Singing Competitions for Kids – How They Help Children to Develop

The benefits of singing competitions for kids

Singing competitions – How they help children to develop: Singing competitions can be nerve-wrecking for any singer, never mind for a young in-experienced performer.  However there are many benefits for children that choose to enter singing competitions which you can read below!

Children’s singing competitions UK 2019

Before you get started with looking at those tips though, did you know that Open Mic runs one of the biggest national singing competitions for kids in the UK?

We accept entries from children as young as 10 years old. To find out more, please head on over to our competition page for details on how to enter and when the audition dates are. The final takes place annually at the O2 in London.


Entering a kid’s singing competition can be a good way to help build a child’s confidence. Naturally they’ll be nervous, but we all thrive when we’re doing something we enjoy, and if you’re a singer then performing on stage to a live audience is a feeling like no other!

Everyone gets stage fright, but the more stage experience a performer gets, the better they learn to handle those nerves.

A singing competition is a good platform to gain stage experience in a safe professional environment. They will be surrounded by others in the exact same position so there is a great support network for them too.


Many children have dreams to become a singer, but the music industry is a difficult place to break into, especially without performance experience.

Singing competitions for kids give children the chance to gain experience performing in front of an audience and on stage. Performing in front of an audience is vital experience for any professional singer, so many industry professionals will expect nothing less when looking to sign new talent.

Find out how to prepare for a singing competition.

Developing their voice

One of the best ways in which a singer can develop is to take constructive feedback from experienced music experts at kid’s singing shows.

For example, at Open Mic UK, our judges include a wide range of music industry professionals who are able to offer feedback to the child on how their performance went.

With feedback from the singing competition judges, you’ll be able to see which parts of the performance are strongest and which bits need a little work. Receiving feedback from music experts who have a wealth of knowledge regarding the singing industry is a vital tool for self-development as a singer.

By being able to take feedback on-board, the child can improve on their vocals and performance.

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Gaining exposure

A singing competition is often a chance for industry professionals to see you performing. With many competitions inviting A&R’s from record labels, there is a chance that the young singers are given further opportunities as a result of the attendance of these professionals.

Sometimes all it takes is the right person to attend a singing competition and give you the exposure you need to become a success in the music industry.

There are a number of ways to develop children as an act but singing competitions have proved for acts like Birdy and Luke Friend a great resource to improve to the level to be successful.


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Can you rap in this competition aswell or do you have to sing

Eka Meladze
Eka Meladze

How can we involved in this competition?


Hi Eka, you can apply by here: