Artist Category: 18 and over

Kris & Anna-Liisa

You sang with conviction about a topic you’re clearly passionate about!

We felt you expressed really strong harmonies and sync’d vocally very well for the most part. You really showed off the strength of each individual member of the group.

Layering the vocals well as a group really keeps the audience engaged, by not all sounding the same it shows fantastic diversity. Click here for more tips on signing in a group.

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.

We felt that your image didn’t quite match with the song but overall you were quite cool and offered something different. You delivered the song with conviction which was lovely to hear.

There was a degree of angst & anger that detracted from gaining support in your message. Interesting sound & harmonies nevertheless.

Nssa

Your song had a strong message today NSSA and you have a very nice tone to your voice!

We would have liked for your to project more and really get behind the delivery of your song.

Whilst you gave us a good performance, 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.

Vocally there’s promise but you need to build more power, your vocal control is actually quite good but it seemed you didn’t fully commit to the performance.

Try to practice the performance as much as you can to help you remain as relaxed as possible whilst on stage. it’s essential when performing and singing that you gain as much experience as possible. audience. Click here for more tips on how to sing with confidence.

Lots of potential in you, we think you just need to build the confidence so you can lose yourself in the performance more.

Jackson Wells

Great performance today chaps!

We loved that you worked the room like you were at an arena, we could feel your energy.

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

Your image although not over stylised, really pulled the two of you together.

It’s so important as a duo to have synergy between you as it helps create a recognisable brand. Click here for more advice on act image and synchronisation.

We really liked you guys, you delivered a strong duo performance with poise; it was upbeat and it well rehearsed!

We thought it could have have benefited from a harmony in the chorus however a really strong act.

When performing harmonies, try to layer the vocals and the tones so that you complement each other and avoid sounding the same. By doing this you will show how diverse the act can be to the audience and keep things interesting. Click here for more on singing in a group.

Vocally it was strong and we loved your energy and crowd interaction. We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

 

TEA

You were a breath of fresh air Tea!

We really enjoyed your vocal tonality and the expression you gave in your performance.

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.

Very classy indeed and your artistry is well defined both image wise and song choice.

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. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

Gorgeous voice, amazing tone. You’ve pulled all the elements of being a ready marketable artist together perfectly. Perfectly placed confidence, self assured & warm!

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Max Fairhurst

Good original Max, nice vocals and a great tone to your voice!

You maintained clear pronunciation of your lyrics and delivered in an engaging way!

The more you practice you’ll find the tone, clarity, range and control will also improve as a result of clearer diction. We have some great tips help you improve your diction, click here to read more.

Whilst you delivered your message well vocally, try to loosen up on stage, relax and enjoy the performance. The more confident you are it will allow you to relax into your performance more and project to the audience better.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. 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.

Whilst you gave us a good performance today, we wanted to see you loose yourself in the song even more.

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.

You’re showing good signs of becoming a strong artist Max, think about what makes you different and unique. Also, try to gain more experience in performing live to build your confidence.

 

Lauren Lovejoy

Nice original Lauren with a very striking image!

The song was very cool stylistically but it needed a completely different approach and vibe. Your vocals were part original and part mimic of other artists.

Try to find your natural singing voice as you seemed to be using different strategies to help you handle range. We wold suggest working with a vocal coach who can help you develop your voice further. Click here for our tips on finding the right vocal coach.

We felt at times the interaction between you was a bit static today, perhaps because you were concentrating your individual roles.

We would suggest practicing more so you are so comfortable when performing that you have the confidence to interact with one another whilst on stage. You can read our tips on performing in a duo here.

Structurally we thought the song was great and it had a really catchy chorus, you have a fantastic ability as a songwriter, if you refine and develop your voice further you will have something very strong!

 

100 eyes

Good image and great energy!

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We feel you are heading in the right direction with energy in your delivery & a good recurring hook.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Try to bring more soul as it was like you were simply going through the motions. Think about how you can reach out to connect to the audience.

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.

You are a confident in your craft, but think about what makes you unique and stand out from the rest as it’s a competitive genre.

Lua de Santana

Great performance Lua!… you really stood out from the rest today, 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 you will be remembered by the audience. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

Your image should also be reflected on your social media channels, websites and artwork. It needs to be consistent become relatable to your fans. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

Vocally it was a bit of  a shaky start, you took control & improved throughout the song.

