Artist Category: 21 & Overs

Eliza Red 

A very different & unexpected act, Eliza!

If you were in a competition for creating a feel good vibe you’d definitely be up there. 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

So lovely seeing the connection between you & your granddad.

Your original was good, but you need to work on making it stand out 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

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

There is a real originality to your voice. Overall, fun, enjoyable & entertaining.

Srimiyatun

It’s so difficult to engage your audience when your singing in a different language so it’s important that the emotion in performance is even more elevated to tell the story more. 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

Your voice has a lovely tone so work on opening it up & allowing more freedom of range. 

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 image was very interesting but not sure it quite tied in with completing an overall picture of you as an artist.

Red Wren

Well done for giving 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

The song had had a lot of drive but was a little one dimensional & needed more of a hook. 

Look at songs that will enable you to show off more emotion, energy & dynamic in your voice. 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

We really saw such potential so step out of that comfort zone & bare your soul more.  

Matthew Williams 

Congratulations on a very brave song choice and performance, Matthew!

It worked in some areas but not quite in others. 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 have a real originality to your voice so work on accessing more range and keeping consistent breath control & pitch if you intend to continue combining singing with dance moves. 

Tone of voice generally carries much more meaning than the words we say, so practising methods to vary vocal tone is a sure way to improve your performance and give it an emotional edge. Click here for more on adding different tones to YOUR PERFORMANCE

Whilst the dancers were a bit of a distraction, well done for actually joining in on the choreography! It definitely created a feeling that we were watching a show rather than just a performance. 

Nimsay & El Dorado

What a refreshing change of pace, Nimay and Eldorado! You woke the audience up in a really good way!

Such great attention to image which tied in perfectly with the energy & vibe of your act. 

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 worked the stage so well together & displayed such charisma; engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

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.

Pay a little attention you your diction but overall so entertaining!  

Ellis Johnson

You are certainly very easy on the eyes and ears! You have such a great demeanour & presence up on stage, Elis! 

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

Really nice original & well done for showing us some impressive falsetto. 

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 seem very much in your comfort zone so now’s the time to take some risks & surprise us.

There’s definitely the making of a credible & authentic artist in you.

Hanna Stefansdottir

Your song choice was unfamiliar but it had a good drive, Hanna!

You have a really nice lower tone so try to retain some of that warmth in the higher range as there was a tendency to become shrill. 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

Do remember your performance starts from the moment you step onstage & be mindful that if you perform to the side you exclude half of your audience. 

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

Don’t be shy in ramping up that image, we believe you have the personality to handle it. 

Lauren Boswell 

We all agreed, a really nice easy listen, Lauren.

Lovely dynamic vocals and guitar. 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

It was a catchy song.

You have a great image that reinforced our good feeling about 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

We really think there’s more to you and would love to hear a song that also showcases your lower registers.

Nihat

It was refreshing to hear a male version of such a popular Adele song, Nihat! 

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

Well done for bringing your own personality to it. 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

Your voice has a great tone so work on building your colour palette to create more interest & dimension to it. 

You could have much greater potential so don’t be afraid to take more risks & really get more energy behind it & your performance.

Good job though, keep it up!

K2 

Nice song choice, you delivered some beautiful dynamics at times. 

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

There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on VOCAL DYNAMICS

There were inconsistencies in your voices, sometimes they blended well, other times very unbalanced in weight & tone. To gel together more solidly as a duo definitely consider vocal training separately to improve your all round technique. 

Working with a professional singing teacher can help you to build vocal confidence. A good vocal coach will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your vocals and can help you to develop these areas. Click here for more advice on HOW TO SING WITH CONFIDENCE

Well done on image & the effort you put into your performance.

Steven Turner

Great natural classical voice, Steven! You have so much potential but we feel as though training to work on control and projection would help build performance skills and technique. 

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

Great job and good breath control, we need to work on timing and overall stage presence. 

Working with a professional singing teacher can also help you to build vocal confidence. A good vocal coach will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your vocals and can help you to develop these areas. Click here for more advice on HOW TO SING WITH CONFIDENCE

We really enjoyed your performance, keep it up!

Luisa Reya

Great husky, light tone Luisa!

An effortless transition through the registers, good use of ad libs. Maybe play around with this more and focus on stage presence. 

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 want to see a confident performer to match your unique vocal. 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

Amazing performance, just work on your confidence and perfect your vocals.

Amanda L-ska

Amazing tone, great dynamic range and effortless transition through the registers, Amanda! 

