Artist Category: 16 - 20s

Ty Lewis

Sharp, soulful and crisp vocal.

Liked your song choice and liked you made your own with a creative mash up of the songs. Working on song mashups it can really help you see the way song writers structure their song writing and help with your own song writing. Click here for more advice on performing song mashups.

Next step for you is to start writing as you clearly have the voice for it. Click here for our tips on getting started in writing songs.

Fantastic engaging performance, and a well deserved 2nd place.

We look forward to seeing more from you in the future!

Gospel X

You guys have really worked on your performance, such an improvement to back up your super vocals.

Look to commit even more to the vocal, learn how to embrace the power of emotion. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. Click here for more and always sing with emotion.

There has been a noticeable improvement with you throughout the competition and its great to see. An enjoyable performance which you got the whole audience involved!

Strong performance and unlucky to miss out on a top 3 place today, hopefully we will see you back int he competition next year.

 

Alia Lara

Great to hear another original Alia Lara!

The song showed off your vocal well and was catchy!

Loved the red Alia!

Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

Look to give us even more attitude and confidence on stage. Body language is a main tool in expressing the emotion of the song so make sure your movement reflects this. body language is important however it must be fitting to your performance; don’t move just because you feel you have to. Click here for more advice on to add even more depth to your performance.

Well deserved winner today, we look forward to seeing more of you in the future.

Nicole-René

You can hear you have a super vocal Nicole, try to get closer to that mic to increase your projection.

Most microphones have a radius around them that detects the noise, it’s important to hit this radius with every note you sing to showcase your voice in the best way. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

Look to perform directly to your audience, this will help you connect with them more.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing your enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance.

Try picking a song that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out and you will risk your version getting lost amidst the other versions. You want to pick a song that isn’t covered very often; so avoid picking something constantly played on the radio or currently in the charts.  Click here for more on song choices.

There no doubt you have talent Nicole, continue to perform out as much as possible to build on your craft!

Ria Almeida

You have the vocal Ria, but we would love to see your originality and who you are as an artist!.

Try picking a song that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out and you will risk your version getting lost amidst the other versions. You want to pick a song that isn’t covered very often; so avoid picking something constantly played on the radio or currently in the charts. Pick something modern or if an old song put a modern twist on it. Also remember to select a song that is applicable and appropriate to your age! Click here for more on song choices.

You should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Great performance today, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Georgia Clark

Really great to hear another original today Georgia!

You have great talent and are very confident in playing keys, which gave the song extra dimension.

Use of appropriate vocal techniques and singing dynamics really helped you sing to build an emotional connection with the audience. By varying the volume and tone of your voice you will engage the audience easier. Click here for more advice to assist you to sing with emotion.

Great to see you engage more with the audience throughout the performance, you held the room well with a sultry mood!

The song was engaging and captivating and you were unlucky not to come in the top 3!

Continue to write and develop as you have bags of potential. We hope to see you back in the competition next year.

 

 

Marrianne

You have a super vocal Marrianne!

It was great to hear another original from you, look to vary the delivery more and not just the rhythm.

As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

Look to use that stage more and come to the front of the stage to engage more with your audience. Use the space around you to perform. You don’t have to walk over every inch of the stage, but make use of it, don’t let the space swamp you, own it! Click here for advice on using the space in your performance.

There is bags of potential with you Marrianne, we hope to see more of you in the future!

Jessica Nash

Vocally you have a super range and tone Jessica!

You would have got even more projection if held the mic even closer to your mouth.

Most microphones have a radius around them that detects the noise, it’s important to hit this radius with every note you sing to showcase your voice in the best way. Make sure to pull the microphone away from your mouth on the high notes but not too quickly or you will lose the projection where it’s needed to give maximum impact. Timing is crucial and observing other seasoned singers can really assist you to nail this. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

Try to pick a song choice that you can make completely your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Next steps for you is to start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for Getting Starting in writing songs.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Chia

You have the vocal but lacked in performance. With limited movement its even more important to get the expression and eye contact spot on.

