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.

Rosie Hollins

Rosie you are such a talent!

Try to focus on an end game and where you see the vision.

Consider being original and 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.

Vocally and performance wise it’s all there, again try to use the stage more when performing to take the performance up a level.

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.

We look forward to seeing more of you in the future, congratulations on a fantastic performance and a well deserved 3rd place!

Natiah Jahnae

Loved you changed the lyrics and made the song your own!

Super performer but vocally came across nervy. Key to calming nerves is to be confident, having practised and performed so many times it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves.

Working on song mashups it can really help you see the way song writers structure their song writing and help with your own song writing. Click here for more advice on performing song mashups.

Ensure don’t be too shout down the mic.

Make sure to pull the microphone away from your mouth on the high notes but not too quickly or you will lose the projection where it’s needed to give maximum impact. Timing is crucial and observing other seasoned singers can really assist you to nail this. Click here for more on microphone techniques.

Hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Taiana Lewin

Super confident performance Taiana with a simmering power to your vocal!

Look to work that stage with a bit more purpose to really convey the emotional message in the song.

Learn how to embrace the power of emotion. Engaging with the audience is essential when performing on stage. It can be from simply smiling and giving eye contact to show you’re enjoying yourself, or using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the songs click here for more tips on creating an emotional-connection.

I will be exciting to see what you come up with when you starting performing your own songs!

If doing a cover look 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.

Keep building on your undoubted ability, with commitment you can go where ever you want musically.

Abigail Pearce

Fantastic performance today Abigail!

look to commit even more to the performance to give it that bit extra. Don’t be afraid to come to the front of the stage to reach out to the audience.

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.

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.

Well deserved 2nd place today, there is a future for you in music, keep working hard!

DICE

We can see you worked really hard on the choreography and you all have such good energy on stage!

Great song choice, it was a really cool and unexpected mashup!

Mic control could do with some work. 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

Harmony wise less is more, let the vocals breathe and more of a chance for the performance to breathe, leaving spaces will also help you incorporate more rhythm in the performance.

There is a lot of potential with you guys, consideration 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 Starting in writing songs.

We wish you all the best for the future and hopefully we will see you again soon!

Jack Child

Jack has been a fantastic act throughout the competition, but sadly could not make the Grand Final.

We wish Jack all the best for the future and look forward to hopefully seeing him back in the competition next year!

Macy O’Neill

Lovely performance today Macy, fantastic to hear another original!

Song was pleasant maybe a sound track or album track rather than a single. Quite theatrical. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. Click here to read some of our tips on song choices.

You dressed well and in sync with the song you sung. 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.

It would be good to see more in your performance. Giving a good stage performance is about moving around on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

Keep writing and practicing the songs live as you have loads of potential!

Lilly Hobbs

You have a super vocal Lilly, get closer to that mic for even better 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.

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.

Good dynamics towards the end but would have liked to have seen that earlier as took a while to get going.

Next steps for you if you are not already is to start writing your own songs as you have a voice for it.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year.

Tiah Chanei

Loved your rich vocal Tiah.

Like to see you reach out to your audience more and engage. Eye contact is one way to achieve this.

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.

As an act it’s important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. You showed your hand early and didn’t vary the delivery enough afterwards. 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.

Good mash up of two songs, next steps if you are not already is for you to start writing your own material!

We hope to see more of you in the future.

Maicie Rayner

Super focus and intensity of your vocal. Loved the depth to your vocal deliver.

Get closer to that mic to give even more volume and depth to your vocal. 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.

Don’t forget to perform right till the end, once you are off stage you can relax!

Continue to preform a develop your voice.

Next steps if you are not already 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.

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

 

Rayyan Chihi

Super vocal Rayyan. Look to develop more dynamic range to be even better!

It was a tough song to sing today. but you grew into the performance very well.

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.

Again look to use that stage more as this will help you connect with the audience more.

We have seen some great performances form you throughout the competition and look forward to hopefully seeing more of you in the future!

