Artist Category: Under 18

Natalie Rosa

Seriously unique voice and great to see you doing your own song which had a really nice vibe!

Try to relax and enjoy the performance more Natalie. Loosen up and look to develop your stage presence more.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be anything, from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself and using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song.

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

There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even. When you are performing with a microphone, it’s really important that the audience can hear you clearly throughout.

We suggest practicing more with a microphone so you can really be comfortable in using one on stage. Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

We felt the nerves crept in today and it affected your performance.

Try to practice the performance as much as you can to help you remain as relaxed as possible whilst on stage. it’s essential when performing and singing that you gain as much experience as possible. audience. Click here for more tips on how to sing with confidence.

We also felt in parts of your performance your guitar took your focus away from your performance and vocals. You can read more on singing and playing the guitar here.

You will need to build your confidence and perfect your stagecraft with playing guitar, this will come over time, so it’s important to keep practicing and stick to a schedule to achieve this. Click here for more on the importance of a guitar practice schedule.

Evie Hurst

Confident performance that worked well Evie!

You showed us great stage presence but don’t be afraid to add a little more of your own artistry.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be anything, from giving eye contact to showing you’re enjoying yourself and 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. It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience.

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

Song choice is everything and there is already one Lady Gaga.

When covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own.

Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. When you start writing your own material, you’ll find that more opportunities will open up for you.

It’s important to understand that it takes a lot of discipline and dedication, but there are a few simple steps you can follow to make the songwriting process easier.

Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.

 

Mollie Jayne

Great smiley captivating performance Mollie!

Your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. The key here is to really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

There is a potential here, we just wanted to see you bring  the song alive with more commitment and passion.

Remember to perform throughout even when the singing stops click here for more on performing in the instrumental sections. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across natural and engaging at all times whilst on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

You could have improved your performance today by concentrating on your expressions. We have some tips here to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

As a commercial singer you need your own sound, working with a coach will enable you to explore vocal technique and find your own voice.

When covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is important and will help you stand out from the crowd.

If you are performing a cover song, try to adapt it and make it your own. Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

Osh

You have loads of talent for your age, you are one to watch for the future if you work hard!

Very nice tone to your voice. We would suggest working with a vocal a coach on technique as this will help you control your voice whilst playing guitar at the same time. You can read more on singing and playing the guitar here.

If you look to develop your guitar dynamics as much as you can it will serve you well. This can make your performance stand out from the crowd and help in adding emotion and expression.

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 our tips on guitar dynamics.

We have some great tips for you on practicing with a guitar. Click here for more on the importance of a guitar practice schedule.

Whilst it was a good song choice for your voice there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better.

Facial expressions are a great way to help sing with emotions to your audience. When singing with emotion, your facial expressions will enhance the particular mood of the song, which will also add dynamics and further help the audience connect with your performance. We have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. When you start writing your own material, you’ll find that more opportunities will open up for you.

Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.

Aishah Kay

A very unique different version of a classic Aishah!

We really enjoyed your performance today; it was a fantastic take on the original which let your personality and originality come through.

Singing a cover song can be a great way to grow your audience and engage with your fans, click here for more tips on performing a creative cover.

Remember to perform as song as you hit the stage. Look to bring the song alive with more commitment and passion. Engaging with the audience is very important when performing.

It’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience. The whole idea of being a good performer is for it to come across as natural on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

Ensure those eyes are looking to engage with the audience rather than looking at the ground. Click here for more on facial expression to convey the narrative also read this article on vocal dynamics.

Watch your punctuation of your words. Vocal training will assist with along with developing your control of your low and upper range. Click here for our advice on choosing a vocal coach.

There is a lot of potential with you Aishah, try to perform and practice as much as possible to refine your vocal and performance techniques.

Next steps are to consider writing your own songs as this will help you develop and grow as an artist. We have some great tips here to help you get started in writing lyrics.

Amy Morton

What a lovely unique voice you have Amy!

You have an opportunity to really climb into this song so don’t be frightened to really commit to it!

The easiest way to build confidence with your vocals is to just enjoy the experience. It is such an important skill to have and it something you can improve with every gig. Click here for some more tips on how to build stage confidence.