Eye contact is so important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, but it also helps the audience connect to you as a performer. Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. Click here for more on eye contact.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

Look to exaggerate the hand gestures almost to be over the top to really convey the passion as you needed to commit more to this.

Keep practicing and performing and the rest will start to come naturally to you. Also have a think about writing your own songs as this is a key skill to have.

Lyd Read

You are super talented Lyd great song and performance to back it up!

Consider driving that chorus even more.  As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

Changing up the rhythm can bring more of an effect to the song and helps to emphasise certain sections of a song like the chorus accordingly. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics.

Great performance today Lyd, we look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

Mickey Garnet

We really liked the song you performed today Mickey, you have great ability as a song writer!

Sometimes playing with a backing track can detract from the live feel you may desire.

Really look to give us more movement when performing, more passion and commitment. Try to get out there as much as possible to gain confidence in performing, then the rest will come naturally to you.

Enthusiasm doesn’t have to be loud – sincere love of playing guitar is enough. Enthusiasm is contagious, and enthusiastic performances are generally rare and appreciated. Be one of these performers! Click here for more on playing guitar playing tips.

Fantastic effort today Mickey, hopefully we will see more of you in the future!

 

Andrea Victoria

Love the sentiment of this song, it’s heart felt and that’s a really good place to write from.

Performance wise need to see more movement, as you were a bit static. More performance will help this. Use the space around you to perform. You don’t have to walk over every inch of the stage, but make use of it, don’t let the space swamp you, own it! Click here for advice on using the space in your performance.

Walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your stage performance. Even established acts get nervous but learn to act to hide the nerves. Another good way to make an impression when you enter the stage is with your image, present the audience your whole package. Click here for more on stage performance.

Song wise, it has a lot of potential but look to work on making the vocal hook standing out more.

There is bags of potential with you Andrea and it was a tough final, so make sure you continue to write and practice as much as possible to build and develop you craft.

We hope to see more from you in the near future!

Ally Rach

Great performance again Ally!

The song has potential but some of the words to start with could have resonated better. If the lyrics to a song aren’t clear, then the song becomes meaningless and forgettable and you will lose the audience. Click here for more on improving diction for singers.

Taking the dress off was edgy and raised a few eyebrows.

Great to see you do a mash up of songs of your original and a cover. Working on song mashups it can really help you see the way song writers structure their song writing and help with your own song writing. Click here for more advice on performing song mashups.

You moved but consider changing the dynamics of the performance more and coming to the front of the stage at time.

That said, we have enjoyed you through out the competition and hope to see more of you in the future!

Dia Day

Dia you are truly one of the biggest success stories of Open Mic having improved year on year at an incredible rate!

You certainly didn’t disappoint with a mature performance and it was great to hear another original. Touch of Jessie J in there, which we loved.

Look to use your hands more as another tool to convey the emotion of the song even more.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

It was a tough final to be in today, so keep writing and performing out as much as you can to really develop your craft!

We look forward to seeing more form you in the future.

Daisy Brunskill

Such a catchy track along with a stand out outfit Daisy!

As an act it’s important you have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent to stand out from the crowd. Click here for about why image is so important singers image.

Sassy performance coupled with a raspy vocal, you are improving every time we see you perform!

Be aware of microphone technique as this can help improve performance and vocal Delivery. Make sure you sing right into the microphone as it’s so important the audience can hear you clearly. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

Well deserved 3rd place today, we look forward to seeing more of you in the future.

Elizabeth Unwin

You just for the part and have a strong vocal which you performed well.

As a theatrical song it’s difficult to see who you are as an act.

Unless you want to aim to be on the west end stage you should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

If performing a cover pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

The ability is there with you Elizabeth, hopefully we will see you back next year!

Annalise

Good original song and you expressed the emotion in the song well!