Jake Gaskell

You stood very confidently throughout your whole performance and sang with ease and emotion.

You have a stunning tone, like velvet. You definitely have the like-ability factor, there is something about you.

Your image however was way too casual and didn’t reflect what a special artist you could be. 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.

Next step for you 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 Starting in writing songs.

Well done today Jake, narrowly missed out on a place in the final, but we are sure to see you again in the future!

Ella Brown

You look like every inch the popstar with your stand out image Ella!

We loved your upbeat song choice, you made it your own & it was definitely a refreshing change.

This song requires a lot of punch, energy and agility in your voice which was sometimes a little lacking in the very bottom and top ends of your range so a degree of over-pushing your voice was sometimes evident on your top notes.

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.

That aside you were one of the standout acts of the day. Again for the final, think about how you can put a twist on an original to show your creativity and make an impact!

 

 

Emily Skillett

You have a beautiful vocal tone Emily and sang with great composure.

Put some work into your breath control to help you sing with more clarity and even more effortlessly. Click here for some tips on breath control.

It was very difficult to mark you highly on individuality as you sang a very frequently heard song exactly as per the 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.

Overall a very nice musical theatre performance.

Emily Askew

We absolutely loved your confidence, your performance absolutely burst with energy.

You have such a big voice so be mindful of not over singing. Work on controlling it so that you can go from the bottom to the top of your range smoothly and effortlessly.

Find a good vocal coach if you haven’t already, 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.

They’ll also work with you on becoming more creative with your song choices. 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.

Well done today Emily, strong performance and you have a lot of potential, next steps for you is to get creative start putting twists on covers and consider writing your own songs too!

 

Chloe Amour

You have a really sweet voice Chloe however your song choice was very predictable and is frequently heard in competitions so it would’ve been great to hear something more creative and original. Click here for out tips on performing a creative cover.

Try to gain as much performance experience as possible in order to build your confidence so that you get used to engaging and performing to your audience. 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.

You’ve got heaps of potential so keep going Chloe, we hope to see you back again next year!

Rosie Allenby

Such a unique performance, we absolutely loved your originality, very brave indeed.

You have a gorgeous tone & delivered beautifully composed vocals.

More light and shade in dynamics and punctuation of phrasing would’ve taken you up another level. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

You’ve certainly upped you game since last round & we can see that you have grown throughout your years in the competition so you are definitely on the right track. If you are not already you should be writing your own songs. It’s important to understand that writing lyrics takes a lot of discipline and dedication but would be a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for Getting Starting in writing songs.

Well done today Rosie, hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Jodie Elliot

You stepped on stage with a confident popstar image!

Well done for bringing originality to a really new song, you used some great dynamics throughout which showed an understanding & connection to the story you were telling, that also came through in your body language and use of the stage.

Really strong and well controlled vocals with a great edge and tone, careful you don’t overcook it on the longer more powerful notes. As an act it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Click here for more on how you can vary your vocal dynamics.

Overall a very strong performance today Jodie, we look forward to seeing you in the final.

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

Jenna Hancock

Nice original, we really felt you had a story to tell, surprisingly it felt quite musical theatre.

You showed competence in your vocals so work on transition into your head voice to built a a stronger mix rather than breaking into falsetto each time.

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.

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

Well done today Jenna, unlucky to miss out on a final place. Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Abigail Pearce

Again you looked nervous at the start Abigail but stood on stage ready like you really meant business which was great!

Your striking image wasn’t quite right for the song however at the end of the day your powerful vocals & bold song choice shone through!

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.

Your performance had lots of drama and conviction have a think about your natural emotion coming through. Well done today and you deserved a place in the final.

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.

 

 

Nisha Clayton

You have a really nice look and image Nisha however we feel the nerves crept in a bit today.

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

You chose a very emotional song so make sure your open your eyes me to really show your audience what you’re feeling. 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 have a beautiful tone and promising range so work on your mixed voice to smooth out those vocal breaks we heard, by the end that huge song had got away from you.

