Artist Category: 16 - 20s

Jared Bell

There’s no doubt you have an unusual voice and in a much higher register than expected so play to your strengths and make your uniqueness the best it can be and iron out those wobbles, Jared.

You delivered a confident performance however we felt it was more about you than the story and emotions of the song.

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

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

Your original has potential with a more authentic and dynamic delivery.

Xhaveir

You certainly looked the part, Xhaveir, and 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

However you never looked up once through your whole performance so it looked more like rehearsal which was a shame as you clearly had a story to tell the audience.

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

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

Your original definitely has potential so work on crisping up that diction as it was too soft for the most part which led to breathing issues.

Reaz

You’re young and good looking so we really weren’t expecting such a dated song and static performance.

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

You have a lovely mellow tone but your timing and pitching need work. 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 that’s the genre of music you love to do you need to recognise the story and emotions required to deliver in a credible and connected way.

If we’d seen some intent and expression even in your eyes it could have been a very different performance.

Carmel Carey

Really cool image, Carmel. 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 started with real intent and conviction. Your voice has punch however the arrival of the rapping was very unexpected and overly Americanised.

You need to steady that pace and not sure such sparse guitar work really supported the rap.

Adding breaths in your writing process is key. If you do not have good breath control it can affect your timing and put you off the song’s rhythm. Rhythm is the backbone of any piece of music so this is very important! Click here for more advice on how to rap.

You’ve definitely got something so would have loved to see you with a produced track.

Gospel X

Lovely harmonies, girls and super smiles to make it 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. Smiling shows you are enjoying yourself, which makes the audience enjoy your performance too. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

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.

Being more than one performer there is a stronger need for a coordinated image to be worked on because you need to look like an act, not a group of individuals. Aim also have an image but one that is a minimalistic image.

The art of synchronisation is something all duos and groups should master to look more like a group. Click here for more Tips for music duos and groups.

Really good audition overall, well done!

Amy Lou

Well done for bringing us an original, Amy.

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 

The song feels like it has a lot of emotion, however you aren’t presenting that as best as you can. The key work is too basic and isn’t backing up the song or your vocal to its fullest.

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

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

You have a super vocal Amy and need to develop around your strength to be as good as you can.

Chia

Amazing vocal Chia, but remember to commit to the performance from the start.

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

When performing opera you are acting the role. Perhaps consider picking a song choice that you can make it your own if you want to show originality. 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

Those few seconds during music instrumental section can come across longer due to the lack of performance, consider this even at the very start Chia. The music instrumental is an excellent opportunity to make use of the stage give something visually.

As the music instrumental can often last for few seconds try by moving around the stage, taking the mic off the stand or simply using your arms. Click here for more tips on what to do during the music instrumental

We like that you brought something different to your audition. You’ve definitely got something, so keep at it.

Claire Woodyard

Song has bags of potential, very catchy and engaging.

Loved that you brought us an original.

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 have a lovely tone Claire and you need to perform as much as you can to brush up on the delivery.

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

More dynamics to really drive through the super hook of the song.

Be confident in the talent you have as a singer and a songwriter! One to watch in future.

Lia Evans

You used the stage well and have a terrific vocal control, Lia.

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

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

To be even better Lia, work 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

It was quite a very sudden ending which you need to make a bit more professional.

Hannah Bavage

Sweet tone vocal, Hannah.

There was a lack of expression and performance, which held you back slightly.

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 will need to build your confidence and perfect your stagecraft with playing guitar. Click here for more on playing guitar GUITAR PLAYING TIPS

More eye contact would help Hannah and 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

Have you considered standing as it will give you more opportunity to move and perform?

You aren’t making the most of your talents at the moment Hannah, but you’ve got bags of potential.

Krxsh

The song has potential Krxsh but let it breathe and add more dynamics.

As an act it’s important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your VOCAL DYNAMICS

Commit more to performance, as it’s 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

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

Nice job overall, just work on engaging a bit more and add a bit more polish to your performance.

Jack Niland

Commit more Jack, you need to bring more depth to the performance as you have a super tone!

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

Consider your playing style. 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 GUITAR PLAYING TIPS

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 on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

You just need a bit more polish and you could be one to watch.

Annalise

Your amazing image & original song promised so much so it was such a shame your pitching didn’t quite lock in for the first minute or so.

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.

Despite some further inconsistencies in pitching & flow throughout you have to be applauded on what came across as a very catchy song & a really great delivery.

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.

It takes a true professional to keep going when things aren’t quite going to plan so we would love to see you on a better day. 

