Artist Category: 18 and over

Robyn Alexandra

What a strong vocal you have Robyn, great overall performance!

You worked the stage well with good stage presence an we could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience.

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

We felt you missed an opportunity to demonstrate who you are as an artist. When covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own.

If you are performing a cover song, try to adapt it and make it your own. Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even. When you are performing with a microphone, it’s really important that the audience can hear you clearly throughout.

We suggest practicing more with a microphone so you can really be comfortable in using one on stage. Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

Remember to keep smiling at all relevant times to keep the audience engaged with you throughout.

Overall you have a great voice and delivered an engaging performance. The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already.

Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.

Terry Maloney

Great to see you using more than your voice today to tell the story of the song Terry!

You brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyrics in an engaging manner to the audience. It really showed that you cared about the meaning of the song.

There are many different techniques to portray emotion in a song. Through the use of controlling dynamics, expressions, body movements an engaging with the audience etc. We have some useful tips on how you can bring life to the emotion of songs. Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

Remember that expressing the emotion in the song is not just about the pain and anguish, think about the positivity and optimism which is in this song too. Be careful not to shut your eyes too much as it just creates a barrier between you and the audience.

We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

Nice take on the song, but we would have liked to see you play around with it even more and be more creative vocally. If you are performing a cover song, try to adapt it and make it your own.

Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction and think you should start to write your own songs.

Knowing the basics of songwriting is one thing, but knowing how and what to write is essential to compete with the best songwriters out there. We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

 

Leila Rose

Great to hear an original Leila, you have a sweet tone to your voice!

We saw your personality come out in the end so have confidence in yourself to practice and draw this out from the start.

The best way to build confidence is by experience. Try to get out there as much as possible to perform in public. Also, by practising your song repeatedly you will become more comfortable singing it.

The more comfortable you are with the song, the more confident you’ll be with performing it. Click here for our advice on building stage confidence.

We wanted to hear the power in your voice! Working with a vocal coach will help bring this out and enable you to stand out even more from the crowd click here for more on picking the best singing teacher for you.

Backing track was funky but it sounded like it hadn’t been mixed properly and this distracted form your performance a bit.

Remember to keep those eyes up and keep performing in the instrumental sections.

Eye contact will help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, so as a performer it’s key to connect with people. Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you.

We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

Marc Hardy

You have such a nice voice Marc and vocally you have a lot of ability!

Good song choice which showed off your vocals well. You’ve got some great tones in your voice, be careful not to sound too karaoke.

When covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is important and will help you stand out from the crowd.

If you are performing a cover song, try to adapt it and make it your own. Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

Lovely vocal timbre and connection to the story telling. Try to to develop your stage craft, use your eyes and expression more as there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better.

It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

Always remember to perform to the very end, a little awkward finish!

Good performance overall Marc however we felt you have missed an opportunity to demonstrate who you are as an artist. The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already.

Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.

Amman

You are very strong vocally Amman with bags of personality!

You have great potential as a singer but would benefit from refining your vocal techniques. We have some great exercises you can do to help this, click here to read more.

When covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is important and will help you stand out from the crowd.

If you are performing a cover song, try to adapt it and make it your own. Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience, try to avoid closing your eyes.

This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more. We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

We love how unique voice you voice is and feel you are heading in the right direction.

Knowing the basics of songwriting is one thing, but knowing how and what to write is essential to compete with the best songwriters out there. We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write songs.

Lexandro

Some nice vocal moments with some super tone amongst some inconsistent ones, look to perform as much as you can to iron out the inaccuracies.

With so much potential look to work with a vocal coach on breathing, support and resonance will help reduce effort levels and gain more control. Click here for our advice on finding the right vocal coach for you to work with.

More eye contact will help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, so as a performer it’s key to connect with people. 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.

We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

We really enjoyed your performance today but felt like we didn’t see too much of who you are as an artist. Singing a cover song can be a great way to grow your audience and engage with your fans, click here for more tips on performing a creative cover.

Next steps are to consider writing your own songs as this will help you develop and grow as an artist. We have some great tips here to help you get started in writing lyrics.

Kelvin

We loved your style Kelvin, fantastic rawness to your vocal.

You had a nice bluesy sound going on and cool concept of lyrics but perhaps your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals.

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

The key is to really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Look to explore other voice qualities darker, brighter and lighter for versatility.

Whilst you gave us a good performance today, there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance but we have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

Whilst we could see that you interacted with one another, we felt you could have included the audience in this.

We felt at times it was a bit static today. We would suggest practicing more so you are so comfortable when performing that you have the confidence to interact with one another and the audience whilst on stage. You can read our tips on performing in a duo here.

Over all a good performance, however we feel you need to refine your performance abilities to help you develop further as an artist.

Benita

You have a super strong vocal Benita! – You gave us some nice really moments amongst a few inconsistent ones.

Try to perform as much as you can to learn how to cope with the nerves.

The best way to build confidence is by experience. Try to get out there as much as possible to perform in public. The more comfortable you are with the song, the more confident you’ll be with performing it. Click here for our advice on building stage confidence.

There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even. Make sure you sing right into the microphone. On the high notes, pull the microphone away from your mouth, but not so far that you loose the vocal. Timing is important here as if you move it too quickly you will lose the projection.

We suggest practicing more with a microphone so you can really be comfortable in using one on stage. Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

Song choice is everything and we’ve heard this song many times and one that will be hard to be done as good as the original.

If you are performing a cover song, try to adapt it and make it your own. Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

Vocally you have loads of ability, look to develop your breathing to help your projection and overall control.