Working with a good voice coach could be a game changer for you as you have such potential! 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 a great direction for you to make a start in if you haven’t already. Click here for getting Starting in writing songs.

Ellie Ferguson

You handled your vocals beautifully, great agility & control with some great riffs & runs however the song was a little safe & repetitive.

Be braver & more creative with your song choices and try and put your own spin on them. 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.

Despite that you delivered a strong and confident performance and we can see huge potential in you.

Next step 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 Starting in writing songs.

Well done today Ellie, we hope to see you back in the competition next year!

Evie Burt

You showed real commitment to the emotion of the song and vocals right from the very start

You didn’t come across as overly rehearsed or contrived which was so refreshing to see. You have such a beautiful clarity in your voice and sang so effortlessly.

Your image didn’t quite do you justice, something edgier would work. 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.

For the final, think about picking 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.

Great performance today Evie we look forward to seeing you in January!

Lucy Upton

We saw a vast improvement from one show to the next, you clearly know yourself and have found your niche.

You showed good musicianship with your guitar playing and are gradually upping commitment to your vocals too.

Keep working on strengthening that voice as if you feel more confident and in control you will be much more likely to apply more punch and energy.

Consider a vocal coach if you are not working with one, 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

Really nice to see you grow in confidence Lucy and we loved your song choice and the message behind it.

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 Starting in writing songs.

Hannah Carter

Well thought through image, you definitely looked like a pop star Hannah!

You have a really clear, agile voice and you handled a song with a big rage very well indeed.

It would’ve been great to see you be bring an original twist on such a well-known classic & mindful of not over Americanising your voice. Think about how you can put a twist on a cover. Click here for some more tips on creative covers.

Put some thought into the kind of artist you would like to become that will make you really stand out from the crowd. We saw big potential in you.

Next steps for you 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 Starting in writing songs.

Erin Howard

Your image didn’t contribute or connect with your song choice or performance at all & cost you valuable marks.

Thankfully you excelled in most of the other areas, delivered beautiful vocals, an engaging unbelievable performance and you looked like you were loving your time up on that stage, great to see you smile!

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.

Put some thought into your image and bring more originality and you could be one to beat. Consider you song selection for the final and if you haven’t got any songs you have written, think about how you can put a twist on a cover. Click here for some more tips on creative covers.

Nicole Wingrove

Well done on making a real effort with your image you really did look striking.

Your performance was a little tentative so try to get right into the message of the song to help with a more natural delivery.

By practising your song repeatedly you will become more comfortable singing it. The more comfortable you are with the song, the more confident you’ll be with performing it as a result. Always make sure to be fully prepared! Click here for more on how to sing with confidence.

You have a really beautiful vocal tone so work on putting the right emotion into your lyrics and in turn, that will really help showcase more 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.

With a little work you really could be amazing, we hope to see you back next year!

Natalia Swann

We loved your song choice Natalia, it was perfect to show off that beautifully mature tone you have!

Your diction needs work, your consonants were absent on many occasions so you lost some much-needed punch and energy in your voice. 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.

Your image really worked, understated but very “of the moment”. Couple with a cleaver cover, it really showed your individuality.

You use the stage well but bring more energy & smiles to your performance. It is important that your facial expressions match 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 suits the lyrical content. Learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

That said you earned a place in grand final, well done we look forward to seeing you in January!

Jaime Hogg

Great song choice Jamie, one that you clearly enjoyed performing!

We were unanimous that the coat just didn’t work, it was actually quite distracting unfortunately.

Your song choice was really energetic so work on bringing that same energy to your performance and image. Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right as an act. Your image is a key factor towards creating a brand and it’s one of the things the public are likely to remember about you. It will make you stand out even before they have heard you. Click here for more to consider on creating a brand.

That aside you looked very much at home on stage and shoulders that you have a voice full of potential.

Next step for you would be to consider 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 the image and personality side of things will come out naturally. Click here for more on song writing.

Leilah Grace

Great to see a young singer looking so composed and ready to perform.

Your tone is beautiful and you paced and delivered the song beautifully.

