Artist Category: 21 & Overs

S Square

Great to hear another original.

We can see that thought was put into the image and you worked a routine and synchronised well for the most part. There is potential here, but you need to rehearse more to deliver a tighter performance. This will come over time.

Song was catchy and engaging. Perhaps a little repetitive after a while so consider varying around and adding more varied lyrics.

Again you had great image synchronisation. The performance could have benefits for a bit more engagement between you. Interact and engage with one another even more: Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Learn more on music duos.

Continue to write your own songs and ensure you road test them as much as possible at local open mic nights and events to refine your stage performance.

Hopefully we will see you again the the future!

Kinga Motyka

You have a super vocal Kinga, great range and a lot of passion in the delivery!

Try picking a song that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out and you will risk your version getting lost amidst the other versions. You want to pick a song that isn’t covered very often; so avoid picking something constantly played on the radio or currently in the charts. Pick something modern or if an old song put a modern twist on it.

Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. Next step for you is to start writing your own material. As a singer it’s also important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

Use of appropriate vocal techniques and singing dynamics will help you sing to build an emotional connection with the audience. By varying the volume and tone of your voice you will engage the audience easier. Click here for more advice to assist you to sing with emotion.

Not only does eye contact help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, but it also helps the audience connect to you as a performer. It can make your performance more powerful and really engage your audience. Click here for more on eye contact.

There is potential with you Kinga you should now focus on how to you can project your personality through your singing. The best way to achieve this is to to start writing.

Carrara Lanney

Vocally you have a booming vocal and super range.

Performance wish more movement required with your body, hand gestures, facial expressions and working the stage. Reach out more to your audience to engage and connect.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to 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.

You have a fantastic tone to your voice, very deep and soulful. There is a log going on at times, your could simplify to give greater impact.

It great that you are writing original music Carrara, continue to do this and perform out to help in developing as much as possible as it’s a strong skill to have.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

 

Viltare Juskiene

Backing dancer is a super idea, but ensure you synchronise the routine at times it visually detracted from your performance which is not the idea.

You need to get more involved with the dancer if that is the route you are going.

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.

Your facial expressions didn’t reflect the emotion of the songs ensure you reflect the positivity and not just the pain. It is important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song. 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. Learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Keep signing and experimenting with your vocals, as there is a great voice there. Consider that sometimes less is more.

Next step to to start writing your own material, as this will be very beneficial to you.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Say Yes, Do Nothing

Nice intro to win over the audience and the harmonica is a really nice touch.

Song wise try and write in a key that best suits your vocal and/or look to strengthen your vocal. At times there were some pitching issues. Consider a vocal coach, finding the right 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 singing teachers benefits of singing lessons

Enthusiasm doesn’t have to be loud – sincere love of playing guitar is enough. Enthusiasm is contagious, and enthusiastic performances are generally rare and appreciated. Be one of these performers! Click here for more on playing guitar guitar playing tips

Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

Fantastic that you are writing originals and don’t stop refining this skill. We hope to see more of you in the future.

Dayzee Doll

You committed well to the performance Dayzee and its great to hear another original!

At times, the song was a bit repetitive, consider adding some alternative and/or additional lyrics.

Vocally don’t push it too hard and risk losing control, use dynamics to highlight the parts of the song you want to belt out and stand out. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

There are 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.

Great performance today Dayzee and you were unlucky to not get a spot in the final. Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

 

Bekka Whitney

Fantastic original Bekka, nice eastern style to it.

You committed well to the performance and the song is catchy, ensure you work the dynamics better so the hook shines through. Look to work on your projection to be even better vocally.

Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

Try to use the stage more! Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural and expressing the emotion within the song. Click here for more on stage performance.

Continue writing songs and performing them out more, over time you will develop and refine the delivery of them.

Hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Mary-Ann

You have a lovely natural vibrato to your vocal just take care you don’t over use it and use it sparingly.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are 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.

Look to commit more to the performance and conveying the emotion in the sing. It is important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song. 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. Learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Good performance today and there were some really nice parts to the song. We hope to see you back in the competition next year.

Scott Dale

You have such a silky vocal, just take care with your pitch.

Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Good expression, it is important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song. 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. Learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance rather than always powering the vocal out there. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. 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.

You have a great voice, so next step is to start writing your own songs.

Hopefully we will see you back next year Scott.

Will Jones

Great movement in your performance Will, glad you are standing to perform to allow this!

You have a fantastic voice Will, great texture to it and you got the balance of light and shade spot on in this performance.

