Artist Category: 18 and over

Ruth Nielson

Beautiful vocals & heartfelt honesty in your delivery Ruth!

Very strong and confident delivery made us want to hear more of your original material!

Remember to stay with your lyrics right to the end of the line so that you don’t lose the meaning.

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

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.

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

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.

Bexxxxxxx

Great entertainment, you went all out on image & couldn’t have had more in your performance!

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

There were times today that you lost control of your vocals, due to the breathing techniques used in your performance. 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.

You have a bold sound but we felt at times your vocals weren’t as strong as they could have been. We would suggest finding a vocal coach teacher to help you develop your voice further. Click here for our advice on picking the right singing teacher for you.

There is real potential here Bex, you just need to practice to refine your technique further.

Diana Rubene

You have a super tone Diana and showed us great control throughout!

We loved the originality and positive vibe of your song, your vocals were distinctive and boldly delivered.

Great use of the stage today. Your stage presence was visible throughout you look like you loved being up there, great to see a smile, this 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!

Shane

Great original, your voice is captivating Shane!

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.

Try to relax & let go more. The more you enjoy the performance, the more this will project on 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.

Give your performance the same attack as you do your vocals. When you are performing a song and can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use expressions and body movement to help enhance your 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.

A bit of a nervous start today however you grew with confidence as the performance went on and ended positively! – Click here for our advice on building stage confidence.

There is a lot of potential with you Shane, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Matthew Joesph

Bags of potential Matthew!

That chorus was running through our heads for the rest of the day. Catchy and punchy you delivered a great song today!

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 split the opinion of the judges, however you brought us a well produced catchy original & love you or not, you are so memorable!

Good engagement with the audience throughout your performance today. Your use of eye contact was spot on!

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

We throughout your voice has improved from last year which shows you’re serious & committed! – We look forward to seeing what’s next.

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.

Tara Sully

Super a powerful vocal and you sustained the notes with great control Tara!

Try to give even more sass and attitude in the performance; it’s a big statement in this song!

We felt you had a great connection with your lyrics and portrayed this using your facial expressions perfectly!

By delivering the lyrics in the way you did it helped us understand the song more and made for an engaging performance. We have some more tips on singing with expression that can help you improve this even more, click here to read more.

Make sure you sing right into the microphone and on the high notes, pull the microphone away from your mouth. 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.

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.

Dexter Harvey

You have a fantastic emotive vocal Dexter and a great ability to convey emotion!

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.

It was great to hear your original song today however 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.

Try and bring the song alive in your eyes and facial expressions as you aren’t translating any emotion. It is really important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song and it will help you effectively engage with the audience.

A good way to practice this is to perform your song in front of a mirror and/or film yourself to find an expression that looks genuine and suits the lyrical content. We have some tips here to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Continue to perform out as much as possible so you are comfortable in engaging the audience throughout.

Ian Carley

Great lyrical content to your song Ian!

The song has lots of potential; consider repeating the hook a couple of times as it is really catchy.

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 let the song breath for more effect too. We felt you had great passion in your voice but it was a little uncontrolled in places. There were some lapses in maintaining tempo and rhythm.

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. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Try to use the tools at your disposal, use your eyes to reach out and engage with your audience and facial expression to deliver the emotion and the story. 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.

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.

Over all a unique style and fun song, you are a natural story teller. Try to perform as much as possible to refine your delivery and vocal techniques.

Ryan Upton

Powerful vocal and rich tone Ryan!

Watch your eye contact, ensure you are really reaching out to engage with your audience as 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.

Be careful with you hand movements your gestures can be distracting. Hand gestures can help enhance a stage performance. But remember 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 have a lovely clear upper register but take care to hit your note rather thank sliding into it. Click here to read our tips on vocal technique.

Strong lean on constants which is different but take care not to overuse it.

We really enjoyed your performance today; it was a nice 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.

Riley K

Very engaging performance today, great energy Riley!

It was great to see you come out and introduce yourself, this helps the audience warm to you quickly.

We felt the song could have benefited from more dynamics, as it was all at one level.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. The key here is to really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

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 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.

Very engaging and strong vocally. At points the tone was very high and piercing, we would have liked for you to add some warmth to it.

