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Talented singers of all ages came to perform at the Southampton Singing Auditions

Southampton singing auditions

Southampton singing auditions: Talented singers and songwriters came from Southampton and it’s surrounding areas to perform at the Southampton singing auditions. The Southampton singing auditions were the first step of the Open Mic UK competition.

Music industry judges are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final, including judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

Southampton Singing Auditions: See 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.

Southampton Singing Auditions 

Alexandra Wischhusen – Very confident and you gave a really good first impression. Look to give us more emotion in the performance, click here for more on the importance of singing with facial expressions. You’ve got a good, clear tone. You’re very good at projecting your voice, perhaps look to perform a more emotional song next so it matches up with your vocal.  

Abi Clements – Nice tone and a very comfortable watch. Feels like you have more in the tank so you can really commit to the performance even more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics and the importance of dynamics for a performance. Good song choice for your vocal with a nice, husky tone. 

Danniella Green – You have a lovely sensitive tone which the song demands. Going forward it’s important you find your own style click here for more on performing a creative cover. You have more opportunity to play around with the dynamics and change the attack and projection to give more colour. Try to make the diction clear throughout the song, click here for more on diction for singers.

Mia Day – Would look to work on developing your projection, this is something you can work on with a good vocal coach, click here for what a singing teacher can develop your vocal. Look to focus on your pitching as it was off in places. There’s so much potential here!

Harlie Curtis – A confident performance and a well-chosen song choice, click here for the importance of song choices.  Look to commit to the performance more click here for the importance of stage performance tips for a singer. You’ve got a powerful voice! 

Hollie Findlay – Just take care with your timing you came in a little early. You have an opportunity to play with this song and make it your own version, click here for more on performing a creative cover. Try not to conduct with your left hand all through the song, enjoy it, we need to see that smile! 

Singing Feedback at Southampton Singing Auditions

Sophie Atkinson – Song choice is very important and in particular this song it’s not so much hitting the top note, it’s the extension beyond to the lower notes. You did a very good job, however it’s a difficult song to stamp your authority on and/or make it your own. Click here for more on song choices.

Evelyn Johnson – Recommend you perform as much as you can, the more you perform the more your confidence will grow. At present your posture and performance is minimal and so look to commit to this more going forward, click here for more on stage performance tips. Great potential here, just need to work on your confidence to hit the next level!

Chandler Bennett – You have great projection and a lovely husky smoky tone. Good use of dynamics to keep the interest going throughout. You absolutely filled the room! Remember to make the sing your own and not just a cover, click here fore more on performing a creative cover.

Hannah Harris – Take care with your diction and look to develop your projection, click here fore more on diction for singers and vocal projection. Also consider writing songs as this gives longevity as an artist and makes you original. You probably get this a lot, but you sound like Emeli Sande! You have such a wonderful vocal, just throw more emotion into your voice. 

Daz Menzies – Lovely tone and you connected us well to the emotion of the song. Perhaps consider to commit even more to the dynamics and vary the projection, tempo amongst! Nice song choice, but there needs to be more emotion in your voice, click here for more on singing with emotion.

Harry LeHane – You have a nice tone but look to work on the projection, you were very quiet at times, click here more on vocal projection. The performance grew as it went on after a slow start so consider song choices that give impact from the start. It was slow  at the beginning but you really changed it up and gave it lots of oomph!

SOUTHAMPTON SINGING AUDITIONS

Successful singers and songwriters at the Southampton singing auditions made it to the next round of the competition, the Southampton Regional Final on Sunday 29th October at The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR.

If you’re a singer or songwriter looking to receive music industry feedback and gain some performance experience then why not enter singing contest Open Mic UK.

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