Artist Category: 18 and over

Anna Potocka

Really lovely re-interpretation of a classic soul record Anna!

You have a really unique timbre and tonality to your voice which instantly grabs us. We would have like to see more form you as a performer.

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.

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.

Seemed like you forgot the lyrics today, but you carried on and gave us a strong finish to the performance!

Forgetting the lyrics can happened to any artist on stage, so it’s important to always practice and rehearse your song as much as possible We have some great tips to help you learn song lyrics here.

We really wanted to see more of your character come through.The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already.

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.

Tara Sorkin

Great performance today Tara, it was good to hear an original from you!

Fantastic diction throughout your performance today. You maintained clear pronunciation of your lyrics. We do feel in parts that your natural singing voice doesn’t come through. You could bring us something fresh if you find your own voice and will find it your vocal ability will improve with this.

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

You song writing is in a good place emotionally and we liked how the dynamics built into the 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.

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. click here for our tips on how to write songs.

We are looking forward to seeing what you can bring to the next round!

BL4 MAC

Good performance today, but we felt that you had more to show us!

We felt the backing vocals overpowered your music a bit. If the backing vocals are too loud, it can distract from the vocals and the overall performance. Learn more on how to use backing music.

There were also 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.

Eye contact will help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, so as a performer it’s key to connect with people. We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

You grew with confidence as the performance went on. For rappers in particular, stage presence is key. Looking confident is important as it helps the audience engage more in your performance.

You have good Lyrics and Rhymes but wanted to see something different and unique with your flow.

Clear diction throughout, it was just that spark that we wanted to see form you! 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.

Dominique Simone

You are such a unique and charismatic performer Dominique with gorgeous vocals.

As a singer you have a wonderful timbre and tonality to your vocal technique and you are very much in Control of your vocal range.

From a performance aspect, there were moments 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.

Try to make more use of the stage also. 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. 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.

That said you delivered a strong original song that will leave a lasting impression with any audience.

You narrowly missed out on a place in the next round today, but don’t stop as you have a lot of potential!

Aidan Rolfe

Strong performance, nice vocal control and tone along with a good song Aidan!

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.

Song wise could consider more dynamics to really work the hook of the song more and stop the repetition. 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. 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.

You have a lovely voice, we are sure loads of producers would love to get you in the recording studio to record!

Jacqui B

Such a rich strong vocal to a really familiar sounding song with that catchy chorus Jacqui!

Focus on your 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 projection 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 use of the stage today. You look like a natural up there. This really engaged us and the audience and brought the performance to life!

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

You could consider giving a bit of modern twist on the old school vibe.

Amazing vocals and an all round good performance, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Larbi

Different unique vibe with this awesome energy Larbi!

Your song was engaging and has great lyrics. Take some consideration into a clearer song structure. Click here for our advice on song structure.

Great use of the stage today. 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.

You engaged well with the audience but remember to keep focused on this to ensure it happens throughout. 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.

Good use of props! .. The song could blow up with the right promotion.

Lea Baruffato

You have a super raspy vocal Lea with great pitch!

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. Very nice chilled vibe, 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. It was a bit repetitive in places.

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

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. 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.

Solid performance but like to see you commit even more passion to the performance like you really miss the person you love! – This will in turn keep the audience engaged throughout your song.

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.

Dyzer Force

You have potential guys, however 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.

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.

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

There were points in your performance that we felt your delivery wasn’t as strong as it could have been. Adding breaths in your writing process is key. If you do not have good breath control it can affect your timing and put you off the song’s rhythm.

Lyrics are the fundamental part of any rap song. Strong delivery of your lyrics will ensure you emotionally connect with your audience and effectively convey the message that’s in your song. Click here for out tips on rapping.

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.

Sophie Lagan

You have such a sweet vocal Sophie!

Super melody in the chorus, catchy lyrics and good key changes to give us a strong original song. 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.

Don’t be afraid to really throw yourself into the performance. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use facial expressions and body movement to help enhance your 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.

Solid guitar technique, don’t be frightened to give us more movement and little more passion. You showed good dynamics in your performance today, by varying the dynamics throughout you really gave us an interesting performance!

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.

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.

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.

iiiBEREALZ

Strong performance today! You held the stage well with good energy, vibe and confidence in what you do.