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.

There were moments in your performance where you were really strong, work on consistency, commitment is needed from you throughout.

Think about how you can connect with the audience as this 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.

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.

Good performance overall, try to get out there an practice live performance as much as possible; this will help to build your stage presences and improve your delivery. We look forward to hearing more form you!

CC’s

Clearly you enjoy performing guys!

Your original was easy listening, great hook that got our feet tapping.

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.

You’re not about bells, whistles & gimmicks, it’s clearly about the music for you and we loved that. We wanted to see you both engage more one another, you could have been 2 separate performers.

When performing with other artists it is really important that you interact with one another on stage. This shows the audience that you are enjoying yourselves and creates a more engaging and entertaining performance!

We would suggest practicing more so you are so comfortable when performing that you have the confidence to interact with one another whilst on stage. You can read our tips on performing in a duo here.

When performing as a group, it’s important to play on the strengths of each individual and highlight each performer’s unique touch.

Try to layer the vocals and the tones so that you complement each other and avoid sounding the same. The high harmony was too thin & clashed with the rasp of the other.

Click here for more on singing in a group.

Good performance overall, however although catchy; the chorus lacked power. If you work on the vocals and harmonies to try and give the chorus more impact, you are well on your way!

David GotSound

Great performance today David your flow was RAW and it was palpable. You left us in no doubt you were on it.

Diction was superb, nice changes in intonation. You maintained clear pronunciation of your lyrics and delivered in an engaging way!

The more you practice you’ll find the tone, clarity, range and control will also improve as a result of clearer diction. We have some great tips help you improve your diction, click here to read more.

You kept us engaged throughout with cleaver real lyrics. Rap epically relies on a strong emotion connection to the song; this helps your audience clearly understand the message you are trying to portray throughout your music.

Click here for more tips on rapping.

We felt that the chorus wasn’t as defined as it could have been. Try to think about how the dynamics of your vocals and the backing track 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.

Try to put further consideration into your image as an act. It will make you stand out even before the audience has even heard you.

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. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

Overall we loved your energy and movement on stage, think about what will really make you and the songs stand out as you have the ability.

Olly Davies

Very cool, raw and unique Olly!

We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout 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 better songs.

Careful not to overcook those vocal quirks too much, maintain authenticity.

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.

Your sound is full of personality, your presence needs more of if the same, your eyes closed most of the time which creates a barrier to your audience.

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

If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use facial expressions and body movements to help enhance a stage performance. 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.

Very memorable perfromance Olly your vocal possesses a lot of character and a distinctive edge. Try to project this more to the audience a really engage with them.

Parkerxx

Loved your strong start, just what your image suggested!

You gave us a deep punchy evanescence style original that could be a hit.

We thought that the backing track had a lot of the vocals already included which detracted from your live vocals. Click here for our advice on backing tracks.

Your vocals could do with some strengthening, given the size and energy of the track. Work on building that voice to live up to the expectations of such a rock edge song.

You can find our tips on vocal techniques here and our advice on choosing the right vocal coach for you here.

That said the sound was very cool as it was like electro rock and it matched your image well.

Alot of potential here, we just needed a bigger more vocally controlled  performance from you to take it to the next level.

Porshia Jeidi

Nice original Porshia, great use of the stage today!

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

We loved how distinguished your style was, this tied in with your RnB vibe perfectly.

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. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

You gave us a natural performance that was easy to watch. you could have benefited from more punchy vocals as they sounded shaky at times. Strengthening them with some proper training will be a game changer for you!

Click here for our advice on finding the right vocal coach for you. We also have some vocal techniques you can try at home here.

Performance wise give us more intent, try to really connect with the emotion of the song. This 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.

Loyal

Striking image Loyal! …  simple but made a statement.

You stayed present in your performance and you connected to the emotion of the song well.

It seemed like you got off to a bit of a nervous start however you grew with confidence as the performance went on and ended positively!

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.

Work on owning it from the start, engage with your eyes more!

Eye contact is key to help you convey the emotion of the song 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.

You gave us a really impressive and powerful delivery at times and it really spoke to us emotionally. Very potent but direct performance but your focus is how to connect with the audience more as well solidifying the song.

