Artist Category: 18 and over

Confident, classy and current performance! A very catchy, modern and engaging original song.

Vocally you just lost control towards the end by pushing for a bit extra, don’t substitute a bit of power for control. Warming up fully before you sing is even more important when needing to reach high notes under pressure.

It’s really important that you are as warmed up as possible before any gig, so we have some great advice on how you can do this here.

Your vocal range is a little limited, but overall you have a very quirky vocal edge to your sound which is quite nice and could be explored.

Finding ta good teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer.

Don’t forget to pick a singing teacher appropriate to the music you want to sing. Click here for more on picking the right singing teacher.

Performance-wise, you also need to work on more choreography so that it’s more of a routine.  

Adding more vocal dynamics and working on your projection will assist with making the chorus stand our more.

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.

Trevor G

Great subject matter and some really funny lyrics Trevor!

We would love to hear some more songs form you, perhaps exploring more complex emotions. Songs focusing on humour can be a bit short lived, however that said; we thoroughly enjoyed it throughout!

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 good stage presence and we felt you kept us and  the audience engaged throughout showing us your personality, we could see you were enjoying yourself! Click here for our tips on stage performance.

We Liked that you kept the performance going throughout the instrumentals too.

With your songwriting look to focus the song on the hook and give that the attention to stand out as much as it can. Performing with the four string can be a bit thin, so you could consider another musician to add more dynamics to the performance.

Using different performance 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.

AGNESSE

Focused, determined, professionally turned out and very current, musically-speaking.  

Both your vocal performance and stage presence are very watchable. You have sweet vocal thats quite quirky, but also well-controlled – it just needs more development and power.

Look to strengthen your vocal to give more projection and delivery to the performance.  

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.

Your original song is strong one – with a fun beat – however, ensure that the main focus is the hook of the song. 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.

Performance-wise, you used the stage well and reached out to the audience, which is so important.

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.

Annie Charlie 

Very unique with your urban flow and your very British rap sections, Annie. Your performance of the song itself was very strong.

We would have really liked to have seen you put your own lyrics to it and we’d love to hear you writing your own songs next.

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.

Good dynamics, but you are quiet on your low notes, perhaps lift the dynamics to project more on the high notes and hook.

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.

Nice smile throughout to engage well with your audience, well done.

Charm Cee 

Liked your energy and vibe overall, as it was genuine, cool, original and moving.

The song is a strong one, however ensure that the main focus is the hook. 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 really tried to connect with the audience which was very cool, and 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.

Your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals.

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.

We loved the minimal backing and new image, as well.

EDUARD 

Great energy on stage, however you need to choreograph more of a routine.

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.

Vocally, look to add further technique to strengthen your projection and range – in particular need to strengthen the adlibs. Take care not to lose your way in the transition between sections.

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.

Your image didn’t really match the song choice, so 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.

Natalie Lindi 

Cool, original, unique, quirky and beautifully soulful. A wonderful jazz-inspired performance, Natalie.  

Your vocal and delivery timing wise was both smokey and sublime.

Loved that you gave the performance movement to add extra communication. Look to add even more dynamics.

When performing with a guitar, it really helps to change how you are playing the guitar through the song to help define the sections. You can read more of our tips of guitar dynamics here.

Ensure you don’t shut your eyes as you create a barrier to your audience. 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.

Moments of depth and moments of power, a well-polished performance overall.

You have something very special as an artist.

Kim Molyneaux 

Vocally, you had some lovely moments, in particular your own vocal riffs, Kim.

Focus on pitch as a few tuning issues and look to practice as much as you can to be even slicker.  

Commit even more to the performance. We wanted to see a bit more from you, so don’t be frightened to give us even more sass and attitude.

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.

Vocally, work on you technique and developing your breathing, which would aid the delivery, sustaining the notes and also help your diction.

If 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.

Perform as much as you can to help develop your presence and hide those nerves. 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.

Stubb Z Mc 

Great sentiment to the song! You are a very strong rapper with a great flow and your play on words and the ability to pull the narrative out for the audience to connect with was excellent.

