Artist Category: Under 18

Isabelle Wilton

Nice smiley and expressionate performance Isabelle!

For the most part your vocal was solid, work on the transition into your high mix.

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.

Performance wise come to the front of the stage more as this will help engage the audience more.

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.

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 our article for tips on how get started writing a song.

Hannah Birtwell

Lovely and sensitive original song Hannah!

You have great songwriting ability, really heartfelt.

Try to work on your diction, it’s so soft so you’re losing projection.

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 would have liked to have seen more commitment to the performance today, use the stage more, you were too rooted to the spot.

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.

Try to let yourself go a bit more and commit fully to the emotions. 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.

Great original and a very sweet tone, keep working on the performance aspect to really help captivate your audience with every performance!

Rebecca Barron

Wow, what a look you have Rebecca; very stylish.

You have a very nice tone to your voice and lots of potential.

You have good projection and tone but watch your mic placement this really effected your projection which could have been stronger!

Make sure you sing right into the microphone. On the high notes, pull the microphone away from your mouth. Timing is important here as if you move it too quickly you will lose the projection.

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.

Your vocals have potential, work with a good vocal coach to realise that potential. Try to find your chest voice more.

Finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer. Click here for more on picking the right vocal coach.

Nerves can sometimes get the better of any performer. We felt they affected your perforce a bit today.  This prevented you from relaxing and conveying the emotion of the song.

Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves. Click here for our tips on how to calm the nerves

We felt in parts of your performance your guitar took your focus away from your performance and vocals. You will need to build your confidence and perfect your stagecraft with playing guitar, this will come over time.

Click here for more on the importance of a guitar practice schedule.

 

Erin Frances

Great quirky image, really worked with the song Erin!

You have a great range, work on developing more mellow tones as it can become a little shrill at times.

We feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore your voice.

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 picking the right vocal coach.

Good stage presence today try to work on your facial expression to back up the conveying of the emotion of the song.

Defiantly wasn’t expecting that but it loved it… really creative cover!

You really let your personality and originality come through. We would love to hear an original from you!

We have some great tips here to help you get started in writing lyrics.

A refreshing song choice, watch over americanising. On the whole a good performance, keep it up!

Albert Stott

A rich powerhouse of a voice, amazing control & depth for such a young singer!

You owned the stage like a seasoned professional. 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.

Good stage presence, work on your facial expression to back up the conveying of the emotion of the song. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you sing with emotion.

Good cover song to select as suited your vocal, however a missed opportunity to show who you were as an artist. The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. Click here for our article for tips on how get started writing a song.

You are on the right lines, keep developing your performance ability!

Grace Bland

Strong confident performance today Grace!

What an emotional performance you gave us today!

You brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyrics in an engaging manner to the audience. It really showed that you cared about the meaning of the song.

There are many different techniques to portray emotion in a song. Through the use of controlling dynamics, expressions, body movements an engaging with the audience etc. We have some useful tips on how you can bring life to the emotion of songs. Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

At this stage of your career you do seem more comfortable behind the keys.

You manage to keep the audience engaged throughout. Good use of eye contact and facial expressions throughout and we felt you committed to the performance well.

Playing an instrument, singing and engaging the audience is a tricky combination to get right. The more you play out and practice this the easier it will become. We have some more tips on performing with a keyboard.

Good use of eye contact and facial expressions and an overall good performance, well done!

Think abut what defines you as an artists and sets you apart form the rest,

Gigi Jennings

Sweet tone GiGi!

There’s something very likeable about you!

You have good projection and tone but watch your mic placement as this really effected your performance today. You are turning away and looking down from the mic and so your volume is dropping off.

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.

Looking down also creates a barrier to your audience. We 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. We have some great tips for you on practicing with a guitar. Click here for more on the importance of a guitar practice schedule.

A very original take on a well known song, we would love to hear an original from you!

Your voice has uniqueness but needs deviation from all falsetto. Try to incorporate more range in your vocals.

 

Lottie Simone

The tone of your voice is mesmerising Lottie!