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.

Great control on the belt and love the use of growl to add to the overall performance. 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 have a good natural voice, so keep working at it and you’ll get even better!

Marian Novak

Great effort, Marian! The song was good and you have great stage presence. 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

Perhaps seek vocal lessons to enhance your range. 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

Don’t give up, you’ve got a lot to work with and could go far!

 

Arkut Brothers

Great job guys! The lead vocalist had a very distinctive tone and the use of backing vocalists helped build the performance. 

Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification which is important when trying to connect with the audience. When rehearsing, focus on communication as a group as this will take your performance to the next level. Click here for more on Group singing SINGING IN A GROUP

Brilliant instrumentalists, the guitar riff was really catchy. Make the most of your time. Audience participation is potentially a great way to fill those moments during the music instrumental. Click here for more on performing in the MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL

Keep at it, you’ve got lots of potential!

Faye Rose

Great performance and interaction with the audience, Faye! 

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

Unfortunately we feel as though the song didn’t demonstrate your full vocal performance. 

Try picking a song that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out and you will risk your version getting lost amidst the other versions.

You want to pick a song that isn’t covered very often; so avoid picking something constantly played on the radio or currently in the charts. Pick something modern or if an old song put a modern twist on it. Also remember to select a song that is applicable and appropriate to your age! Click here for more on SONG CHOICES

Great power and growl in your voice, but you need to smooth the runs and melismas.

Lucy Starr

Be careful to watch your guitar tuning, Lucy! 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

You have a really soft natural tone and it was a really emotional performance, which is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. Click here for more and always SING WITH EMOTION.

You need to get some experience on 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

Overall it was a good start, keep it up!

M-eye

You looked like you were enjoying performing. Great stage presence and you seemed confident and comfortable performing.

A long introduction without lyrics, make the most of your time in an effective way. Audience participation is potentially a great way to fill those moments during the music instrumental but has it’s place and easily over laboured. Click here for more on performing in the MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL

Try not to shout down the microphone and keep your composure.

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

The song was original, bit abstract in places and maybe consider writing songs in a key that suits your vocal, but you’ve got plenty of potential.

Laszlo Gallo

Seemed this performance meant a lot to you and you composed yourself well before starting! It was great how you introduced the song to us and explained the meaning of it. You came across well in your introduction to set the scene without overdoing it. Good expression throughout Laszlo!

Engaging is important that your facial expression matches the feeling of the song. A good way to practice this is to perform your song in front of a mirror and/or film yourself to find an expression that looks genuine and suiting to the lyrical content. Click here for more on singing with facial expressions

You have a strong but sweet voice and we enjoyed every minute that you were on stage.

A fully committed performance, raw and emotional, what a fantastic performance. Watch this girl if she can produce performances like this every time. Performance of the day!

Morgan Cassius

Good composure Morgan, a big audience expected a lot and you really delivered.

To be even better look to work on your diction, projection and dynamics. 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

You have the potential but with an extended range and projection you can really attack the high notes and leave the performance with an even more climatic ending.

Try picking a song that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out and you will risk your version getting lost amidst the other versions.

You want to pick a song that isn’t covered very often; so avoid picking something constantly played on the radio or currently in the charts. Also remember to select a song that is applicable and appropriate to your age! Click here for more on SONG CHOICES

You got a super audience reaching, so good job Morgan.

Men at Risk

A very enjoyable performance and we could see that you were having a good time on stage!

Great commitment guys and loved the harmonies especially towards the end worked brilliantly to give a climax to the performance. 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.

Love to see you chaps performing an original or being creative with a cover song.

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

Don’t forget to interact more with each other to show that connection. Interact and Engage with one another: Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification.

Kelly Greenhalgh

You have a lovely vocal, Kelly! You have all the ability but we’d  like to see more stage presence.

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

Kelly 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

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

Work hard now to realise that potential Kelly.

Anisa Vanikver

Wow what a clear tone with simmering power, Anisa!

Super song, commit more to the performance, your expression is great but reach out to the audience more with movement on the stage and your eyes, look right into the eyes of the audience as if you are performing it to every individual.

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 aimlessly and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. Click here for more on 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

But let’s take nothing away from the song and vocal which was first class, well done Anisa!

Echo

You have a super tone Eleni Skarpari aka Echo and you connected well with the emotion in your song.

The judges thought you sounded a little like Regina Spektor!