Really think about bringing something special for the Grand Final as there are going to be a lot of original performances so you are going to have to deliver something unique to stand out. Click here for some tips on performing a creative cover.

 

Simone Leonie

Really enjoyed this original, quirky feel in the delivery of your voice and you have a lot of soul.

This about how you can work the dynamics of the song more to get the best potential from the song.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are 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.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

Great performance today Simone and we hope to see more of you in the future.

Sarita Lozano

Again, its fantastic that you performed another original song.

Really nice keys and you played well. From a performance point of view, it’s vital that you can distinguish the lyrics for your listener to understand what the song is about and what the message is. Make sure that the lyrics to a song are clear, otherwise the song becomes meaningless and forgettable and you will lose the audience. Click here for more on improving diction for singers

Just because you may be rooted to one space on the stage doesn’t mean you can’t engage the audience and get them on your side.

What will really set you apart from other performers is the way you can still communicate your message through eye contact and facial expressions, and your overall commitment to the performance. Like to see less looking down and more engagement with the audience. Click here for more on music keyboards performing with music keyboards

Keep your originality in your performance as you are a natural performer.

We hope to see more of you in the future.

Patience Lockjawmusic

Spot on technique today, timing and delivery were on point.

Try to commitment to the song and be more convincing emotionally. The more you are into your performance the more the audience will be.

Walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your stage performance. Even established acts get nervous but learn to act to hide the nerves. More movement on stage would help towards this. Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day.

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

The song is a good one, just need to build around the strengths, the song has good dynamics and gets stronger as it goes on. Keep writing as there is something there. Just need to perform more to ensure you are as relaxed as possible in every performance.

Raquel

You have a super haunting vocal and it’s great to hear another original!

Guitar sounded quite thin, look to work to develop your playing so the guitar is driving the tempo of the song. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are 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.

Keep writing and performing out Raquel.

OnlyAmzy

Song is catchy but look to strengthen up your vocal as you aren’t hitting the notes as crisp as you could be.

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 how to sing with confidence.

Consider a vocal coach, finding the right 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 the benefits of singing lessons

Look to use that stage more at times you were a bit static. The Song would benefit from a rap break down and/or female vocal dynamic to give it that extra section.

There is something there with your originals, and you are a very likeable character Next step is to refine them a bit more and perform out as much as possible.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Joey Clarkson

Lovely story and intro to connect with the audience.

Another fantastic original.

Vary the dynamics to drive through the hook of the song more. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

Your performance would benefit from developing your microphone technique. Make sure to pull the microphone away from your mouth on the high notes but not too quickly or you will lose the projection where it’s needed to give maximum impact. Timing is crucial and observing other seasoned singers can really assist you to nail this. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

You have some talent Joey, continue to write your own material and perform out as much as possible to refine your craft.

MEI

Great performance today, but we were looking forward to hearing another original!

It’s always tough to cover one of Amy’s songs. Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. Try picking a song that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out and you will risk your version getting lost amidst the other versions.

Performance wise use the stage more to reach out to your audience, you are missing a trick. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

There are 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.

You have a really unique and different sounds and clearly have a lot of passion. Continue to write your own songs and perform them out as it’s your chance to show off your individuality!

We hope to see more form you in the future.

Ellie Sloper

Loads of ability, look to work hard to realise that potential.

Lots more performance to learn your stage craft with things such as dynamics. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

There are 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.

Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on  guitar dynamics

It would be great to hear you start to writ your own material. As a singer it’s also important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

Hopefully we will see you back next year.

Claudia Gascogne

You have a great vocal and committed to the song very well!

Use of appropriate vocal techniques and singing dynamics will help you sing to build an emotional connection with the audience. By varying the volume and tone of your voice you will engage the audience easier. Click here for more advice to assist you to sing with emotion.

Be aware of microphone technique as this can help improve performance and vocal Delivery. Make sure you sing right into the microphone as it’s so important the audience can hear you clearly. Click here for more on Microphone microphone techniques.

Vocally you could work on strengthening the core of your vocal so you have more under the engine when required. Consider a vocal coach, finding the right 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 singing teachers and the benefits of singing lessons

Fantastic performance today, it would be really good to hear some individuality in your Grand Final performance. Try to think about how you can put your own twist on things and deliver something special!

Pasha

Lovely sentiment to the song and great to hear another original!

The start and verse was a little weak and could do with some attention as the song has potential.

Try to interact and engage with one another more; Just because individuals within a group have their own role, doesn’t mean that there can’t be interaction within the group. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Learn more on music duos and groups.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to 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.