Always consider the age of the singer when choosing a song choice. Voices don’t really set until mid or late 20’s so your low and upper ranges can be limited at present.

Also when covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own. If you are performing a cover song, try to adapt it and make it your own.

Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

There were also some improvements you can add by enhancing the dynamics of the performance.

Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

Look to bring the song alive with more commitment. We wanted to see you bring the room alive with the passion in the song. By listening to the lyrics you can draw passion from there

We can see there a lot of potential in you Amy and you clearly have a talent, time to gain the experience a show us more of you as an artist!

Ciara Ellen

Vocally what a range you have Ciara!

Your song has a lot of potential, some lovely sections of lyrics, very Adele-esque!

We felt that the chorus wasn’t as defined as it could have been. Try to think about how the dynamics leading into this can separate it from the song and how the hook is going to resonate with the audience.

A strong chorus will leave a lasting impression with any audience. Click here to hear our tips on how to improve and write a chorus.

Good engagement with the audience throughout your performance today. Your use of eye contact was spot on!

You could have improved your performance even more by concentrating on your expressions to help deliver the emotion of the song.

We have some tips here to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

More experience accompanying yourself will help you be more able to focus on the story telling and audience connection. We felt at times that the keyboard distracted you a bit, perhaps you need to practice more before performing with it on stage.

You must remember that your voice takes priority and playing an instrument should be secondary, we have some tips on playing with a keyboard here.

Leah Turay

Super unique tone and control Leah!

You really delivered today for an overall entertaining performance.

We loved the way you grabbed the audience immediately. You look like a natural up there. This really engaged us and the audience and brought the performance to life!

Click here for our tips on stage performance.

The song really suits your voice and range just take care not to overuse the vocal runs.

There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even. When you are performing with a microphone, it’s really important that the audience can hear you clearly throughout.

We suggest practicing more with a microphone so you can really be comfortable in using one on stage. Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

Don’t close your eyes as this can cause a barrier to you and the audience.

Eye contact will help you convey the emotion of the song to the audience, so as a performer it’s key to connect with people. We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

Overall it was fantastic to hear an original from you today! – Try to focus on your persona and image to develop your artistry even more.

Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right, however if your style reflects your music and personality your will be remembered by the audience. Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

Good performance overall and we look forward to hearing more from you!

Rosie Degeir

You certainly have the ability Rosie, such a strong vocal!

A bit of a nervous start today however you grew with confidence as the performance went on and ended positively!

The best way to build confidence is by experience. Try to get out there as much as possible to perform in public.

The more comfortable you are with the song, the more confident you’ll be with performing it. Click here for our advice on building stage confidence.

You forgot the lyrics today, but you carried on in a professional manner.

Forgetting the lyrics can happen to any artist on stage, so it’s important to always practice and rehearse your song as much as possible. We have some great tips to help you learn song lyrics here.

Vocally you have a lovely low range, pay attention to your your pitch and timing throughout.

You can achieve control over your inhalations and exhalations and this will make a huge difference to your vocals and performance. There are many exercises that you can practice at home that will help you improve, click here for our guide on breath control.

There’s a a lot of potential with you Rosie, you just need to practice as much as possible. We would like to see a creative cover for the next round, that shows off more of your personality.

Think about what you can do to make it stand out from the original and showcase you as a performer. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out.

Molly Skinner

Nice version of a classic Molly!

You have super control and a lovely tone to your vocal.

We really enjoyed your performance today and it was a good take on the original to let your personality and originality come through.

Singing a cover song can be a great way to grow your audience and engage with your fans, click here for more tips on performing a creative cover.

Next steps are to consider writing your own songs as this will help you develop and grow as an artist. We have some great tips here to help you get started in writing lyrics.

Great scats and it was fantastic to hear you perform in the instrumental section.

Consider taking the microphone off the stage and using the space around you. Engaging with the audience is very important when performing.

Remember it’s not only about how you sing the song; it’s also about how you perform the song to the audience. 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 on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

Also try to perform to the end, although nice to see a smile to finish!

Adi

A very strong performance Adi. It was a sensitive song with super lyrics and lovely dynamics as you progressed, super work!