That chorus was running through our heads for the rest of the day. Catchy and punchy. 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.

Think of being more original with the performance, more swagger and image to back it up. 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.

This is something that should come naturally to you, don’t try to force it.

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 kept us engaged throughout with clear diction and cleaver lyrics!

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

The vocals on backing track were slightly too loud, try to have backing vocals low in the mix so not to crowd out your voice. Overall a good performance, we would like to see you come alive even more!

 

Liam Wilkins

Vocally Liam you have it all, great tone, control, range, rasp and projection.

It was a fantastic take on the original and you really let your personality and originality come through. Singing a cover song can be a great way to grow your audience and engage with your fans, click here for more tips on performing a creative cover.

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

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

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.

So much potential you just need to open up more!

Look to practice and perform as much as you can. 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.

Chris Pidsley

Nice flowing song with good lyrics Chris!

Flawless performance, very natural with particular good use of the guitar. Good use of dynamics by varying the dynamics throughout you really gave us an interesting performance!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Super potential with you and we can’t wait to see more!

Mercy B

Bold sound with catchy hook Mercy!

We loved the bridge and can see real potential with this song. Try to develop the dynamics more as it needed to build or change later in the track to keep our interest. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

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 a chorus.

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.

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.

Work the stage more to give a more engaging performance and you will be a force to be reckoned with. Click here for more on stage performance

Chica

We Loved the sentiment to the song Chica!

Vocally you are strong but consider adding more dynamics.There are many ways you can do this, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery.

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.

The song was a bit one dimensional in places and it didn’t really go anywhere so consider how to develop the structure some more. Click here for more on song structure.

Performance wise try to make better use of the stage. 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.

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.

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.

Joshua James

Really strong performance today Joshua!

Maybe for a short set consider the time it takes to set up. It won’t detract from a strong engaging song which should be the focus.

Your stage presence was awesome and your song was engaging. 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.

Good to see you using the loop pedal in the right way. By using a guitar loop pedal in your performance, you added to your performance with layers, dynamics and lots of interest for the audience. Click here for more advice on guitar loop pedal performance.

One of the down sides of performing with a loop pedal is it means you don’t look up and engage with the audience as much as you should.

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.

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.

Great performance today, just take into consideration how you connect with the audience more.

JeoH

Great song and this is the best we’ve heard you Barnaby!

You gave us a strong vocal performance today demonstrated fantastic range.

You were pitch perfect too! You have a beautiful falsetto and easily made the transition through notes. A big improvement on what we’ve seen in previous competition performances!

It’s great to see you’ve thought about performing with a stage name. Start believing in yourself a bit more as you have the ability. Try to put further consideration into your image as an act. It will make you stand out even before the audience has even heard you.

Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right, however if your style reflects your music and personality your will be remembered by the audience. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation. 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.

The song is very heart felt so don’t be frightened to really climb into the song. 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.

 

Mihai & Mara

Great catchy song!

Great to see you coordinate your image. This really helped you look like a group, which is key in creating a recognisable act for the audience. It’s not necessary to all have the same outfit, but important to have synergy between you all.

The art of synchronisation is something all groups should master to look more like a group. Click here for more on singing in a group.

Your vocals go together nicely however performance wise just need to tighten up on pitch and timing of the harmonies. 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.

Loads of potential here, try to develop the dynamics as a duo to push through the hook at times instrumentally and vocally sounded a little crowded. The more you perform the more the confidence will grow and tighten to be even slicker.

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

We done for carrying on when the guitar strap came off! This is a good sign of an experience performer and shows how professional you are.

Chances are the audience didn’t even notice it! Click here for some more on stage performance.

SAVEY

Vocally you are good and you brought great energy!

Your image was great and well thought through so you are getting elements right and showing great potential.

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.

Try to work on your delivery to be smoother click here for more tips on rapping. During some points in your performance the lyrics weren’t too clear.

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

The dancers are a great shout but it’s important that visually don’t take over from the you singing click here for tips on using backing dancers.

There were also 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. 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 let yourself down a bit by the ending, always ensure you perform till the end.

Adam Sugawara

You have a stunning vocal range and dynamics Adam! We could certainly see this song in a musical.