You showed good commitment to the performance, very authentic.

Try to take opportunities to show warmth & vulnerability. Facial expressions aren’t always anguish and pain.

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.

Try to use the stage more, Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. 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 wise it has lots of potential and look to work the delivery and dynamics around the hook. 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.

You’ve got real presence and your voice has character & identity, don’t overdo the twang.

Keep working at it, there’s more to come for you!

Issy Slade

Well done today Issy!

You worked the song fantastically around the hook with some super natural dynamics.

Catchy chorus but it looped round one too many times without enough variation. Click here to hear our tips on how to improve and write a chorus.

Great expression on the whole, ensure don’t close your eyes too much or too much anguish, look to give us more light and postivity.

It is really important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song and it will help you effectively engage with the audience. We have some great tips to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Loved the song! – Great use of the stage today. You showed strong presence within a strong assured performance

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

You could try a faster tempo to the song.

You have a great voice Issy, time to refine your song writing skills a bit more and practice the delivery.

Saskia

Great song Saskia!

You have a great voice with some really subtle sweet tones!

Song wise, this the piano was a bit too heavy all the way through. It would benefit from more or less instrumentation around the hook to drive it through as on the whole it wasn’t varied enough.

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.

Lyrics are great and great hook albeit a bit repetitive.

Try  to use the stage more, making sure that every movement you make is conveying some emotion to convey the narrative of the song.

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.

We would have liked to have seen more facial expressions too.

The vocal ability is there with you, try to refine your delivery and performance. Keep writing as you are on the right track!

Shenel

A wonderful voice and assured performance today Shenel!

We Loved what you did with the original to make it your own.

It was a fantastic take on the original and you really 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, read more for our tips on performing a creative cover.

Careful of your mic placement. There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even.

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.

Super range and raspy tone to your vocal couple with good expressions. We felt you had a great connection with your lyrics and portrayed this using your facial expressions perfectly!

By delivering the lyrics in the way you did it helped us understand the song more and made for an engaging performance. We have some more tips on singing with expression that can help you improve this even more.

You have the ability, time to start writing!

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.

 

Harry Tabb

You have a beautiful voice Harry, fantastic mature tone!

Your projection was spot on, as was your vocal placement and understanding of how to use your voice.

Whilst its clear you understands what makes a good song, we thought the performance today would have benefited form more dynamics vocally and instrumentally.

The key here is to really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance and keep it interesting for the audience. This can make your performance stand out from the crowd and help in adding emotion and expression. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more.

It’s also difficult to understand when it is appropriate to. We have some great tips on why eye contact is important.

You are making good progress form someone of your age and have very commercial radio friendly voice. Continue to write and develop your craft as you have a bright future ahead of you!

Tia Golden

You have a very strong voice Tia!

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.

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

Performance wise, remember to perform throughout especially in the non singing parts. Try to use the stage more too, 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.

Watch your expressions also, remember to give us more positive expressions also. We have some great tips to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Overall it was a Brilliant delivery of a very hard song. 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.

Aden J

Well done today Aden, great voice with an interesting tone!

We felt like the song needed more structure, sections of the song weren’t defined as well as they could be.

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.

We felt you could have varied the way you played the guitar today too, this would have also help bring variation to the sections of the song.

This can make your performance stand out from the crowd and help in adding emotion and expression. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

Great to hear and original more refinement needed to take things to the next level.

You have the voice and ability, so keep writing!

Mia Rosé

Fantastic performance today Mia!

Great performance and you held the stage well, however we would have liked to seen a bit more movement.

Don’t be afraid to make the most of the space around you to really take your performance to the next level. 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. Click here for more on stage performance.

Your use of eye contact was spot on!

It can be a hard skill to grasp, but is very effective at keeping the audience engaged. We have some great tips to why eye contact is important.

Super title and well coordinated performance.

You are rather talented and exude a brilliant confidence which explodes on stage! – We look forward to hearing more from you!

Phoebe

Loved your quirky look Phoebe, lovely song!

Nice to introduce your song to us. You clearly have bags of songwriting ability, we great original would love to hear a full production.