Molly Stanway  

You definitely had the likability factor which won us over immediately, Molly! 

Your song choice wasn’t an obvious one to showcase such an interesting & quirky tone but it really worked, 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

Do be mindful that you don’t forfeit clear & audible lyrics in favour of uniqueness in your vocal style. It’s so hard to pull of an engaging performance well while playing guitar but you did. 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 on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

Definitely a hint of Tori Amos in you, and we enjoyed your performance.

Alexandra Yates

You absolutely oozed star quality, Alexandra! 

Great song that played to the strengths of your highly original voice, you really made 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 on such an engaging & polished performance. 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’ve really got all the boxes ticked so would love to see you take some more risks to take you to the next level. 

An original could be just the thing! 

Jhed

You changed up a real classic in a very surprising way which held our attention, Jhed. 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

Work on bringing more energy & punch to your vocals & performance, it was all a little too soft & fluid. 

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

Overall you came across as very likeable with real charisma.

Well done for engaging the audience.

Ria Kalhan 

Loved your originality, you made a popular song your own, Ria! 

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

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

Really nice vocals but definitely scope for you to push yourself even more. Focus on nailing some really effective dynamics rather than adding too many riffs. You worked the stage & audience very well, you look at home & in your element up there.

Your confidence could definitely handle a little elevation in image. 

Shannon Fife 

It’s aways encouraging to hear that a young singer has been creative enough to bring 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

You had a pretty shaky start & struggled with combining playing, singing & performing so the output was somewhat disjointed. How to calm nerves is to be confident, 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

Don’t be afraid to look at getting a produced track so you can relax more into just singing & performing.

Your image was on the money.

Amelia Buckley

To ensure you’re performance ready from the moment you step on stage remember to have your tracks edited of unwanted intros. 

Having good quality backing music is essential for a singer’s performance as it needs to compliment the vocals well. If the backing music is of poor quality or the backing vocals or instruments are poorly mixed it can distract from the vocals and the overall performance. Click for advice in ensuring you have the best from your BACKING MUSIC

Your voice has potential & was competent for the most part however would have benefited from a different & less frequently covered song choice.

Working with a good vocal coach would help you immensely, 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

You look great on stage but do try to bring in a splash of colour to break up an all black outfit.

No Youth 

Catchy & engaging from the get go, you really got our attention & came across as so likeable. 

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

There was some very impressive content in your original, great melody & hook plus really nice guitar work.

Diction on rapping could be improved as we did lose some of the story at times. 

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.

You’ve definitely got something!

Yasmin Depp

Your understated image really worked & added to your very cool vibe, Yamin! 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 song choice to show off your beautiful tone, great dynamics & strong range. 

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

You performed with credibility & passion, we felt part of your journey.

Would be interesting to see how you deliver & perform a higher energy song. 

Talia Sykes 

Solid voice for the most part & a great image, Talia. 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

Work on originality, you picked a frequently covered song which suited your voice but you brought nothing new or original to it. 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

You have huge potential so look for songs that you can really own in both vocal delivery & performance so we can see who you really are. 

Cerys Stockton

Your voice has potential but you picked a pretty big song that got the better of you at times. 

Selecting a song choice just on the merits of showing off your vocal like taking on an epic, powerful song by someone like Whitney Houston or Celine Dion can only result in it being out of your league and leaving a bad impression of your talent. If it doesn’t sound as good as the original, people will critique it! Click here for more on selecting SONG CHOICES for your performance.

Pick songs within your current experience level so you can really enjoy them & get on top of the delivery & performance. 

Try 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

You’re a young girl so look for fresher up to date songs & an image that will tie it all together.  

Ebony Rankin

Ebony, you have a clear tone, with good transition through vocal registers! Just watch breath control to smooth riffs and melismas. 

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

Look at adding stylistic elements to make the song different from the original. Perhaps 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

With a little but of work, you’ll go far!

Bradley Mackinnon

Great song, Bradley! I love the style of your writing, a very catchy melody and a strong vocal. 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

Consider adding dynamics to enhance overall performance, work on diction to ensure we can fully understand what your singing. 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

You have a good image and good performance. Well done!

Rachel Hick

Rachel, you have a strong, distinctive tone which suited the song. Look at adding other stylistic elements such as vibrato, riffs and inflections to make the song your own. 

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.

Very good use of dynamics to build 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

We were impressed with your performance, keep at it!

Ella Hudson

Beautiful, distinctive tone, smooth runs and riffs, Ella!