You have potential Pasha, continue to write originals and perform them out as much as possible to refine your craft!

Ayda

Great performance today Ayda, there is something there!

In terms of image you didn’t stand out too much. When dressed all in black with a black background, it’s hard to. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to 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.

You have a urban/soul voice and a very professional delivery all be it a bit laid back.

Would be great to hear more originals from you!

Hopefully we will see you again in the future.

Moon Williams

Amazing voice with a super range and husky vocal Moon!

You seem a very relaxed performer. Just watch that mic control as you pull away on the high notes, as there were points that the levels varied a dipped a bit too much. Click here for more on microphone techniques

You delivered the cover very well. Although It would have been great to hear an original from you, if you are not already you should be writing and recording songs!

Once again it was great commitment to the performance and well engaged with the audience. You narrowly missed out on a place in the final today but it’s been a pleasure to listen to your performances throughout the competition.

We hope to hear more from you in the future!

Shannon Gillespie

Lovely song choice, which the cajon drove through a nice groove and tempo.

Interact and engage with one another: Just because individuals within a group have their own role, doesn’t mean that there can’t be interaction within the group. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Learn more on music duos.

Great to see you do a mash up of songs, this was really enjoyable and showed good creativity. 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.

As a singer Shannon you have a stunning vocal!..  Next step for you is to start writing your own songs. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Consider this Shannon and click here for more on song writing and some tips for getting started.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year.

 

Torcha Boss

You made a great first impression and had really good energy through the performance.

Really like your use of the stage, you could look to add a bit more choreography rather than side to side. Having said this you engaged with the audience very well! Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. Click here for more on stage performance.

Really cool image between the both of you. As an act it’s important you have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent to stand out from the crowd. Click here for about why image is so important singers image.

Consider how to end the performance as this can leave a lasting impression.

Unfortunate to miss out on a Grand Final spot, hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Jordan Olukanmi

Great song Jordan nice to hear another original and you have a really nice tone in your voice.

Just look to work the dynamics to drive through the hook even more. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics.

Seems effortless for you once you are on stage!

As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when singing as 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 based on a number of factors. Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement.

Really looking forward to what you can bring to the Grand Final, great performance today!

Clare Drysdale

You have a good vocal Clare but look to pick a song choice that you can make it your own. We felt that some of this song was a bit too low for you to sing. Also showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd.

You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance Clare. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. 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.

You could engage the audience more if you moved around the stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

There is potential here, but we need to start seeing you as an individual and writing your own material is a great way to achieve that.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year.

Mr. C

You look the part with a crisp suit.

A bit of a nervy start but you warmed into the performance well. Work on vocal control and breathing exercises.

Name wise we already had an act called Mr C who had a UK number one.

If you have a common name or one that is difficult to spell or remember then maybe it’s worth considering a stage name. As an artist a stage name could really aid recognition of you as a singer and a brand. Click here for more on stage names picking a stage name.

Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Overall an enjoyable performance, you could fit in in musical theatre.

Iain B

You committed well to the performance Iain and you are a great entertainer with a sharp image.

Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

You have strong vocal and fantastic stage presence, however it the cover made it a bit karaoke.

Next steps for you is to consider writing your own material. As a singer it’s important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

Hannah Parr

Wow what an amazing dress to make a stunning first impression.

Not sure what  the song choice told us about you as an artist. Perhaps look to pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Commit even more to the passion in the song. Use of appropriate vocal techniques and singing dynamics will help you sing to build an emotional connection with the audience. By varying the volume and tone of your voice you will engage the audience easier. Click here for more advice to assist you to sing with emotion.

Those few seconds during music instrumental section can come across longer due to the lack of performance. 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 or simply using your arms. Click here for more tips on what to do during the musical instrumental.

Nerves got the better of you today, so try to perform as much as possible to build confidence. Hope we will see you again next year.

Kyran Edmund Ambrose

Liked you made the song your own.

You took a while to warm up and it was a nervy start. Walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your stage performance. Even established acts get nervous but learn to act to hide the nerves. Click here for more on stage performance.

How to calm nerves is to be confident, having practised and performed so many times 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.

Vocally it needed to be crisper and more dynamic range. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are 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 hope to see you again next year.

David Cooper

Lovely song David, loved the sound coming from your electric guitar.

Look to work hard developing your stage presence and particular your expression and engagement. It is important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song. 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. Learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

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

Good to hear another original and you clearly have talent. Continue writing songs as this is a strong skill to have.