Aida

We loved your tonality and delicate vocal performance Aida!

You had a fantastic distinguished style, we loved it!

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. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

Doing an acappella music performance in a competition performance of one song is a risk; as you may not engage the audience from the start. Backing music makes the performance fuller, fills the gaps, hides your breathy bits and helps with your tuning and timing.

Click here for when and when not to do an acapella music performance.

That said, it was fantastic to hear your original song. We enjoyed it and feel you are heading in the right direction, although it’s hard to gauge the song in it’s entirety without a backing track.

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.

 

Zani

A Very nice easy listening song Zani!

Vocally you know what you’re doing and we can see that you have experience, that said we would have liked an elevation in dynamics & delivery.

You kept it interesting for the audience with strong use of dynamics throughout your performance. By varying volume and delivery, you can add extra layers to songs to help them stand out and deliver a really effective performance.

We have some great effective tips on how you can improve vocal dynamics, click here to read more.

We would have liked to also see more energy in your performance. You have tough competition as a guitar/vocalist so your audience engagement & personality can make a huge difference in standing out and being memorable.

Try to bring animation & energy into what you’re doing so we can see evidence that you love it.

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.

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.

There’s potential in you, we feel your stage presence and delivery can be improved to help you further craft.

 

Matt Browne

Great original today Matt your song has potential!

It clearly was very personal to you, we would have liked to see you project that to the audience more.

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.

If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use facial expressions and body movement. Remember 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.

Think about how you can convey the emotion of the song better.

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.

There is loads of potential with you Matt, you showed us lots competence however we feel there is a bit of work you can do to refind your vocals and stage presence.

Click here for out advice on finding the right vocal coach for you.

Anca

Really strong image, Anca, great use of the stage today!

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

Your original has potential however the inclusion of lead vocals throughout was confusing & made the sound very muddy. Remember when performing live to not include these in the track. Click here for our advice on backing tracks.

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

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.

Investment in your vocals is a must to help you with pitch, power & control, but you can get there with the right amount of dedication. Click here for out advice on finding the right vocal coach for you.

KarlA

A very confident performance, you clearly know the kind of artist you want to be KarlA!

Your original was entertaining, great to see that your routine & image told the same story.

During some points in your performance the lyrics weren’t too clear.

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.

The dancing may have affected this too, so try to focus on your breathing techniques so that you can achieve control over your inhalations and exhalations. 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.

You won’t be to everyone’s taste but stay true to yourself as there is lots of potential here and you could really draw in your audience!

Your vocals are good but you could improve them even more! – Look for a good vocal coach to work with to help you with this. Click here for our advice on choosing the right one for you.

With a little development you could go far!

Jordan Blythe

Nice original today Jordan, you wrote a song that clearly means a lot to you!

Good engagement with the audience throughout your performance today. Your use of eye contact was spot on! It can be a hard skill to grasp, but is very effective at keeping the audience engaged.

We have some great tips to help you develop this skill even further, click here to read more.

Think about how you can add more light to your performance, although the song has a sad message you can highlight the positivity.

Nerves crept in today and it affected your performance. as there were a few vocal wobbles.

We could hear potential, so try to practice the performance as much as you can to help you remain as relaxed as possible whilst on stage.

Working with a professional singing teacher can help you to build vocal confidence. A good vocal coach will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your vocals and can help you to develop these areas.

Click here for more advice on building stage confidence and here for our advice on finding a singing teacher.

Keep refining your voice and performance experience and improvements will come!

Glory

Loved your confidence & excitement to be on stage!

Your original will relate to many people, it had had a clear hook and a nice vibe overall.

Try to pay attention to your stage presence, engaging with the audience is very important when performing.

It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience. 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 on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

There were also 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.

A vocal coach would be advisable to help your tone and to find your natural singing voice. Click here for our advice on finding a teacher that is right for you.

Delena

A haunting original Delena!

Good use of melody and great build in dynamics.

We felt that the chorus was well defined and we liked the way the dynamics build leading into this canto separate it from the song and how the hook resonated 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.

Lovely tonality and timbre, you clearly know your voice quite well. Think about how you can develop a mixed voice; a stronger, more powerful head voice would have taken you to another level. We would suggest working with a vocal coach to help you develop further, click here for our advice on finding the right teacher for you.