However, remember that you have to perform from the start, even when there are no singing or rapping parts. Try to think about how you can make use of that time. Try moving around the stage  or simply using your arms. Click here for more tips on what to do during the instrumental.

Look to work on your delivery. Lyrically the song worked and has a nice beat.

You kept us engaged throughout with clear diction and cleaver 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.

Start believing in yourself as you have lots of talent and plenty of potential. 

Shiv 

You have a cool flow and were on point in terms of vocal timing and delivery. 

The song has a lot of potential with a good beat but lyrics could have been stronger. Knowing how and what to write is essential to compete with the best out there. We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

We felt that you are playing it far too safe. Look to develop yourself as a unique artist.

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.

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.

Although you worked the audience well, look to commit even more to the performance. 

When performing the audience will never be the same twice, some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation, whereas others will simply look at you blankly. Here is some further advice for engaging your audience.

OddBox Eric 

Lovely authentic blues sound produced from the three string box guitar. Excellent guitar playing – you are a very confident musician who knows his instrument and how to get the best sound out of it.

We really enjoyed your performance and it was a fantastic song to cover. Next steps are to consider writing your own songs, if you’re not already, as this will help you develop as an artist. We have some great tips here to help you get started in writing lyrics.

Despite being confident and conformable in your ability, you could work on making the performance more original. While you have a classic sound, try to add some interest to your performance.

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.

Ish-Od Blaq 

Very unique and quirky performance from an artist that truly understands where they are going and where they want to be.  

Strong, charismatic, dark and broody, you have a unique vibe that we have never seen before on stage.

You do need to work on the overall delivery, but you executed the vocal really well and showed off a great vocal range. Super range and excellent control.  

Good presence, however ensure you pay attention to every detail of the performance on stage. 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.

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

We enjoyed your image as well, which you put a lot of thought into. 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.

A very believable performance and we loved the original song, well done.

Nuno Freitas 

We liked that you brought a pianist but ensure you connect as 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 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 watch your diction and look to add in more dynamics.  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.

Look to develop the lyrics, as they were quite simple and a little repetitive in places.

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.

Perform as much as you can everywhere, learn your stage craft, try and test new songs.

Sam Wyldewynde 

Loved your song arrangement, it seemed to have purpose and felt like it had been calibrated properly, Sam.

Your vocal tonality for me felt a bit American, so take care singing with an accent as it tends to not make you sound as original, think about finding your own sound. 

Your emotional delivery was spot on and you clearly had belief in your own performance ability. i=It was delivered with charisma and sense of purpose and of who you are as an 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. 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.

You have a lovely vocal with some excellent moments throughout. Look to add even more vocal dynamics, especially around the hook to really make that shine through.

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 reach out with your eyes and use that stage more.

Loreena 

Good commitment to the performance, Loreena. The song was catchy and current in style, but look to write as much as you can to develop your song writing, in particular your lyrics and structure.

We feel you are heading in the right direction and have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

Work on your vocals to add range, projection and dynamics. 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.

There was a fun beat to the song, but watch the backing vocals on the track, as it had lead vocals on it.

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

Baby Grace 

Some good lyricsbig energy and commitment to the performance. 

We loved that you brought us a good original song and we have some advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

You do need to practice more, as the lyrics and performance weren’t delivered as smoothly as they could have been. 

Look to use the front of the stage more and give more purpose to the moves. We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Good image, which was very much in keeping with the song choice and narrative, along with being current.  Consider the importance of what you wear for comfort as well as styling, in future though, as you kept having to adjust your top. 

Definitely one to watch in the future.

Amy Bristow 

You have a very sultry, smokey tonality to your vocal and it’s quite lovely to listen to, Amy.

The song suited your vocal and you connected well to it. 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 hoped for more from you, performance-wise, and it was a little lacklustre. 

Don’t forget to use the stage more to give us more stage presence. Look to give more expression to engage the audience with the emotion and narrative of the song. 

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. 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.

