Artist Category: 16 - 20s

Juss

You have nice tone to your vocal Juss, now look to add more performance.

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. Look to think about the best spots to walk to and from Juss, and where to place yourself on stage. Click here for more on stage performance

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.

Good performance today Juss, try to get as more experience in playing live until it becomes second nature, hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Shannon File

Nice Originality Shannon!

Try to make an impact right from the start to really capture the audiences attention. 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.

Focus on using different guitar dynamics as it’s 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 on guitar dynamics

Patrice more and the audience engagement will come naturally once the guitar playing becomes second nature to you. Good performance today, we hope to see you back in the competition next year!

 

AYVO

Nice contrast and dynamics of all three, good compliment to one another.

You work well as a group and there is a lot of potential here. Click here for some further tips on singing as a group. 

Performance could have been much slicker and lost way with lyrics at times, main area of focus now would be to get out there and gig as much as possible, the more you do this the more natural the performance.

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.

It’s great that you are writing your own music, keep working hard and we are sure you will develop well as a group in the future.

Hopefully we will see you back next year!

Sophie Penwill

It was a nice smiley performance Sophie which is always engaging!

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.

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.

There is a lot of potential with you and you made the song your own but even better if we could hear your own 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.

Hope to see you back in the competition next year.

Calvin Glen

You picked a song with a long intro, make the most of this time. Talking or audience participation is potentially a great way to fill those moments during the music instrumental. Click here for more on performing in the music instrumental 

Not sure what the song choice and performance told us of you as an original 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.

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’ve improved massively as a performer the last couple of years but now is the time to focus on originality.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Chia

You have super vocal control Chia.

Work the dynamics more for those climax moments. Look to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song and change up your vocal dynamics. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Get closer to the microphone to improve 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.

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.

We look forward to seeing you in the Grand Final!

Jess Cogan

You clearly emotionally connected to the song just need to work the dynamics more and work the control for more impact.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance and the hook/chorus in the song. 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 more. Walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your stage performance.

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.

Narrowly missed out today, we hope to see you back next year!

 

Emilia Tarrant

A really different and unique vocal!

Loved you made the song your own.

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. What will really set you apart from other performers is the way you can still communicate your message through eye contact and facial expressions a bit more, and your overall commitment to the performance. Click here for more on music keyboards performing with music keyboards

Look to throw yourself into the emotion of the song more. 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.

Try to get out there as much as possible playing at local events and open mic nights. Also film yourself, watch it back and adapt to be an even better performer.

We look forward to seeing you at the Grand Final in January!

Gospel X

Loved the harmonies spot on! and that you came to the front of the stage to reach out to the audience.

Struggled to hear the introduction at the start as you were miles from the mic. 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.

You showed good chemistry between you but not sure on the following each other round on the stage it could be much better coordinated.

Really good performance today main area of focus is to relax and have fun with it! Try to squeeze in a couple of performances between now and the Grand Final so build confidence.

Nicole-René

Liked you had an acoustic backing track to make it your own and give it a live feel.

It was a difficult song to perform, but you did very well!

Crisp and clear vocals. You should start considering writing your own songs if not already. 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.

Well done for getting to the final, only a couple of months to prepare, try to think about your song choice. We are looking forward to see what you can bring!

Neo Jazz

Musically you sound great! Well played, nice sounding vocals and its great to hear something different.

However guys you just aren’t performing together! 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 and groups.

Perform out as much as you can and look at how you are engaging with your audience and each other. It’s early days for you, so this side of things will come naturally the more you place out. If you look like you are enjoying the gig with each other this will reflect and engage the audience.

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.

We hope to see you back at the auditions next year, for now focus on playing out as much as possible as you have great potential!

K.Mavs

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.

Liked you took the mic off the stand and move around on the stage, however watch your mic control. 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

You picked a song that had space to really adapt, make your own and commit to. Going forward commit more to the song and delivery. Try and 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.

You should start considering 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 starting in writing songs.

Martha Clements

Lovely melody to start the song and engage us from the start.

When performing try and avoid looking down as much at what you are playing. 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.

Great lyrics for a topic that is one you can relate too! Song sounds very familiar to Freya Ridings song.

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. What will really set you apart from other performers is the way you can still communicate your message through eye contact and facial expressions, and your overall commitment to the performance. Click here for more on music keyboards performing with music keyboards.

Narrowly missed out on a Grand Final spot today, hopefully we will see you back next year as there is a lot of potential with your songwriting.

Tammie

You have your style and know what you are as an artist.

Songs are always good, perhaps look to work the dynamics more to push through the hook.

Dynamics can add more variation and 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.

As a performance look to reach out more with your eye contact. 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.

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.

Unlucky not to earn a spot for the Final, keep up the songwriting and working on your development, we are sure there is more to come from you!

Lyd Reed

Great expressions and strong raspy vocal.

A very relaetable song subject with super lyrics.

Look to drive the song more either commit a little more or consider by adding more dynamics. 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 between picking and strumming when playing guitar can be the easiest way to work on your guitar dynamics. It will also help to bring out different sounds such as mellow tones when picking building up to a livelier section when strumming. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

Perhaps consider having someone else play the guitar so you can focus on engaging with the audience.

Great performance today and you scored highly with the judges, we look forward to seeing what you can bring to the final in January!

Sophie Naglik

Love the image and great to hear an original song, Sophie!

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.

Beautiful vocals and entrancing performance.

Try not to just stand still and static give a little movement, 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.

Great expression and nice message to the song, but it could have a little more variation to really show off the chorus.

You sang from the heart and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Kelis Ali-Rowe

Luscious vocals and such hard song to sing, just beautiful.

Good facial expressions, love the smiles too.

Use of appropriate vocal techniques and singing dynamics will help 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.

Don’t be afraid to move and give a little more performance though.

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.

You really showed off your range and hit every note. Nicely done!

Bella H

Cool image and nice smile at the start, Bella.

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.

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.

You brought some sass to the performance, but don’t be afraid to go for it, let loose.

You need to fine tune your vocal a little, but there’s lots of potential there.

Alix

Alix, nice harmonies, and good song.

However if you are singing together you need to perform together and interact. Try not to just stand still and static give a little movement and look at each other.

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. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

Good facial expressions, but the performance could be more engaging.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Keep rehearsing and gigging, you’ve got a great feel that shows lots of potential.

Sophie Rose Page

Sophie Rose, you showed some very nice vocals.

You came into your own the more as you got into it. Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Great eye contact and facial expression. 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.

You got better as you progressed, so keep performing. You’ve got the voice, just work on the above point and you could be one to watch.

C

Stunning vocals, C!

Lovely facial expressions and it was good that you took the mic off the stand and moved around.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Great to see you do a mash up of songs as well. 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.

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.

Glad you didn’t stick through with At Last as that is a very over-covered song, so it was nice that it went into something else – very original!

Would love to hear your take on something more current,  but well done!

Elizmi Hayes

Love the image, Elizmi! So much confidence and sass!

Portraying confidence is an important ability to have as an artist.

Performance is one of the most vital parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. Nice movement, but to enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Big vocals and great eye contact. 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. Click here for more on eye contact.

A really enjoyable act, well done!

Angharad

Angharad, beautiful tone to your voice and it was nice to hear an original song.

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.

Like the message of the song, but it would benefit from a catchy hook.

Nice facial expressions in your performance. 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.

Work on your confidence and you’ll be one to watch.

Martinda

Nice image, and lovely smile, Martinda.

Lovely high notes, but you would benefit in developing and strengthening your vocals with 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.

Try not be too routed to the spot, don’t be afraid to move!

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. Think about the best spots to walk to and from, and where to place yourself on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

The song may have been a little bit big for you, but you did well. Just get some more performance miles under your belt.

Milli-Rose

Milli-Rose, you’ve got a lovely and smooth vocals.

Lots of expression and performance in your face, but don’t forget your hands, don’t just cling onto the stand.

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.

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.

Eye contact is also vital for connecting with your audience.

Good performance, you’ve got plenty of talent. Just work on honing your performance.

Rianne

Awesome image, Rianne. You brought the attitude straight to stage which was great!

Good performance, moving around stage, dancing and facial expressions.

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.

It was a good song choice for you, but we’d love to hear your perform your own music. 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.

Nice performance, Rianne, but don’t be afraid to push yourself further.

Keisha Shade

Lovely vocals, but don’t forget to smile, Keisha.

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.

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.

You are a beautiful singer, but you need to develop your performance skills and stage craft.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Use facial expressions to show the expression in the song and don’t be afraid to move around the stage instead of just swaying.

Lots of potential there, Keisha. Keep it up.

Cleansed

Beautiful song choice and performance. You have such a soulful voice.

Great expression and movement.

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.

Just not sure the image matched the performance?

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.

You’ve got a lot of ability, well done.

 

Seraphina

Comfortable vocal, largely confidently presented, Seraphina. You would benefit from greater attention to image, though.

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.

Use the stage 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.

Try for further engagement with the audience.

It is your vocal strength which got you through, and we wish you well in the next round, but you need to work on wider aspects than just the ability to sing from here.

Carla O’Brien

You looked great, sang with confidence, and there were many strong aspects to your performance, Carla.

Unfortunately you struggled to align with the backing track.

Song choice is immensely important if you want to sing with emotion – make sure you choose a song that you can relate to as well as sing. This will make it easier to get into the right character for the song. Click here for more advice to help you sing with emotion.

The pressure showed here and you did well to remain committed to the end.

Whatever mistake you make when performing, never stop and/or apologise, you will only highlight the mistake! It will come across as more professional and confident if you carry on, chances are the audience didn’t even notice it. Click here for more on stage performance.

You were really determined and we were impressed with you, but unfortunately you did not quite nail it on the day.

Unlucky, but you can learn something from every performance and you’ve got plenty of potential.

Ria McCoy

Musically well done, Ria.

While you looked great, give a thought to your image as an act. 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.

You were confident enough to shape the show and the sparse content was brave and well managed.

In truth the performance itself was a little safe – there needs to be something of a commercial angle to compete at the next level in this genre.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Promise here, keep going.

Dinassin

Clear identity, stylistic narrative and presence, Dinassin.

Great that your performing your own song. As a singer it’s also important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. so, by song writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

A quite intense experience in truth, which can go either way but in the main you pulled it off.

You need to ask yourself whether the material works with your image too.

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 feedback.

Overall, good piece of work, and it generally worked for you.

To go to the next level, you need to compete with more polished acts – take some advice on how you can maximize your commercial potential.

Isaac Morgans

Great song, passion and commitment to the track, Isaac.

We really enjoyed your original song. 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.

Projected well, and you showed confidence on stage.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

You need to ensure the technical work is stronger on which to build what is a promising ability to musically communicate.

Give thought to image also, a bit safe today, and did quite align with the music.

Keep going, lots of potential there.

Mickey Garnet

Great audience participation, Mickey!

As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when singing as the audience will never be the same twice. 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. Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement

Liked the look and vocal. 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

Great that you gave us an original song.

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

It’s a saturated market you are in and you need a commercial edge somewhere along the line, but at this stage a clearly stronger act, well prepared, with a reasonable amount of polish already there.

Good luck in the next round.

Leah Wallis

Great musical display, Leah. Great vocal and accompaniment – you have something.

Loved that you brought us an original song.

As a singer it’s also important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. so, by song writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing

Enjoyed the contrast, control and composure, although need to ask was the material choice right for you to showcase yourself?

Tone of voice generally carries much more meaning than the words we say, so practising methods to vary vocal tone is a sure way to improve your performance and give it an emotional edge.

Would like to see a wider repertoire. Some individuality there, moreso we think than was on display today.

On balance deserving to go through to the next round. Well done, Leah!

Katie Clark

Striking image, loved it!

Not absolutely convinced image aligned with the material you were performing and 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

You communicated with technical strength and sufficiently convincing confidence.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your image

We feel there is more to you, and there needs to be a clearer stylistic message, but so far as today is concerned you are a strong act and will be unlucky not to go through to the Area Final.

London Road

Loved the name, good vocals, nice blending in the main.

Good chemistry, but not at all sure about image – this could do with some more work.

For a group of singers there is a stronger need for image to be worked on because you need to look like an act, not like you’re singing in a group of individuals. The art of synchronisation is something all duos and groups should master to look more like a group.

When performing as a group it’s important to play on the strengths of each individual and highlight each performer’s unique touch. You don’t all have to sound the same when performing as it’s important to show off originality and how diverse the act can be. Click here for more on singing in a group.

You need something to give you more of an edge in this genre, plus unison work in the bridge was not quite there. Watch ending too.

All said, some very good elements, further work required.

Juss

You did well to convey mood with this delivery and use of body language added character, Juss.

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

An underlying tentativeness did come through, along with some technical slips more so as you needed to settle initially. Work on your confidence, having practised and performed so many times it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves

Great consideration to image, although does need to align more with the material choice and your musical identity.

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

Good effort, lots of potential there.

Jess Smith

Great composure and confidence on stage, Jess!

It’s vital that you walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your stage performance 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

You supported this with strong technical work although watch assurance and precision. Top notes could be more balanced too.

Strong image and overall polish, but what is your stylistic direction? 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

Well communicated, a lot to like.

Georgia Clark

Liked the presence, image, vocal tone and stylistic identity, Georgia!

Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You did well 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 is hard to command the stage seated behind keys, this always needs something extra, but you may well have something here.

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. What will really set you apart from other performers is the way you can still communicate your message through eye contact and facial expressions, and your overall commitment to the performance. Click here for more on music keyboards performing with music keyboards

Musical, shapely, expressive and interesting piece of work.

Well done, Georgia.

Aishah K

Great introduction and timing of your opening remark, Aishah. Loved it!

Then unfortunately the guitar work slipped in accuracy and tone consistency (e.g. fret buzz) detracted in places. Suddenly with a guitar in hand it can throw off even the most experienced of performers. 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 playing guitar guitar playing tips

The piece also needed a while to get going. You need to be ready to hold our attention from the moment you walk on stage.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance

All in all, you wanted to present a strong musical statement, which we all applaud, but we think there was too much complexity and it was a challenge to put it all together.

Abbie Jean-Baptiste

Great song and very well delivered, Abbie!

Comfortable vocal, technical skill, some expression (try to develop this), but image needs work and stylistic identity was not clear.

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

On the one hand you were confident, musical and a great singer. On the other hand, stagecraft, individuality and image needs development.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance

Strong aspects, but you need to work on the points listed.

Goldie

The music was just right, your image was just right and vocal was just right, Goldie!

You started out with confidence and held the stage from the first moment to the last.

It’s so important to 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.

Might suggest that you omit some of the forced movement and vocal colouring, but there’s a lot of commercial potential here, particularly with advice and greater experience. Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural.

No need to try too hard Goldie, there is a lot going for you.

Very good audition, keep it up!

Keegan Hammond

Your image was in the direction of being stylistically effective, Keegan.

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

We liked the gentle tones, material choice yet rougher look, nice contrast there.

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 microphone techniques

Watch plosives into the mic, but you have a good voice.

You would command an audience in this genre, aim now for an edge to make the performance your own.

Try also to make us rise out of the seat at the end – dipped a bit when it cried out for intensification.

Charlotte Roylance

Looked lovely but song did not do you justice, Charlotte! We all felt there was more to you.

