Artist Category: Under 16s

Erin Leah

Good expression Erin! Look to tweak the dynamics, emotion in songs is not all pain and anguish.

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.

Use your eyes more. 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 vocal and a lovely smile at the end.

Jodie Elliot

Super depth to your vocal Jodie!

More dynamics and purpose required for the performance on stage, this will come over time with practice.

Liked you got the guitar played as a backing instrument to give a live feel! Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. You need to select a song that you can adapt to make your own, but also fits your image, style and age. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

It would be good to hear some originals from you! Next steps if you are not already it to start considering writing your own songs. Click here for some tips in getting started in writing songs.

We hope to see you again in the future!

Rhys and Verity

Super performance today guys and great blend of vocals with dynamics. Really good to hear another original, vocals compliment each other well.

Interaction and engagement with  each other is good. Interaction and engagement with each other can show chemistry and unification. Learn more on music duos and groupsLike to see you engage more with the audience as you are missing this element currently.

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

Well deserved winners, we look forward to seeing what the future will bring for you two!

Charlotte Grace

Fantastic performance today Charlotte, super confident and it was great to hear an original from you.

Composure was very assured and one of the best vocals of the day, you could have been tighter in terms of timing at points. Continue to practice and you your skills will develop. Consider how you can start to build on your songwriting and get your music out there. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

We loved the smile and giggle at the end, you come across very natural on stage.

You narrowly missed out on a placement today, but don’t let that discourage you, we hope to see more from you in the future!

Phoebe Htike

Loved the outfit super sparkly to make you stand out.

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

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 should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Comfortable performance to make you stand out!

Diamond

It was great to hear another original today Diamond… Loving the originality.

Great to see you starting to work the stage well, look to do this with more purpose so gives more impact. Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be from simply smiling and giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song. Click here for some more tips on stage 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. Click here for more on eye contact.

Keep writing songs as you have loads of ability, we hope to see you again next year as there is loads of potential with you.

 

Caitlin Booth

Caitlin you have a super tone and you delivered a great professional performance today.

Really drive your vocal and dynamics. Sometimes the less is more approach helps to drive through the power in the chorus. 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.

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.

It would be good to see you take the mic off the stand and work the stage.

You should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

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

Girl Talk

Fantastic performance today, you all have bags of confidence!

You have a really well worked image, cherography and harmonies.

Next steps is to start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

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

You all have so much potential, we hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Ella Brown

Confident and natural stage performance Ella.

Take care with your vocal control, not to force the vocal and loose that control.

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 should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Really good performance today as it was difficult song to take on!

Erin Howard

Good expression Erin! Look to tweak the dynamics, emotion in songs is not all pain and anguish.

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.

Use your eyes more. 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 vocal and a lovely smile at the end.

Ruby Leigh

Ruby you are super talented and can go anywhere she wants in the music industry, if you are committed to that vision!

Great to see you using the loop pedal in the right way. By using a guitar loop pedal in your performance you added to your performance with layers, dynamics and lots of interest for the audience. Click here for more on guitar loop pedal performance.

Performance wise like to see more movement, too static and you are missing a tool in the kit bag to express your performance even 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. Click here for more on stage performance.

Great original song today, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

 

Alex Crittenden

Alex you have loads of talent and truly authentic sound.

Very emotive song, it was great to hear another original from you.

Going by your other performances, it was likely the occasion that threw you a little but there were a couple of guitar parts that could have been more precise. Try to build your confidence and perfect your stagecraft with playing guitar, the disciplines are very much equal! Click here for more on guitar playing tips.

We are sure you have a future in music, continue to write and perform out as much as possible to build confidence.

Hopefully we will see you back next year!

Natalia Swann

Good to hear you pick a contemporary song Natalia and you have a powerful vocal to carry it off.

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 should start considering writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Love seeing you smiling during the performance showing us you are loving it which is endearing.

Look to develop the performance with more purpose and the eye contact to really express the power in the song. 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.

Great performance today, hope to see you back next year!

Emma Rae

Love your vocals Emma, super volume at your disposal!

Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural and express the core emotion of the song. You are missing a trick by not using your body and eye contact. Click here for more on stage performance.

Be aware of  your 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.

Like you made the song your own. Next steps is to start writing your own songs. Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting started in writing songs.

Florence Sommerville

Love to see you doing an original and smiling throughout!

Playing to a backing track is really tough and you can loose that live feel. Going forward consider having less going on in the backing track. That said however it is a great song you have written!

Look to add more 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. Which can’t necessarily be done with a backing track. Click here for more on guitar dynamics guitar dynamics.

Professional performance today and you handled the tech performances very well.

We hope to see you again in the future!

Evie Burt

Evie you have a crisp vocal, with a super tone.

Like to see you commit even more to the performance and dynamics of the song.

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.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing, look to consider developing this. 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.

Great performance today, we hope to see you again the near future.