Pay attention to your diction as it was a little slurred at times and your mic technique needs some work. As mentioned in the previous round if the lyrics to a song aren’t clear, it makes it a lot harder to connect with the audience. Click here for more on improving diction for singers.

That aside your performance was believable and showed real sensitivity.

With more experience you are most definitely one to watch.

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 Starting in writing songs.

The Melodonics

You have a really cool vibe and a great voice.

We loved your bravery in opting for a performance using only percussion for backing, aside a couple of timing issues, it totally paid off and showed off your voice to an even greater extent.

Be braver with your image to tie everything into becoming a totally memorable and unique act. 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 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 Starting in writing songs.

Enjoyable performance and unlucky not to make it to the final, hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Autumn-Rose

We would love to see you perform a different song Autumn!

You have a lot of promise in your range however there were moments where your lower register sounded a bit unnatural.

Be mindful of manipulating the pronunciation of certain vowels. A good voice teacher would be worth investing in as there is bags of potential with your voice!

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 the benefits of singing lessons.

Although your image didn’t work with such an emotional song, you definitely performed with emotion & show real potential!

There’s a lot of potential with you Autumn, 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 Starting in writing songs.

Katie Atkinson

Great to hear such a refreshing song choice Katie!

It really suited you and enabled you to show us control, range and power as well as a really nice tone in the lower registers of your voice.

You looked slightly nervous but still smiled throughout & used the stage well. Even the most established artists get nervous, overcoming nerves is to be confident, having practised and performed so many times it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves.

Work on really losing yourself in the story and emotion of the song so that we see commitment and intent behind every line you deliver. Learn how to embrace the power of emotion. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. Click here for more and always sing with emotion.

Next steps for you Katie if you are not already is to start 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.

Macy Phelps

Lovely to see that you’ve clearly put thought into your image Macy!

You are very strong vocally and gave us a pretty competent performance, although it would be great to see you smile and engage with the audience more.

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 for songs that are less predictable that you can really put your own stamp on. We can see with some added originality, there is the makings of a really strong artist.

Next steps for you 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 Starting in writing songs.

Mikey Briscoe

Mikey you have a great voice but we felt the nerves crept in again today!

Next step for you is to get out there a perform as much as possible to be confident, having practised and performed so many times it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves.

Again we saw you look to the floor for the most part. 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 really have a great look, your vocal tone is so rich and commercial and you have so much promise.

We would strongly recommend that you find a good vocal coach that can work with you on bringing originality to your song choices and energy to your performance. You really do have so much potential so it would be worth the investment if you are serious about a career in music. 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.

Lucy Bea

Lucy gave us a really nice version of a frequently heard song & showed really competent vocal control!

You seemed very relaxed on stage and came across as honest and authentic. There was a slight tendency to over do some of your facial expressions otherwise a very enjoyable performance.

Next steps for you 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 Starting in writing songs.

You have a good strength in your head voice particularly and there is a lot of potential with you as an artist, time now to show your originality and individuality through your music.

Lydia Anne

Your image was very cool and suited the song perfectly!

Your performance was very musical theatre and the role-play gestures were a bit distracting, we felt very much on the outside looking in. We would have loved for you to engage with your audience and take us in with you!

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.

Vocally you handled the song pretty well but be careful about adding with too many growls, less is often more. That said there is some great potential with you and your stage confidence and vocal ability are there. Keep performing as you are clearly a natural.

Stella Alaimo

You chose a song that relies heavily on a show of passion and emotion plus a really big & consistent voice to truly pull it off.

Your voice most certainly has potential and definitely grew towards the end of the song.

Learn how to embrace the power of emotion. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. Click here for more tips on singing with emotion.

If you’re not already working with a good vocal coach we’d definitely recommend it to build more control & consistency & also help you find songs that you can own from start to finish. 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.

Keep going, as there is potential with you Stella. Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Elisa Neri

You made a very frequently covered song completely your own Elisa, it was certainly one of the best versions we’ve heard!

Your image tied in perfectly with the whole vibe. 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 on creating a brand.