Nice cover but shouting quite a lot causing some pitchy moments.

Make sure your chosen song is one that suits your range and is also one you can relate to. When you can relate yourself to a song, you can easily get into the right character for 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. Whatever direction you take, be sure to make the song your own. This is your performance not a copy of another artists. Click here on advice on song choice to give more emotional connection.

It came across as if you were maybe trying too hard, pushing just beyond your comfort zone.

It’s also important at this stage to start considering writing your own songs by starting to write 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 more on writing lyrics.

Have more confidence in your ability and boundaries, selecting material which sits more comfortably.

Mason Bailey

Comfortable male vocal, lovely image and stylistic packaging at the core!

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

Much to like here, if anything try and use the stage 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

Build on your looks, technical ability and musical identity. So far as this regional final is concerned, you are a comfortable act to go through, but work on even greater presence on stage in the next round.

Tom S

We really wanted to like this, Tom. You are clearly a confident performer and have potential.

You did some great guitar work, some nice chord voicings, but the vocal did not do you justice. You must remember that your voice takes priority and playing an instrument should be secondary.

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

There were some harmonic and intervallic slips too.

We weren’t sure whether this was the correct material for you. Was it good enough to compete in an area final? Pick a song 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

You’ve got something, but not quite there yet.

Nicole M

Loved the image, this really worked for you, Nicole!

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

Technically confident and accurate almost throughout, communicated with fair assurance, and you captured the essence of the narrative.

Use of appropriate vocal techniques and singing dynamics will help 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

Lower range lost balance and precision slightly and vocal thinned in the signature dominant phrasing, but in the main this was good work.

Good job, you’ve got bags of potential.

Bella Gregory

Loved the smile at the beginning, Bella!

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. 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

Your choice of material was a bit too cautious, try 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

Your range was a little limited and the image was too casual. 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 is obvious you have musical ability and a sense of performance, so try to package this together more with greater communication and engagement. You need to find a style which works for you too. You have potential, just bring more a touch more originality.

Andrea Victoria

The emotions behind the song choice were very visible, Andrea.

It was well delivered, sombre mood created and reflected, and you matched this with gentle body language and mostly strong vocal (some slips in technique/tone quality/control).

Song choice is immensely important if you want to sing with emotion – make sure you choose a song that you can relate to as well as sing. This will make it easier to get into the right character for the song. Click here for more advice to help you sing with emotion.

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.

Your image worked in its lightness and contrasted the overtones of angel theme.

There were numerous strong elements there, so keep at it.

Olivia Pole

Liked the guitar work, (although watch tempo consistency) and you were full of energy and music.

A good way to bring guitar dynamics to your performance is to change up the tempo of the song to spark the attention of the listener. Changing up the tempo can bring more of an effect to the song and helps to emphasise certain sections of a song accordingly. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics.

Commercially, and in terms of competition progress, your image was a little casual. 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.

There was limited engagement with the audience, which 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

Material choice might not be the best to showcase you fully and properly but keep gaining the experience.

Still, you’re one to watch in the future.

Olivia Mason

Great control and vocal, which aligned well with genre.

Song choice is immensely important if you want to sing with emotion – make sure you choose a song that you can relate to as well as sing. This will make it easier to get into the right character for the song. Click here for more advice to help you sing with emotion

It was a contemporary interpretation, good use of individual phrasing, lyric development and contrast.

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

Very well thought through mix of styles and demonstration of range and repertoire in a short showcase. Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist.

To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Image was a little cautious, but much promise here Olivia. Well done!

Liv H

Liked the image, Liv!

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

You showed some effective stagecraft, but try to develop this further.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for YOUR PERFORMANCE

You were technically controlled for the most part (e.g. some ascending intervals not precise initially) but you steadied and showed stylistic contrast and sense of expression.

Watch breathing with extended line development – overall balance dipped as you tired.

Lots of promise tere, though.

Connor H

You commited well and we enjoyed your style, Connor.