Pay attention to your stage presence, think how you are improve this to engage the audience more.

Don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. 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.

Overall really enjoyable & showing heaps potential!

Servant Luck

You burst onto the stage with such energy which lifted the whole room!

Great use of the stage today. You look like a natural up there. 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.

You bring real raw energy and rapping old school to the forefront with his high energy hip hop inspired live wire, heavy hitting performance.

You clearly believe in his art because as your delivery was strong and you delivered your lyrics with conviction.

It really showed that you cared about the meaning of the song.

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.

Try to bring more levels in dynamic & performance.

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.

Overall you gave us a strong performance and we look forward to hearing more from you!

 

Melis

Well delivered story Melis!

You looked like you have performance experience and you have us good emotional connection to the song.

This really engaged us and the audience and brought the performance to life. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Remember to keep the performance up throughout the entire song as there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better.

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.

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.

There is a lot of potential with you Melis but development of song writing is key.

Peggy Sue

A mesmerising look & sound that showed huge promise Peggy, you clearly know who you are!

You have a very individual vocal sound although during some points in your performance the lyrics weren’t too clear.

It’s important that the lyrics can be distinguished in order for your listener to understand the meaning of the song. 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.

Try to add more balance to handle range & dynamics with more control.

There are several ways in which you can add dynamics to a performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

We thoroughly enjoyed your original song today and feel you are heading in the right direction.

There were a couple of moments it felt a bit disjointed, in both timing and range. We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write songs.

Overall you looked the part and quite clearly had an understanding of what you want to project artistically. We felt in parts of your performance your guitar took your focus away from your performance and vocals. You can read more on singing and playing the guitar here.

Try to gain more experience in performing to help build your confidence, this will in turn reflect on the delivery of your music!

Bianca Watts

Gorgeous tone & well paced delivery Bianca!

Our expectations were high when you took to the stage with harp, we were waiting for something magical & you didn’t disappoint!

You have us the most real clarity in the highest notes. A few wobbles in control but well balanced overall and you have a really nice vibrato.

There are some improvements you can add by enhancing the dynamics of the performance as for the most part it was all on one level.

Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

There are several ways in which you can add dynamics to a performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

There is still a bit of room for improvement in your vocals and working with a good vocal coach will help you strengthen that voice. Click here for our tips on finding the right teacher for you.

Also, think about how you can bring more magic to your image to really complete the picture, well done today we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Deborah Adje

Great demonstration of power & control Deborah with some lovely textured vocal moments.

A bit of a nervous start today however you grew with confidence as the performance went on and ended positively!

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.

You picked a really tough song to cover today and at times we felt you struggled a little to deliver as well as the original. Think about how the song suits your vocal style and range.

Selecting a song that really shows off your sweeter tone in your range is always going to be best. Work with a vocal coach can really help you establish what this is. Click here for out tips on the importance of song choice.

The key was way too low & didn’t play to your strengths of which you do have many! – Working with a vocal coach with help you improve this. Click here for our advice on finding the right one for you.

You have natural presence & look like you love being on stage; with a bit of development you could go far!

Carolina Cury

A powerful and mesmerising performance Carolina!

We couldn’t understand the lyrics however didn’t need translation to see the heart & emotion you sang with. 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.

Very quirky with a different approach made it interesting however, we felt at times that the keyboard distracted you a bit. Perhaps you need to practice more before performing with it on stage.

You must remember that your voice takes priority and playing an instrument should be secondary, we have some tips on playing with a keyboard here.

Try to engage more with your eyes, you closed them throughout as this an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance 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.

Really great release on your vocals with tons of light and shade, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Demi McMahon

Clearly loads of thought into your image, very memorable & fitted perfectly with your whole performance.

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.

Loved the really unique vocal tone and jazzy/pop style. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout 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 better songs.

Would really like to hear you sing out of a consistent falsetto. Try to explore your range a bit further, click here for our tips on exploring your range.

Overall a fantastic performance and very quirky original, which suited your voice to a tee.

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Shane MacKinnon

Splendid original song delivered with subtle emotion!

Such a rich Celtic tone in your voice Shane, we loved it. We would have liked for you to lose yourself in your delivery more, at times you looked distracted.

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.