Make sure to watch diction at times to ensure we can fully understand what you’re singing. 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

Amazing range, very well controlled and overall good dynamics. Maybe consider doing an upbeat song, and make sure your chosen song is 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

Keep singing and you’ll go far!

Amy Clarke

Strong vocal execution, Amy!

Make sure to keep your eyes up throughout the performance to really engage with your audience. 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

Very well controlled belt and smooth transition into head voice, consider adding dynamics to make your performance more varied. 

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’ve definitely got a future in music, so keep at it!

Jessica Nash

Stunningly presented, great song choice to showcase diversity as a vocalist. 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

Beautiful belt, very smooth controlled riffs and melismas, a very haunting tone and brilliant song choice. 

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.

Solid performance, Jessica. You’re one to watch!

Eleri

Amazing lyrics and catchy melody, Eleri! 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.

A powerful vocal performance and great stage presence. 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 love the growl and power in your voice and you were the best we’ve seen across the whole day!

Jamal Ali

Jamal, that was a very brave song choice, especially sung acapella! We feel as though a backing track would have supported the performance better. Doing an acappella music performance in a competition you are doing one song is a huge risk; fail to engage the audience from the start and it will fail!

Without backing music you are performing without your strongest tool, i.e the music!

With backing music it makes the performance more full, fills the gaps, hides your breathy bits and helps with your tuning and timing. Click here for when and when not to do an ACAPPELLA MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Really good image and a strong presence 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 on CREATING A BRAND

Also be mindful of your breath to control the pitch.

 

 

Elizabeth Unwin

You have an amazing ability to act through the song, Elizabeth! 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.

This was a great song choice for you and you made 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 think you would very well suited to musical theatre in the future. Great performance, just work on your choices.

Chloe Barnes

Good performance, Chloe! Great confidence and beautiful natural tone just be careful not to sing in an accent. 

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 have smooth, controlled riffs, but adding breaths in your writing process is key. If you do not have good breath control it can affect your timing and put you off the song’s rhythm. Rhythm is the backbone of any piece of music so this is very important! For more advice click how to rap.

Very good range and well done for having the confidence to rap!

Hannah Parker

You sang well, but I don’t think the song was the right one of the day, Hannah. 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

You showed great potential, good range and a very natural tone. I would maybe consider attempting Indi or some alternative pop to find a distinct tone.

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

Watch control on the ad libs and pitching, but very well done. Don’t give up just spend some time exploring different genres.

Kaydee Odumosu

You have lovely tone and range, Kaydee! Look to work on bringing the performance alive!

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

Think out the ending and whole of the performance as it was a sudden and sloppy ending.

Kaydee look to 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 could be really good but you need to work hard to develop your talent.

Danny Djalili

You play well and have super tone Danny, and that was a great spin on the song.

More eye contact required Danny. 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 down and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. Click here for more on EYE CONTACT

Think dynamics. 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 on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

We loved how you changed it up and your vocal and guitar playing were beautiful.

Tamsin Hodges

Current image and sound Tamsin! We enjoyed your performance a lot.

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 used the stage well, ensure you reach out more with your eyes to engage the audience with the emotion in your music.

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

Keep writing more of these original songs, performing as much as you can. You are one to watch!

Ksenia Mavs

A very memorable performance! Practice so much to the point you cannot get it wrong as you doubted yourself before even starting and had to dig deep.

Ksenia the best way to calm nerves is to be confident, 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 use of the stage and a bold performance.

Warm up well in advance of the performance so not such a stretch vocally. 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

Ksenia you have ability and originality you need to just apply yourself more.

 

Archie McKeown

Strong song Archie, the style and delivery had a 80’s vibe like early Depeche Mode.

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.

To get the very best clarity and projection vocally get closer to that microphone. 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.

Archie you are an extremely good song writer, consider experimenting with the backing music to be more than acoustic and to stand out with an original sound.

You have a unique voice and you gave an interesting performance, keep it up!

Nicole-René

You have a sweet vocal and the song suited you well Nicole. Great image as well.

Take care with your entrance, whatever is going on around you ensure your first impression is the right one. 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

Be great to develop your originality Nicole. 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

Good performance but it feels there is a lot more to come from you as you have bags of talent!

Thomas Gerrelli

You have some fantastic depth to your vocal Thomas but you aren’t sure how to use it with maximum effect.

Try 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 on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

Performance wise way too static. Need more movement and facial expressions which are really 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 performacne

Thomas the more performance and stage miles you can do the better to develop your talent.