We liked that you stood up to perform, this definitely gives you more movement to perform. Clearly, you’re a talented performer, you have a really strong playing ability and the keyboard kept us engaged throughout!

Click here for more onstage presence whilst playing keyboard.

You control is completely flawless, just watch your pitch at the upper end and look to vary the dynamics leading in to the high notes so it gives more impact and maintains more variation throughout.

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.

We loved the dramatic ending!

Stacey Omak

Stacey you have a great tone and range demonstrating some very nice runs.

Try to improve your mic control, look to use one hand rather than two to express the song better as 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.

Performance wise we want to see a bit more, consider coming to the front of the stage to connect even more to the audience. 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 your performance to come across naturally on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

Take care with your breath and pitch at times. 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.

With consideration to your vocal dynamics, by varying range and projection you could make your performances even better! Click here for more on vocal dynamics and for more on the importance of vocal projection.

Maora

Great control and tone to your vocal Maora!

The chorus was good but look to really drive through that hook as your song has loads of potential with loads of emotion. 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.

Super dynamics and character in your vocal. 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.

Look to write as much as you can, including working with other songwriters to find a unique and definitive sound.

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. Don’t be frightened to commit even more to the performance its very heart felt so bring that level of emotion!

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.

Helen Shanahan

Helen what a super catchy, sensitive, assured performance that was!

We thought it was an amazing song and you have a Lovely head voice and tone.

We Loved the change in dynamics in your delivery by varying the dynamics throughout you really gave us an interesting performance!

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.

One consideration mentioned by some of the judges is think about your image to use all the tools at your disposal. The art of synchronisation is something all groups should master to look more like a group. Click here for further advice on image.

Great chemistry between you today, it really made for an engaging performance! The harmonies were utterly beautiful and  the engagement between you was faultless.

Focusing on communication as a group takes your performance to the next level. 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.

Floralyn George

Floralyn you have a lovely voice together with being original, quirky and unique!

It’s great you are performing you had good energy and great stage presence. Consider toning down some of the moves and/or practice so delivered with a little more snap as it wasn’t strong enough.

Vocally there were a few pitching issues and 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.

Take care with the transition from jumping around to then playing the harp, probably not a long enough breakdown and although the harp is unique the performance was busy which didn’t suit the harp on this occasion.

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.

Overall try to simplify the performance and focus on your vocals more. Make sure you sing right into the microphone. We suggest practicing more so you can really be comfortable in using one on stage. Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

Marfie

Very strong vocal with good tone and control Marfie!

You connected well to the song for an overall enjoyable confident and sassy performance.

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.

Although you have a good voice it’s not enough and you missed an opportunity to show 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. 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.

Johnny Dee Sparkes

Great subject matter Johnny!

Catchy positive song that has much potential however doesn’t feel like you’ve tried and tested the song out enough as delivery and timing was a little lacking in preparation.

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. 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.

Love the cockney vocal and you diction was perfect. 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.

One consideration is in a crowded market of male guitarists what can make you stand out even more?

Ciro

You were original and stood out from the crowd with an insane vocal and loads of confidence.

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

There are elements of brilliance along with sections of bit too much self-indulgence. Vocally your mid-range was great but we felt the song lacked direction and didn’t go anywhere. Try to think about how the dynamics leading into the chorus and how 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.

Good use of the stage, you look like a natural up there. This really engaged us and the audience. We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

It would be better if you got straight into the song rather than over cook the audience chat. Click here for more on introducing yourself on stage.

Teide Bryce

Strong performance today Teide!

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.

Try to define your sound a bit more. Think about how you can be unique to make you stand out.

Good use of dynamics in your performance today, by varying the dynamics throughout you really gave us an interesting performance.

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.

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.

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.

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 Wreks

Great performance today guys, you delivered a catchy and fun track!

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. Look to smile, show us your confident and be more assured from the start guys rather than nervous to show us you want to be up there and put us at ease.

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

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.

Maybe consider varying the dynamics as a group to keep the audience engaged throughout the whole song. 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.

Kieran Le Cam

Super catchy quirky song, to make it a very engaging and enjoyable performance Kieran!

Loved the change in dynamics in your delivery to keep us interested and guessing throughout.

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.

