Artist Category: 21 & Overs

Koerie Willsdon

Your music and performance always has a super drive.

An engaging performance to get the audience clapping and along with the journey.

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.

You narrowly missed out on a place at the Grand final today, keep on writing and performing as we are sure there is a future for you!

An overall enjoyable performance!

 

Karl vogts

Nice vocals and an enjoyable performance but too karaoke and we needed to see more of you as an artist.

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.

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.

You are a likeable act and its obvious you enjoy yourself when performing. Keep it up and we hope to see you again in the future!

Jemima

The chemistry between you is so engaging.

Harmonies were faultless as was the musicianship.

Try and translate that engagement you have together more to your audience. Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. More eye contact and facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song to the audience. 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.

Great original song, continue to write and we are looking forward to hearing you perform in the Grand Final!

iam13E

Good intentions with the song and you introduced it well.

Need to work the dynamics more to drive through the hook, the hook isn’t as catchy as it could be. With a bit more development it could be much improved.

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.

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. You did lack expression. 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.

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

Tyrell

Super vocal and presence.

You could give better expression to reflect the emotion in the song and eye contact.

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. 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.

Think about your stage performance, you have the vocal ability but the performance is not nearly as good as you are vocally. Giving a good stage performance is something that will set you out from the rest. It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience. Think about the best spots to walk to and from, and where to place yourself on stage.

You scored high with the judges and narrowly missed out on a place at the Grand Final.

Keep working hard and developing as an act. We hope to see more from you in the future.

Sarita Lozano

Very nice touch to go into another language, very memorable.

It was also great that you brought us an original song.

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.

Don’t close your eyes so much when you perform we want to connect with you. 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.

Nice vocal range and we enjoyed your performance, Sarita. You could be one to watch!

Viva La Vamp

A very polished performance with brilliant vocals and harmonies!

Really catchy name as well. Picking a stage name is something that needs a lot of thought, simply because this represents you all are as artists and as a brand. Keep it simple yet effective. It is important to make sure your image reflects your stage name; it should be unique and stand out.

Loved your classic style. The art of synchronisation is something all duos and groups should master to look more like a group. Click here for more on Group singing singing in a group.

Love the choreography and originality of the songs.

As a act 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.

A very enjoyable and well thought our performance, well done!

Raquel

Love the image, Raquel!

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.

Covering Ed Sheeran is risky, but you made it so original, especially with the mash up too.

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

Gorgeous rasp to your vocal.

Don’t be afraid to move a bit more to perform a little more, but great facial expression.

Well done!

Disaster Jack

You are very unique, in style, image and performance.

A very confident performer with great expression. Just be careful with your diction, sometimes it’s hard to hear every word you are singing.

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.

Be careful with your mic technique, don’t come too far away from the mic with all the jumping about.

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 technique.

You clearly enjoy performing and have a passion that could take you far.

Lou Ryder

Nice image, liked that you didn’t wear any shoes.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Lots of facial expression in your performance, glad you took the mic off the stand and performed more.

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.

If you’re not already, consider writing your own songs. 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.

Beautiful vocals and it was nice song choice for your tone, but don’t be afraid to push yourself further.

Vix

Nice comedic start which made us smile!

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.

Cool image and nice interaction with you accompanist.

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.

Lovely voice and good personality shown throughout your performance.

Lots of passion and expression. Well done!

Nina Simone Williams

Is that your real name, Nina Simone? Either way, it suits you very well.

Picking a stage name is something that needs a lot of thought, simply because this represents you as an artist and brand. Keep it simple yet effective.

It is important to make sure your image reflects your stage name; it should be unique and stand out.  For more information on choosing a stage name click here picking a stage name.

Great vocal range, loved the sass and nice intro.

You did well to walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your performance. Another good way to make an impression when you enter the stage is with your image, present the audience your whole package. Click here for more on stage performance.

You are a very confident performer with great expression. Lots of potential there.

El Jay Rose

So much passion and power in your voice! We were very captivated by your performance.

Good original song, you could build up to the chorus to make it more catchy.

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.

Loved the tone of your vocal and you were such an engaging act. Keep at it.

Simone Leonie

Lovely deep tones and textures, Simone!

Good delivery, but work a bit on enhancing your dynamics.

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.

Beautiful voice, but the song needs a bit more to it to keep it interesting and memorable. More vocal dynamics or something would help with that.