A very honest & authentic performance, we needed an end goal from you so consider adding dynamics. Try to think about how the dynamics can separate the sections of the song and how the hook is going to resonate with the audience.

This can make your performance stand out from the crowd and help in adding emotion and expression. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

Your voice has a lovely rich depth to it and it was fantastic to hear your original song today. Consider adding more chord sequences to build on what you already have and keep it interesting for the listener.

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

Marcedes

Huge power ballad delivered with real emotion Marcedes!

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.

You made such a strong start that frustratingly left little room for you to give anything more remember to save something extra for the middle & end.

Generally good vocal control but shouted it at times, try and roll with some light and shade, you have certain star potential!

Projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also. We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

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.

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

Axel

A very relaxing version of a classic song worthy of being professionally produced Axel!

You have a gorgeous tone to your voice, so easy to listen to. There were a couple of timing issues but overall very enjoyable indeed.

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, we have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

We felt in parts of your performance your guitar took your focus away from your performance and vocals. You can read more on singing and playing the guitar here.

You will need to build your confidence and perfect your stagecraft with playing guitar, this will come over time, so it’s important to keep practicing and stick to a schedule to achieve this.

We have some great tips for you on practicing with a guitar. Click here for more on the importance of a guitar practice schedule.

Don’t be discouraged, as you have bags of potential.

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.

Yusuf

You really have something about you, cool and fresh, a potential star quality, you’re the fire in our eyes!

You brought your lyrics to life & stayed present & connected.

You look like a natural up there and we could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Try bring a little more light & shade to the vocal to hold your audience even further. Click here for out tips on improving vocal techniques and how to add vocal dynamics.

We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction. Lyrics although interesting are sometimes obvious, so maybe consider a twist or change up.

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.

You’re very watchable & engaging, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Brian Callaghan

Faultless performance and you’ve got a great recording voice Brian.

You showed such experience & seem completely at home on stage! – This really engaged us and the audience and brought the performance to life. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Elevate your image to take you from being an Open Mic singer to a marketable artist.

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.

Just to note, Image is something that should come naturally to you, don’t try to force it! – If you are unsure on where to start click here for our advice on finding an image as a musician.

Your image should also be reflected on your social media channels, websites and artwork. It needs to be consistent become relatable to your fans. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

Brilliant use of dynamics to draw us into your story.

You kept it interesting for the audience with strong use of dynamics throughout your performance. We have some great effective tips on how you can improve vocal dynamics, click here to read more.

You have a very natural voice and lovely guitar tones, really nice stuff!

Mara

Strong stage presence which showed you have confidence in both your voice & ability Mara!

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.

Work on developing more originality to your song choice.

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.

Be careful not to over stylise your vocals, stay true to you.

Delightful and charming image that worked nicely with the song, would like to see more stage movement though, but without spoiling the mood.

We enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction. 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.

Taz

Wow stunning voice Taz, your tone & agility in your voice is enviable!

You took classic song & went some way to giving it a fresh modern makeover.

We really enjoyed your performance today; it was a fantastic take on the original and you really let your personality and originality come through. 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.

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, we have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

With the right song choice you could go a very long way, lots of potential here. Your look & sound is so fresh and we loved your smile.

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Joe Treacy

Simply awesome Joe!

Great original, very current vocal sound without over stylising. Image just right, effortlessly stylish!

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.

Your image should also be reflected on your social media channels, websites and artwork. It needs to be consistent become relatable to your fans. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

You’re great to watch, a little more attack would be good in your performance.

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.

The key to a good performer is for it to come across as natural on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with 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.

Cracking good indie style with a contemporary Pop / R&B / Soul kind of vibe going on in the vocals. We look forward to hearing more form you.

Nick Thurl Mavromatis

Well produced original Nick, we loved your image!

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.

Your vocal balance ran away with you at times in the lower register, nothing a good vocal coach couldn’t help with to work through the inconsistencies. Click here for our advice on finding the right one for you.

We have some great advice on exercises you can do at home to improve your vocal technique. Click here to read more.

Good vocal projection, but at times it became a bit shouty in the higher range.

Remember projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also. We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

Overall it was a good performance and you have potential, a bit of refinement in your vocals and you could go a long way!

Pippa Crone

Stunning performance Pippa you really showed your range and control!