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

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

Performance wise you were very natural and had good energy. 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, whereas others will simply look at you blankly. So, it’s essentially a judgement call for you to make with each performance. Here is some further advice for engaging your audience.

ShanDionne

Great song with a some lovely pitch in your vocal!

We loved how distinguished your style was. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right, however if your style reflects your music and personality your will be remembered by the audience. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

Good energy and confidence, to be even better look to commit just a little more to the performance to give it a bit more snap and attitude.

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.

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.

 

Hugo Hartley

Super slick performance, confident and assured with a strong accomplished sound including one of the best vocal performances of the day which was pitch perfect with a great high range both soulful and emotional!

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.

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

Some of the judges felt the Cajon over powered the performance a little and would have been just as good with a guitar.

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.

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.

Etolie Marley

You really have a nice vocal tone and range Etolie!

Whatever mistake you make when performing, never stop and/or apologise, 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Try and perform out as many Open Mic nights as you can. Practice and practice so you cannot get it wrong.

Giulia Lugarini

You have a super powerful vocal, you have loads of power Giuilia!

You worked the stage well which helped you connect to the audience with a passionate performance. 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.

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.

Good eye contact to connect us to the emotion of the song.  Look to work with a good vocal coach to develop your range and projection to be even better!

Try to put further consideration into your image as an act. It will make you stand out even before the audience has even heard you. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right, however if your style reflects your music and personality your will be remembered by the audience. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already.

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.

Publika

Passionate and confident vocal delivery with super control Publika!

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.

This track would make a great sound track as very dramatic click here for more on how to get synchronisation deals.

Only criticism is that you need to vary the lyrics after half way as it gets very repetitive and loses its way and our interest. 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.

Tischa Kent

Catchy song Tischa with a good beat and production however lyrically we felt it required more of a hook.

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.

Vocally you have a nice tone, range and control however 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.

Performance wise look to work on your moves on stage. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use facial expressions and body movements to help enhance a stage performance. It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience.

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

Good performance today, try to practice as much as possible to improve the performance aspects.

Lilly Krupa

Great song Lilly, catchy and engaging!

Vocally you have a nice tone, range and control however there were times today where 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.

Look to give us more energy on 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.

We felt the interaction between you all could also be improved, always remember to smile on stage!

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

Vilius     

Rapping is your strength right now, so look to develop your singing also or incorporate a vocalist to add greater dynamic.

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

Rap 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.

Try to experiment with different writing styles and collaborate to develop your craft Whatever songs you write always ensure you focus on the chorus and hook.

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.

Relax more to give us more emotion in the performance. If you make a mistake, fake it, we won’t know you didn’t mean it. Chances are the audience notice either. Click here for some more advice on stage performance.

Look to perform out at open mic nights as much as you can to try and test new material and network.

Chiron Loxton          

Great stage presence and really engaging performance, Chiron. We could see you were enjoying yourself up there.

While your music isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, you have unique sounds that will find its audience. Look to experiment with different writing styles and collaborate wherever you can to develop your songwriting craft.

Whatever songs you write, always ensure you focus on the chorus and 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.

Try to engage the audience more, play directly to them and not the sides to really convey the narrative of the song.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. Click here for more on stage performance.

Laura Louise

Kate Nash meets Dolly Parton…you are a wonderful talent. It was an interesting and entertaining composition – loved the song and the change of pace.

You sang with emotion, however, also  think about stage presence and what will bring the audience to you. Try to take command our attention.

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

Your vocal performance is very rhythmic, so try to achieve accompaniment that packs a punch as well.

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.

You have real potential as a songwriter, so keep writing and sharing your songs to develop your yourself.

Cassy 

You have a beautiful voice, Cassy.

Focus on maintaining control throughout though, as you went a little shouty in places. Don’t sacrifice control by reaching for a bit more power.

There were times when 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.

To progress in the competition and your singing career, we’d like to see original song or a very fresh arrangement of a cover.

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.

With this song, don’t just walk the stage make every movement an extension of the song and part of the story to tell.

Look to add more light and shade to give more dynamics vocally.

Sour Apple   

Great stage presence and sound.  It was lovely to hear a different guitar, something other than a standard acoustic, loved the Godin.

You look very 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.

