Artist Category: 21 & Overs

Dwain M

Did not expect this voice and style, Dwain!

The performance seemed a little fragmented, lacking cohesion in places. We think your identity needs work.

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.

We were a  little confused as to what you were trying to do, but lovely voice and revealing sentiment.

You clearly have something expressively plus an ability to convey through your vocal, although range was limited.

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.

Good contrast stylistically and a nice piece of work, but lacks a bit of polish.

Grace Summers

Great performance, convincingly conveying lyrics and mood, Grace.

Your attention to image worked – 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 some tips on singers image.

The body language and stylistic communication was effective.  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.

Strong in your genre, there will be a market for you, potentially commercially too.

You scored well across the judges and deserving of your place in the next round.

Don’t forget to keep seeking an individual angle to your work, but well done.

Answer Back

There is something there guys, but you looked very serious and this worked against you.

It was a little too intense. 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. Remember to smile.

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

Technical elements, vocal tone and sense of expression were good and we felt there was more to you.

Therefore we advise you reconsider how you present yourselves.

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

Look at it from the audience perspective, how do you need to appear, image and communication wise, to best suit your intended music the best.

Not quite there today, but keep at it.

 

Iain B

We enjoyed your work, Iain. It took us back to a very distinct happy place!

You are good at what you do and need to keep going but do give thought to image. 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

This is an easy fix to take you and your performance up a level.

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. Remember to smile.

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

Overall there is substance there in your chosen style with fairly convincing stage presence.

Dale Weatherstone

Lovely voice and good image, Dale.

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 clearly sculpting yourself into a performer with a sense of communication and who is honing an identity.

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

Technically comfortable, and the material in some ways suited you, but at the same time did not really get going to present you at you your best.

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

Watch the ending too, but there’s plenty of potential there.

 

Mai

Emotional song, Monica and you conveyed the message 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

Rationale and intentions were well communicated, reflecting the strong content.

Whilst impacting and it was not necessarily a strong showcase for what you can do as an artist in the context of this competition.

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 could be unique in a good way, but consider material to reflect you at your strongest technically, stylistically and excessively.

Manage

Watch your technique (e.g. breathing) but loved the energy and attitude!

Your image worked well. 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

The delivery was strong in aspects.

You will be competing against many similar acts who do what you do well in your genre, therefore you need to have an edge.

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 also need to build up technical skill, but there’s a lot of potential there.

Amana J

A soulful performance, Amana.

You have an established style, very individual.

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

Technically strong and effortless in places. You looked and sounded great but still room for more conviction and confidence.

It’s important to be able to overcome nerves, it’s essential when performing and singing that you work on this before performing to an audience. Portraying confidence is an important ability to have as an artist. Click here for more on how to sing with confidence

Keep at this, you have something which is promising at a higher level.

A strong contender to get through to the next round today.

Marta Marszko

Marta, you have something special!

Your image, looks and style were spot on.

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

Your vocal was also very good, but the chemistry between you both was not convincing unfortunately.

We couldn’t help but feel you did not work as a duo on stage, and whilst the playing was good, there were less certain moments between you.

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. Click for more tips for music duos and groups.

All in all, strong aspects but as a package musically and stylistically it did not work as much as we think it could.

Amy G

Great image, very composed, Amy.

Great 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. Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement.

Polished in looks, demeanour, stage presence and technically secure for the most part.

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.

Some moments were less effective, e.g. thinning and lost balance in the line, therefore scope for development and further work, but a clear ability to express yourself and engage.

There was a lot to like about this performance, Amy, well done!

Annabelle Millar

You committed to the performance well, Annabelle.

You have such a great image, lovely voice, great vocalist.

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 need to think about material choice, stylistic identity and overall intent.

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

Watch your plosives into the mic and the ending was not quite fluent, but much commercial potential.

Will be very interested to see how you get on in the next round.

Sarah Carter

Liked the commitment, tempo, impact of the song and overall engagement, Sarah.