Look to use that stage more, bit too static. Look to come to the front of the stage and engage even more to your audience.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

Continue to write as you have a great voice, hopefully we will see more of you in the future!

Chloe Barnes

You have a gorgeous tone and sang effortlessly Chloe!

Good tempo control and consistent phrasing. You have a strong voice with good technique. Be mindful of accuracy in pitching as it was inconsistent at times, practising interval changes will help.

Well done for attempting to add creativity to an otherwise predictable song, the rap however came in quite late and was perhaps more surprising than fitting.

You’ve most definitely got potential, next steps to to start writing your own material if you are not currently. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Abbie Jean-Baptiste

You delivered a very competent and natural performance Abbie it was totally believable and heartfelt.

You really missed a trick not taking a few more vocal risks & ramping it up a level, you could have handled it.

Put some more thought into your image, it does not reflect what you delivered in your performance and vocals. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

If you are not already, you should start considering writing your own songs as there you are a natural singer! Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for our tips on getting started in writing songs.

Marrianne

You are young, full of confidence with an outstanding voice Marrianne!

Image wise, its the cabaret image is a bit old-fashioned. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

We would love to hear you do an original or put a twist or your own take on a modern song. Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Well done today, you have a fantastic vocal and bags of potential. Have a think about how you can stand out and bring us something special at the final!

Goldie

You have a really striking image which fitted perfectly with the song Goldie!

Your vocals were competent on the whole however you’re pushing way too much weight into your chest voice which affected its agility to move seamlessly into higher ranges.  Consider a vocal coach, finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer. Don’t forget to pick a singing teacher appropriate to the music you want to sing. Click here for more on the benefits of singing lessons.

Great that you did an acoustic version of this song, your performance was credible & heartfelt.

There’s a lot of potential with you Goldie, you should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting Starting in writing songs.

Eleri

You could have heard a pin drop when you started, beautiful vocals, haunting & captivating Eleri!

Well done for saving yourself for a huge buildup at the end, it was amazing. You have a very commercial sound, great to hear an original, it was however perhaps more of an album track, we found it hard to really grab onto a hook.

Some of the playing was a little clunky so disjointed your flow. Remember that your voice takes priority and playing an instrument should be secondary. Keep practising to build up your playing confidence whilst on stage and try to get out there as much as possible. Click here for more on music keyboards music keyboards.

There is something very special about you so work on your image to draw attention to that even more. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

You narrowly missed out on a place in the final today, but keep on writing and try to perform out as much as possible because you really have a natural talent. Hopefully we will see you again next year!

Ty Lewis

Fantastic performance today Ty!

You have a great tone and impressive range, with some work on crisping up your diction and even more originality you could be the one to beat. From a performance point of view, it’s vital that you can distinguish the lyrics for your listener to understand what the song is about and what the message is. Click here for more on improving diction for singers.

Although this was up there with one of the most frequently heard songs of the day, yours was most certainly the best most original version.

Picking a song choice that you can make it your own really worked for you today, it was emotionally charged from start to finish and your use of dynamics sounded spontaneous rather than planned. Deliver the same again for the final and think about how you can make a big impact and stand out!

You should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting Starting in writing songs.

Andrea Victoria

Your image was eye-catching although somewhat cabaret.

Your song choice has been way too overdone & can be very tricky to add any originality. Picking a song that you can make it your own allows you to show off your own originality and individuality and is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd.

You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

The song needs a huge degree of power, range & control to effectively pull off. If this is your chosen style of material a lot of work is needed on strengthening your high mix to create more depth. Currently your strategy is to become very light, classical and choral in those top ranges which doesn’t work with the song you chose.

There is bags of potential with you Andrea next step is to start writing your own songs. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Jessica Nash

You have a great look and delivered a really good version of the frequently heard song.

Your voice has huge potential and a great range however sometimes sounded over manipulated in terms of you adding certain styles and twangs, stay truer to your own natural voice. Try to be conscious be aware of your pitch — practising interval changes will help.