Work on you breath control and upper register to keep with sustained top notes.

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.

Nice energy and all round engaging performance.

Koerie ‘KERBSIDE’ Willsdon

You delivered a strong charismatic performance today Koerie!

We loved that you showed us your character and you have a nice grit to your vocal.

Whilst you gave us a good performance today we felt at times you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better. Try to tone down the eye brow raises to connect us to the emotion of the narrative.

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.

Overall it was an interesting and captiavitng performance, we loved the whistling and thought this added a really nice dynamic to everything.

The only fault was that at times we felt the performance was slightly detached from the message of the song.

You narrowly missed out on a place in the next round today, but keep going as there is a lot of  potential with you Koerie!

Great to hear you are busking as a trade click here for our advice.

Hannah Harris

You have lovely tone however Hannah top marks for your creativity today!

Whilst you gave us a good performance today, there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better. We would have liked to see more commitment and belief.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance.

When singing with emotion, your facial expressions will enhance the particular mood of the song. 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 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.

We really loved concept and executed well, however a we wanted to see a bit more commitment to the song.

Henrys

Fantastic performance today guys! – It was great to see you reach out to each other to show you are in this together.

Great use of harmonies throughout the performance – 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.

Song is very Beatle’esque with the delivery and style, coupled with a lovely dynamic!

At times we felt the verses were a bit muddy, we would have loved to hear these a bit more.

Nice to see you personalities shine through. We felt you really 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 could do with some refinement of your upper registers, click here for more on vocal techniques.

Overall a refreshing performance, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Heidi Harries

You showed us a natural song writing ability Heidi with a lovely tone to your voice.

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

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.

Very contemporary performer with a good lyrical connection. You 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.

Unique tone, it was refreshing to hear singing in a natural accent. Would love to hear a stronger vocal belt sound to add further dynamics.

It’s vital to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance so that you can keep your audience engaged throughout the song. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

There were a couple of moments 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.

Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

Overall a really good performance and we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

TRIM

Strong storytelling ability Trim!

Great use of the stage today. You look like a natural up there. We liked you didn’t feel constricted to the spot and moved around in the instrumental sections.

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

Remember to focus on delivering the song and translating the emotional message 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.

Vocally look to strengthen your delivery by improving your vocal technique. Click here for our tips on improving your vocal technique.

A confident performer but you have more to offer, we would love to see more power in your voice. Perhaps this song wasn’t the best to show us your vocal ability.

Macko – Brothers Grimmer

What a strong performance you delivered today! Guitar work is awesome one of the best guitarists we’ve seen!

Your performance could have benefited form more light and shade in the dynamics, as it was full on the whole song.

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

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.

Whilst you committed to the song and showed great passion, it lacked texture. The whole song was sung at one pitch.

Try and bring the song alive in your eyes and facial expressions too as you didn’t translate any emotion to us and the audience.

It is really important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song and it will help you effectively engage with the audience. A good way to practice this is to perform your song in front of a mirror and/or film yourself to find an expression that looks genuine and suits the lyrical content.

We have some tips here to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Further refinement needed in the performance and dynamics of the song.

Charlie 

Loved you brought in a pianist to give it a real live feel, Charlie.

As performers ensure you work together. 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 entraining 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.

More use and variation of facial expression will bring the narrative of the song alive. It is really important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song and it will help you effectively engage with the audience.

A good way to practice this is to perform your song in front of a mirror and/or film yourself to find an expression that looks genuine and suits the lyrical content. We have some tips here to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

It was a good take on the song but if performing a cover, ensure you put your stamp on it and make it your own. Better still start to think about writing your own songs.

Ensure you rehearse lots before performing, especially when performing with instruments. Open Mic nights are great to try and test new material and there’s generally at least one locally every night of the week. 

Dxnte 

Good use of stage and presence with a strong vocal performance, Dxnte.

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.

Watch your diction it was hard to follow your narrative at times, as 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.

Play as many gigs as you can and perform at Open Mic nights for the invaluable stage miles and experience.

As well as trying and testing new songs and material, open mic nights are a great place to network and find other gigging opportunities. Hopefully finding artists of a similar genre to develop production and your songwriting further.