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 were not afraid to express yourself with body language and used an effective number of stylistic vocal devices.

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

Technically a little more work to achieve consistency of tone control, balance and support, but you will always find an audience with your energy and song writing.

Good job, Sarah. Lots of promise here.

Lou Warburton

Even with an illness, great vocal, Lou!

Well trained and controlled overall, the performance suited your chosen style with ease.

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

Have a think about image also which needs to align more with the musical identity you are trying to convey.

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

It is difficult to argue with the technical ability, very good indeed, but some work needed in wider aspects of performance.

Remember your target audience too!

 

Onesie

Technically you nailed it, but a little too cautious in range to showcase!

You looked the part, nice 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

Nice delivery, safe presentation, watch material choice in a competitive setting.

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

Try also to make more use of the stage and establish even greater engagement with the audience too.

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

A performer here for sure, you just need something extra.

Mary-Ann

Lovely image which suits your style, Mary-Ann.

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

It was very comfortable vocally, a confident performer, with fair use of stage.

Try to develop this further. Use the area around you to perform. 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 little more polished here, overall deserving of not only your place in the regional final but also the area final.

Well done Mary-Ann, good luck on the next round.

James Williams

You settled into this delivery and have an ability to present yourself with fairly convincing command, James.

You look good and can communicate relatively well.

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

Notwithstanding the initial error, you performed well.

Whatever mistake you make when performing, never stop and/or apologise, you will only highlight the mistake! It will come across as more professional and confident if you carry on, chances are the audience didn’t even notice it. Click here for more on STAGE PERFORMANCE

You scored well with the judges and were worthy of the showcase opportunity which we hope you take to help move forward.

Amy Zoldan

Another comfortable performance, Amy!

You’re an established singer and you’re good at what you do. You’ll always find an audience, but try to go further; at this stage you need an edge.

Something extra to make yourself stand out. 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

Give thought to how image can help you too. 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

Safe, steady and deserving of your place, but there’s o much more potential there to be tapped.

Christina Xirokosta

You have a good vocal Christina but the performance lacked originality.

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

Be good to see you writing your own songs. It’s important to start considering writing your own songs by starting to write 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 writing lyrics getting started.

You performed well but we need to see you being original.

Lauren Rose

Super song Lauren but you need to commit more to the performance to bring it alive.

Reach out more to the audience. 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

Loved the song a little like Jessie Ware which can’t be bad.

Just wanted more of a committed performance. 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.

George Hennessey

Nice sound George but feels like we’ve heard it before with Oasis. 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

George look to bring guitar dynamics to your performance is to change up the tempo of the song to spark the attention of the listener. Changing up the tempo can bring more of an effect to the song and helps to emphasise certain sections of a song accordingly. Click here for more on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

Lyricalist Hype

Diction needs work on! 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

Adding breaths in your writing process is key. If you do not have good breath control it can affect your timing and put you off the song’s rhythm. Rhythm is the back bone of any piece of music so this is very important! For more advice click how to rap

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

Laetitia Pelacchi

Tischa you have a lot of ability but look to write in a key that brings out the best in your vocal.

You were a little nasally and diction could have been clearer. 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

More dynamics required to give the performance more depth. Look to change up the tempo of the song Tischa to spark the attention of the listener. Changing up the tempo can bring more of an effect to the song and helps to emphasise certain sections of a song accordingly. Click here for more on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

More performance and hard work required to bring the most of your undoubted ability.

Jamari Billy

Sounded good and a well thought image between you, as a group of singers there is a stronger need for the image to be worked on because you need to look like an act, not a group of individuals. The art of synchronisation is something all duos and groups should master to look more like a group.

You need to 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.  Just a smile and a glance now and then can do the trick.

Super harmonies and tone. Many duos and groups struggle because they fail to layer up their harmonies and instead make all the harmonies the same. Without layering the vocals you risk sounding like a solo act. When performing it’s important that the vocals layer up well within a duo and group to show off how diverse the act can be and what they’re capable of. Click here for more Tips for music duos and groups.

