Artist Category: 21 & Overs

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.

Ice Pimp Daz

You have great individual style and were very original, Daz.

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

Lyrics have a good flow and message, but you need to work the structure and dynamics around the hook to make it stand out even more.

One way you could do this is 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

Consider a vocal coach to develop your projection, 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

More performance will give you confidence to use that stage more.

Hayley May

You have a very beautiful voice, Hayley!

You looked very nervous as you came on the stage. You did grow as the performance went on.

Try and 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 need to look at your audience and engage them. 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

Look to be individual including picking 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 clean crisp vocal to work from, so keep performing. Confidence on stage will come with experience.

Lindsay McConville

You have a rich lower range, Lindsay and we enjoyed your song.

It’s great to see you writing your own songs. 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 has potential, it seemed to lose its way as it went on, whether that’s cos you lost the thread of the lyrics it was unclear but practice and practice more will iron this out to be more polished.

Watch your facial expressions as they are coming across harder than the emotion of the song.  Engaging appropriately 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

Adding a bit of emotion will take you far, but it was a good performance overall. Well done!

R-Techz

Catchy and engaging track which people can relate to. The lyrics were good and showed lots of potential. It’s nice to see you being so creative.

Good delivery and dynamic, but we lost a couple of 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. Strong delivery of your lyrics will ensure you emotionally connect with your audience and effectively convey the message that’s in your song. Click here for more tips on rapping.

Think image is a way to market yourself when you’re not performing, so considering all factors of your image is vital. Ensure your style reflects your music and personality to create the whole package! Click here for more information on Singers Image

You have good stage presence and seemed at home up there. Performance is one of the most important parts of being an artist. Think of some moves that go with the hook line to stand out even more!

Also focus on eye contact, is so important when you are performing to an audience. Not only does eye contact help you convey 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.

Dave Hutchings

You have nice tone to your vocal, Dave. You were a bit nervous but settled yourself as you built up the song.

Watch your diction and focus on all the notes with equal consideration.

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

Use the space around you to perform. You don’t have to walk over every inch of the stage, but make use of it with purpose dave, don’t let the space swamp you, own it!

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

You’ve got good range though, and will get better with experience.

Jasmine Branca

You have good presence and song has potential. It’s great to see that you’re writing your own songs, Jasmine.

To be even better 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

Try and give us more movement, more visual and general 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

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

Master that to fulfill your obvious potential.

Mariya Clements

You have a lovely, smooth vocal but it was a big song and needed a bit more power behind it, Mariya.

When you select a song like this it’s really to commit and let go with the song. Dynamics and using the power of your vocal at the chorus being key. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. They can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

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

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

Focus on building up your confidence and performing as often as you can. It was a good effort and we expect big things from you!

Peter Napthine

Good song and sentiment in the lyrics, Peter.

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 was impressive seeing you multitask with two instruments, but is the harmonica doing much for the performance? It does detract from you focusing on facial expression and connecting with the audience?

Engagement is so 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

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

The judges thought there was a bit of Morrissey there and you’ve definitely got lots of potential.

Kinga Motyka

Super vocal and you were fun to watch, Kinga. You have a big voice and should be looking to showcase it with the right song.

Try to pick a song 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

Work and commit more to the performance by using that stage. Show a bit more attitude and ownership.

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

A very enjoyable performance but you didn’t tell us as much about you as an artist as we would have liked.

Koerie Willsdon

Great rhythm to this song that grabbed us from the start, Koerie!

Authentic and engaging 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

Cajon player was so engaging really enhanced the performance.

Interact and engage even more:  Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

A good example of building it up and when appropriate to ask for the audience participation.

As performers 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 audiance engagement

Great performance guys!

Karl Vogts

Good fun performance, Karl. You’ve got great vocal range and stage presence.

Not sure what it showed us about you as an act.

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

Think more about being original as you are obviously a natural performer.

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.

Overall it was a great performance. Well done and we look forward to seeing what you can bring in the Area Finals.

Vinnie Mc

You have a good song and a great message, Vinnie. Powerful vocal as well. Take care not to be too harsh with your facial expressions.

Engagement is important that as an artist 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

Good commitment and dynamics in the vocal. With a bit more dynamics instrumentally it would add to the overall performance not just varying the tempo. 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 a lot of potential, so keep at it!

Forje

Loving the old skool hip hop vibes Forje, super flow!

Loved that it was an original and it really suited you. 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

Come to the front of the stage and have more purpose and variation to your 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. Click here for more on stage performance

Make more of your hook by backing up the hook with your performance moves.

Excellent skills and we’re looking forward to hearing more from you.

Van Saxon

You have nice vocal tone and playing style, Van.

The song didn’t stand out as perhaps it could have. Focus on driving that hook with better dynamics.