Visually, you just need to give us much more and not rely just on your vocal, which is lovely. It’s about creating the complete package, but you have plenty of natural talent to work with.

Abbey George 

We really liked your vocal timbre and tonality, Abbey. 

However, your performance was quite safe, vocally, and you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. There are many ways to incorporate 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 clearly thought about image, style and branding, which matches your musical style and vocal ability for sure. 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.

Good eye contact, but don’t forget to give body movement as an added tool to express the emotion of the song.

Perform as much as you can everywhere, learn your stage craft, try and test new songs. There’s lot’s of natural talent there and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Mia Ardinez 

Strong vocal performance with good use of dynamics, Mia. Look to develop the vocal delivery, which was quite linear and slightly uncontrolled. 

Practice as much as you can so you prevent the nerves coming out vocally. Nerves can sometimes get the better of any performer. We felt they affected your perforce a bit today.

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

You tried to work the stage throughout and still managed to give quite a confident performance.

Look to perform as soon as you hit the stage and ensure you open your eyes more rather than create a barrier with your eyes.

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

 

Shady Shae 

Your song has plenty of potential with a fun beat, so well done for bringing us a great original song.

You now have to work out what you are doing on stage. We felt you over-performed the track and need to work on polishing your act and refining your vocals

Perform as much as you can everywhere, learn your stage craft, try and test new songs. 

You forgot some of the words of the song, but whatever mistake you make when performing, never stop, you will only highlight the mistake.

It will come across as more professional and confident if you carry on, chances are the audience didn’t even notice it. Click here for more on stage performance.

Perhaps consider getting someone else to sing the chorus to add a natural lift and 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’s lots of potential there, especially as a songwriter, so keep at it.

Riya 

You gave a very selfassured vocal and performance, Riya. It was a little theatrical maybe, but you nailed the emotional arc within the song which was great to see.

Don’t forget to use the stage even more to give us more stage presence.

You have a nice tone but look to strengthen your projection. 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.

Look to also add even more vocal dynamics especially around the hook to really make that shine through. 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.

Your backing track was very thin, in particular the kick drum. 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.

The song suited your vocal well and we could fee your connection to it, well done.

 

Olivia David 

A committed and passionate performance, Olivia. 

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. Just remember to take care with your pitch on the higher belter notes.

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

While singing a capella is always brave, not having backing music didn’t allow you to show your full potential. 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.

Closing your eyes also causes a barrier to your audience, so remember the importance of eye contact.

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.

You have a very interesting tonality to your vocal which could be explored, so keep working on the above and you could go far. 

Ohngrens Line 

A very confident, selfassured performance with a super silky vocal and nice vibrato. 

We would have liked to have heard this song done with musical backing to give it a real live feel and perhaps a violin breakdown to make it a little more unique.  

The song was quite melancholic, which doesn’t show off your full vocal range, sadly. Try and let the song build towards the end so it doesn’t lose energy. We feel you are heading in the right direction in your writing and have advice you may find useful, here.

Don’t forget to use the stage 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.

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.

Excellent vocal control, tonality and soul, so just work on your songwriting and performance on stage now.

DeadLines

Good stage presence and amazing lyrics!

Lyrics, flow, rhythm, rhyme – you seemed to have it all today!

You kept us engaged throughout with good flow and cleaver 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.

An intense performance, make sure you work to get the voice forward so we don’t lose any of the words. 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.

Great performance overall and we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

SEVERE

Excellent wordplay and delivery Severe!

You song has good lyrics and flow.

Concentrate on breathing so that vocal production is more efficient.

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 felt you worked the stage well coming to the front to engage 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 more on stage performance.

Musically the backing track could give you more and perhaps an edgy breakdown could her shape the unique vibe you bring.

Solid all round performance and we look forward to hearing more!

Kiana

Very operatic and you delivered an epic classic!

Good entrance and appearance to give a fantastic impression. 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.

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.

Vocally you have super power but look to work the dynamics to let the chorus shine through.

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.

Try to develop your vocal further to improve your vocal quality with less air in the voice. Click here for out tips on singing techniques.