Alan Maclean

Super song Alan and an authentic sound.

Alan watch your microphone technique. 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

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 way to bring the performance alive is bring guitar dynamics to your performance is to change up the tempo of the song to spark the attention of the listener. Changing up the tempo can bring more of an effect to the song and helps to emphasise certain sections of a song accordingly. Click here for more on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

 

We Were Demons

Another act clearly established in your own style and will go down well with your chosen audience.

Keep doing what you, many people will enjoy this.

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 audience participation too – well done here.

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

Hope you enjoyed the experience and please do come back, we enjoyed hearing you.

Try to find an individual angle with thought as to how you can be slightly more  commercial.

Alexandra Elizabeth

You have clear stylistic identity Alexandra and a lovely vocal suiting the 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

We liked the body language and communication, and you have good control and composure too. Body language is a main tool in expressing the emotion of the song so make sure your movement reflects this.  Click here for more advice on to add even more depth to YOUR 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

To move forward, try to make more of the stage and let yourself go a little more even.

Generally convincing, needs an edge to go to the next level. Stronger performer today.

Tonha

You owned that performance every inch of the way, Tonha!

Great cool vibe, you showed confidence with personality and humour. 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’re definitely a natural performer.

You timed the more choreographed moves just at the right moment to hold our attention. 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 could have had the audience totally rocking with some extra engagement so don’t be afraid to get them involved.

Jessica Lloyd

You certainly ended the show with a bang, what a power-house!

You clearly have an abundance of confidence and owned your performance from start to finish and your vocals were equally impressive as expected. 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.

There was a hint of “novelty” about your act so work on bringing more authenticity to your image and song choice.

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.

Do that and you could give Amy Lee a run for her money!

Nigel Shek

Well done on an unexpected song choice and an equally unexpected voice, Nigel.

You took every opportunity to show dynamics and a very impressive range, there were however a few times, where a lack of vocal control was evident.

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.

On the whole you kept pace well with lots of natural energy, 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. 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 stand well and looked comfortable with your guitar.

There’s definitely signs of an artist lurking beneath the surface so try to identify exactly who that artist is and how unique can they be.

Clare Drysdale

To ensure you’re performance ready from the moment you step on stage remember to have your tracks edited of unwanted intros, your start was somewhat awkward as a result.

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

You have a really nice quality to your voice with a definite touch of country. You looked like you enjoyed your performance but remember to stay present for the duration, we felt that you were drifting in and out.

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

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

That could have been due to lack of connection to the song so make sure you sing songs that you really love and can connect to.

Geo Moon

You took on a brave song choice, Geo! Although that can be successful with that constant dark intensity when performed by a full band, it could have been better executed for a solo singer if some lighter dynamics were introduced.

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

Although your performance was full of passion it came across as overly intense and shouty so we really didn’t get a real connection to the story.

Look to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song and change up your vocal dynamics.

You clearly have a powerful voice but those qualities would be enhanced and appreciated so much more if they’re used more sparingly for the right moments.

Danny Reed Swings

Hats off to you for getting up on stage and performing the kind of song you love in the way you love, Danny!

You put everything you could into your performance and 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.

Performance is also a vital part 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.

Although we couldn’t really give any significant marks for originality, we just thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful performance from someone who clearly loves to sing and entertain!

Sophie Gettings

You didn’t look overly convinced that you were ready to own the stage and deliver a really “gutsy” performance, however you did deliver a remarkably promising vocal.

Next time try to 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

Your start was a little shaky and pitchy due to nerves but as you relaxed so did we as you grew into the song and performance.

We feel you only showed 50% of your true potential but we mean that in a really positive way.

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.

With more confidence behind your voice and performance plus a braver image you could be very special indeed. Investment in some professional voice and performance coaching would be wise.