Sometimes the ukulele can be a bit thin and not give the drive and tempo to the song it requires. Consider adding extra instrumentation to really work the dynamics of the song even more.

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.

A bit more attention needed to your stage presence, work on confidence and try to perform as much as you can.

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.

Keep at it as the ability is there, just need more practice and development of your performances.

Sara Vukaylov

Good stage presence and elements of real star quality!

Ensure you are reaching out with your eyes to connect us to your performance, you had them closed for too long.

This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more.

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. It’s also difficult to understand when it is appropriate to. We have some great tips on why eye contact is important.

Song had some great moments with the strength in the lyrics. Take care not to force the vocal and watch your diction.

It’s important that the lyrics can be distinguished in order for your listener to understand the meaning of the song. Click here for our advice on diction for singers.

Really enjoyed your performance, would be great if you would work out a way to not hold the violin throughout the performance as it didn’t play enough of a part in the song to warrant being held throughout. That said we loved the concept!

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.

Click here to hear our tips on how to improve and write a chorus.

Absolutely captivating and wonderful performance. Strong performance once again, we look forward to hearing more!

Julia Haworth

Vocally you have amazing tone and range Julia!

Good head movement and facial expressions.

By delivering the lyrics in the way you did it helped us understand the song more and made for an engaging performance. We have some more tips on singing with expression that can help you improve this even more.

Try to commit to the performance even more and let your personality shine in your performance. There were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better and connect to it even more.

It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you sing with emotion.

You are on the right lines, intresting ocal and rhythmic display with a lovley voice!

We woudl have liked to see you use the stage a bit more, perhaps take the mic off the stand. Click here for more on stage performance

 

Mia Mcintyre

Good mash up today Mia, nice creative cover.

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.

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

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.

Make sure you are reaching out with your eyes to connect us to your performance, you were looking down for too long.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more. We have some great tips on why eye contact is important.

Vocally remember to keep focus on your tuning throughout. We feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice.

Finding the right teacher can bring you amazingly fast results, confidence in your ability, and improvement on technique which is vital as a singer. Click here for more on picking the right vocal coach.

Try to use the stage more too, this will really help you connect with the audience.

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.

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Jen-Jen Chubb

Great confident performance Jen-Jen!

Catchy and punchy, your song has lots of potential with a really catchy hook.

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.

Remember to perform the moment you hit the stage for that all important first impression. Try to use the stage more, making sure that every movement you make is backing up the narrative of the song.

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.

Good confident performance, Jen-Jen but careful of your expressions. Try to give us more positive expressions and bring home the happy vibe, bring out the smile!

Really lovely voice, silky tone. Song felt a bit structured and dated, try to think about a contemporary twist that you could add to it!

Enjoyed your eprfrmacne, would have loved to see you smile more!

Kamila Nozka

Great performance Kamila, and a good voice!

A very cool folk guitarist/singer/songwriter you seem quite competent playing and singing at the same time!

There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even, you are miles from the microphone. Get a close as you can to the mic when performing to give the engineer the most to work with.

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.

Try not to look down too much when playing and lose your connection with the audience. It is really important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song and it will help you effectively engage with the audience.

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 great tips to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

Vocally a little inexperienced and in need of more development particularly on vocal clarity. We feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice.

Don’t forget to pick a singing teacher appropriate to the music you want to sing. Click here for more on picking the right vocal coach.

Annie Marie bell

Loved the theme to the song, great concept with a country vibe Annie!

A bit of a nervous start today however you grew with confidence as the performance went on.

Try to get out there as much as possible to perform in public. Also, 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. Click here for our advice on building stage confidence.

Good expression on the whole, ensure don’t close your eyes too much or too much anguish, look to give us more light and positivity. We have some great tips to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion.

We really loved your song, great voice and great composition. Think about how you can use the stage more and bring more energy to the performance.

Remember 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.

There were times in your performance where the levels of your vocals we not even too.  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.

You delivered a lovey son with great meaning Annie! – Work on building confidence and get out there to performance as much as you can.