Your timing was a little off at times perhaps this was the nerves in the day. Overall a strong act and definitely one to watch.

Steps up one more time now for the grand final Jessica!

Think about picking a song you can really make an impact with and make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Olivia Mason

Your delivery was nicely paced and heartfelt today Olivia!

Work on staying true to your own voice in the very low parts as it sounded unnaturally imposed.  You have a strong voice with good technique. However, be aware of your pitch — practising interval changes will help.

Well done for trying something new by introducing rap throughout such a popular song, although it gave an interesting twist, we weren’t totally engaged with it.

You should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting Starting in writing songs.

On the whole a very brave performance you seem to really commit to it!

Alice Amber

Your image was well thought through and you stood with confidence and attitude from the moment you stepped on stage.

Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

Fantastic original, your catchy R&B original was the perfect vehicle to show off the agility you have in your voice, just be careful you don’t over do the riffs and runs and work on reducing the breathiness you have in the higher range.

Overall you have the makings of being a very commercial artist, tough decision today and you narrowly missed out Alice!

Carmel Carey

Again your image was absolutely bang on Carmel and you were definitely vocally stronger than last round!

Well done for bringing something new to regularly covered song.

It would’ve played more to your strengths in a higher key & the transition from rap to singing could have been smoother.

You’re very memorable and have definitely got something so look at working with a good vocal coach to bring out the best in you. Finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer. Don’t forget to pick a singing teacher appropriate to the music you want to sing. Click here for more on the benefits of singing lessons.

Next step if you are not already is to start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting Starting in writing songs.

Rachel Hick

You picked a beautiful song which suited your voice perfectly however it was very much a replica of the original so look to bringing something of yourself into your covers.

Getting creative with a cover is a good way to display your individuality and allow your personality come through with your performance. Click here for some tips on performing a creative cover.

You used the stage pretty well but do you remember your performance starts with your eyes, try to step right into the story & emotion of the song so that we can see a truly authentic delivery. Sometimes closing your eyes may be the best way to convey the mood, so don’t be afraid to do this if it is appropriate. However, there are many situations when using eye contact with your audience is exactly what is needed to create the most impact emotionally. It can make your performance more powerful and really engage your audience. Click here for more on eye contact.

Your mic technique needs some work but overall you showed real promise. Be aware of microphone technique as this can help improve performance and vocal Delivery. Make sure you sing right into the microphone as it’s so important the audience can hear you clearly. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

Tadeewah

Your vocals were solid today Tadeewah!

It was great to hear a song that was different from the norm too, it really suited you however your image didn’t do you justice. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you.

It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

We saw glimmers of a personality that suggested you would’ve been more than comfortable to perform further forward and really engage with the audience so it was a shame you stayed so far back.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance.

You look relaxed and comfortable up on stage so work on bringing more life and energy into your performance. There is definitely a strong and memorable artist just waiting to show themselves.

Next steps for you if you are not already is to start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting Starting in writing songs.

Elizabeth Unwin

Your image was breathtaking Elizabeth, you had clearly put a lot of work into the delivery of your song but do remember to leave room for some more spontaneous moments & to show more of yourself and your performance.

Your vocals show real promise so work on your higher mix as it did become quite shrill well at times.  You have a strong voice with good technique so just be aware be aware of your pitch — practising interval changes will help.

In a competition like this you may not be to everybody’s taste but If you’re aiming for a career in musical theatre you’re definitely on the right tracks. As a singer it’s also important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

If you are performing a cover for the final, think about how you can put your own twist on it to bring us something unique! Click here for some tips on performing a creative cover.

Daisy Brunskill

You can really see who you are developing as an artist.

Great vocal and a song. Look to vary the dynamics even more.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Use that stage even more to back up that expression. Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

This song has bags of potential to be a single, we are looking forward to seeing your performance in the final!

