Artist Category: 16 - 20s

Neo-Jazz

You sounded really great together and it was a good song. Really tight and well paced.

You need to try and connect your performance to the audience more. Not enough eye contact and reaching out to 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

Interact and engage with one another guys: 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.

It was a very cleverly written song. 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

Work on that falsetto and get some practice in and you will be ones to watch!

 

 

Emily Pellatt

Lovely tone, Emily. You’re a very smooth and controlled performer and we liked the minimal version of the song but perhaps could have considered a change up?

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’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

You are doing all the right things, keep performing as much as you can to learn you stage craft and to engage 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

Overall it was a good performance and you made a good impression on the judges.

Morgan Smith

Make the most of your time Morgan, quite a long instrumental introduction. Audience participation or reaching out to the audience is potentially a great way to fill those moments during the music instrumental. Click here for more on performing in the MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL

Performance at times needed a little pause or break as came across a little exhausting.

Therefore 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

Emilia Tarrant

You are a natural performer and a have haunting depth to your vocal. Emilia.

Sometimes closing your eyes can be the best way to convey the mood, so don’t be afraid to do this if it is appropriate. However, there are many situations when using eye contact with your audience is exactly what is needed to create the most impact emotionally. It can make your performance more powerful and really engage your audience, so get the balance right. Click here for more on Eye Contact.

Performance wise give us more movement and more of a visual performance. 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 Performing with music Keyboards.

It’s great that you’re writing your own songs, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities.

We were all captivated while you were on stage and you are one to watch!

 

Grace B

You have a wonderfully crisp vocal, Grace! Beautiful tones and the song certainly suited you.

Don’t try and replicate Adele, but look to make the song your own. 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.

Love your look as well. 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.

Need to get you writing songs which you demonstrated in the songwriting competition but why not Open Mic UK? 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 Songs.

More performance needed to backup your vocal. You are a bit stiff and static conveying the emotion in the song. 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.

Try to follow the above tips and you’ll be on to watch.

 

Hannah Taylor

Amazing performance, Hannah! Your vibrato completely compliments your soft, dulcet tone.

Beautiful song, but try picking one that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out and you will risk your version getting lost amidst the other versions.

You want to pick a song that isn’t covered very often; so avoid picking something constantly played on the radio or currently in the charts. Pick something modern or if an old song put a modern twist on it. Also remember to select a song that is applicable and appropriate to your age! Click here for more on song choices

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 more on writing lyrics

Look to move round 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

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

You sang with conviction, but look to connect more emotionally with the song.

 

 

 

 

India

You have a very good voice and delivery, India! You were a bit sharp on the higher notes, but you’ve got excellent range.

Liked the message in your song and you conveyed it well. 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 have a good 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.

Reach out with your eyes more to connect us even more to the message in the song. Eye contact is so important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, but it also helps the audience connect to you as a performer.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. Click here for more on eye contact.

We think you’d do very well in musical theatre.

Lois Star

Great image and presence, Lois! You’ve got a good natural vocal, but could do with training to improve your range.

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

Look to commit even more to the performance, 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

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

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

We loved your bubbly personality and you could have a career in music with a bit more work.

Leo MG

Liked you brought in the keyboard backing to give it a live feel Leo. Remember to work on your technique an control.

Look to engage with 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

You have a nice rasp to your vocal but watch you pitch and tuning. 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

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.

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.

In this instance it’s an emotional song and it detracts from connecting that message to your audience. Click here for more on when to reach out for AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

A very enjoyable performance, especially the piano rendition.

 

Fatima

You have a lovely tone, Fatima, but you were a bit flat in places.

You have ability but to develop consider a vocal coach, finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, pitch, timing 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

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

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

Work on your control and performance and you’ll do well as a singer.

Evie Matthews

You have a fantastic range, Evie!

You connected well to the song. 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 which you did. 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

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

Sometimes closing your eyes may be the best way to convey the mood, so don’t be afraid to do this if it is appropriate. However, there are many situations when using eye contact with your audience is exactly what is needed to create the most impact emotionally. Try and use your eyes to reach out and connect with your audience. It can make your performance more powerful and really engage your audience. Click here for more on EYE CONTACT

We want to feel what you’re singing, but keep practicing and it will all come together.

Alia Lara

You have amazing control and we loved your delivery and tone, Alia. The acoustic backing gave it a real live feel.

Liked that you made this song your own, doing a creative cover is great and going towards being an original artist. 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 performing duo 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.

As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. You did this so well click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics

You’ve got bags of potential, you just need a bit more experience and would benefit from working on you microphone and vocal technique.

Emilia Zlotnick

We loved your tone, delivery and control, Emilia!

Sometimes closing your eyes may be the best way to convey the mood, so don’t be afraid to do this if it is appropriate. However, there are many situations when using eye contact with your audience is exactly what is needed to create the most impact emotionally. It can make your performance more powerful and really engage your audience. Click here for more on EYE CONTACT

Look to work on your projection and by building your range hopefully confidence to really attack the performance.

Consider a vocal coach, finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improve your projection and range. 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

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 working on your singing and you’ll go far.

Chloe Jet

Liked the mood and style of the song, and you’ve got a good vocal range, Chloe!

Have confidence and consider looking to stand out from the crowd. 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 singer image

Commit more to the performance, believe more!

As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Really look to climb into the hook and chorus of the song. 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

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

The performance got better as it went on, but look to ramp up early as it took a while to ascend. The judges feel you have a good recording voice.

Cara

You have a unique voice, Cara with so much potential!

We need to see you come through as an original performer, so pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd.

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

Giving a good stage performance is 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 committed vocally to the performance but not as much emotionally, 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 on singing with emotion

Work on your control and continue to develop your natural talents.

Carla Coyne

You have a very unique and soulful voice, Carla and it was a great original song. There was a technical problem, and it felt like it was a slightly nervy start, but you continued with confidence.

The performance needed to flow more. 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

You must remember that your voice takes priority and playing an instrument should be secondary. If you’re not 100% confident in playing the piano, then you need to keep practising before hitting that stage. If you can’t play without having to think about the next key, then this can lead to poor performance. Click here for more on music keyboards MUSIC KEYBOARDS

Your song is great but your poor mic control meant you didn’t demonstrate your full potential. You kept looking down and to the side and this really effected your vocal 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

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’re a true professional in the making, you just need to put in a bit more work.

 

Gevanni

You have a lovely voice, Gevanni! Great vocal range.

You have so much vocal ability but at times you look distant and you need to express the emotion of the song.

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

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

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

With attention the more you perform, the more this will improve.

Stasia

You’ve got such a powerful voice, Stasia! Now you need to learn how to use it without straining your voice.

Focus on breathing and look to develop your vocals, you have potential but a still bit raw. 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

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

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

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.

With a little more work you go far.