Osh

Good intensity to this song, which has lots of potential Osh!

Brilliant original, very well written, really enjoyed it and we wanted to hear more!

We felt you could have varied the way you played the guitar today. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance and keep it interesting for the audience.

Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

You can also enhance your performance buy varying the dynamics of the vocals. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

There are several ways in which you can add dynamics to a performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics.

Good engaging tone, just a bit more expression needed to convey the meaning. Try to watch the pace of the song, slowing down will give your more time to breath properly.

We loved the track, sweet, beautiful words and great confidence! A singer/songwriter in the making.

 

Harrison Rhys

Good song Harrison, you are performance was way beyond your years!

Consider either having another musician with you and not having the backing track as it felt a bit uneven.

Song wise it has good structure and good relatable lyrics.

Concentrate on the breathing techniques you are using.  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.

We feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice. 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 picking the right vocal coach.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more.

We have some great tips on why eye contact is important.

You have a bright future ahead of you, keep performing live!

Destiny K

Fantastic confidence and attitude Destiny, your look is insane!

You really stood out from the rest today, it looked like the bow in the front might have been getting in your way though.

Click here for more on act image and synchronisation.

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. Make sure you don’t turn all the way to the side, we always want to see your face.

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

Vocally watch your control as a it sounded a bit stretched in places. Train the higher register of your voice as your vocals need more refinement for this track, this could have benefited from being transposed down a 3rd or 4th

Whilst you gave us a good performance, we feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice. Try not to let you voice enter your nasal passage.

Singing through your nose when can be down to a handful of factors and it’s a common obstacle faced by many developing singers. Click here for six simple steps that you can take to open up your vocals and project better.

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 picking the right vocal coach.

Keep writing and you have the ability, try to refine and concentrate on your singing technique and vocals.

Loxie

A full and rich sound once again guys!

Good engagement between you all and equally good vocal talent to give a super balance to the performance.

Super entertaining performance with some lovely harmonies to give our ears some dulcet nectar.

Try not to rattle vocally in the unison sections but your harmonies were well-judged and the transition from each other was impeccable. Stunning performance and fantastic vocal control.

Interesting song choice, difficult song to sing so well done! – During the big vocal parts maybe try two backing and one main.

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 our article for tips on how get started writing a song.

Only critique would be there was a bit more choreography but you have a fantastic look and a beautiful blending  of vocals throughout the performance!

Kanda

Second time you have performed an engaging original song!

You used the stage better but think about giving us an original image one that is unique to you as an artist.

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.

Just to note, Image is something that should come naturally to you, don’t try to force it! – If you are unsure on where to start click here for our advice on finding an image as a musician.

Your image should also be reflected on your social media channels, websites and artwork. It needs to be consistent become relatable to your fans. We have some more tips on creating a brand.

Wished mic as lower to your face as 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. Click here to read our tips on Microphone techniques.

Huge credit to you as it was a great improvement to what we have seen from you to date. Really entertaining, great eye contact with audience really relateable.

Loved your performance, not what we expected. Great energy and a very current vocal. Enjoyed the singing the rapping the whole thing!

Continue to raise the bar, concentrate on delivery of your songs and you as an artist and you will go far!

Sky Ariss

You’ve got a lot of passion and a good performance quality Sky!

Closing your eyes causes a barrier to the audience, ensure you engage your audience and use appropriate eye contact throughout.

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 why eye contact is important.

It seemed that you were not properly warmed up today and there were a couple of pitching issues. Once you got a grasp on your vocals you were compelling!

We have some great advice on how you can warm up your vocals.

We could feel you were passionate about your performance and you had good stage presence, however you could have engaged more with the audience and projected the emotion of the song more.

We feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice. More support needed for a more effective and efficient sound.

Click here for more on picking the right vocal coach.

Writing your own songs is the next steps!

Billie Stockley

Super expression, richness and tone, you have real potential!

You connected us to the emotion of the song superbly Billie!