Sam Kneale

Really liked the original song, lots of interesting elements and looping the vocal was very cool

Sometimes using a guitar loop pedal can take a while to get going. Our tip would be to keep it as simple as possible to ensure you are still engaging with the audience. As your confidence and performance ability grows you can learn to add more complex layers and engage with the audience at the same time. Guitar players can sometimes make the performance too complex.

Focus on the song and driving through the message is always a priority.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance.

You have a really unique voice and are very talented. Unlucky to miss out on a place in the final, but keep writing and performing and you will refine and develop your performance skills over time.

Hope to see you again in the future!

Alia Lara

Great first impression with a super emotionally charged song.

You connected us to the emotional message in the song!

It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. Your use of appropriate vocal techniques and singing dynamics helped you sing to build an emotional connection with the audience. Click here for more singing with emotion.

By varying the volume and tone of your voice as you did it help you engage with the audience very well.

Such improved performances each time in the competition and we loved the originality.

Looking forward to seeing what you can bring to the Grand Final!

Amy Lou

Song is great and catchy Amy.

Fantastic that you performed and original today, just sharpen your keyboard playing. If you can’t play without having to think about the next key, then this can affect your commitment to the performance. Click here for more on music keyboards music keyboards

Just because you may be rooted to one space on the stage doesn’t mean you can’t engage the audience and get them on your side.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. Click here for more on stage performance.

Dynamics were good to drive through the emotional message of the song. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. We thought you did this well and there are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

There is a future for you, so keep developing your song writing and ensure you perform your originals out as much as possible. The more you do this the easier the playing will become whilst on stage.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

India Foskett

Super song choice, an emotional song and you connected and delivered it very professionally!

Great display of emotion in your performance, however we want you original as possible. Pick a song choice that you can make it your own.

Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Look to develop more power into your vocal, extending your range will help with your breathing also. Consider a vocal coach, finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer. Don’t forget to pick a singing teacher appropriate to the music you want to sing. Click here for more on singing teachers benefits of singing lessons.

There’s a lot of potential with you India, next steps is to develop your voice more and start to write and perform your own material.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Angharad

It great to hear an original song Angharad!

Your guitar didn’t sound as good as could, always check your tuning before coming on stage.

Because of this the nerves crept in at the start but you did warm to the performance as you went on. You will need to build your confidence and perfect your stagecraft with playing guitar, So the disciplines are very much equal. Click here for more on guitar playing tips

Enthusiasm doesn’t have to be loud – sincere love of playing guitar is enough. Enthusiasm is contagious, and enthusiastic performances are generally rare and appreciated. Be one of these performers. Keep in mind that standing when performing does give you more opportunity for movement.

Its great that you are writing your own material, and this was a refreshing song to listen to. Keep this up as it is a really strong skill to develop!

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year.

ChloeJet

Chloe fantastic to hear another original song.

We really enjoyed this and you delivered it in a confident and professional way.

You have a song that is catchy and engaging. Make sure you give the same attention to all lines and sections of the song not just the chorus.

Great that you got the audience involved!  As a singer it can be difficult to do this,  some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation, whereas others will simply look at you blankly. So it’s essentially a judgement call based on a number of factors. Don’t ever force it! Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement.

You narrowly missed out on a sport in the final today, but keep on writing and performing out as there is a lot of potential with you.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Archie McKeown

There’s a story to be told here Archie, work on developing the delivery and expression to really convey that emotion in the song.

Capture the emotions, feel them and express through your sound and performance. Before you start, make sure you understand the lyrics and sing it like you’re telling your story. Click here on advice on song choice to give more emotional connection.

Make sure you give the same attention to every word. You tended to bundle quickly into the chorus rather than letting it build, perhaps this was a bit of nerves on the day. Consider using different dynamics as its is essential to help spice up your performance and build songs up to defined sections.

That said you clearly have great ability at writing songs, continue to write and perform out as much as possible to help refine your craft.

We hope to see you back again next you are you have a lot of potential!