You definitely have a big future ahead of you and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Laura Beckwith 

Good song and performance, Laura. Try and give us more flow as the subject matter of the song was interesting.  

 

Keep practising and developing your guitar work as it could have been more fluid and consider adding more dynamics.

Changing between picking and strumming when playing guitar can be the easiest way to work on your guitar dynamics. It will also help to bring out different sounds such as mellow tones when picking building up to a livelier section when strumming.

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.

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

If you look to develop more expression you will engage us with the narrative of the song more. 

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.

Facial expressions are a great way to help sing with emotions to your audience. When singing with emotion, your facial expressions will enhance the particular mood of the song, which will also add dynamics and further help the audience connect with your performance.

 

Freedom Riders 

Good passionate performance, we enjoyed the lyrics in particular.

Remember to start the performance as soon as you hit the stage and don’t lose the opportunity of that first impression.

You should also be able to engage on stage with each other. 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 entraining performance! We felt at times it 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.

Vocally, we’d to see you develop the dynamics but make sure you don’t become too shouty when trying to belt. Consider vocal training to help refine your vocal technique and polish that raw talent.

Play and perform at as many gigs and open mics as you can.

As well as trying and testing new songs and material, open mic nights are a great place to network and find other gigging opportunities. Read this article for recommended open mic nights in Essex.

 

John Drage 

Excellent song, John. You really captured the audience with the story.

Guitar work could have been cleaner and consider adding more dynamics.

Changing between picking and strumming when playing guitar can be the easiest way to work on your guitar dynamics. It will also help to bring out different sounds such as mellow tones when picking building up to a livelier section when strumming.

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.

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

If you look to develop more expression you will engage us with the narrative of the song more.

Look to collaborate with other songwriters as much as you can to develop your own songs and new styles. Consider teaming up with someone as a duo for more vocal support and variation.

ICuredAmsterdam 

You took ownership of the stage using it well to give good presence, ensure you use every action and movement to translate the emotion in the song not just for the sake of it.

We’re always up for props to enhance the performance, however the mask was a bit distracting.

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.

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.

Ensure you keep vocal in the backing track low in the mix, otherwise it can detract from the main vocal and delivery.

Having good quality backing music is essential for a singer’s performance as it needs to compliment the vocals well.

If the backing music is poor quality and or the backing vocals or instruments are poorly mixed, it can distract from the vocals and the overall performance. Learn more on how to use backing music.

Keep performing as often as you can. Open mics are a great chance to test new songs, meet and network with other musicians and further develop your skills.

Lucy-Leigh 

Good energy to get the crowd going and you committed well,  Lucy-Leigh.

You also used the stage well for an entertaining performance; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist.

To further enhance your performance on stage consider using your body language. Click here for more tips to how to improve your performance.

Delivery of the vocal needs development and you 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.

Try to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

You lost your control towards the end, so make sure you focus vocally to the end of every phrase.

Wayne Jacobs 

You always push yourself to write songs on new subjects and this was a great original with a clever feel Wayne!

Great tone to your voice and you delivered the high notes very well.

Good engagement with the audience throughout your performance today. Your use of eye contact was spot on!

If you look the audience straight in the eye it can make a performance more powerful, however closing your eyes can be just as effective. Most importantly today, you let the mood of your song dictate what you do with your eyes. We have some great tips to help you develop this skill even further, click here to read more.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist.

To enhance your performance on stage consider using your body movements more. Click here for more tips to how to improve your performance.

There were points that you were out of time with the backing music. It is always a little risky performing live to a backing track, as it can always sound a little crowded and messy.  This can distract from the vocals and the overall performance. Learn more on how to use backing music.

You could look to collaborate with other songwriters as much as you can to develop your own songs and new styles. For this performance another musician would have been a safer rather than playing along to the backing track. Have you considered teaming up with someone as a duo for more vocal support and variation?

Overall it was a fun and catchy original song, but we felt the delivery could have been tighter.

Simon Kindleysides 

Good energy and such a tremendous story, Simon. We’ve enjoyed having you at the competition the last few years and watching you evolve.

However, it was a nervy start. 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.

Eventually it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves. Click here for our tips on how to calm the nerves

Vocally you have lots of power, just watch your tuning and diction. 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.