Bradley Thompson

You brought us a tried and tested classic which showcased a really solid vocal and great contro, albeit within a pretty limited range.

Changing up parts of the song to put your stamp on it and show more range would have been great. 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

That being said there was a definite energy in your vocal delivery so try to carry more of that through into your eyes so we can see you’re 100% present in your whole 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

You come across as an experienced singer and musician so perhaps there was an element of playing it safe?

We see more potential in you for sure.

D W Jones

Great to see effort had been made in bringing us an original.

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

Surprisingly it had a musical theatre feel about it, a flavour along the lines of “Dear Evan Hansen”.

More commitment could have been applied to your lyrics to successfully deliver a credible and engaging story. 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 WRITING LYRICS – GETTING STARTED

You also seemed nervous which didn’t do the song justice. 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

Your vocal had a degree of nasality but definitely showed potential so working with a good vocal coach would be a worthwhile investment to really open it up and build more power.

Kitchyretro

We loved the effort on your image, although it almost mislead us into thinking we were going to get a touch of cheesy cabaret but we were so pleasantly surprised that wasn’t the case.

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.

An even bigger surprise was the lead vocals, what a rich and powerful voice, so full of character. When performing as a group it’s important to play on the strengths of each individual and highlight each performer’s unique touch. You don’t all have to sound the same when performing as it’s important to show off originality and how diverse the act can be. Click here for more on singing in a group.

Try your hand at taking a classic song and giving it a real “Kitchyretro” twist.

Overall a very unique and fun act.

 

The Brampton Lass

Lovely vocal and very natural delivery of a well known classic.

You came across as a seasoned performer who’s completely at home on the stage and just simply enjoys entertaining an audience, your act would be perfect in a folk club.

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.

Bring us more of the same but with some originality. 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.

Overall a lovely authentic performance.

Holly Havers

You delivered really competent vocals and have such a lovely demeanour, Holly!

There’s definitely something about you however there are too many elements not quite tying in together. We love that you’re so free spirited and passionate about performing, so channel it in to show one clear picture of who you are as a marketable artist.

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

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 already writing originals and have such a great voice so there’s definite potential here.

Kyle Tosh

You have an interesting image, Kyle. but we really were not sure about the inclusion of the crossbody bag though. It was rather distracting.

Your voice has potential but needs more agility and bounce, you’d benefit hugely from voice training. If you haven’t already got one, 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

The song was a pretty good choice for your current ability however the bridge really got away from you in terms of range and control.

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’re definitely showing signs of individuality so picking songs that you’re 100% comfortable with will enable that to surface even more.

Toni Sidgwick

You have an interesting voice which was quite captivating, Toni.

You do have a tendency to sing very set back into your throat with a lot of tongue tension which, although showed a particular characteristic in your voice will inhibit it’s freedom and could lead to vocal strain.

We loved your really unique approach to the guitar and loop pedal work, it was very slightly off time but you were still interesting to watch and held our attention.

There are many dangers to using a guitar loop pedal so firstly consider using it sparingly and get the performance up and running quickly. Too many guitar players make the performance too complex. If you are taking too long to get the song built up in the first place you will lose your audience and they will become disengaged. Click here for more on guitar loop pedal performance.

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.

Nice original, probably more of an album track, there was a lot of instrumental breaks but overall still an engaging and enjoyable performance.

Kid-B

A really catchy original, very hip hop/rock and we really felt the intent behind your message.

Spread your performance wider to the full audience. 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 crouched a lot which became a little distracting but still some good crowd interaction there.

Some vocal work around your singing would be beneficial as you were certainly stronger when rapping. 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

Definitely an act showing potential and originality.

Nicky Robinson

It was an interesting choice to start on the stool, not sure it really added much and made the performance though.

Once standing, you used the stage well. 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

You have an absolutely gorgeous tone, we heard a little evidence of range so would like to hear more.

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

It was a nice arrangement of a classic, well done for adding at least some originality, although not sure some of your melody choices quite gelled.