Johnny Rumble

Very original and talented musician with all the potential and skill to go far!

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.

The song sounds like this should be performed as a band. It’s catchy and engaging which as a result, the Judges awarded you best song.

Vocally you have bags of power and the brass instrumental gave it a nice vibe.

Be careful with how you are producing your vocal distortion; the throat should remain open. Click here for our advice on vocal techniques.

We got ready to rumble and you rumbled us!

Alex Brain

Great connection to the song  Alex you have a beautiful vocal!

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.

It was a brave song choice which you deployed well. 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.

Take care not to force the vocal and lose control.

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.

Excellent vibrato and overall vocal ability however we would love to see more of you as an artist.

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.

Zebulun

You had a great flow Zebulun and you used the stage well with good presence!

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.

Continue to refine and develop your vocals so you can create more tonal variety in the voice. Try to commit more to the song and the emotion in the song.

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. 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.

With a bit more confidence in yourself we feel you could really step your performance up!

Gemma Hart

You have a fantastic tone to your vocal Gemma!

A bit of a nervous start today however you grew with confidence and when you settled you gave a lovely smile and relaxed.

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.

Your vocal potential is vast but you must master your pitch which given more support would improve your performance. Click here for more on vocal techniques.

Try not to put too much pressure on yourself, as you have loads of potential. You could consider working with a good vocal coach will be able to assist with your diction and projection. Click here for more advice on choosing a singing teacher.

Try to perform as much as you can to start to refine your craft and continue to write as there is potential there!

Ali Gilbert

You showed us a great range and projection today Ali!

You filled the room with your voice and caught everyone’s attention!

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.

Your sound is very current, quality songwriting, arrangement and structure.

It could have benefited from a new dynamic chorus rather than an instrumental break down as didn’t feel like it progressed as well as it could have done.

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.

Watch out for phonetic phrasing in verses. If you train your voice further you will realise its full potential as you have a great upper register. Click here for some advice on singing techniques.

We liked your introduction and you have good overall presence. We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

IlluZion

Impressive rapping and tight flow!

Try to give more consideration to movement and how you engage with the audience. Use the stage with purpose to give us more attitude and presence.

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.

Also consider adding more dynamics as we felt 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. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

We liked the intro you gave us although even though there wasn’t many people there form Corby!

Overall we enjoyed your track, however to step into this genre, try to think about how you can deliver something fresh and original.

 

 

 

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FireDon0121

You had a deep, raspy vocal. Great performance today Fire!

This really suits you style. Your rapping is excellent but try look to develop the sections that you sing to bring them up to the same level. We would recommend a vocal coach to help you with this, click here for some tips on this.

Performance wise, look to commit more with purpose and snap.

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.

We felt that some of the lyrics could just have flowed better and the aggressive vocals didn’t seem to be compatible with the chilled out backing.

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. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

 

Paige Wilkinson

Good connection to the song Paige!

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 have great vocal ability with power and control. Try to give more emphasis in diction.

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.

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.

Meg Scane

Great performance today Meg!

You engaged with us well and song has a good narrative and you are a good storyteller. 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 feel if you work hard to develop your songwriting and delivery you could be the next Lucy Spraggan!

It felt a bit repetitive in the verses, but you built nicely into the chorus the hook resonated well 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 tempo swayed a bit, look to control that more. By performing your songs out as much as you can you will refine delivery and timing to make it even better.

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.

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

Sly and Estar

Fantastic 90’s vibe guys! – Really engaging performance and great outfits!

We could really see that you were one act and it backed up your performance very well. You guys were completely in sync today in both movement and style.

We thought this enhanced your performance very effectively and made for a great visual show for the audience! Click here for more advice on act image and synchronisation.

Try to let the vocals breath. When performing as a group, it’s important to play on the strengths of each individual and highlight each performer’s unique touch. There were points that your vocals were clashing.

Click here for more on singing in a group.

Estar try to work on your tuning and accuracy which a good vocal coach will be able to assist you to be develop. Click here for more tips.