Hope to see more of you in the future.

Briony Elisha

You have a good vocal, however a better song choice would have served you better.

You want to pick a song that isn’t covered very often; so avoid picking something constantly played on the radio or currently in the charts. Pick something modern or if picking an old song put a modern twist on it. If you can make a song you own it really really help you show off your own originality and individuality. This is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd.

You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

Good performance today, next step is to look to write your own songs if you are not already.

 

Lauren Luca

Good performance today, you have your image down and it really suits you vocals.

Lauren please look to start considering writing your own songs as you have bags of potential! It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Getting Starting in writing songs.

Diction was perfect, more consideration could be put into your guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more guitar dynamics.

Strong performance today, next step it to start writing songs if you are not already.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Josh Walker

You have a silky soulful vocal, wanted you to really let loose at times as you have the potential!

Loved you made this song your own, shows good creativity.

You should start considering writing your own songs. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting Starting in writing songs.

Make sure to pull the microphone away from your mouth on the high notes but not too quickly or you will lose the projection where it’s needed to give maximum impact. Timing is crucial and observing other seasoned singers can really assist you to nail this. Most microphones have a radius around them that detects the noise, it’s important to hit this radius with every note you sing to showcase your voice in the best way. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

Looking forward to seeing you as more of an individual and for your personality to shine through at the Grand Final!

Matthew Joseph

A well worked routine, although room for improvement on the choreography. The fact that you are a natural entertainer made up for it.

You have image which as an act it’s important you have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent to stand out from the crowd. Click here for about why image is so important singers image.

Song is enjoyable and very catchy albeit a bit repetitive.

Perhaps consideration into the dynamics will help. As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

We look forward to seeing what you can bring to the Grand Final!

Nimsay & El Dorado

Really enjoyed your song today guys, great to hear another original!

Great to see the smiles and fun throughout, looked like you were enjoying every moment.

Would recommend making the lyrics as relatable as possible, so something super catchy and/or a bit more in English so we can relate to the lyrics even more.

As a performance needs to be a bit better thought through and more choreography. Body language is a main tool in expressing the emotion of the song so make sure your movement reflects this. body language is important however it must be fitting to your performance; don’t move just because you feel you have to. Click here for more advice on to add even more depth to your performance.

Fantastic originality and talented rapping, unlucky to miss out on a place at the Grand Final.

Bags of intentional here, hopefully we will see you again next year!

Ellis Johnson

A track with real emotion and potential, we really enjoyed the chord progression.

You conveyed it with the sensitivity it deserved and are clearly a natural songwriter which as you conveyed the story of the song perfectly. With some catchy whistling to add some dynamic and something unique to the performance.

The only thing to suggest is to put more consideration into image. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

A very enjoyable performance Ellis and its really hard to critique any of it. Well deserved place at the Grand Final!

Harry Holmes

Great sounded vocal with a good punch. Great to hear another original!

Consideration into adding a bit more dynamics. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing, try and reach out more to get that connection to your audience Harry.

It can be from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to 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.

The song has potential and so do you, hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Red Wren

You have a super clear sounding vocal Red and we enjoyed your confidence on stage.

Remember eye contact from the start is so important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, but it also helps the audience connect to you as a performer. Click here for more on eye contact.

Consider using different guitar dynamics to help spice up your performance. Try using different dynamics to make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics

It is important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song. 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. Learn more on expression and emotion.

A lot of potential here and you narrowly missed out on a place at the Grand Final!

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Patience

Cool song, with good lyrics – really catchy!

I think you need more confidence and belief in yourself to really let go and perform, get yourself moving because the song has so much rhythm!

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

When performing try not to sing/rap with your eyes closed so much, we want to connect and feel the song with you, this is so important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, but it also helps the audience connect to you as a performer. Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. Click here for more on eye contact.

Keep writing original music, we look forward to seeing what you can bring to the Area Final!

Naila

Very talented to sing in some more languages but it does make it hard to connect to the lyrics if we are unsure what they are although this was a nice twist to the cover.

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. Click here for more on stage performance.

Pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

You have lots of ability but need to show us who you are as an artist, it would be great to if you could start writing your own material. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for Getting Starting in writing songs.

We hope to see you back in the competition next year.

Leah La-Rose

Song has potential and you have a lovely vocal.

Minor point but you don’t need to introduce yourself after the presenter had just done it and your name is on the big screen.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Try to find space in the song to catch your breath, click here for some tips on breathing exercises. 

Perform and practice as much as you can recording yourself to develop your stage presence. Give this the attention to detail to take you to the next level.