Consider developing your vocal technique to strengthen your vocal support. 

It’s a massive song choice and you really need to commit to the emotion. We were not convinced this was the best song choice for you.

Better still, start to think about writing your own songs, you have aren’t already.

More use and variation of facial expression again will bring the narrative of the song alive. 

Olivia Kerton 

Your performance told the story well and it was nice to see you work the stage so confidently. However, the performance was quite intense, try and give us some more dynamics with light and positivity.  

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist.

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

Don’t lose sight of ensuring the hook is the main focus, so that it’s catchy and also has single potential. 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.

Have you considered musical theatre? It was very theatrical and your vocal would leant itself well to this style. 

Alexandra Ruocco 

Good song and vocally you have a lovely tone to your voice, Alexandra.

It was an emotive performance but use your eyes more if you have the closed too much it creates a barrier to 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.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you.

It can be tough to make eye contact with your audience if you feel nervous or anxious. It’s also difficult to understand when it is appropriate to. We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

Work the dynamics more to help delivery the structure with more distinction.

Changing between picking and strumming when playing guitar can be the easiest way to work on your guitar dynamics. It will also help to bring out different sounds such as mellow tones when picking building up to a livelier section when strumming.

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.

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

Maximo 

You have a very good voice and a it was a meaningful song, which was heartfelt.  

The subject matter obviously means a lot to you, don’t lose sight of ensuring the hook is the main focus it’s more catchy.

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.

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 entraining performance! We felt at times it 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.

Play and perform at as many gigs as you can, to build your network and find more performance opportunity to make the transition to even more paid gigs. 

You definitely have a career ahead and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Russell Starmore

Great engaging performance, loads of energy and super guitar playing Russell!

Clearly, you’re a talented performer, you have a really strong playing ability and kept us engaged throughout!

Remember to focus on delivering the song and translating the emotional message. 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.

Nice breakdown and you song has lots of potential. Great use of rhythms and melody but perhaps it was missing that hook? – 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.

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 you delivered a fantastic engaging performance with lots of energy. More control and moderation would help you refine your sound more and develop further as an artist.

Vicki Ann

You have a nice tone Vicki and a very pleasant voice to listen to.

We feel you have more to offer and would have loved for you to show us the full abilities of your voice! – Your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals.

The key here is to vary your delivery throughout so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

It was great to hear your original song today, but 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.

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 you gave us a good performance Vicki, however we do feel you have more to give. Try to get out there as much as possible to build your confidence.

Marco

It’s great to hear you showcase your whole range Marco! – You have a super vocal and a unique tone.

You also showed us good use of vocal dynamics. However remember that projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also. It seemed to come naturally to you and helped you stand out from the crowd!

We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

Great to see you using the loop pedal in the right way. You added to your performance well with layers, dynamics and lots of interest for the audience.

Click here for more advice on guitar loop pedal performance.

Careful with your higher register as your tonal quality suffers. Consider getting a vocal coach to help with this. Click here for more advice.

It was a good performance and there is strong potential with you Marco; time to refine and polish your vocal so you can develop even further as an artist.

Conor Metcalf

You have a lovely rich vocal Conor, we liked your rendition of the song!

Good to see you standing when performing, this allows more movement and doesn’t restrict your breathing. Clearly, you’re a talented performer, you have a strong playing ability.

Playing an instrument, singing and engaging the audience is a tricky combination to get right. We have some more tips on performing with a keyboard here.

We felt you have a very emotive and atmospheric voice. It would have been great to hear a bit more power from you.

Also 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.

You failed to engage with the audience, looking at the lyrics created a barrier from engaging with the audience. We have some great tips to help you learn song lyrics here.

Watch your microphone technique and pull back from the mic slightly to achieve a clearer sound. 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.

We loved your own version of 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.

We think the 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.

Tim Kay

We loved your confidence Tim! – Great look and you have a very warm stage presence.

Make sure the microphone stand is set up at that the correct height as you were a little hunched and this affected your posture.

There were also times 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.

You could have improved your performance today by concentrating on your expressions. It is really important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song and it will help you effectively engage with the audience.