Your performance was well worked but needed just a bit more snap which with a little more practice you would have achieved this.

We loved the finish with the breakdancing but maybe would have worked better with a breakdown in the middle to break it up. Overall a good performance, keep writing and developing your music!

Hannah Mac

Vocally you have power soulful voice Hannah!

You show us glimpses of excellent control, however; more support is needed across the entire range to improve consistency. Click here for our tips on vocal control and technique.

That said we liked what you did to the song, stripped back and bare. We feel you would have benefited from even more dynamics with an injection of more light and shade. Try to think about how the dynamics leading into the chorus can separate it from the song and how the hook is going to resonate with the audience. Click here for more on dynamics.

Performance wise look to use that stage!

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. 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.

Consider bringing a guitarist or bass player to give a real live feel. They would also help you pitch better in the first verse.

Jessie Stride

Honest and funny with brilliant lyrics Jessie!

We loved your style. A little Victoria Wood meets Kate Nash and your performance was quirky and entertaining.

There were times today that you lost control of your vocals a bit. You are projecting alot of energy, so slow down and let the song breath so that your voice is always supported sufficiently.

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.

Good use of eye contact and facial expressions throughout and we felt you committed to the performance well.

Playing an instrument, singing and engaging the audience is a tricky combination to get right. Watch your command of tempo, it swayed a lot.

The more you play out and practice this the easier it will become. We have some more tips on performing with a keyboard here.

Performing as much as you can to refine your performance. We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Sammy G

Flash outfit Sammy – We thought you delivered a strong vocal performance today!

Avoid closing your eyes and creating a barrier with the audience. 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.

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.

Engaging with the audience is also 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.

We felt you had 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.

Your song has potential and really good intention!

Next steps for you are to continue developing as an artist and write as much as you can. We are sure there is potential in you!

Charlotte Burnett

Vocally you have an intense rasp and immense power Charlotte!

Good song choice albeit a missed opportunity to show us 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.

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.

Super potential, look to raise the larynx when belting to ease the sound and watch overuse of air in the sound. Click here for some tips on vocal techniques.

Those few seconds during music instrumental section seemed to last longer than they were. Try to think about how you can make use of that time.

The music instrumental is an excellent opportunity to make use of the stage give something visually. As the music instrumental can often last for few seconds try by moving around the stage, taking the mic off the stand or simply using your arms. Click here for more tips on what to do during the musical instrumental.

Very distinctive style beautifully delivered but missed opportunity to demonstrate who you are as an artist.

DЯIFT

Strong vocal ability DЯIFT!

Remember to perform from the start. Those few seconds during music instrumental section seemed to last longer than they were. Try to think about how you can make use of that time.

Click here for more tips on what to do during the musical instrumental.

It was 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. 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.

Be careful with dropped larynx position, it works well but don’t get stuck there. Try and project from a central position instead of the right side of your mouth.

Better mic control will help with your projection click here for more on microphone technique.

There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even. Make sure you project your voice right into the microphone.

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.

An overall good performance try to work on being more natural.

A.D

You are a unique artist A.D! – Very nice tight flow and great work lyrically.

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. Catchy start to the song and 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 wanted to see a bit more form you performance wise, make sure all movement has purpose.

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.

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.

You kept us engaged throughout with good flow and cleaver lyrics, but think about how you can vary the vocal tone.

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.

Finally we all need guidance nice words!

April

Vocally you have super projection, tone and control April!

We would have liked to have seen more dynamics vocally. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

As an artist it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

Avoid collapsing at the end of phrases, you need more effective support mechanisms on the higher notes.

Whilst it was a good song choice, it was a missed opportunity to show us 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.

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 are a natural performer with a strong connection to the music and lyrics.

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.

TashaKate

We loved your song TashaKate. It was well thought out and had good structure and you have a fantastic recording voice!

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.

More focus on diction will allow us to follow every part of the story. 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.

Work on your guitar playing and song writing to develop more presence with your guitar in the song.

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. Click here for more on the importance of a guitar practice schedule.