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

You will need to build your confidence and perfect your stagecraft with playing guitar, So the disciplines are very much equal. 

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

Perform as much as you can Van to develop the above to realise your potential.

Will Jones

Liked the sincerity of your introduction that felt genuine and helped connect you to the audience.

Super tone and depth to your vocal.

Good expression to convey the emotion in the song.

You picked a song choice that you made 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

Super performance Will!

OnlyAmzy

Good vibe and flow with a current style. Loved the rapping, but your singing was even better.

Loose the hand wave to the audience. As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you when singing as the audience will never be the same twice.

Some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation, whereas others will simply look at you blankly. So it’s essentially a judgement call based on a number of factors. Click here for more on when to reach out for audience engagement

Performance wise use the stage with more purpose and commitment, you ended up being quite static.

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

Song has lots of potential but it lost it’s structure and shape towards the end. With a bit of work this could work well for you.

Jake Bourke

You have an unique sound Jake which gives any song you pick a distinct feel. The judges were very impressed with you.

Having just missed out on winning the songwriting competition it was another super 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

Watch your eye contact as you are potentially losing an opportunity to connect with your audience.

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

Good commitment for a very enjoyable performance. Look forward to hearing more from you.

Carley Varley

Some sharp expression with your eyes, Carley and a lovely vocal.

An acoustic version of a popular song helped to  make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. When performing a cover it is good to adapt it and make it your own, but also ensure fits your image, style. Click here for more on the best song choices.

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.

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.

Good job Carley, we look forward to seeing you in the Area Final.

Naila

You have a terrific vocal with a lovely engaging smile but it’s quite a classical tone, Naila.

We can see you doing well in musical theatre. It sometimes felt like you were acting a role as opposed to being original. 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

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.

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’ve got the stage presence and good control. Definitely one to watch!

Joel Malone

Vocally you have super tone, depth and range, Joel. You were a little nervous, but it was a good song choice for you.

Visually it could be much more interesting. Consider working on your expression and eye contact.

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

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

It’s 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

The more you perform and practice will develop this!

Wendy Jane

You have a soft and soothing tone, Wendy and it was very atmospheric.

It’s wonderful that you’re writing your own songs. 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

Try and work the dynamics to make the song stand out even more Wendy.

Use different guitar dynamics is 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

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 adding for expression to convey the emotion in the song.

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

Vocally you were smooth and assured, and you’ve got plenty of potential as a professional singer.

 

 

Ricardo Rawal

A good fun performance to bring a smile to everyones face. You committed well and reached out to your audience to make it an engaging performance.

Watch your diction, 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

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

Sabin

You’ve got a very strong and powerful voice, Sabin!

It’s not always about power, look to work the dynamics to a climatic end. 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

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 MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL

Your performance was a little loud at times, but filled with emotion and passion, and we really enjoyed hearing you.

Bianca Ryan

Bianca, you have classic and smooth vocals, with plenty of authenticity.

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.

Sometimes closing your eyes can 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.

You have a nice vocal but look to perform as much as you can to get the performance levels up to the vocal levels. Use the space 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.

It was a professionally delivered performance, but look to work on the above to take things to the next level.

Bekka Whitney

You’ve got great range, Bekka! Loved the melodies.

The song was heart felt and always a good place to write from.

The song was a little repetitive and don’t forget to give more emphasis on the vocal hooks. 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

Watch the backing vocals on the backing track.

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! Make sure you stand on stage. Click here for more information on singers image

It was a very slick and professional performance. Keep it up!

Ify

We loved your voice, Ify! It’s powerful with such depth and a great feel.

Super vocal, so rich and full along with a catchy feel good song!

As performers look 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. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

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. Don’t over cook the involvement click here for more on when to reach out for Audience engagement

With the right song choice, you could blow us away!

Red Tan

You’re a very powerful singer! Great tones and 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

Good eye contact which 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

Song is catchy and got a good beat! 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

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

We feel that you’d do well in musical theatre with the right coaching.

Bas

Beautiful vocals and a lot of soul in your performance!

Good harmonies but look to reach out to each other on stage. 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.

More harmonies as when you did sing together it was engaging. 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.

Look to give us more eye contact. 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 it was a class act and we’d love to hear more from you.

Kimo Jeepaz

Good performance and a catchy summer vibe to the song, Kimo.

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

Vocally look to work on the high notes to be your strength rather than your weakness. 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

Good commitment to the performance to keep the audience engaged throughout. 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

Overall it was a very entertaining performance with great beats and moves.

Irene Parabita

You have an unique rasp to your vocal and the backing guitars gave it a real sultry vibe, Irene.

Could have really committed to adding more guitar dynamics to your performance 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

As performers look 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. Click for more Tips for music duos and groups.