 

Evie Matthews

You have a super vocal Evie and this was a really good song choice fro your vocal style.

Thanks said, we are not sure this performance told us much of who you are as an artist. Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd.

You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

It’s also important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

There is a lot of potential with you Evie, next step is to start writing your own material. As a singer it’s also important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Georgia Clark

Very confident performance today Georgia, Liked how you made the song your own!

You were comfortable on the keys and  you accessorised to show something unique. As an act it’s important you have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent to stand out from the crowd. Click here for about why image is so important singers image.

If you haven’t already you should start consider writing your own songs.

Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

An enjoyable performance for an artist I’m sure we’ll see more of and can’t wait to hear some originals from you!

See you at the Grand final in January!

Cara Michailiuk

Loving the abstract electronic vibe.

Good commitment to the hook of the song Cara.

Your such a bold character and its great that you hold that stage presence. As a singer your image is a way to market yourself when you’re not performing, so considering all factors of your image is vital. Ensure your style reflects your music and personality to create the whole package!

You could consider making more of this, click here for more information on singers image.

If you have a common name or one that is difficult to spell or remember then maybe it’s worth considering a stage name. As an artist a stage name could really aid recognition of you as a singer and a brand. Click here for more on stage names picking a stage name

Great performance today, unfortunate to miss out on a Grand Final spot.

Going forward consider starting to write your own music if you are not already to take things to the next level.

Dia Day

I’m still amazed at just how much improvement you’ve made in the last 2 year phenomenal!

Such depth and character to your voice. Remember engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance.

Vocally you’ve improved so much! look to add even more dynamics. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Look to get as close to that microphone as possible to enhance your projection to its fullest potential. Most microphones have a radius around them that detects the noise, it’s important to hit this radius with every note you sing to showcase your voice in the best way. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

Well done in getting to the final. Try to think about how you can demonstrate your personality and originality through your song choice. Bring us something special for the final!

Click here for some tips on performing a creative cover. 

Hannah Taylor

Great to hear another original song Hannah!

Look to commit more to the emotion of the song.

Eye contact is so important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, but it also helps the audience connect to you as a performer. Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. Click here for more on eye contact.

Facial expressions are important for your performance. They help you convey the emotion of the song to your audience and gives you a chance to connect with them. Remember to smile. Even if you are singing a sad song there are always appropriate parts to come out of character which allow you to smile. Smiling shows you are enjoying yourself, which makes the audience enjoy your performance too. Click here for more on adding expression to your performance.

Perfect the ending for a professional finish.

Continue to write your own songs Hannah as you have a lot of potential. To help your performance, get out there and play as much as possible. The more experience you have the more natural it will be for you to connect with your audience, relax and us the space around you during the performance.

We hope to see you again next year.

Fifi Robo

Great to hear another original Fifi!

Good expression to really convey the emotion in the song, felt very natural in feel and delivery.

Remember to embrace the positivity of the song as well as the anguish to give us the odd smile and hope!

Remember as individuals to interact and engage with one another: Just because individuals within a group have their own role, doesn’t mean that there can’t be interaction within the group. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Learn more on music duos.

You just missed out on a place at the area finals, but continue to write original songs as you have a lot of potential and this is a great skill to master.

We hope to see you back next year!

C

Liked you made the song your own, very cool to give a modern twist on an old classic.

You have bags of potential with good expression and a super tone.

Look to commit even more to the performance to convey the emotion in the song. Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving more direct eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song and use all of the stage.  Click here for more on stage performance.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Good effort today, next steps if you are not already is to start writing your own material as you have the voice for it!

We hope to see you again next year.

Milena

Great to hear another original Milena!

You have a soothing vocal and its a pleasure to listen to. Try to make a bit more eye contact with the audience to help engage with them more.

As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

You must remember that your voice takes priority and playing an instrument should be secondary. If you’re not 100% confident in playing the piano, then you need to keep practising before hitting that stage. Click here for more on music keyboards music keyboards

You are a long way from the microphone Milena and that’s effecting your vocal projection across the PA.