Think carefully about your career strategy as you have the ability! – See you in the next round.

Emily Thompson

Good to see you doing your own song with nice vocal poetry it was more heavenly than you suggested in your description!

Performing acapella was very brave. Singing acappella 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.

A great idea that should be developed even further, be sure to avoid the air in the upper register and at end of phrases.

Your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals. This would help you really define the sections you want to stand out more.

Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

A backing track would have hidden some of the nerves and background noise that acapella can expose.

That said you connected well emotionally to the song. We felt 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.

Pete Boddis

Well done Pete, really well constructed song, catchy and engaging. Great storytelling!

You have a super tone to your vocal and you displayed good dynamics vocally.

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.

Super guitar work for an overall engaging performance.

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

Nice 2 step folk with shades of Johnny Cash echoed, loved the old Gretsch as well!

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

AMANA J

You have a very nice tone to your vocal Amana!

A cool vibe and good presence, although we would have like to see you commit to the performance 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. Try to make sure as a performer you come across as natural on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

Focus on accuracy in terms of pitch and tonality which a good vocal coach will be able to help you develop. Click here for our advice on choosing a singing teacher.

Your song has lots of potential but a little repetitive. 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.

James T Wilde

Great song, good substance, nice riffs James!

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction. The verses were a little repetitive but you delivered a good lift in the chorus for an overall well written 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.

Vocally you need to find more effective support especially in the higher register to avoid vocal fatigue or injury click here for protecting the vocals as a singer.

Try and let the song breathe as it’s a good one. Performing to a backing track can come across a bit crowded and loses that live feel.

Overall a good performance try to give us a bit more commitment to the song and your 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.

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Jessann

Lovely tone to your vocal Jessann!

We thought you gave us a strong performance and felt you had a really good connection to the song.

We noticed the vocals on the backing track are lead vocals. This can be distracting for the audience so try to have an instrumental version when performing. Learn more on how to use backing music.

It was a good cover you gave us but remember covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can 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.

Try to remember that the stage is there to be used too! – 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. It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience. Keep in mind that a good performer will come across as natural on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

You are very young but there is a lot of potential in your vocals! – Try to practice performing as much as possible to gain more experience.

Leanne Ewins

Fantastic song today Leanne, very empowering lyrics and lots of potential!

You also have a super tone to your vocal, however we did feel that your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals.

There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. This will help you really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Look to keep the voice supported in the lower register, remember that up to 30% of support is lost when sitting. If you are confident enough you could try to stand up whilst playing.

You were miles from the microphone so at points it was quite hard to hear you and we felt your voice got lost in the room. 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. We suggest practicing more with a microphone so you can really be comfortable in using one on stage.

It always great to see artists performing with an instrument. However, we felt at times that the keyboard distracted you a bit. Eye contact is very important to keep the audience engaged with you.

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

Katie-Lu

You have a genuinely pure sound and your emotional intent and delivery was really good overall Katie!

It was great to see you do a mash up of songs. Working on song mashups it can really help you see the way song writers structure their song writing and help with your own song writing.

Click here for more advice on performing song mashups.

We would have liked to see a bit more engagement and conviction in your performance.

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. 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.

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.

Emilie Lierre

We love the sheer power and emotional connectivity Emilie!

You are a unique and different and have a rich soulful voice.

The easiest way to build confidence with your vocals is to just enjoy the experience, which you certainly did today!

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.

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.

Perhaps your performance would benefit from another accompaniment as the ukulele can sound a bit thin on its own. This would help engage the audience more.

It’s clear you have genuine talent that and you narrowly missed out on a place in the next round today!

Jake Baxter

You have a curious charisma Jake we were instantly drawn to you!

We felt your lyrics were honest and from a personal place and you presented yourself well on stage, you are clearly talented.

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 you could have varied the way you played the guitar today. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance and keep it interesting for the audience.

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. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

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. 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.

You have a lot of potential, but could do with benefiting form refining your playing technique and performance.

CHI-MD

Good energy today, you have a very nice individual tone!