From a performance aspect, you could have improved today by concentrating on your expressions.

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. We have some tips here to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

It was fantastic to hear your original. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction.

Knowing the basics of songwriting is one thing, but knowing how and what to write is essential to compete with the best songwriters out there. We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

A strong chorus will leave a lasting impression with any audience. Click here to hear our tips on how to improve and write a chorus.

What will really set you apart from other performers is the way you can still communicate your message through eye contact and facial expressions, and your overall commitment to the performance.

It’s very important when performing with a keyboard that you have the right posture. Whether you decide to sit or stand, you should retain a flexible feeling in your spine. If you slump, your breath control will be affected, which will essentially impact your vocals.

Click here for more on performing with a keyboard.

Well done today, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Jayze 

Loved the beat and the initial impression of the song. Your original has potential, work the song and dynamics around the hook to make it really shine.   

We felt that the chorus wasn’t as defined as it could have been. Try to think about how the dynamics leading into this can separate it from the song and how the hook is going to resonate with the audience.

A strong chorus will leave a lasting impression with any audience. Click here to hear our tips on how to improve and write a chorus.

Vocally, work on your breathing to improve the strength of your delivery. You can achieve control over your inhalations and exhalations and this will make a huge difference to your vocals and performance.

There are many exercises that you can practice at home that will help you improve, click here for our guide on breath control.

Remember to use the stage to engage even more with the audience. More use and variation of facial expression again will bring the narrative of the song alive. 

Tia Golden 

Amazing vocal, you sing beautifully, with an excellent control and range, Tia.

More expression to convey the narrative is strong. Remember to use the stage to engage even more with the audience.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be anything, from giving eye contact, to showing you’re enjoying yourself and 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.

If you are performing a cover ensure you make it your own, especially in a competition like this one.

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. When you start writing your own material, you’ll find that more opportunities will open up for you.

Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that it takes a lot of discipline and dedication, but there are a few simple steps you can follow to make the songwriting process easier.

Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.

Alice Comerford 

Great performer, excellent presence with a lovely silky vocal, Alice.

Great use of the stage today. You look like a natural up there. This really engaged us and the audience and brought the performance to life.

We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Don’t forget to use the stage more and try to be more pronounced with your movements.

We liked the song and that you varied the vocal with some good dynamics.

It’s vital to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance so that you can keep your audience engaged throughout the song. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Write as much as you can, as there is more to come. Is the hook catchy enough on this one?  We felt that the chorus wasn’t as defined as it could have been a strong chorus will leave a lasting impression with any audience. Click here to hear our tips on how to improve and write a chorus.

Louisa England 

On the whole, you gave us a good performance with nice energy, Louisa.

The long intro made for an awkward start, so look to perform from the start and as soon as you are on stage. Try to think about how you can make use of that time.

The music instrumental is an excellent opportunity to make use of the stage give something visually. As the music instrumental can often last for few seconds try by moving around the stage, taking the mic off the stand or simply using your arms. Click here for more tips on what to do during the musical instrumental.

Keep practicing and singing regularly to strengthen your voice.  

You picked a good song in terms of being contemporary and one you can relate to. If you are performing a cover, ensure you make it your own. Singing a cover song can be a great way to grow your audience and engage with your fans, click here for more tips on performing a creative cover.

Next steps to take, if you’re not already, are to consider writing your own songs as this will help you develop and grow as an artist. We have some great tips here to help you get started in writing lyrics.

Aden J. 

Good rock vibe, but try let the song breathe and let loose a bit more, Aden 

Strong guitar work, although always practice as much as you can to improve the quality of your sound, which will also help the song breathe too. 

When performing with a guitar, it really helps to change how you are playing the guitar through the song to help define the sections. You can read more of our tips of Guitar Dynamics here.

Vocally, take care with your diction.  During some points in your performance the lyrics weren’t too clear. It’s important that the lyrics can be distinguished in order for your listener to understand the meaning of the song.

There are plenty of ways to improve this by using appropriate exercises. You’ll find the tone, clarity, range and control will also improve as a result of clearer diction. Click here for our advice on diction for singers.

We like that you considered image and you looked like a star on stage.