We really enjoyed the song today, next step is to get out there and perform it as much as possible so playing and singing becomes second nature. Continue to write songs as this is a great skill to have.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Elizmi Hayes

Great to see you performing your own song.

As an act it’s important you have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent to stand out from the crowd. Click here for about why image is so important singers image.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

Ensure you don’t push your vocal and loose the control.

There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Sophie Naglik

You committed well to the song Sophie and great to see you having the confidence to share your own original song which has lots of potential.

Watch your microphone technique, as this slipped at time. Most microphones have a radius around them that detects the noise, it’s important to hit this radius with every note you sing to showcase your voice in the best way. Click here for more on microphone techniques

The song has lots of potential just ensure you vary the delivery. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Don’t push the vocal and potential lose your control. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Continue to write your own songs and perform them out at much as possible to develop and refine them.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Milli-Rose

Super vocal Milli, going forward look to pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd.

You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Giving a good stage performance is something that will set you out from the rest. It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience.

Walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your stage performance. Think about the best spots to walk to and from, and where to place yourself on stage. At times you went to a section of the stage which had no lighting. Click here for more on stage performance.

Bags of talent just need to tease out who you are as an artist. The best way to show individuality is to write your own songs. Click here for some tips on getting started.

Narrowly miss out today on a place in the Grand Final, we hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Kelis

You have bags of potential with great expression, range and a super rasp to your vocal!

Be aware of microphone technique as this can help improve performance and vocal Delivery. Make sure you sing right into the microphone as it’s so important the audience can hear you clearly. Click here for more on microphone techniques

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. You did this really well on the whole Kelis, click here for more on vocal dynamics.

It’s great to hear another original song. Continue to writing your own material as this is a very strong skill to develop.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Ally Rach

You committed well to the performance Ally, using the stage well from the start.

Really like the mash up of two songs and nice rap in the middle. Consider selecting a song song that you can adapt even more to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Look to develop yourself as an artist as it’s not clear who Ally is an artist. As a singer your image is a way to market yourself when you’re not performing, so considering all factors of your image is vital. Ensure your style reflects your music and personality to create the whole package! Click here for more information on singers image.

Fantastic performance and you earned a place at the Grand Final, consideration on individuality and how you can stand out.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

No Youth

Liked you made the song your own and the harmonies developed. Strong and distinct sound.

Ensure you make the most of your given talent. Consider changing the dynamics more. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

It would be great to see more interaction with one another. Just because individuals within a group have their own role, doesn’t mean that there can’t be interaction within the group. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Learn more on music duos.

If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance.

Overall a really enjoyable performance you both have a lot of potential, narrowly missing out on a place at the Grand Final!

Next step if you are not already is to start writing your own material. Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Yasmin Depp

You committed to the performance of the song really well today Yasmin!

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance.

Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent it vocally from being static. Felt a little too flat for too much of the performance. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Fantastic stage presence with a lot of attitude!

From a performance point of view, it’s vital that you can distinguish the lyrics for your listener to understand what the song is about and what the message is. If the lyrics to a song aren’t clear, then the song becomes meaningless and forgettable and you will lose the audience. Click here for more on improving diction for singers.

Molly Stanway

You are a solid performer Molly but in need of more stage miles to develop your stage presence.

At times the tempo was changing in the song, this could have been the nerves creeping in. Look to use different guitar dynamics Molly, as this will help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily. Click here for more on stage performance.

Next step is go get as much practice in as possible so the performance side of things becomes second nature. As a singer it’s also important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Amelia Buckley

You have a good vocal Amelia and you committed well to the performance.

Pick a song choice that you can make it your own Amelia. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd.

You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Vocally look to work on strengthening your core.