We liked that you engaged with the audience, but think about how you can work the entire stage better.

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. 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.

Whilst you gave us a good performance, there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better.

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.

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.

Clearly there is bags of potential within you Carl and It was great to hear an 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.

Overall a good performance, but we ant to see you thrown everything you have into the next round. We look forward to seeing what you can bring!

Neeve

Great performance today Neeve, fantastic to hear another original!

You have great energy a good guitar playing ability. In parts we felt you could benefit from varying the way you play.

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.

We loved your enthusiasm and what you bring to the table, the performance would benefit from a bit more self belief as you clearly have ability!

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. 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.

Rosie Arnfield

Fantastic performance today Rosie!

You have a really pure and intriguing vocal and clearly very strong song writing ability. We loved how distinguished your style was and this really matched the sound.

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.

Great structure and lyrics to your song. It is clear you know what you want to do and who you appeal to. You engaged us and the audience with your fairy-tale sequel song writing ability which is just magical.

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.

Well done on winning the original song award! – We look forward to seeing you int he next round.

Thomas Ramsbottom

We loved you Thomas! Such a quirky character and a unique vocal.

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.

Vocally we feel you have more to give! – Perhaps you would benefit from further work to improve your range. Click here some vocal techniques you can use. A good vocal coach will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your vocals and can help you to develop these areas.

You have your own style and flavour which is very cool and we thought your song structure was well put together.

All round your are a strong performer. We look forward to seeing what you have for the next round!

Demi

You have a very powerful voice Demi and you gave us an electric performance!

There was real vocal synergy between the mix between your head and chest voice which was divine to witness.

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. We feel this would help you develop considerably. 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.

Great use of stage and body language, this backed up the song a kept us and the audience engaged throughout.

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.

You have some real talent, just let your confidence shine through more and begin to explore writing your own music. This will show us more of your personality and who you are an artist!

Megan Edwards

We loved your vocal delivery Megan!

You had good stage confidence and poise which made for an engaging performance.

Fantastic diction throughout your performance today. 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.

We would have liked to see you using more facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song and connect with the audience a bit 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Sophie Rose

We loved your vocal Sophie beautiful tonality with an almost smokey timbre!

We did think your vocal was slightly too soft set against the guitar. Perhaps a softer tone to the guitar would compliment your voice more. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

You showed us good control of your vocal.

As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you. However, this really worked for your performance!

When performing the audience will never be the same twice, some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation. Keep in mind that this should be an extension of the song and not just be done because you can. Here is some further advice for engaging your audience.

Great use of dynamics vocally. You gave a varied and interesting performance, we liked the spoken work bit, although we felt this could have been a bit stronger.

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.

Overall a good performance and it was great to hear another original!

Simon Howard

We loved your energy Simon fantastic delivery!

You clearly have charisma and a strong performance ability.

We felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience during the performance and concentrating on your guitar. This is important for communication and helps 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. We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

Good original work and it was a nice distinctive sound you have. 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.

There’s lots of potential with you. It would be good to see you open up and connect with the audience. Vocally you are very strong, but try to throw yourself into the performance. We look forward to seeing what you can bring in the next round!

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Nikola Palakova

Very strong and powerful vocal Nikola you have great clarity in your vocal.

We felt the nerves crept in today and it affected your performance. Even the most experienced performers get nervous before a performance, however there are ways to overcome this.

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.

You showed us glimmers of an amazing vocal, but we feel you need to find your own voice.

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

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.

We liked that you put your own original spin on the cover. 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.

Helena Ward

Very strong and well controlled vocal Helena!

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

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.

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 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. You demonstrated intelligent runs and we feel you have a lot of potential!

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.

The Juice

Great performance overall today, we can see you have genuine talent!

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.

Try to focus more on your individual vocal technique and placement. When performing as a group, it’s important to play on the strengths of each individual and highlight each performer’s unique touch. Click here for more on singing in a group.

On the whole, you are very tight harmony wise. There were times in which we felt 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.

You narrowly missed out on a place in the next round.