There are many different techniques to portray emotion in a song. Through the use of controlling dynamics, expressions, body movements an engaging with the audience etc. We have some useful tips on how you can bring life to the emotion of songs. Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

Good grit in your expression, consider taking the microphone off the stand and work the stage.

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.

Excellent song choice, what can you say nailed it!

We really enjoyed your performance today, that said you did miss an opportunity to show us who you are as an artist but we would have liked to hear an original.

Rosie Degeir

What a lovely original Rosie, we loved your smile!

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

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.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you sing with emotion.

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. 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.

We would have loved to have seen more of your performance and personality come through today.

Daisy Mae

Bags of ability Daisy!

Coupled with super image to make you stand out, strong performance!

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.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with 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 why eye contact is important.

Interesting song and vocal delivery, we felt you could have varied the way you played the guitar a bit more.

This can make your performance stand out from the crowd and help in adding emotion and expression. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

Vocally, try to develop your voice even further to give it more power and a mix between her head and chest voice.

Joel Taylor

Good intensity to this song, which has lots of potential Joel!

Good subject matter for a catchy song.

Look to add more dynamics with your playing, you are vocally but add more guitar variation. Using different guitar dynamics is essential to help spice up your performance and keep it interesting for the audience.

This can make your performance stand out from the crowd and help in adding emotion and expression. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

Really enjoyed the lyrics and I can see that you believed in them. Now try to project this to the audience!

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you sing with emotion.

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.

Click here for more on stage performance.

You have an engaging rich tone, now try to match the richness of the lower register in the higher register. We would have liked to hear more conviction, your low tones were beautiful.

Avoid an all-black outfit as you got lost against the back of the stage.

Polly Foxcroft

Great look and outfit choice Polly!

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

Try to get out there as much as possible to perform in public. Also, 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. Click here for our advice on building stage confidence.

Song choice is so important and although you sung it well, with some lovely vocal moments it didn’t always feel totally in control. We feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice.

Click here for more on picking the right vocal coach.

You picked a really tough song to cover today. It was too advanced for you the voice at present. Don’t over riff as a riff should always advance the song emotionally. More support and better placement needed especially at the top of the range.

Think about how the song suits your vocal style and range. Selecting a song that really shows off your sweeter tone in your range is always going to be best. Click here for our tips on the importance of song choice.

The next step for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already. Click here for our article for tips on how get started writing a song.

 

Katie Southee

Good intensity to this song, which has lots of potential Katie!

Think about how you can add more dynamics with your playing, you are vocally but add more guitar variation. Click here for our tips on guitar dynamics.

Great subject matter to the song, we loved your individuality!

The tone didn’t always suit the lyrics, experiment with a greater tonal range, more control of your vibrato would enhance your performance. Click here for our tips on vocal techniques.

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.

Loved your vibe, reminded us of the 1920’s. Such an interesting voice you have too, we really enjoyed your performance!

Molly Skinner

You have a lovely vocal tone Molly!

Fantastic you didn’t disappoint again, beautiful acapella beginning!

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. Dont look down or play with your hair. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more.

It’s also difficult to understand when it is appropriate to. We have some great tips on why eye contact is important.

Beautiful song choice, nice you walked the stage and it was a great opening.

You could have improved your performance today by concentrating on your expressions. It is really important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song and it will help you effectively engage with the audience.

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

Try to maintain pitch so that when the track comes in you can be more vocally sure. You have stunning tone to the low end, we wanted to hear more top end. There were a couple of pitching issues in places.

Whilst you gave us a good performance, we feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice. We would love to hear more power in your voice. Click here for more on picking the right vocal coach.

JC

Nice guitar work and dynamics!

Song is very relateable and has some super lyrical content around the hook!

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more.

We have some great tips on why eye contact is important.

You have a good rasp to your vocal and delivered a strong interesting vocal performance which is quite indie/rock inspired.

Good use of dynamics in your performance today, by varying the dynamics throughout you really gave us an interesting performance!

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.

You are clearly a very confident guitarist/singer/songwriter keep pushing as we want to hear what else you have to offer!

Savannah

Great performance, totally unique image!