Also consider your stagecraft.

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

Very good job and plenty of natural ability there.

 

 

Shannon Connolly

You are a very confident performer with great expression, Shannon.

Like the original song, just be careful with your diction, sometimes it’s hard to hear every work you are singing. 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’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.

You have a very nice tone to your voice and beautiful texture, we look forward to seeing you in the Area Final!

Chantelle Hedman

Love the image and great to hear an original song, Chantelle!

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.

You have a lovely rasp to your vocal. Nice vocal dynamics throughout the song, but it would benefit from more of a little more variation to really show off the chorus. Click here for more tips on writing a song Chorus. 

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 and tips on having brand consistency.

Try to get out there and perform as much as possible, we look forward to seeing you in the Area Final!

Bear

Like the original twist on a classic, Bear! Great arrangement which was quite unrecognisable from the original.

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.

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.

Lots of passion and expression in your performance, really helped you connect with the audience.

Nice subtle deep tones to voice, look to develop your vocals and perform as much as possible to take it to the next level.

Strvmm

Really like the original song, nice range of guitar dynamics to keep it interesting, but I think you have more vocal variety too.

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.

Think about your image. 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.

Be careful with your mic technique, don’t come too far away from the mic.

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 technique.

Very sweet and pure voice, lovely tones and melodies. Keep at it and you could be one to watch!

Elz

Elz, nice audience engagement!

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.

A very passionate performance, you clearly mean every lyric.

Cool vibe to the song. You really told a story through the rap, and the chorus is catchy.

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.

You’re a good entertainer and very professional. Well done!

 

Nokulunga Zikhali

Amazing vocals, so much soul and power!

Liked that you took the mic off the stand and performed around the stage.

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

Lots of passion there, but we would like to see more originality as well.

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.

Great tone and texture, just working on perfecting the performance.

S Square

Nice matching images.

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.

Lots of performance and energy! Cool beat to the song and good meaning to the rap.

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.

Very catchy! Nice mix of vocals and great feel.

Well done!

Moon Williams

Love the big smile and musical waistcoat.

Such a beautiful song and you sang it with so much emotion and passion.

It’s so important to make sure your chosen song is one you can relate to. When you can relate yourself to a song, you can easily get into the right character for the song. Capture the emotions, feel them and express through your sound and performance. Click here on advice on song choice to give more emotional connection.

You looked like you loved every second performing and I loved that!

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.

So much soul and passion! Never stop performing!

Joey Clarkson

Lovely start thanking our team, Joey. Love the big smiles, you are very engaging.

You gave a good performance, which is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist.  Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

Brilliant original song! So much variety throughout but super catchy.

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.

A very enjoyable act. Well done, we expect great things from you!

Eloya

Eloya, it was great to hear you own song, 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.

Not sure the time signature of the backing works with the vocal at the start?

Lots of expression in your performance. 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.

Like how you build the song up into the big chorus.

Great vocals, lovely tone and texture there. Keep at it, you’ve got bags of potential.

Adwoa Hackman

Cool vibe to your song, Adwoa.

It could do with some different guitar dynamics to funk it up a bit more and make it more interesting.

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.

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

Don’t sing with your eyes closed too much, give us eye contact and engage.

A controlled and very professional performance, but  there’s still work to be done to progress to the next level.

SlewRate

Really love the beat to your song and you have some good lyrics in your rap, but you need to vary the vocals so make the chorus stand out more.

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.

Emotion is characterised by your tone of voice, changes in pitch, volume, and tempo.

Nice movement around the stage. 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.

Try not to look down at the floor too much, but you were very slick and professional.

Iceberg

Wow such a technical set with guitar, loop and keyboard, you’re obviously a very accomplished musician!

Well done for performing so well behind all those instruments – great facial expressions and personality shown.

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.

Nice original song, Loved the space in the track and how it builds up but I think it could really go into something more to take it to the next level.

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.

Lovely tone to your voice, you were pitch perfect and showed real passion.

Norabeta

You have such a unique tone to your vocal which is very individual.

Good original song, very catchy and lots of variety to keep it interesting. It also shows off your range really well.

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.

Lots of movement and performance.

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

Love the dance moves! Keep doing what you do, there’s a lot of potential there!

N’Dreya May

Love the sass and attitude!