Consider a vocal coach, finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer. Also Amelia don’t forget to pick a singing teacher appropriate to the music you want to sing. Click here for more on singing teachers and the benefits of singing lessons.

There potential here, so keep working hard. We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Mickey Garnet

Great song and performance today Mickey, we really enjoyed it!

Take some consideration into playing along with a backing track and how that can sound. If using a backing track strip it back a bit more to allow the guitar more space in the mix.

Think about the dynamics in your performance, and how you can incorporate vocal dynamics into your songs, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

Performance wise more movement required Mickey, you have natural talent so start to have fun on stage!

It’s an enjoyable song which sounds like it would be a good fit in today’s music industry. We are looking forward to seeing what you can bring to the Grand Final!

Katie Clark

You have it all Katie but look to bring it alive more!

It took you a long while before really committing to the performance, but once you did it was excellent. You have a very rich tone to your voice.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Try to get out there and practice as much as possible, engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song.

If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance.

Ria Almeida

You committed well to the song Ria, take care to watch your vocal control throughout.

You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own Ria, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance and be even better. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

With such a big song you need to look to warm up to the max and work on building your core so you can project even more.

Fantastic performance today, have consideration to how you can bring your individuality out in the Grand Final!

Leah Wallis

Yes more original songs like this, nice structure and flow to the song.

At points your guitar playing which could have flowed a little better, however this could have been down to nerves on the day. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more guitar dynamics

Look at how you are presenting your performance, you look in pain and you need to show us every emotion in the song. Try and be more engaging with the audience Leah as you have a talent. It is important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song. A good way to practice this is to perform your song in front of a mirror and/or film yourself to find an expression that looks genuine and suits the lyrical content. Learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song.  Click here for more on stage performance.

Fantastic performance today and its great that you are writing original songs, keep at it because its a strong skill to have.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Talia Sykes

Fantastic vocal and performance Talia!

Start to consider your image and what makes you unique. As a singer your image is a way to market yourself when you’re not performing, so considering all factors of your image is vital. Ensure your style reflects your music and personality to create the whole package! Click here for more on singers image.

Nice smooth tone to your vocal, look to add even dynamics to give you even more edge.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

If you are not already, you should start writing songs! as a singer it’s also important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

You narrowly missed out on a Grand Final spot today, we hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Annalise

You have a powerful and super rasp to your vocal and delivered a fantastic performance!

Try not to rush during the song, however this could have been due to nerves. Even established acts get nervous but learn to act to hide the nerves. Click here for more on stage performance.

Consider pushing the dynamics more. As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

With your expression don’t always the reflect the main and anguish in the song. It is important that you’re facial expressions match the feeling of the song. A good way to practice this is to perform your song in front of a mirror and/or film yourself to find an expression that looks genuine and suits the lyrical content. Learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Consider a song choice that you can make your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. Select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Well done in making it through to the Grand Final, we look forward to seeing what you can bring!

Jess Smith

You have bags of ability Jess with a simmering powerful vocal.

Be aware of microphone technique as this can help improve performance and vocal Delivery. Make sure you sing right into the microphone as it’s SO important the audience can hear you at your best Jess. Click here for more on MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES

Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

More dynamics required with your performance Jess. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion even more and prevent a performance from being static.

There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Vocal dynamics.

London Road

Some good vocals amongst you however it felt like it lacked confidence.

Commit more to the performance and in particular the harmonies. You need to practice and develop these a lot more!

You don’t all have to sound the same: Many groups struggle because they fail to layer their harmonies and instead make all the harmonies the same. Without layering the vocals, you risk sounding like a solo act. When performing, it’s important that the vocals layer up well within a duo/group to effectively show off how diverse the act can be and what they’re capable of. Learn more on music groups.

We’ve already had a London Road on TV?

If you have a common name or one that is difficult to spell or remember then maybe it’s worth considering a stage name. As an artist a stage name could really aid recognition of you as a singer and a brand. Click here for more on stage names PICKING A STAGE NAME