Sam Kneale

Super tone Sam, take care on a few disciplines and you could be a very exciting prospect. A very refreshing an2d different performance.

You are screwing your face up too much rather than expressing the emotion in the song. 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

Great use of the loop pedal Sam. By using a guitar loop pedal in your performance you added to your performance with layers, dynamics and lots of interest for the audience.

Just take care not to over use it Sam at the expense of engaging with your audience. Click here for more on guitar loop pedal performance

Once everything was up and running, you sounded sweet, good song Sam!

Dia Day

Quite incredible just how much you have improved, Dia! You connected well with the song a performed super dynamics to really drive the message home.

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

As a duo try and connect in the performance. 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. Click for more tips for music duos and groups.

You have a stunning tone and great control over the vibrato, but don’t overuse your power.

Your transformation over the last few years is quite outstanding, and we’re looking forward to hearing more from you.

Xzania Stevenson-ventura

Super projection Xzania and you expressed the emotion in the song really well.

To step up to the next level want to see you being more original Xzania and writing your own songs. 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

Liked the talky break down which worked well.

Performance wise would have liked to have see you 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

Be more original, work on performing more and be exciting to see what you could achieve!

Falah Bhat

You have good tone Falah but take care with your diction as not always as clear as it can be. It was a bit song and a good attempt, but you need to work on your breathing and control.

There are elements of diction that can be worked on with vocal coaches by using appropriate exercises that will undo bad habits and start building new ones with correct technique.

You’ll find the tone, clarity, range and control will also improve as a result of clearer diction. Click here to find out how to improve diction

You used your hands well but you need to commit more to the emotion in the song.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage Falah. 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

So with more practice and more performance in live settings you will no doubt develop quickly to realise your potential.

Shannon Bushby

Excellent song choice Shannon! This was a good version of the song and you really made 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 have a lovely voice just be careful to soften some of the vowels as they can slightly affect the pitch. Great stage presence and appearance.

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

Keep up the good work and perform as much as you can!

 

Faith Everitt

You have a super tone, Faith and are comfortable playing style.

Nice work on the guitar accompaniment, but look to commit more to the dynamics of the song which by 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 on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

We felt that you could be more expressive on stage. 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 Faith.

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

Be good to hear you doing your own material Faith or 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

You looked a little nervous, so try to perform as often as you can to get some stage miles under your belt, you’ve got lots of potential.

AYVO

Super harmonies! Got job getting the crowd involved. As performers 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

Many vocal groups struggle because they fail to layer up 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 and group to show off how diverse the act can be and what they’re capable of. Click here for more tips for music duos and groups.

Interact and engagement with one another was terrific!

Song is catchy and entertaining, make sure you work the dynamics to really drive through the hook of the song.

Georgia Farthing

Nice vocal control, Georgia! Good use of your upper range.

Next time, try picking a song that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out. 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 need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age.

Ideally you want to start to writing songs. 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 writing lyrics

Watch your mic control Georgia make sure you don’t to pull the microphone away from your mouth on the high notes 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

Use the stage more and work on the above, but you sang with feeling and showed great technique. Look forward to hearing more from you.

Jess Cogan

You expressed the song very well, Jess, and drew emotion from it.

Show a bit more confidence and consider coming to the front of the stage to connect with the audience even more. You relaxed and became more engaging as your performance continued.

Good projection in your vocal and you did vary the projection well to reach a climax towards the end of the performance.

Consider adding even more dynamics Jess. For example varying the 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. Click here for more on adding different tones to your performance

Important 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 writing lyrics – getting started.

Lots of potential and plenty of natural talent to work with.

Martha

Great to see you having the confidence to introduce and perform you own song, Martha. The song is engaging and you drive the emotion in the song well. Well done for introducing it to us.

Like to see more eye contact and facial expression. Eye contact is so important when you are performing. 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

Look to give us more expression as it is important that your facial expression matches 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 suiting to the lyrical content. Click here for more on singing with facial expressions.

There were a couple of timing issues, but you’ve got a very unique voice and we really enjoyed your performance.

Loads of potential and I’m sure we will see lots more of you!

Rhianna Grace

There was great depth to your vocals, Rhianna.

You have bags of potential however make sure from the outset you reach out with your eyes and engage with the audience.

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

Facial expressions are important for your performance, look to commit more to these. 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

Performance could have flowed better with more commitment to dynamics. 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

Keep your focus on performing throughout as key work got a little untidy towards the end. The more you perform the more your stage craft will improve.