Liked the backing track, with underlying aggression but also contrasting lightness. 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

It supported well-crafted phrasing and delivery of lyric and mood.

Watch your breathing and plosives into the mic, and 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 MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES

You image image needs a bit of work too. 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

All said, you will find an audience Connor. Competitively however you still need more polish.

Your Highness

Good body language, lyric painting and conveying of mood.

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

Some stagecraft helped too, try to develop this even further. Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for YOUR PERFORMANCE

We feel material did not showcase you to full potential today, and intonation not always there. 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

Overall, some promising elements, needs technical development in part and more commercial attributes to move to the next level.

Alice Amber

You looked great, Alice and sang very well!

You also communicated to a high standard, and gave generally convincing attention to image. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. Click here for more on singing with emotion.

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.

Some degree of commerciality here, with well-chosen backing and lots of appropriate expression and colour.

Dynamic contrast too added character. 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

Comfortable (if a little safe) but deserving to go through and complete in the area final. Good luck!

Beatrice Enache

Captivating performance, Beatrice!

Good range, fairly convincing communication. 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

You did a good job in many respects, but you need a greater sense of individual style and a clearer edge at this age and stage to go forward.

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

Watch top of chest voice too, this detracted unfortunately.

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

Promising start, further work required, but there’s a lot f potential there.

Saskia Searle

Technically strong, Saskia, with an impacting image, but it took a while to get going showcase wise.

Loops can be great, and shows musical skill, but can also lose a bit of momentum!

There are many dangers to using a loop, so firstly consider using it sparingly and get the performance up and running quickly. Too  many make the performance too complex. If you are taking too long to get the song built up in the first place you will lose your audience and they will become disengaged.

Great vocal, nice tone well communicated, and individually ornamented.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for YOUR PERFORMANCE

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

You need to a find a style which works for you and think about dropping the loop – your vocal and presence could well be good enough.

Fifi

Generally liked the image, Fifi, but I’m not quite sure it aligned with your style.

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

Overall there was good work between the two of you.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance

Confident body language too. 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.

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

Vocal style may not be for everyone but good musical interaction and we liked the original.

Tadeewah

Loved the image – really worked for you! Very individual identify and style.

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

This was a very good performance and it will be interesting to see how it compares with the rest of this show.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance

Nice vocal tone, low key, appropriately laid back, would be good to see a greater range.

A lot to like about this, Tadeewah. Well done….

Ty Lewis

Great to see you back and showing a different side of you, Tyler.

We were slightly worried at the absence of the guitar but we needn’t have been, you performed naturally on and off the stand and were very watchable.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Your song choice played to the strengths in your voice showcasing a great tone and dynamic. Careful you don’t push and over-sing, pitch suffered at times as a result.

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.

You put your own stamp on the song to a point but let’s see more originality from you next time.

Overall one of the best of the day.

Marrianne

Every year you show us that you’re a strong singer with an impressive range, Mariiane!

With such power you can definitely afford to rein it in and not make so much effort. Look to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song and change up your vocal dynamics. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

You’re a young and confident performer so we’d love to see you bring yourself right up to date in image and song choice. 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.

Something along the lines of Jess Glynne would be perfect where you can work in some beautiful dynamics and engage with the audience in an authentic way.

Olive Nicole

You song and vocal had a lovely soft RnB vibe, Olive, which was very enjoyable.

It could probably have gone up a tone as it was a little low in places. 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

Your image was understated but cool, really worked. 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

Don’t be scared to perform, step forward, engage and connect with the song and the audience.

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

We can see real potential in you.

Dania Enright

Your image suggested an indie/pop performance so the musical theatre song was not expected, Dania.

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.

I was quite difficult to truly settle into your performance as the two were at odds with each other.

It was also a song choice and delivery that couldn’t really score highly for originality. Try 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.

That being said there’s no doubt you have a really great voice so we most certainly saw potential for musical theatre.