Work on making a good performance absolutely amazing by bringing more drama and using appropriate 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.

Definitely one to watch, we hope to see more from you in the future!

Joseph Sheppard

We loved that you stepped on stage with the guitar as big as you and played it so proficiently!

Despite having the cute factor in spades we could still see that there is a fierce rockstar in you.

A cool twist on that classic song or maybe something more up-to-date and edgy would’ve been great. 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 are a natural talent and definitely star material for the future. 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 Starting in writing songs.

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Abbi and Becca

Abbie and Becca again some beautiful harmonies!

We saw you had connection with each other image wise so don’t forget to carry that through into your performance, engage and acknowledge each other, you were very static.

Engaging with each other and 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.

Your voices blend very well together and for the most part your harmonies were beautiful although there were a few pitchy times. Take every opportunity to practice, record and video your performances to help you iron out any inconsistencies & really gel as a credible duo!

Hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Madeline Secker

You’ve got a nice image Madeline and a really sweet voice!

Loved your arrangement of such a classic but unexpected song, some additional dynamics could have really taken it on a more engaging & interesting journey.  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.

There is something very warm and quirky about you so don’t forget to take opportunities to smile and show your personality on stage.

There is potential here, next steps if you are not already 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 some tips on getting Starting in writing songs.

Jessica Kuka

You have a gorgeous tone, very haunting and we loved your song choice.

You showed some promise with some good gestures which contributed to the delivery of the song however with more commitment and intensity to your performance you could have amazing potential.

Consider how to embrace the power of emotion when performing. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. This will in turn allow your to engage with audience. Click here for more tips on singing with emotion.

Unlucky to miss out on a spot in final today Jessica, but keep going and hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year!

Caitlin Baggott

Caitlin your song choice was great and it showcased some stable vocals throughout.

You’ve clearly got some creative ideas however we were a bit distracted by the fake blood at the start of the performance. To truly make a statement like that payoff we needed to see 100% commitment to the story and emotion of the song however you looked apprehensive at times & your eyes wandered.

Learn how to embrace the power of emotion. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content successfully. Click here for tips on singing with emotion.

Not sure the sudden and short routine at the end contributed to your overall performance, nevertheless it was certainly memorable.

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.

Well done today, hopefully we will see you back in the competition next year.

Nathalie de Leuw

Sweet vocal and a talented song writer Nathalie.

Its great to hear another original from you. Give us even more eye contact which conveys the emotion of the song in it’s expression. 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.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. We can appreciate its hard when playing an instrument, but the more you perform out and practice then easier this will become.

You narrowly missed out on a place at the Grand Final today, but continue to write songs and develop this skill as its a strong one to have!

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

Malika

You have fantastic voice and bags of potential Malika.

Look 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.

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. Pick something modern or if an old song put a modern twist on it.

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

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.

Performance wise look to 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. Click here for more on stage performance.

The potential is there with you, it’s all about the experience now. Thinking about writing your own songs and try to perform out as much as possible to gain stage miles. This will really help you take your music to the next level.

Florence Sommerville

Super mature tone and vocal Florence.

It was a good song choice for your style and you delivered it in a way that was fitting. Going forward however, pick a song choice that you can make it your own Florence. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. Click here for more on assisting with making the best song choices.

Drive through the dynamics even more. 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.

Perform as much as you can to develop your stage craft and dynamics. Next step is to start writing your own songs if you are not already as this is a strong skill to have so the earlier you start the better. Click here for a few tips on how you can get started in writing songs.

Think about how you can show more originality and more of your personality through your choice of song at the Grand Final!

See you in January!

Alessia Prandini

You have bags of potential with good expression, tone and commitment to the song.

Look to pick a song choice that you can make it your own Alessia. Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. It’s hard to do that covering a song by Etta James.

If you don’t get close to that microphone it will effect the projection to the audience. 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 techniques

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

You have the voice, now its time to think about you as an artist and how you can demonstrate your own personality through the songs.

We hope to see you back next year!