A good way to practice this is to perform your song in front of a mirror and/or film yourself to find an expression that looks genuine and suits the lyrical content. We have some tips here to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Careful of your vocal strains, a vocal coach would really help you support this well.  Click here for out tips on vocal techniques.

Overall it was a good performance and you have real potential, try to perform out as much as possible to refine your  performance and vocal techniques.

 

 

Harriet Jane

Super silky vocal Harriet and you sustained the notes with such control!

We felt you had a great connection with your lyrics and portrayed this using your facial expressions perfectly!

By delivering the lyrics in the way you did it helped us understand the song more and made for an engaging performance. We have some more tips on singing with expression that can help you improve this even more, click here to read more.

Very confident performance all round and it was nice to see your personality shine through for this cover. Good engagement with the audience throughout.

It can be a hard skill to grasp, but eye contact 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.

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 our article on tips for getting started in song writing.

Lovely jazzy vocals and a very charismatic and professional performance. We would love to hear more from you, if you haven’t got an original. Show us who you are even more as an artist. Click here for more tips on performing a creative cover.

Hugo Hackett 

A committed performance, Hugo, and you sung really beautifully. Singing a capella is always a brave choice, however it does limit your performance and highlight any mistakes. 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 a capella music performance.

You do have a strong vocal with some lovely runs and moments of sustaining the notes. Great use of dynamics vocally. You gave a varied and interesting performance, holding back and letting loose at the right time, which is so important.

It’s vital to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance so that you can keep your audience engaged throughout the song. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Performance-wise, ensure you come to the front of the stage and reach out with your eyes to really engage us.

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.

Etheral

Nice vibe to your song Etheral and you have a very pure head voice!

Right from the start, you gave us a brilliant display of confidence that helped you deliver a strong performance.

It is such an important skill to have and it something you can improve with every gig. Click here for some more tips on how to build stage confidence.

It’s a good idea to experiment with different performance techniques to keep your gigs fresh and exciting. Remember its a competition, show off you as an artist! Save the participation for your gigs. Click here for our tips on audience engagement.

Good to see you using the loop pedal, it helps add layers, dynamics and lots of interest for the audience to your performance.

Try to keep the use of it simple so you can focus on delivering the overall perforce as there were a couple of timing issues that detracted from your vocals. Click here for more on guitar loop pedal performance.

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.

 

Nia Nicholls

Nice smiley performance to engage to the audience Nia!

It was a very relatable and catchy song, with a great chorus.

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.

Really nice engagement with the audience form the start. We thought you looked amazing and had a really strong stage presence about you.

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

Your personality really came through with your performance, however there were a couple of times that 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.

That said we thought that it was overall a very accomplished performance and we are looking forward to seeing you in the next round!

George

We loved your song today George, it had great energy!

We would have liked to see you engage the audience more and project that energy onto them.

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 hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance.

Really nice use of you upper register in some sections. Great use of dynamics vocally. You gave a varied and interesting performance.

Whilst you have good vocal ability, we wanted to see a bit more of a performance from you today!

You can enhance your song more by expressing the emotion through your body language. Try to think about how your movements are telling the story of the song. Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist.

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

Jay 

While it’s good to see you writing your own songs and the lyrics were good, this song really didn’t allow you to show off your range, Jay.

Your backing track was very thin in particular and not mixed well. Having good quality backing music is essential for a singer’s performance as it needs to compliment the vocals well.

If the backing music is poor quality and or the backing vocals or instruments are poorly mixed, it can distract from the vocals and the overall performance. Learn more on how to use backing music.

Performance-wise, look to use that stage more. 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.

Great to see thinking about image, your look married with the song well.

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.

Perform as much as you can everywhere. Open mics are a great way to develop your skills, network and test new songs.

James Haynes

Great energy and engagement between you today!

Your voices blended well to work well vocally and 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.

We would have liked to see you let go a bit more as there were points that the guitar overpowered the vocal. We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

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.

 

Hannah Kane

Really well written song Hannah!

What super clear tone and control you have, just take care with your pitch.

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.

Look to perform in the instrumental sections 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.

What will really set you apart from other performers is the way you can communicate your message and your overall commitment to the performance.

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.

Take care with your microphone placement. 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.