More intent behind performance and connection to lyrics needed so look for songs that really speak to you in both melody and message.

Trix

We really liked that you rap staying true to your regional accent.

You needed more emphasis phrasing and punctuation as we missed a lot of the lyrics which was a shame as you clearly had a message to deliver.

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

You performed a lot towards the judging panel so don’t be afraid to perform forward to the audience.

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

Aim to work more of a clear identity and brand into your image, but it was good job overall.

Olivia Morley

So confident and accomplished from the get go, so easy to listen to, Olivia!

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 have a wonderful richness to your voice, strong range and very secure mix. It’s so difficult to perform behind a keyboard but you achieved that so well.

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. Click here for more on music keyboards performing with music keyboards.

There’s definitely a hint of Gaga and you could definitely take a much more elevated image to bring everything inline and make more of a statement.

Dayzee Doll

Liked the song Dayzee and a good vocal!

Perhaps could consider a drum and bass breakdown for a change up and to make even 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! Click here for more information on singers image

Performance wise, use the stage more, you stayed very central throughout Dayzee. 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

Overall it was a very good performance and we hope to hear more from you.

 

Katie Shattock

Katie take care to check your guitar before coming on stage as wasn’t perfectly in tune. 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

Consider 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

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

The more you perform the better you will become, so keep at it.

Saab

Lots of soul in the intro and a lovely vocal, Saab!

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

Are you sure the ukulele is the right instrument for this song? It has its place but often can struggle to drive a song and give dynamics. Be good to hear this song performed with a guitar.

By using different guitar dynamics Saab it could 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

Song is a good one but potentially better with a guitar to give more depth. Overall a very good performance.

Des Marks

The song is good and flows well. Perhaps look to work on driving that hook more with the delivery and 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

You all have a nice manner and good tone.

Interact and engage with one another currently there is nothing: 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. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

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

Good job though and lots of potential there.

J Lucia

Confident performance, J Lucia with a super smile. Very engaging.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage, commit even more to this J. 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

Love that you had the confidence to perform your own song, it was good albeit a little repetitive in places, consider adding more lyrics, hooks and dynamics.

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’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

Carrara Lanney

You have an incredible vocal and engaging song.

Commit more to the performance. As performers 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. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

Don’t forget to tune your guitar, as soon as you hit that stage, you need to be ready to perform.

Walk confidently on stage and maintain that confidence throughout your stage performance including when waiting to start. 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

Work on your mic control. 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

More expression and performance Carrara to back up your super vocal and songs.

Susana Fonseca

Nice tones to your vocal Susana, look to develop your performance and use that stage even more.

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. Click here for more on STAGE PERFORMANCE

Pick a song choice that you can make it your own Susana. 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

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

Try to choose a song that suits your range and you could be one to watch.

Rachel Brooks

Rachel you are a natural performer and love that you stand to perform!

Great you accessorise with your keyboard to make you stand out. 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 wise the song is too repetitive and needs more lyrics, hooks and dynamic.

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

What will really set you apart from other performers is the way you can still communicate your message through eye contact and facial expressions, and your overall commitment to the performance. Click here for more on music keyboards PERFORMING WITH MUSIC KEYBOARDS

It was a good performance, you’ve got bags of potential and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Richard Foster

You guitar playing is comfortable and you have a good vocal, Richard. Not sure your introduction was endearing or winning over any fans in the audience.

Liked that you brought us an original. 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

The message of the song wasn’t so clear, perhaps consider diction. Which 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

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 have the ability, just consider the listener and reach out with the emotion of the song rather than being lost in the performance.

Ben Smith

Super gruff sound to your vocal, Ben. Very unique sounding.

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

Song needed more of a hook, seemed to pity out and be less appealing as it went on. At one point the audience thought the song had finished. Perhaps consider using dynamics.

Cool t-shirt and you looked the part, but weren’t quite confident in your image.