You oozed confidence & owned the stage & performance throughout. 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.

Your voice has range & power, do be mindful of over-singing, try to control your eagerness to showcase it at 6th gear, we’d love to hear 1-5 too!

You could certainly have a career in musical theatre, however your performance didn’t show us anything about 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.

You clearly have the vocal and performance ability, so 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.

Nathan Farrell

You have a great voice Nathan and you really did this song justice!

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.

Working on strengthening your vocal technique as you have potential in becoming a strong artist. We have some great tips and advice on exercises you can do here.

If you’re serious about singing, being organised with a usable track is a must, tracks playing directly from YouTube from a phone are way too risky as you experienced first-hand.

You’d clearly made an effort on your image and you had a good distinguished style. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

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.

You have the performance and vocal ability, just a bit of refinement and originality would take you to that next level.

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.

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

Jude

A lovely entertaining performance Jude!

We loved that you put lots of effort into your image, this really made you noticeable.

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.

Try to portray the emotions of the song a bit more and project this onto 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.

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.

You vocal has room for development, look to work with a singing tutor to help refine your technique. Click here for our advice on finding the right one for you.

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.

Rach

Your voice, image & personality are a real asset Rach!

We really enjoyed your performance today it was a bold attempt at changing a classic but the one chord guitar just didn’t work to provide a credible foundation for the melody sadly.

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.

We felt in parts of your performance your guitar took your focus away from your performance and vocals. You can read more on singing and playing the guitar here.

You will need to build your confidence and perfect your stagecraft with playing guitar, this will come over time, so it’s important to keep practicing and stick to a schedule to achieve this. We have some great tips for you on practicing with a guitar. Click here for more on the importance of a guitar practice schedule.

Overall it was a very entertaining performance.

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.

Marcus & Amanda

Energising song and strong vocals combined with some uplifting harmonies!

Good interaction between you, you looked happy to be up there. It made for a really enjoyable watch and we can tell that you both had good time on stage.

By interacting with one another it helps the audience feel more involved with the performance. The art of synchronisation is something all singing duos and groups should master to look more like a group. Read our advice and tips for performing in a duo here.

Look to develop your vocal control and harmonies even more especially as a duo you will judged on what additionally you can bring vocally as a duo. Working with a good vocal coach will help you refine this. Click here for our advice on finding the right one for you.

Loved your originality and your strong delivery of the material, perhaps consider aligning your image.

It really helps to be coordinated so that you look like a complete act and gives a clear picture of your identity as artists.

Synchronisation is really important as a duo. It’s ok to have slightly different styles going, but these should still synchronise and not look odd. Familiar imagery and movement in your performance can help create a brand and make for an entertaining for the audience. We have some more tips on act image here.

 

Darrell Cram

What a punchy start Darrell!

We loved your entrance and the fact spoke to us which is unusual and refreshing!

Great soulful tone, liked the original song about life, catchy with a strong hook that really connects with people, leaving us wanting more!

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.

Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

A little work needed on maintaining control into your higher register. Try to work with a vocal coach who can help you develop this further. Click here for our advice on finding the right one for you.

Strong stage presence and swagger to create good engagement with the audience! You look like a natural up there.

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

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout 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 better songs.

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Brooksy

Two very seasoned performers, brilliant musicianship for an entertaining performance!

A real country feel original but without any unnaturally imposed Americanisms. We like the addition of the harmonica along with some great acoustic tones.

Great use of harmonies throughout the performance! – You really showed off the strength of both of you.

Layering the vocals well as a group really keeps the audience engaged, by not all sounding the same it shows fantastic diversity. Click here for more tips on signing in a group.

Good synergy between you, we would have liked to see more interaction with each other would have more visual impact.

When performing with other artists it is really important that you interact with one another on stage. This shows the audience that you are enjoying yourselves and creates a more engaging and entertaining performance!

You can read our tips on performing in a duo here.

It would be great to hear a contemporary twist on what you do, but that said; we thought it was a strong performance and we look forward to seeing what you can bring to the next round!

Grant Davidson

Splendid singer song writer pose in the old classic style Grant!

A good performance overall, but we wanted more dynamics in the vocals.

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 several ways in which you can add dynamics to a performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

It would certainly have been more engaging & compelling if you’d stood up.