TOBI MB 

The backing dancers were a great touch! It really added to the overall energy and visual effect of your performance; whilst ensuring that the audience was focused on you throughout.

Backing dancers can enhance the effect and impact of a performance, they can also be a great addition to a video. Read our tips on how to effectively use backing dancers.

Nice backing track/instrumental which has a good urban trap sections with strong UK elements production-wise. Watch the backing vocals on the backing track, though.

Rapping wise, the flow was a little too safe and easy. Some good lyrics to this song, although some phrases didn’t make sense to us. 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.

Work on your expression and performance to connect the song to your audience, but overall, it was a well-delivered and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Jack Painter and Patrik Toobe

Love the mellow vibe, your voices blend nicely with some nice harmonies and you sing sensitively to accommodate each other!

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.

By closing your eyes you are creating a barrier with your audience. If you look the audience straight in the eye it can make a performance more powerful. We have some great tips to help you develop this skill even further, click here to read more.

There is room for more interaction and as performers try and reach out to one another to show you are performing as a group. Just the odd look across or smile.

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.

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.

Click here to hear our tips on how to improve and write a chorus.

Perform as much as you can at open mic nights to try and test new material and your delivery on stage. There a lot of potential with you guys, the focus now should be to refine your performance techniques.

Telephone Road

Vocally you have lots of power, great range and transition!

Take care with your diction so the narrative of the song is as clear as it can possibly be to the audience. During some points in your performance we felt 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.

We felt you could have gelled a group more. When in a group there is a stronger need for image to be worked on, as you need to collectively look like an act. The key is to create a recognisable image and to have regular interactions with one another.

The guitarist had excessive movement especially of his shoulder which was a bit distracting. Overall we also felt the groups movement and synchronisation could be improved. We have some tips you can use, click here for more on singing in a group.

That said it was fantastic to hear your original song today and 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.

Timur Coskun 

Strong vocal with good use of dynamics, Timur. You gave a varied and interesting performance, holding back and letting loose at the right time, which is so important.

It’s vital to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance so that you can keep your audience engaged throughout the song. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Vocally, practice as much as you can especially with your projection of the high notes, so you prevent the nerves coming out vocally when under pressure. 

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.

Watch your mic placement, get closer to the microphone. 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.

Make sure you sing right into the microphone. On the high notes, pull the microphone away from your mouth. 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.

While we loved that you are writing your own songs, 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.

Look to perform as soon as you hit the stage and don’t forget to move more to give us more stage presence. 

TSG (The Switch Group) 

This trio seem like they are built out of an organic environment and we enjoyed your general vibe.

Take care not to over crowd the musicality and let it breathe. With well worked dynamics you could really drive through the chorus and hook. The rapper and the backing vocalist didn’t seem to sync very well harmonically and it felt a little out of place. 

Open your eyes and engage with the audience, you are creating a barrier. 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.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you.

It can be tough to make eye contact with your audience if you feel nervous or anxious. It’s also difficult to understand when it is appropriate to. We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

As performers try and engage with each other on stage. We felt the interaction between you all could be improved. Sometimes it can be hard to think about other aspects when performing, however good interaction between a group can really make a performance stand out.

Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification which is important when trying to connect with the audience. Click here to read our advice on singing in a group.

When rehearsing, focus on communication as a group as this will take your performance to the next level.

Magdalena Tul 

Loved everything about this act, stylistically, musically, and visually, everything worked in harmony with each other.

We were really impressed with how dynamic you were throughout the performance, it’s a promising sign for you as a singer.

You can find some more tips on how to improve your vocal range here.

Vocally, you are really strong and have great control and understanding of where you are strongest.   You had some lovely vocal moments and have a lovely smile. It was a nice touch that you introduced your fellow performers, very respectful.  

Not sure it you needed both piano and guitar though, as it sounded a little crowded. 

Great to see you considering image to make you stand out. 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.

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.

Cause for control

Great performance today guys, you are a likeable group but you are missing and opportunity to get the audience on side!

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact . This will help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, so as a performer it’s key to connect with people click here to read more.

Good support from the guitarist, although take care not to drown out the vocal in places so take care with the projection of the guitars. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

As performers try and reach out to each other to show you are in this together. 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 felt at times it 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.

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.