Great job today, we look forward to seeing what you can bring to the Grand Final!

Jake Bourke

Such a unique vocal Jake!

The song you sung has lots of potential both catchy and easy on the ear.

Wouldn’t normally advise playing to a backing track to be a good idea but your playing was on point and your vocal dominated.

Look to give us more eye contact as this is so important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, but it also helps the audience connect to you as a performer. Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. Click here for more on eye contact.

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 make your performance more powerful and really engage your audience.

We have really enjoyed your performances in the competition this year and hope to see you again in the future!

Ash cash money in the bags

You are unique and your lyrics flow well.

Some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation, whereas others will simply look at you blankly so don’t rely on them. So it’s essentially a judgement call based on a number of factors. Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement. Careful not to hit the mic when clapping!

Good committed performance but look to develop your dancing skills as this was a very engaging part of your performance today.

At times you lost your breath which hindered the delivery of the lyrics, click here for some tips on breathing exercises. 

You have lots of potential but need to work hard to be more polished, hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year.

Emma Sofia

Good movement in your performance Emma, even though you have to remain close to the microphone.

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 more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

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

More practice and gigs will develop your stage performance.

J Lucia

Good intro which showed you were genuine. Clear diction throughout and your personality also came through.

Song has lots of potential having good structure and hook.

Good jacket which as we know as an act it’s important you have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent to stand out from the crowd. Click here for about why image is so important singers image.

Performance could been visually more interesting and become a bit repetitive along with the hook in the end.  Vary it around more to keep the interest going throughout.

Great performance today, you scored highly with the judges and narrowly missed out on a Grand Final place.

SenZen

Silky smooth vocal.

Your vocal control was superb with a captivating performance.

Song wise it could have done with a bit more to grab us. Work the dynamics into a killer hook, there wasn’t a clear vocal hook to leave stuck in our head. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

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 make your performance more powerful and really engage your audience. Click here for more on eye contact.

Continue to write your own music and develop as an act, hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

 

Slamz

Good commitment to the performance.

Feels like it could with a modern twist to make more contemporary.

As a singer your image is a way to market yourself when you’re not performing, so considering all factors of your image is vital. Ensure your style reflects your music and personality to create the whole package! As an act it’s important you have the whole package; right down to your style choices and social media artwork it needs to be uniform and consistent to stand out from the crowd. Click here for about why image is so important

Good use of the stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

Wearing glasses does mean you are not using your eyes to connect to your audience.

Great performance today, hope to see you again in the competition in the future.

Carley Varley

Super vocals and a good look.

Vocally used dynamics to good Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics

Look to give us more movement in your performance. Commit to give us more visually. As a singer your image is a way to market yourself when you’re not performing, so considering all factors of your image is vital. Ensure your style reflects your music and personality to create the whole package! Click here for more information on singers image.

Well done today, we would love to hear some original songs from you; or another creative cover for the final!

 

Lindsay McConville

Lovely sincere introduction Lindsay, however you came across very nervous.

How to calm nerves is to be confident, having practised and performed so many times 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.

Lots of simmering emotion which with the right dynamics could really drive through the message even more. Learn how to embrace the power of emotion. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. Click here for more and always sing with emotion.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are 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.

More performance will develop this, hope to see you back next year!

 

Ify

Powerful and clear vocals Ify.

It’s important to consider using various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Try to use the stage more where possible. 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. Click here for more on stage performance.

We would love to hear you write more of your own music and get an idea of who you are as an artist. Hope to see you back next year!

Lauren Rose

Love this song, contemporary and current.

Used the stage well, could have used it even more. You don’t have to walk over every inch of the stage, but make use of it, don’t let the space swamp you, own it! Click here for advice on using the space in your performance.

A slight adjustment to add more richness to your delivery of song, dynamics; It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. More dynamics convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. 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.

Smiley and confident performer the song had a catchy hook which we loved!

We look forward to seeing what you can bring to the final!

Loulita Gill

You are a talented songwriter, catchy 90’s vibe, perhaps lacking a modern edge or twist.

More dynamics in your vocals could convey even more emotion and prevent a performance from being static. 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.

As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when singing as 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 based on a number of factors. Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement.

Continue to write songs and develop you writing style. Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year.

 

Companion

Nice smiley performance and some nice harmonies.

You may have taken the feedback last time to interact and engage with one another too far, be subtle. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification but don’t get in each others faces. Learn more on music duos and groups.