Look to commit even more to the performance, varying the dynamics to drive through the chorus. As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Eleni click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage more. If you can master the act of grooving to your tunes, you will go down a lot better with the audience on the day.

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

Having said that the song was a good one and you expressed it well!

Carina Dangas

Great expression Carina, 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

You really committed to the performance Carina but just ensure you don’t over labour it and over express yourself.

Liked your original song, contemporary and modern, just look to work the dynamics even harder and ensure you don’t force the vocal and loose your control. 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

A good performance overall, and we’d like to hear more from you.

Nadia Roberts

A confident performance and nice use of the stage, Nadia,

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

Vocally Nadia, you are comfortable and have a nice tone, love to see you being 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. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best SONG CHOICES

You have good projection in your vocal but 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. Click here for more on VOCAL DYNAMICS

Good performance Nadia but be good to see you as an original artist.

Senzen

Loads of presence and ability Senzen, you are an exciting talent!

Couple of things to consider to be even better:

Watch your mic control Senzen, 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

Look to reach out to your audience from the start. 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

Super tone to your vocal, look to work the dynamics even more. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance. Using dynamics can make your performance stand out from the crowd by adding emotion and expression. Click here for more on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

You’ve got plenty of ability, so keep at it.

Bella McKendree

Bella, you have a lovely soft tone to your vocal. As soon as you hit the stage, look to reach out and grab the audience.

To engage 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

Felt like it needed more commitment and movement on stage to express the emotion in the song.

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.

More eye contact Bella! 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 performance just need more performance to learn how to connect to your audience.

Leah La-Rose

Silky vocals Leah and a catchy song! Sweet lyrics and great diction in your performance.

Commit more to the performance and look to give us more eye contact with purpose.

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.

Overall, a very nice job and we’d love to hear more from you.

Vivian Dohlen

Super original song, Vivian! Look to drive the song harder with well worked dynamics.

A way to bring guitar dynamics to your performance is to change up the tempo of the song to spark the attention of the listener.

Changing up the tempo can bring more of an effect to the song and helps to emphasise certain sections of a song accordingly. Click here for more on guitar dynamics GUITAR DYNAMICS

Like to hear you work on the chorus to have more of a catch and a hook although a change of delivery and dynamics could realise it’s potential.

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

Look to perform at as many Open Mic nights as you can to try and test your songs out and learn your stage craft.

Asha Passmore

Great choice of backing track to write lyrics to. Very Clever rhymes, Asha!

Vocally you have the potential and could be so much better with some vocal training. 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

Sentiment of the song is great, at times the lyrics didn’t scan so just look to rework slightly so they breathe and flow better.

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

Good energy on stage and you worked the audience well. The more you perform the better you will become!

Emma Sofia

Glitzy dress Emma, as we know it’s important for an act to 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.

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!

Like to see more dynamics Emma. By using different guitar dynamics it will help to 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

Don’t forget to tune your guitar.

Ensure your performance is in line with the emotion you are trying to convey in the message of the song.

Aisha Aldris

You picked a tough song Aisha, loved the breakdown to make it your own.

Vocally though you struggled to control the song and it was a little wild in places.

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

It’s not always about power, don’t sacrifice a bit of power for loss of control.

Make sure you chose a 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 have the ability just need to work out yourself as an artist.

Dominique

You have a powerful vocal Dominique, look to use it wisely!

Sometimes more is less. 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

Don’t forget to smile! 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

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 have the ability just more performance required to be even better.

Hugo Avshu

Super vocal Hugo and the guitarist gave it a really authentic feel.

Love to see you writing your own original songs. 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 dynamics Hugo. 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

Good performance Hugo but look to develop as an artist and perform your own songs.

Chantee Rensburg

Super sultry vocals, Chantee! It was a good song choice and a heartfelt performance.

Like to see more presence of an image Chantee; 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

Perform more in the instrumental section, those few seconds during music instrumental section can come across longer due to the lack of performance. The music instrumental is an excellent opportunity to make use of the stage give something visually.

As the music instrumental can often last for few seconds try by moving around the stage, taking the mic off the stand or simply using your arms. Click here for more tips on what to do during the musical instrumental

With a few well considered alterations you could really make waves as an artist, you have a great song and bags of ability.

Mike Burnett

Great projection and rasp in your vocal Mike, ensure you get even closer to the mic to be even better.

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

Have you got your own songs as love to hear you being an original artist. Important to start considering writing your own songs Mike, maybe 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

Failing that 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

Look to build on the talent you have Mike.