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.

If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use expressions. It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience. 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 on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

It was very much at one consistent level; we were waiting for a build-up.

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.

Overall it was an enjoyable performance and you are well on the way! – Just a few refinements needed.

Elizabeth Hernandez

Good stage presence and intensity of your performance was very good Elizabeth!

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

You have a powerful voice with soul but there were a couple of moments of inconsistencies in control & diction, you could improve greatly with coaching.

It’s important that the lyrics can be distinguished in order for your listener to understand the meaning of the song.

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.

Be careful on your pitch, try to work with a vocal coach who can help you develop this further. Click here for our advice on finding the right one for you.

Showing real potential with your image & stage craft, a few refinements and you could be a really strong artist.

Alex

You showed potential in your performance with a strong connection to the emotion of the song to convey the passion in the narrative.

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.

Your vocals have potential & it would be well worth the investment of a good coach to help you develop your voice even further. Click here for our advice on finding the right singing teacher.

Try to also develop your stagecraft we would have liked for you to inject more of your character in there.

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.

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.

It was a good song choice and with more experience you could be ready to tackle originals. When you start writing your own material, you’ll find that more opportunities will open up for you.

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

India

Dramatic & powerful you stood well onstage India!

We would have like to see more intensity in the performance. There wasn’t quite enough engagement with the audience or the song. Really think about how you connect to the emotion of the song and the performance. Perhaps this was down to the nerves you had.

Nerves can sometimes get the better of any performer. We felt they affected your perforce a bit today. Try to practice more so that performing in front of an audience becomes easier.

Click here for our tips on how to calm the nerves

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.

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.

Watch your vocal control and look to bring more agility/lightness to your voice it was heavy at times.

Your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals. The key is to really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Show your individuality by taking on a song that you can really make your own.

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.

Shyla Toulan

You won’t appeal to everyone but you will always be memorable Shyla!

Dark but with an underlying beauty in the voice, subject matter could be a bit to negative for commercial releases, but none the less we thoroughly enjoyed it throughout 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 better songs.

You performed with attitude & grit – 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. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

We can’t wait to hear more form you!

Gemima

Powerful and classic sounding voice Gemima!

You showed us good power, range and a nice tone.

We thought 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.

More originality will take you further! – 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.

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

Ellie Keenan

Your voice has depth & character Ellie!

Good engagement with the audience throughout your performance today.

You let the mood of your song dictate what you did with your eyes and expressed the emotion well.

We have some great tips to help you develop this skill even further, click here to read more.

Careful with your timing as there were points that it got away from you.

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.

There were points that it tended to be too imposed into your larynx. There’s definitely something about you that could really be brought to life with some professional training & guidance. Click here for our advice on finding the right singing teacher.

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.

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

Sam Nixon

You showed competence with your playing & we enjoyed your original Sam!

You grew with confidence as the performance went on and ended positively!

The best way to build confidence is by experience. Try to get out there as much as possible to perform in public, as 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 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.

You have us a lot more power towards the end, but it would have been good for you to have showed this off earlier whilst still providing some more light and shade.

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.

You have tough competition out there so to really stand out you need to work on bringing more audience engagement. 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.

Lots of potentional here, try to think about what is going to make you stand out as an individual.

Courtney Scourer

Great song choice, but it needed more originality & more power in your voice to really carry it.

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.

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.

At points it was quite hard to hear you and we felt your voice got lost in the room and that you could have benefited form better control over your vocals.

Projection is really important when performing. Remember projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also. We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

We would like to see you back again, but would say if you’re serious about singing training & experience is key. You should consider working with a vocal coach that will help you refine your techniques further.

Click here for out advice on choosing one that is right for you.

Aaron Lang

Great use of the stage today Aaron!

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.

Be careful about closing your eyes too much as tere were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience.

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.

You clearly have lots of passion and good contemporary image but vocally still needs work; it’s worth it because you have lots of variety in your voice.

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 several ways in which you can add dynamics to a performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

You need some vocal work but showed us real potential!

Angie

Really great original Angie, very edgy!

You are something different and sometimes your voice punches through, distinctive guitar backing, there’s something more to come from you!