When performing, it’s important that the vocals layer up well within a duo/group to effectively show off how diverse the act can be and what they’re capable of.

Needed more dynamics which can be used to convey even more emotion and prevent a performance from being static. 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.

Echo

Very original and engaging song Echo!

Think about using the stage more If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

Look to work on the performance especially in the instrumental section to be more engaging. Those few seconds during music instrumental section can come across longer due to the lack of performance. 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. Click here for more tips on what to do during the music instrumental

Great unique artist name, when building a presence online consider ways in which is can be easily discovered by people when searching for it.

Continue to write music and we hope to see you again next year!

 

Laszlo Gallo

You have a gift to connect to the emotion in the song and convey this to the audience.

It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. You do this extremely well. click here to view our tips on singing with emotion.

Dynamics across the song where well structured leading to a climatic finish. There are many ways to incorporate even more vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Fantastic performance today, we are looking forward to seeing what you can bring to the final!

 

Gemma Dee

Powerful vocal Gemma, just take care to focus on your pitch throughout.

From a performance point of view, it’s vital that you can distinguish the lyrics for your listener to understand what the song is about and what the message is. If the lyrics to a song aren’t totally clear, then the song becomes meaningless and forgettable and you will lose the audience. Click here for more on improving diction for singers

The performance would really benefit from dynamics less at certain points will give more emphasis and impact at other times.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing or decreasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Consider writing your own music if you are not already, and demonstrating yourself as an individual.

Tom Hull

Nice guitar playing.

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

Look to use more different guitar dynamics to help spice up your performance even more. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Go here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics. Enthusiasm doesn’t have to be loud – sincere love of playing guitar is enough. Enthusiasm is contagious, and enthusiastic performances are generally rare and appreciated. Be one of these performers! Click here for more on playing guitar guitar playing tips

Work on breathing when singing, you can view more tips on vocal warm ups here.

 

Overall enjoyable performance but commit more to facial expression and movement in your performance to be even better! We hope to see more from you next year!

M-eye

Performance was confident and you had a good image on stage.

From a performance point of view, it’s vital that you can distinguish the lyrics for your listener to understand what the song is about and what the message is. If the lyrics to a song aren’t clear, then the song becomes meaningless and forgettable and you will lose the audience. Click here for more on improving diction for singers

As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when singing as 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 based on a number of factors. Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement

Your performance wasn’t always in sync with the groove and energy of the song. Look to get this tuned in.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Chantee

Lovely performance and a super song choice for your vocal.

Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select songs that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Not sure what this performance told us about you as an original artist.

As a singer it’s important to be original, creating your own material will open certain doors and places. By writing and performing your original songs you will be open to more opportunities. Click here for more on song writing.

Super silky vocal look to now find yourself as an artist. Hopefully we will see more of you in the future as there is a lot of potential in you.

Archie Xn trick

Watch you mic control Archie as your volume was dropping out quite a bit.

Be aware of microphone technique as this can help improve performance and vocal Delivery. Make sure you sing right into the microphone as it’s SO important the audience can hear you clearly. Most microphones have a radius around them that detects the noise, it’s important to hit this radius with every note you sing to showcase your voice in the best way. Click here for more on MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES

Good us of the loop pedal to perform before starting to use. Great 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 on GUITAR LOOP PEDAL PERFORMANCE

Flute always injects something different and unique.

Very talented! Just be aware not to detract too much from a catchy hook and the basics of delivering a song.

Reuel Elijah

Reuel! Super presence and confidence.

You created a good effect with the audience participation. As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when singing as 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 based on a number of factors.

Perhaps don’t over rely on the audience. Click here for more tips on when to reach out for audience engagement

What a performer, current and talented made use of every inch of the stage. Consider arriving at the venues on time, as having proper sound check at some venues will be essential and could hinder your performance greatly.

We are looking forward to what you are going to bring to the Grand Final!

Carina Dangas

Your performance and presence is your strength.

Vocally look to develop your core to be even better as at times you went out of time.

Consider a vocal coach, finding the right 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 singing teachers benefits of singing lessons

Those few seconds during music instrumental section like at the start can come across longer due to the lack of performance. 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 music instrumental

You have great potential Carina, continue to write songs and develop you vocals! Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year.

Forje

Good presence and energy as always, try and work the whole stage rather than just the centre.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural. Click here for more on stage performance.

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

Song wise it has lots of potential but a bit too repetitive, perhaps look to add some lyrics to replace the over use of the birthday line.

Plenty of time to prepare for the Grand Final, we are looking forward to your performance!