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!