Gemma Dee

Gemma, you have a lovely voice, but you need to give us more emotion and connect more with the song, as you have bags of ability!

Commit to the performance and give us more emotion, convey the message in the song. Drive the dynamics and message. 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 did ramp up the performance but it was a real slow burner and you we needed more impact from the start.

You walked confidently on stage and maintained that confidence throughout your stage performance. Click here for more on stage performance

Consider to write your own songs and become a star as you have the ability Gemma!

Harry Middleton

It was amazing to be able to judge your vocals. You have an amazing tone, Harry! 

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 natural compression in your voice is very distinctive. Good use of dynamics to highlight a build in the song. 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.

 

Alexandru – Daniel Lesan

Good natural ability to pitch with a soft onset, Alexandru.

Definitely consider seeking advice from a vocal coach to work on technique to allow you to be able to push yourself to your full potential. 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

Working with a professional singing teacher can help you to build vocal confidence. A good vocal coach will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your vocals and can help you to develop these areas. Click here for more advice on HOW TO SING WITH CONFIDENCE

Steve Watkins

Steve, try to be aware of your eye line, it is important that you direct your performance to the audience. Eye contact is so important when you are performing to an audience.

Not only does it 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

Good song choice, consider using vocal dynamics to build the performance and 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

Jude Adams

 Great performance, Jude! You have a good ability to get the audience involved.

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

You have a strong vocal and good breath control considering the amount of dancing. Love your enthusiasm! 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

Marcus Thompson

Great voice, Marcus. You just work on diction as we struggled to understand the lyrics. 

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

Loved the harmonica to add diversity to the track. 

Jordan Feetham

Great image, Jordan! 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

Just be careful to watch microphone technique make sure to lift it so that it is parallel to your mouth to ensure we don’t lose any of the vowel sounds. 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

Very distinctive performance good song choice, great inflections into your head voice, a very well pitched performance.

Lydia Rose

You have very haunting vocal and good use of harmonies to build the dynamic of the performance. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification which is important when trying to connect with the audience.

When rehearsing, focus on communication as a group as this will take your performance to the next level. Click here for more on singing in a group.

Female lead has a powerful tone and great control throughout her chest and head voice. 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.

That said, overall a strong performance, well done in gaining a place at the Area final!

Mitchy Chambers

Mitchie, you have an amazing vocal range! A strong performance with controlled melismas and riffs.

Watch mic technique at times, most mics 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.

Be sure to power through the breath and add dynamics to add range to your performance. 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.

Jake Frood

Great voice, Jake! You have a very natural grit.

Maybe look at pulling that back at times to add some more 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

Explore your range and power a little bit more to enhance your overall vocals, good song choice and the guitars complimented one another very well.  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.

Squiel

Great 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.

A really believable performance, with good confidence on stage. 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’ve got great ability, so keep up the good work!

Kwan

You really made the song your own! 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.

Amazing falsetto and good 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.

We were all captivated by your ability to entertain.Well done!

Clef Skysters – Aakerstorm

Emotion really came through in the performance, the lyrics were so powerful. Learn how to embrace the power of the 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

Great soulful tone maybe consider singing with a backing track to build on the overall performance. Having good quality backing music is essential for a singer’s performance as it needs to compliment the vocals well.

Click for advice in ensuring you have the best from your BACKING MUSIC

Keep at it and you’ll improve with experience.

Ess Jay

You have potential with your vocal and songs but you performance is letting you down.

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.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage, you are far to static so visually it’s boring Ess Jay. 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

Songs need more dynamics both in the structure and delivery of the performance! Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on VOCAL DYNAMICS

Look to perform as much as you can to realise your potential.

Open Mic nights are a great way to learn your trade, whilst building contacts and further performance opportunities.

Loulita Gill

Love the song and the emotion conveying with super tone and dynamics.

Don’t want to detract from a super performance and song but to be even better Loulita, consider developing your eye contact and facial expression. Reach out to your audience with your eyes. 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

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 and it needed more of this Loulita. It can make your performance more powerful and really engage your audience. Click here for more on eye contact

With your engagement it is important that your facial expression matches the feeling of the song. A good way to practice this is to perform your song in front of a mirror and/or film yourself to find an expression that looks genuine and suiting to the lyrical content. Click here for more on singing with facial expressions

Beautiful vocals and an engaging performance, we look forward to hearing more from you.

 

Dame Birame

Authentic sound Dame and you committed well to the performance. Really good audience interaction and presence.