Amazing boots, however, the song and image didn’t really match and seem to be at different extremes. Look to work out would image best synchronises your music and you as an artist.

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

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

Leila Jafar    

Loved your opening line – posing a question can draw listeners in and add interest.

Great vocal tone,  and you sang with real emotion. 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

Solid guitar playing. When performing, 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.

You seemed very confident in your identity as an artist and this came across to us. Get your music heard in as many places as possible and start applying for festivals next summer.

Chantelle       

Vocally, you have strong higher register, Chantelle. Good delivery, range and tone.

For auditioning, try to pick a song with an opening line you can nail, to form a strong  first impression. This is such an important skill to have and it’s something you can improve with every gig. Click here for some more tips on how to build stage confidence.

Try to enjoy yourself. and relax more to give us more emotion in the performance. If you make a mistake, fake it, we won’t know you didn’t mean it!

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

Great expression through your voice, but look to add more movement and expression.

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.

here 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.

Georgie Chard          

You have a lovely voice with an excellent range, Georgie. It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction.

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

Try to use the stage more and enjoy your time up there. Look to open your eyes to engage with the audience, by closing them you are creating a barrier.

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.

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.

Look to perform out at open mic nights as much as you can to test new material to a live audience and you could go far.

Karolina Griškutė   

You have a unique and very interesting voice, Karolina.

We’d like to hear an original song or a fresh arrangement from you. If  you’re 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. 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.

Your cover sounded  a bit too close to the original version, which affected your score, unfortunately.

You have great base vocals – working on extending your range would really act as a wow factor.

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.

A confident performance, however it’s essential to rehearse with your accompanist until you know the songs inside out.

Patrycja        

A lovely easy-listening song and nice harmonies, Patrycja.

Layering the vocals well really keeps the audience engaged and, by not sounding the same, it shows fantastic diversity. Click here for more tips on signing together.

Look to work on mix and transitions next.

Your performance improved when you picked up the microphone. Microphone technique is a key skill to have a performing and is something that improves over time.

Pulling away on the high notes and keeping a consistent distance throughout ensure that your lyrics are clear to the audience throughout. Click here to read our tips on microphone techniques.

We could imagine the song on a movie soundtrack and we look forward to hearing more from you.

H.A.L.O        

Good to hear some fresh urban gospel… you were a breath of fresh air.

We liked your bass style and you have great energy and gave a good performance. Strong production, but a slightly aggressive delivery; try to draw people in more to the story.

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

Very clever lyrics, so look to develop your songwriting further. We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

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

Ollie Norton  

Great opening line… we drawn in from the start and you show a lot of potential as a writer.

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.

Confident playing on the guitar, but 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.

Performance-wise it would be good to see more engagement with the audience. Excellent vocals with a lovely tone.

DFlexXx        

Nice homage to, Amy and it was nice to hear something a bit different.

Your performance grew as your confidence came, but look to impress us from the start. Walk confidently on stage. More practice will assist to hone in your stage craft.

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.

In future, relax more to give us more emotion in the performance. Try to enjoy yourself.

It was great to hear your original song today. Perhaps a strong hook might help to make your song more memorable. 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.

Seraphim      

An entertaining performance and you have a great voice, Seraphim.

It was great to see you have having fun up there and we could see you were enjoying your performance, however it would be good to see more engagement with the audience.  Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Nice finger-picked style. Good use of dynamics as well; by varying the dynamics throughout you help define the sections. You can read more of our tips of Guitar Dynamics here.

You have a pleasing look as a performer as well which works well with your music.

Unfortunately, you lost a bit of the flow a little as it went, so look to maintain this more in future, but you’re an accomplished player and the judges were impressed.

Onesie

Good lyrics and you show a lot of potential as a songwriter, Onesie.

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction. We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

Now you need to work on your vocal presentation. Work to develop your sound and style.

You performed with feeling and emotion and connected to the audience, however when moving on stage, don’t just wonder, have purpose.

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.

Keep writing and performing and you could go far.

Elly J Devon 

Beautifully rich vocal tone and confident control, Elly!

Try to add more light and shade to give more dynamics vocally.

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 enjoyed your look and outfit choice, this helps give you a unique style.

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 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.

Fantastic original song, there is huge potential here! – Keep working on the song writing to develop your craft.