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

Felt like the performance started with a bang but didn’t progress to a climatic finish as it should have, should have worked the dynamics to bring this sort of finish!

Smart Remark Master

You rap really fast, and some of the judges couldn’t always keep up with the lyrics, but we liked what we heard.

We’d like to see more enthusiasm when introducing the song, it was a bit monotone.

Sounded like a bit of a ramble, 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

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

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

Slow down a little and we will get more out of the lyrics.

Owen Deacon

You have a lovely richness to your vocal, Owen!

Reach out more to your audience to connect your performance to them. 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 but don’t do it as much. 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

By standing it would give you more movement in the performance.

Your grey beard gives you a distinct look. 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

Like to really hear you perform your own song and perhaps a missed opportunity.

Ryan Soul

It was an interesting and edgy track, Ryan. Great feel and we loved the lyrics.

You walked confidently on stage. 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

Write songs that suit your vocal range the initial note felt a little flat rather than leaving a good first impression.

Watch your tuning and you could be even better if you worked on your projection. 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. 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

You write from a good place so need to focus more on the delivery to start being a force to be reckoned with, so really look to perform as much as you can.

Charles Morgan

Lovely smooth tone, Charles! Good chorus and verse, but it was more of a concept that a fully formed song.

Look to work the dynamics more to give more definition between the sections of the song.

One 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.

Another way is 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

Consider standing when you perform it gives you the opportunity for far greater movement and conveying emotion.

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

Keep writing, performing and singing.

Kaydok Wolf

Your commitment to your performance was better than your vocals.

Work on your projection, range and diction. Give every note the same consideration. 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

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

Work the stage even more and really reach out to the audience.

Charm Cee

You have a lovely voice with deep tones, Charm Cee!

It was a real heartfelt song, great to write about emotion content as makes it easier for you to connect too. Just don’t forget we don’t share your emotion unless you translate it. Look to work on demonstrating the emotion within that song.

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage, look to do that with more purpose. 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 perfromacne

As an act it’s important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Vary the dynamics more including 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

Loved the raspiness of you voice and the chorus of your song was strong.

Prosper

A smooth, laid back vocal with great melodies, Prosper.

The performance could flow a little more naturally which with more performance will come.

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.

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! Click for more advice on how to rap.

It was a great song, but we would have liked more of a performance from you.

Gabe

We loved this track and you looked great, Gabe! You have a good voice and lovely tone.

Watch your mic control, you are at times quite far from the mic which affected your vocal projection. 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 perform as much as you can as could have been a bit more natural. Always look to film yourself and look back at your performances.

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 analyse your body language. Click here for more tips to consider for YOUR PERFORMANCE

A great performance, with infectious drums and an interesting sound throughout.

Kevin Paul

Good presence and image, Kevin. Your song was well structured, good sentiment and has a lot of potential.

Good eye contact and you engaged well with your audience. 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

You could look to commit more to the performance you don’t have to be rooted to the spot and some movement around could have emphasised even more emotion. Click here for more on playing guitar GUITAR PLAYING TIPS

You sang with conviction and we’d like to hear more from you.

Viltare

Beautiful, pure and strong vocals, Viltare!

You picked a song that you connected with however try and make it one you can make your own. 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. Click here for more advice to help you sing with emotion

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

You looked nice with the crimson dress but it’s not really an 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 singer image

Make sure you don’t force the vocal and lose control which you did slightly towards the end of the performance so keep composed throughout.

Otherwise, it was a great performance.

Steve French

Beautiful guitar playing, Steve! Interesting arrangement and soft dulcet tones.

You need to vary the delivery more though, try using different guitar dynamics 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

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

You looked down way too much and missed out on reaching out with your eyes to your audience.

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

We would have loved to have heard more of your voice.

Ciro

You are a quality performer Ciro, with a powerful voice.

You have a good vocal but you tend to overcook the vocal by doing too much and partly loose the emotion within what is a powerful song. Try to feel the emotion and keep it authentic.

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

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

Sometimes less is more in a performance and you need to watch your pitching, but you are definitely one to watch.

Jess & West

A brilliant duo, there’s good engagement and chemistry between you. You have a quirky sound and gave a high-energy, fun performance.

As you are aware as a duo 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. Aim also have an image but one that is a minimalistic image. The art of synchronisation is something all duos and groups should master to look more like a group. Click here for more Tips for music duos and groups.

Look vary the dynamics even more as it’s so 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

The dynamics could really assist to drive through the hook.

Many duos and groups struggle because they fail to layer up their harmonies and instead make all the harmonies the same, you guys didn’t! Click here for more Tips for music duos and groups.

Loverly harmonies, and your song was very catchy, we can’t wait to hear more from you both!