You can achieve control over your inhalations and exhalations and this will make a huge difference to your vocals and performance. There are many exercises that you can practice at home that will help you improve, click here for our guide on breath control.

We would suggest working with a vocal coach to help you refine your technique, click here for tips on finding the right teacher.

 

Monika Krupa

Lovely vocal with super control Monika!

Remeber to remain true to your own artistry, be proud to tell your story to help really connect with your audience.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be anything, from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself and using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song.

It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you! – Eye contact will help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, so as a performer it’s key to connect with people.

We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

The song has some super lyrics and it was fantastic to hear your original song from you.

We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

It would have nice to have some optimism and hope buried withing the song to lift the listner. This can be done through the use of vocal dynamics.

There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. The key is that you really define the sections. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Don’t be afraid to use the stage more, this will keep the audience engaged throughout!

Abbie Wild

Great commitment to the song and performance Abbie!

You brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyrics in an engaging manner to the audience. It really showed that you cared about the meaning of the song.

There are many different techniques to portray emotion in a song. Through the use of controlling dynamics, expressions, body movements an engaging with the audience etc. We have some useful tips on how you can bring life to the emotion of songs. Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Watch the levels of the vocals on the backing track click here for the importance of backing music as a singer.

It was a really lovely take on the song, however we would have liked hear an original form you!

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. When you start writing your own material, you’ll find that more opportunities will open up for you.

Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that it takes a lot of discipline and dedication, but there are a few simple steps you can follow to make the songwriting process easier.

Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.

 

Tom Muldoon

You have fantastic presence Tom and are strong vocally!

Great use of the stage, you clearly are a naturally performer and this really engaged us and the audience and brought the performance to life.

We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

It’s nice you are keeping the spirit of Ratpack alive!

Think about how you can bring something new as this was very cabaret. We would have liked to see more of who you are as an artist.

When covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is important and will help you stand out from the crowd.

If you are performing a cover song, try to adapt it and make it your own. Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. When you start writing your own material, you’ll find that more opportunities will open up for you.

Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that it takes a lot of discipline and dedication, but there are a few simple steps you can follow to make the songwriting process easier.

Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.

THEBENJIEFFECT

Great song! you gave as a very entertaining performance.

Good use of the stage today, this really engaged us and the audience and brought the performance to life. Remember to use the whole stage not just stage right as we look at it.

Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Working on some vocal techniques to assist your breathing would benefit you. You can achieve control over your inhalations and exhalations and this will make a huge difference to your vocals and performance.

There are many exercises that you can practice at home that will help you improve, click here for our guide on breath control.

Really fun vibe, just made us want to get up and dance. We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience.

There were times in your performance where your vocals were distorted, if you are shouting remember to pull the mic away. Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

We loved how distinguished your style was. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right, however if your style reflects your music and personality your will be remembered by the audience. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

Overall a good performance, just remeber to focus on your delivery and articulation of the lyrics.

Ste Kelly

Very engaging performance today Ste, you had great stage presence and captured us from the start.

There was a heavy amount of distortion coming from a lead, but we are pleased you performed it again so you can show us what you can really do.

There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even. When you are performing with a microphone, it’s really important that the audience can hear you clearly throughout.

We suggest practicing more with a microphone so you can really be comfortable in using one on stage. Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

The song choice really suited your style but we would love to hear more from you as an artist. We feel you are heading in the right direction.

Knowing the basics of songwriting is one thing, but knowing how and what to write is essential to compete with the best songwriters out there. We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more.

We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

Mickey Garnet

Fantastic voice Mickey you delivered a great original!

We feel that have lots of ability just try to slow down a little and let it breathe.

Perhaps it was a bit of a nervous start today however you grew with confidence as the performance went on. The more comfortable you are with the song, the more confident you’ll be with performing it. Click here for our advice on building stage confidence.

Work on your storytelling of your lyric articulation which could have been cleaner.

There are plenty of ways to improve this by using appropriate exercises. You’ll find the tone, clarity, range and control will also improve as a result of clearer diction. Click here for our advice on diction for singers.

Awesome guitar work, by adding some more guitar dynamics will help to delivery a more engaging performance.

Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance and keep it interesting for the audience. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

Overall it was a strong performance today, and it got better as it went on but think about what makes you stand out from the crowd male guitarist crowd. We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Y.R

Great performance today! – We liked the live feel of the electric guitar.

The guitar was a fantastic accompaniment and coupled with real lyrics the combination was spot on.

You expressed the song well to engage to your audience. It really showed that you cared about the meaning of the song.

There are many different techniques to portray emotion in a song. Through the use of controlling dynamics, expressions, body movements an engaging with the audience etc. Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

Great eye contact too! – We have some great tips to help you develop this skill even further, click here to read more.

Working with a vocal coach on breathing will help you to fully support your vocal.

There are many exercises that you can practice at home that will help you improve, click here for our guide on breath control.

It was great to hear your original song today. We felt that the chorus wasn’t as defined as it could have been. Try to think about how the dynamics leading into this can separate it from the song and how the hook is going to resonate with the audience.

A strong chorus will leave a lasting impression with any audience. Click here to hear our tips on how to improve and write a chorus.

Well done today, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

 

Chiedza Jane

You have a fantastic vocal Chideza!

We thought you connected with the song well had great stage presence, remember you can make use of the whole stage.

The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

Look to back up your super voice by finding you and developing your own artistry .

When covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is important and will help you stand out from the crowd. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

Song choice is everything and we’ve heard this song many times and one that will be hard to be done as good as the original.

Keep the eyes off the floor and closing your eyes creates a barrier with the audience. Would have loved to have seen you smile more to engage even more to the audience.

We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.