansea. Song wise it had a good theme we could all connect to. Focus on the dynamics to really drive home the hook and chorus of the song, click here for more on writing that hit song chorus. Dynamics and playing around with the timing and projection will help the chorus give more of an impression. Brilliant lyrics- strong performance.

SOUTHAMPTON MUSIC AUDITIONS

All singers and songwriters successful through the Southampton music auditions progressed onto the next stage of the competition, the Southampton Regional Final which will be held on Sunday 18th October 2015 at The1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR. 

If you’re a singer or songwriter looking to gain more performance experience and win industry prizes then why not enter singing contest Open Mic UK.

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