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

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

Great voice and nice to see you feeling the beat and moving.

Try not to sing too much with your eyes closed, especially when they are so beautiful and piercing!

We want to engage with you. Eye contact 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.

Nice job, keep at it and you’ll be one to watch!

Say Yes, Do Nothing

Great audience interaction to kick off the show!

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.

Can tell you absolutely love performing and you’re a very confident performer.

Nice original song, 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.

It would benefit from more vocal and guitar dynamics to mix it up a little more and make it more catchy.

Very entertaining performance, well done!

Nikki French

Loved the smile as you walked on stage, Nikki!

You walked confidently on stage and maintained that confidence throughout your stage performance. Another good way to make an impression when you enter the stage is with your image, present the audience your whole package. Click here for more on stage performance.

Stunning vocals which really shown with such a stripped back song.

So much passion in your expression, nice movement too, you weren’t completely static even though you stayed in the same area of the stage.

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

A beautiful job, you’ll be one to watch in the future.

Scott Dale

Love the image Scott, just not sure it suits the song choice?

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.

Gorgeous vocals and range. Smooth a silky voice.

You are a very confident performer and worked the stage perfectly!

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

A really enjoyable performance, well done.

Ellie Sloper

This song really suits your style and tone, so good choice!

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.

It’s so hard to perform sitting and playing guitar but you really portrayed the emotion of the song through your facial expressions.

Facial expressions are important for your performance. They help you convey the emotion of the song to your audience and gives you a chance to connect with them.

Even if you are singing a sad song there are always appropriate parts to come out of character which allow you to smile. Smiling shows you are enjoying yourself, which makes the audience enjoy your performance too. Click here for more on adding expression to your performance.

We believed every word you sang. Well done!

Pauline Callais

Quirky image and nice voice, Pauline!

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.

Liked how you slowed the song down and varied the range to make it more original.

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.

Good use of the stage. You looked like you loved every second which we loved and you made us dance!

Ayda

Cool song, Ayda. Really great vocal range and lovely tone.

You looked and performed like a pro!

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.

Lots of sass and attitude in the performance, liked how took the mic off the the stand to really go for it and good movement in the instrumental parts.

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

Your timing was impeccable! The judges think you’re a star in the making.

FABIO BEN LOCKERS

Cool song choice which really suited your tone. Nice Celtic tones.

Powerful vocals, but be careful of your diction in places as it is hard to hear every word.

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.

Keep singing, you’re on your way!

MEI

Really cool original song, would love to hear your album.

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.

Perfect image to match your style.

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.

Lots of sass and attitude in the performance, liked how you moved the stand to really go for it and dance around.

A great performance, nearly completely full marks from the judges, well done!

Camilla Frederico

You have a lovely voice, Camilla, but it is so hard to compete against Adele if you’re covering her song without making it different and original.

Pick a song choice that you can really make 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.

Lots of passion in the face, but try not to just stand still and static give a little movement.

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.

Loved the depth of your vocal, just work on the above and you could go far.

Pasha

Nice set up with a keyboard and guitar accompaniment.

Remember that your voice takes priority and playing an instrument should be secondary, you looked to incorporate them in the performance well though.

Great original song, super catchy! 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.

You performed really well, nice backing vocal and harmonies.

Keep working together, you’ve got something special.

Claudia Gascogne

Claudia, such a perfect song choice for you!

Song choice is immensely important if you want to sing with emotion. Click here for more advice to help you sing with emotion.

Such a beautiful, haunting performance with beautiful vocals which really showed off your range.

It was great that you took the mic off the stand to go for it, but try not to sing too much with your eyes closed, we want to connect with you. Sometimes closing your eyes may be the best way to convey the mood, 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.

Nearly completely full marks from the judges!

Jade Rutter

Lovely entrance on stage with that big smile, Jade!

Facial expressions are important for your performance. They help you convey the emotion of the song to your audience and gives you a chance to connect with them.

Even if you are singing a sad song there are always appropriate parts to come out of character which allow you to smile. Smiling shows you are enjoying yourself, which makes the audience enjoy your performance too. Click here for more on adding expression to your performance.

You really used that stage and gave great eye contact so we connected to you.

Nice original song, with a good chorus.

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.

It would be beneficial to look to strengthen and develop your vocals with a vocal coach, so you can push them to the next level.

Lots of potential there though, keep at it.