We felt that you voice got lost a bit within the song. Projection is really important when performing. Remember projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also. We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance and keep it interesting for the audience. This can make your performance stand out from the crowd and help in adding emotion and expression. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

If you can develop your vocal technique and strength and combine that with a more edgy image and performance you will take things to the next level!

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.

We would suggest working with a vocal coach to help strengthen your voice. This will help you develop further and deliver a better performance all round. Click here for our tips on finding the right teacher for you.

Who Eag?!

Impressive speed and lyrics today, you delivered an engaging performance.

Great use of the stage. You look like a natural up there.

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

We warmed to your lyrics but it was all just spoken monotone, you would have benefited from some melodic play in the delivery.

Emotion is characterised by your tone of voice, changes in pitch, volume, and tempo. Click here for our tips on rapping.

Whilst your speed was impressive your diction suffered at times. It’s important that the lyrics can be distinguished in order for your listener to understand the meaning of the song.

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.

Would loved you took the mic off the stand this really engaged us and it was a good performance overall.

We felt your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

David Rich

Songwriting can be about sharing a very personal message which you definitely did with your original David.

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 heard a clear hook, however try to add more more variations in the melody & lyrics.

There are several ways in which you can add dynamics to a performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

Try to watch your pitching. We have some great tips and exercises you can use to improve your technique, click here to read more.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience.

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 a keyboard.

Lou Marriott

We enjoyed your story today Lou, it was clear you wrote a song based on experience.

Look at bringing in more accented phrasing to highlight key words & lines.

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.

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, we have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

You came across as likeable, overall an enjoyable performance.

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.

Doree

Strong vocal projection, you filled the room with your voice and caught everyone’s attention Doree!

Remember projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also. We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience.

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.

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.

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.

Northboy

You’re quirky & certainly got our attention, it was a great original didn’t know quite what to make of you!?

Looking at lyrics on a scrap bit of paper isn’t acceptable or a performance on stage. We have some great tips to help you learn song lyrics here.

Good to see you using the loop pedal, it helps add layers, dynamics and lots of interest for the audience to your performance. But bending down to us it meant that you lost the connection with us and the audience.

If you are taking too long to get the song built you may find your audience will become disengaged. Click here for more on guitar loop pedal performance.

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.

If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use facial expressions and eye contact. It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience. 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 on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

We believe there is potential with you… that is if you’re serious?

Try to get out there and practice as much as possible so you can refine your stage presence and performance.

James and Jon

We love the contrast between Rap & Acoustic with alternating vocals very innovative act!

You kept us engaged throughout with clear diction and cleaver lyrics.

Rap especially relies on a strong emotion connection to the song; this helps your audience clearly understand the message you are trying to portray throughout your music. Click here for more tips on rapping.

You are are both so likeable!

We’ve heard better vocals but you work so brilliantly together that wasn’t our focus. You could consider working with vocal coach to help you improve this further. Click here for our tips on finding the right teacher for you.

Your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals. The key here is to really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Your image pulled everything together perfectly. We could really see that you were one act and it backed up your performance very well.

It so important as a duo to have synergy between you as it helps create a recognisable brand. Click here for more advice on act image and synchronisation.

We’d love an original from you boys to show us even more fun & personality!

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.

 

Gabriela

Beautifully rich voice a breath of fresh air!

You sang & performed like a pro today Gabriela, very impressive.

Original was uplifting as was your whole demeanour. A wonderful message of truth, difficult message to share with an empty world, fill it with melodic love.

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.

Great use of the stage today. 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.

Click here for our tips on stage performance.

There’s more to come from those vocals & we can’t wait to see what you do next.

You could benefit form adding more dynamics in your vocals. The key here is to really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Simon Mcilroy

A frontman worthy performance, you couldn’t have used that stage any more!

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.

Great attempt to convey the Rock n Roll vibe with just one guitar and backing track!

Whilst you committed a lot of energy to the performance at times this distracted form your vocals. We feel you have more to give vocally, perhaps a vocal coach would help bring this out. Click here for our advice on choosing the right one for you.

Your original certainly had energy & punch, work on the upper range on your voice & diction. as during some points in your performance the lyrics weren’t too clear.

It’s important that the lyrics can be distinguished in order for your listener to understand the meaning of the song. 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.

Overall it was a very engaging performance Simon, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!