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

Would help Ben 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 great voice, just work on the performance aspect a bit more.

The Lazy Lounge

Love the song, very relatable making it easy for people to connect to the song. Good lyrical flow and super lyrics.

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 forget your performance. Look like you’re having fun and you will engage with the audience.

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. Remember to smile. 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

Don’t forget to interact and engage with one another even 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. Click for more tips for music duos and groups.

Give us more expression. 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 suiting to the lyrical content. Click here for more on singing with facial expressions

Amelia Tilley

Amelia, you have a nice tone, look to really commit to the song and performance.

Look to bring more depth Jessica as 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 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.

Pick something modern or if an old song put a modern twist on it. Also remember to select a song that is applicable and appropriate to your age! Click here for more on song choices

Consider a vocal coach, finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique and delivery Jessica 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.

Keep it up and perform as often as you can to build up those valuable stage miles.

Jordan Olukanmi

You have such an enviable tone that money just can’t buy, Jordan! There’s a real John Legend vibe about you.

You showed real love for what you do and for your audience with such an effortless performance and 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.. Click here for more tips to consider for your performance.

You seem to have real confidence in who you are as an artist which made us relax & just watch you. 

Another good original but with a better hook than your submission for songwriters. 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.

We’d love to see you display even more of that warmth & interaction next time, but it was a very good audition.

Briony Elisha

We could clearly hear you have some great qualities in your voice, Briony. 

You displayed good diction, breath control and range. It’s also 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

Your big song choice however needed a lot more belt and punch, so didn’t enable you to showcase your full potential which was a shame. 

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

An acoustic version of the track that you could really put your own stamp on could have worked a dream, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

John Anderton

We warmed to you from the moment you stepped to the mic, John. Walk confidently on stage and maintain 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

Your original was so uplifting with a real 60s vibe. 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 maintained great energy throughout your performance, more of the same in the vocal delivery would have elevated it.

There’s a hint of Rod Stewart about you. An enjoyable & entertaining performance.

Shafi Choudhury

You have a very unique voice & your song choice worked perfectly, Shafi!

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 used the music more like a non-vocal instrument in creating some unusual but enjoyable sounds. We were unclear if that was intentional or just a happy accident. It did however inhibit the freedom of it so if your intention is to be more of a conventional singer, investment in vocal training would be wise. 

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

An interesting performance, so keep at it.

David Cooper

It was an unfamiliar but typical blues song and you executed that “bluesy” vibe really well, David. We felt comfortable listening to you!

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

When you have just 1 song to showcase the most impressive elements of who you are as a singer, musician & artist do consider something that’s a bit more stretching that could leave your audience remembering & talking about you for weeks to come.

Next time try 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 job overall and we’d love to hear more from you.

Josh Walker  

Thankfully you recovered very quickly from a shaky start and delivered a superb original version of a very popular & current song, Josh. 

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 displayed such passion & soul in your delivery and your vocals got stronger throughout your 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.

Your image needs a bit of attention, however you were definitely the surprise of the night!

Marc Gollins

The work on the loop pedal set our expectations that we were about to see an accomplished performance. 

There are many dangers to using a loop pedal so firstly consider using it sparingly and get the performance up and running quickly. Too many guitar players make the performance too complex.

If you are taking too long to get the song built up in the first place you will lose your audience and they will become disengaged. Click here for more on GUITAR LOOP PEDAL PERFORMANCE

The timing was off resulting in a somewhat clunky execution of what was actually a really promising original song. 

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

You have a great image & really look the part. 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

Work on strengthening your vocals to get more edge & punch behind them. Would love to see you on a better day.

Jenny Vera 

Your original had a singalong, happy quality which was totally unexpected given your image, Jenny! We were expecting something more edgy & indie.

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

Your voice had a heady choral quality so work on getting depth in that lower range. 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

There are definitely mixed messages in who you are as an artist. 

Spend some time getting a clearer picture so you and your audience are on exactly the same page.