Alexandros

Alexandros, it’s always very original to sing a song by another sex as you already have your own twist on it.

Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. It’s vital 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.

Liked the acoustic, stripped back version of Beyoncé. You really felt the rhythm through your body.

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.

With a few more gigs under your belt, you will be one to watch.

Rukeia

Nice original song, it showed off your range well.

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.

It would benefit from more of a hook though, something to stick in your head.

Lovely eye contact. 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.

It’s hard to perform sitting down playing guitar but you gave a lovely performance.

Keep at it, you will shine!

Charlene

Strong vocal performance with a lovely natural vibrato, Charlene!

Consider ways to make this song 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.

Great image and a lovely interaction with the audience.  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.

Well done, you’ve definitely got something.

Paul Singh

You gave a strong performance, Paul!

One of the most important parts of being a singer, mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist.

Good use of stage and interaction with audience. You don’t have to walk over every inch of the stage, but you did well make use of it. Click here for advice on using the space in your performance.

Great lyrics and good breath control. 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.

Lots of potential there, keep at it.

Kyran Edmund

Well done, Kyran.

We liked the composure before the performance, and overall conviction was very good.

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

Nice to see mic technique too.

Good voice aligned with well-chosen song which worked well for you.

When you can relate yourself to a song, you can easily get into the right character for the song. Capture the emotions, feel them and express through your sound and performance.

Click here on advice on song choice to give more emotional connection.

Commercial potential, lovely vocal tone, you have something.

Good luck in the area final.

Justyna Skop

Challenging song, Justyna! Your vocal strength is clear, but you need to combine this ability with image, confidence on stage, engagement, communication with the audience, and overall performance.

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. Another good way to make an impression when you enter the stage is with your image, present the audience your whole package. Click here for more on stage performance.

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.

Much work to do, but vocally very well done, now take your time to develop the wider aspects to performance.

Mr C

Very good in your chosen style. Well-rehearsed, polished, good material choice and communication was engaging.

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

You know what you are doing, and you are full of commitment to achieve the stage delivery you want.

Interesting name too, although not sure aligned to the genre.

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 and good luck in the next round.

Hannah Parr

Good work today, Hannah!

Fabulous image, stylistic, technically certain and assured essentially throughout.

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.

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.

Much to like about your performance, Hannah.

In your chosen genre you clearly have a strength and you are utilising it well.

It is quite right you compete in the next round, good luck!

Jason Wallace

Love the raw honesty, Jason, musically, thematically and in delivery.

Liked the guitar work. 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.

You will command a following, especially with your intent and passion in delivery but to move to the next level the performance needs a bit more polish and packaging.

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

You are great at what you do, try and think about how to extend that commercially.

Shannon Gillespie

A comfortable performance, Shannon, displaying fair range, expression, commitment and engagement.

If you’re not already, consider writing your own songs. 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.

There does need to be more to your performance both musically, personally and also in interaction.

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

Another act who played safe with material and in delivery but performed well on the night.

Harry Holmes

Like the vocal, Harry. All within your comfort zone and comfortable range.

Good layering, confident use of equipment and accompaniment, (good to see, not overdone either).

Have a think about image and your sense of commerciality.

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.

This about how you can enhance your performance to take things to the next level.

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

A bit safe in truth, you need to stand out more with an angle, but well done today. Good work.

Torcha Boss

There was something distinct we liked about this! Plenty of attitude, energy, good tempo.

Liked your original song. 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.

Don’t cup the mic, and you became increasingly hard to follow, plus not sure the dancers were quite sync’d or aligned.

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 technique.

You also need greater polish and something a bit extra to stand out in this genre.

There was something there though. (Split the judges)

Keep at it.

Jude Murray

There is no doubt you can sing, Jude. Nice tone and strong vocal, stylistic for your chosen genre.

Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You did well 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.

Image worked for you too.

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.

You will achieve success with the right targeted audience.

Appropriate body language and communication.

It was a comfortable showcase, you have the ability to perform and were clearly prepared. Well done.

Brian Hughes

There is little doubt there is more to you, Brian.

You were successful with the piece in some aspects, but unfortunately struggled more or less all through with intonation.

Song choice is immensely important if you want to sing with emotion – make sure you choose a song that you can relate to as well as sing. This will make it easier to get into the right character for the song. Click here for more advice to help you sing with emotion.