Watch you diction and lyrics  as they 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

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 performer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when performing the audience will never be the same twice. Some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation, whereas others will simply look at you blankly. So it’s essentially a judgement call based on a number of factors. Click here for more on when to reach out for AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

So with a bit more care and focus, you could really improve the overall performance. You have so much potential.

 

Tyrell Wright Pickett

Lovely deep tone to start off the performance and by picking a song normally performed by the opposite gender you are forced to do it differently.

However as much as you can change the original to be creative the better. It’s always best to pick a song choice that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd.

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

You have a good presence on stage Tyrell, could have used the stage more and really reached out to your audience. Consider coming to the front of the stage more to reduce the barriers. 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

Overall a superb performance but always consider to be as original as possible.

Reuel Elijah

You made a good impression to start with reaching out to the audience requesting there involvement. It was very engaging.

Be aware Reuel as a performer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when performing 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.

You are a natural performer coming to the front of the stage to reach out to your 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 your stage performance.

You had great flow and a strong beat. Potential contender if can perform to this level next round!

Megan Strange

Megan you have lots of ability but you need to perform and work hard to realise your full potential. You have a strong vocal, so there’s plenty to work with.

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

The song has potential but is too simplistic, needs more development and structure. Work on the hook.

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 more on writing lyrics

Your chorus vocals were not quite in tune, so perhaps consider a vocal coach to help with your development Megan, finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer.

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

Keep at it though, you will only improve with experience.

Mary Chacon

Before you even start it seems a big song choice! Overall you showed great energy and it was a convincing performance, but not the best song choice for you.

Pick a song that shows your originality, Mary. Try picking a song that hasn’t been covered numerous times otherwise it will be hard to stand out and you will risk your version getting lost amidst the other versions.

You want to pick a song that isn’t covered very often; so avoid picking something constantly played on the radio or currently in the charts. Also remember to select a song that is applicable and appropriate to your age! Click here for more on SONG CHOICES

At time the high notes weren’t quite there and 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

Tidy up the microphone technique Mary, 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

Song choice is so important and learn what songs suit your vocal best.

Batch Gueye

Nice guitar playing to get it started Batch, but you missed the opportunity to reach out to your audience.

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

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

You have a great voice and we loved that you’re singing in your own language, but 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

It was a very brave and honest performance and we found it very refreshing.

Tom Hull

You have a super deep tone Tom and easy guitar style. You had a very assured and subtle stage presence which made it easy to listen to you.

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

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.

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

Consider the above and you can go to the next level as you have loads of potential.

Jonathan Standden

You have the ability but lack confidence, so your performance was quite raw.

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

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 were good trap rhythms in the vocals, but 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

Work hard, perform as much as you can and I’m sure you can develop into the act you can potentially be Jonathan!

Stay Hungry

Nice smiles all the way which always leaves a good impression. Good vocals and nice colour on the raps as well.

The song isn’t as catchy as it could be and needs more of a hook to really connect to the audience.

As a performers it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when performing as the audience will never be the same twice. Stay Hungry isn’t the most engaging hook to work.

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

Try to focus more on the performance to enhance and consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for YOUR PERFORMANCE

By showing interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification which is important when trying to connect with the audience. You did this well so when rehearsing, focus on communication as a group as this will take your performance to the next level. Click here for more on Group singing SINGING IN A GROUP

You all have great chemistry and we really enjoyed how you complemented each other.

Jemima

You’ve both got great stage presence and put on a vibrant show!

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 had the audience on your side and made the track your own. Very clever build up, take care not to lose the connection to the audience whilst building it up which there is always a chance in doing.

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

Good engagement between the performers, you were potentially trying to do too much and a bit less but more focus on connecting with the audience may have served you well.

Super talented and enjoyable performance though.

Slamz

Good to get your game face on and focus and it was a very cool track, Slamz. We could all see that music is an outlet for you.

You had a confident entrance and good stage presence, you seemed very comfortable up there.

Your flow was also good, but you could work on making your lyrics more engagin.

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.Click here for more tips on how to rap.

Consider adding dynamics to let the song breathe whilst helping to emphasis the hooks. As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance.

Performing the verses 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.

More performance will help you to work out the best delivery, adding slight pauses and change in attack will really improve this song!

Jimmy Banks

You had a great entrance which set expectations high, Jimmy! You have a lush tone and vocal  but at this stage we need to see more of who you are as an artist.

You need to relax and engage on 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

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

To be original 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

Not enough to rely on a super vocal.