Calvin Glen

Calvin you have improved no end, you are becoming much more natural on stage.

So pleasing to see you’ve being encouraging and active locally at events and Open Mic nights.

You have a powerful vocal and great to see you move around the stage even with a guitar round your neck. 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

Playing an instrument over a backing track however is always going to sound cluttered and crowded, so please consider making space on the backing track or not doing it at all. If the backing music is of poor quality and or the backing vocals and instrument are poorly mixed it can distract from the vocals and the overall performance. Click for advice in ensuring you have the best from your backing music

Overall it was a very impressive performance and we look forward to hearing more from you.

 

Larissa Kosinski

You have a nice tone to your vocal and you selected a good song for your voice.

It’s great that you’re writing you own songs, Larissa. 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

Look to use that 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

You need to tell a story with your song. 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

Think about the ending and finish of the performance as it was a little untidy.

This will improve with experience and it was a very good performance nonetheless.

Daisy Brunskill

Great song Daisy! Super commitment to the song and performance.

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 styling and you’ve got a great look. As an act it’s vital 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 more tips on image synchronisation.

You had a nice attitude on stage which came across to us. You’re relaxed and confident and you could definitely be a future star in the making.

Fantastic job, we look forward to seeing you in the Area Finals!

Angie Pugnet

You have a powerful vocal, Angie but look to add more more dynamics. Using different dynamics is essential to help spice up your 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 

Performance wise you are rooted to the spot and need to give more 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

Consider a vocal coach Angie, 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

Don’t forget to include light and shade in your performance, but you had a lovely connection to the song and there’s lots of potential there.

Lyd Read

Super talented, moody and emotional song, Lyd. You sounded very fresh and original!

Your image is also great and very 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

Great facial expression to convey the emotion, what is there really to be picking about, perhaps just a little more diversity in dynamics.

Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar Dynamics

Expression-wise look to embrace the light and positive in your song and not just the anguish and pain.

Slightly more movement to be visually a bit more engaging. 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. Click here for more on stage Performance

Overall a fantastic performance and a very sweet song.  Well done!

Megan Hill

Loved that you made this song your own, Megan! There’s a lovely quality to your voice.

Please 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 WRITING LYRICS – GETTING STARTED

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

Watch you mic control. 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

Performance-wise you need to use the stage more and bring more to the performance. Try to bring more expression and emotional connection in future.

You’ve got plenty of potential, so keep singing!

 

Sophie Penwill

You have a terrific vocal, Sophie. Technically it was spot on and you have a wonderful, husky lower range.

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.

Performance wise look to work the emotion in the song more Sophie. 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.

With more dynamics it could bring your 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.Take care not to overdo that belt, click here for more on Vocal Dynamics.

Amazing job overall and we look forward to seeing you in the Area Final!

Alisha B

You have a very pretty voice and a great look that makes you stand out from the crowd, Alisha. 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

The judges thought a more modern and uptempo song might suit your vibrant image better, so try and experiment until you find the right fit.

Good connection to the emotion of the song. Work engaging with the audience more Alisha as its 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

Look to be as original with your music as possible and start to write and perform your own songs and there’ll be no stopping you!

Jordan Pearce

Great introduction to get the audience on side, Jordan.

It’s nice to see you writing your own songs. As a singer it’s 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.

Song-wise it has some deep rooted emotion, so look to engage with the audience 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

Look to work the dynamics more to really drive through the hook of the song. 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 on guitar dynamics Guitar Dynamics.

Nice vocal and lots of potential there. Well done!

Amy Jade

You have a lovely voice, Amy. Nice vibrato, although your vocal could have been stronger at times.

Don’t play safe and look to commit more to the performance of the song. 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 aren’t varying your expression or dynamics enough. Ensure your facial expression matches 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 suiting to the lyrical content. Click here for more on SINGING WITH FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

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’re writing your own songs and it will open a lot of doors for you as you progress.

Overall, it was a good effort and keep up the good work.

James Needs

It’s great that you’re writing your own songs, James.

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

Musically you sounded good, but performance-wise and visually it could be more engaging! 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. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

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 GUITAR PLAYING TIPS

The original was very good and there’s lots of potential there.

Olivia Tompkins

You have a lovely vocal Olivia, to develop to your full potential though need to work on a few areas.

Engaging It is important that your facial expression matches 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 suiting to the lyrical content. Click here for more on SINGING WITH 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

The more you perform the better you will get, you need the stage miles to perfect your stage craft.