You have demeanour and stage presence (although try to develop stagecraft).

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

The correct intent and attention to image, but you did not nail it tonight.

Keep going. You just need to home those skills a bit more, but you have something.

Bart Berner

You are good at what you do Bart, you will always have an audience and command a musical stage.

Try to move to the next level in terms in stage presence, image and material, giving thought to greater modernisation or personalisation.

A good way to make an impression when you enter the stage is with your image, present the audience your whole package. Click here for more on stage performance.

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.

Keep going – always great to see performers in your genre.

Kate Jones

Loved the unique, clearly personalised act, Kate.

You gave a captivating performance and showcased a technical and personally expressed narrative.

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

We wanted to know more about what it meant, the extent of the story and key characters.

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.

Overall, you generally succeeded in your quest, we all respect what you did and what you are seeking to achieve.

Well done.

Ash Rowe

Great voice – we can see where your last few years has been, Ash!

Have a think about context because in this competitive environment there needs to be a greater commercial edge, perhaps greater individuality, and real thought about material. This is your challenge.

Make sure your chosen song is one you can relate to. When you can relate yourself to a song, you can easily get into the right character for the song. Capture the emotions, feel them and express through your sound and performance.

Before you start, make sure you understand the lyrics and sing it like you’re telling your story. Whatever direction you take, be sure to make the song your own. This is your performance not a copy of another artists. Click here on advice on song choice to give more emotional connection.

You are good Ash, but more polish and identity required to move to the next level. Perform as much as you can and you’ll be one to watch.

Vokyl

One of the best rappers of the day!

You delivered a strong clear message with just the right amount of attack & conviction. Great phrasing & some interesting timing. 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. Emotion is characterised by your tone of voice, changes in pitch, volume, and tempo which you demonstrated well, click here fore some of our tips on rapping.

We felt you really delivered a message you believe strongly about so you really held us. Maybe up the ante a touch more with an even catchier hook to really get that crowd eating out of your hand. Click here for more tips on the writing a chorus.

Great performance and we look forward to seeing you at the Area Finals!

Rebecca Smith

Big voice, Rebecca, well suited to the material. You made a good impression on the judges.

Good song choice, 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

Notwithstanding blemishes technically, you performed your work well. It is obvious you have an ability to sing and generally communicate the mood.

Commercially, you need to find an angle which gives you the chance to compete at a higher level. 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

You are good in your chosen genre and need to pursue what you do. You split the judges on the day.

Ben B

Loved it, you immediately set the delivery with a smile, which you sustained throughout, Ben!

Facial expressions are important for your performance. They help you convey the emotion of the song to your audience and gives you a chance to connect with them.  Smiling shows you are enjoying yourself, which makes the audience enjoy your performance too. Click here for more on adding expression to your performance.

It was perfect for the song choice, which in itself was great for you. 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 followed this up with a unique voice which was captivating!

Rhythmic dexterity was a fab bonus, and not withstanding leg injury and seated position throughout.

A clear, unanimous, easy decision to go through. Well done, Ben!

Naomi Ellen

Great voice, good song choice for you, Naomi.

Delivery was a little rushed in places and the high register work did not quite always work, either harmonically or pitch accuracy wise.

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 need to ensure your stylistic identity is stronger too. 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

A good effort overall, you now need to package your work to ensure alignment of image, material and performance.

RIchMilliOFL

Good voice for rapping, Rich. Strong lyrics and theme well communicated.

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. Emotion is characterised by your tone of voice, changes in pitch, volume, and tempo. HOW TO RAP

This worked well for you in the main, the trouble is that in order to compete in your genre you need to be so convincing. 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

Whether to go to the next round split the judges – we think the main issue was image (a bit casual) plus try not to cup the mic. This lost clarity of diction and balance in places.

Still, a strong audition with lots of potential.

Kisha

Aim for greater control over your words and tone control, Kisha.

There are elements of diction that can be worked on with vocal coaches by using appropriate exercises that will undo bad habits and start building new ones with correct technique. You’ll find the tone, clarity, range and control will also improve as a result of clearer diction. Click here to find out how to IMPROVE DICTION

We liked the image and material which was quite captivating.

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

We sensed a tentativeness which affected conviction, precision and placement, and hampered fluency of expression.

There were numerous positive aspects, work on techniques and overcoming nerves and you could be one to watch.