Fantastic that you took the mic off the stage and used the space around you. We loved how distinguished your style was too!

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.

Your image should also be reflected on your social media channels, websites and artwork. It needs to be consistent become relatable to your fans. We have some more tips on creating a brand.

We can see you really know where your are heading, nice alternative pop vibe and quirky edges!

You are on the right lines, espcially for someone of your age! We feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice.

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 picking the right vocal coach.

Keep performing, keep writing!

Tyreise Kymani

Loved the melody and message to the song Tyerise!

Great use of the stage today. We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience. Try and concentrating on using more of the front of the stage more to engage with the audience.

Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Think about what you are wearing on stage, it was quite dark, think what will make you unique and stand out as an artist on stage.

You have a good energy in your performance and from a songwriting aspect write some cleaver lyrics. We feel that you would benefit from using a vocal coach to help explore and strengthen your voice. This will help bring the singing sections up to meet the rap.

Don’t forget to pick a singing teacher appropriate to the music you want to sing. Click here for more on picking the right vocal coach.

We look forward to hearing more form you!

Olivia Mae

Good vocal and natural vibrato Olivia!

You a clearly very comfortable singer and have great ability.

Performance wise try to to use the stage more. There were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better. This is a song about feeling frustrated and trapped, Context is so important and will help you to uniform your vocal choices.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you sing with emotion.

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. Also remember to select a song that is applicable and appropriate to your age! Click here our advice on the importance of song choice.

Also consider what to wear too, as most stages will have a dark backdrop.

Loved your conviction, beautiful control and vibrato, but sometimes less is more. Don’t over sing at the start and your riffs detracted from the meaning of the story today.

Beautiful voice, just watch the mic placement during the high notes. Great confidence through loved it!

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 our article for tips on how get started writing a song.

 

Emma Rae

Vocally you have a lot of character and a natural ability to add dynamics to your vocals.

Look to strengthen your vocal projection and tone.

Remember projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also. We have some more tips on projecting your voice.

Song wise this song has loads of potential. Really loved the lyrics and you really relate that to the audience.  We would love to hear more!

Think more about the gestures you are making, it must mean something and enhance the meaning of the song.

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.

Great microphone control throughout, although you could look to take the microphone off the stand and use the stage.

This is a key skill to have a performing and is something that improves over time. Pulling away on the high notes and keeping a consistent distance throughout ensure that your lyrics are clear to the audience throughout. Click here to read our tips on microphone techniques.

More support needed to control the voice however a very engaging tone and a fantastic look!

J’ci Ama Bonsu

Amazing power to your vocal J’ci.

Great tone you really understand how to sing!

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.

Strong vocal perform with power, think about how you can use the stage more, to really bring the performance to the audience.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more.

We have some great tips on why eye contact is important.

Amazing vocals, we want to see more from you as an artist and your personality!

Fifi C

Beautiful vocals Fifi, Well done for staying with the performance all the way through!

Clearly the issues with the piano were a distraction, but we commended your resilience.

You have a unique and interesting tone to your voice, however we do feel you could strengthen this further as there were moments where you lost control. Consider working with a vocal coach. We have some tips on how you can find the right one for you here.

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and although your flow was a bit disjointed, we 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.

Look to eradicate issues ahead of performance, practice and preparation is everything.  The piano switching off and on again stopped the flow whilst the performer was intermittently stopped by the confusion.

Perhaps simplify your set up or ensure you have practice and perfected this for your next performance.

Ida

Simple, honest & sweet, effortless vocals Ida!

We need more intent in your delivery, the lyrics suggested you were recalling a true memory, we needed to see evidence of that real connection in your eyes.

There were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

Whilst you centred yourself well and delivered a strong performance overall we felt you could have given us more energy.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be anything, from giving eye contact to using facial expressions to reflect the emotions of the song.

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. Click here for more on stage performance.

There is lots of potential with you, focus on building your confidence and strengthening your voice more.

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

Sara Vukaylov

Fantastic performance today Sara!

Well produced original with a great hook. Catchy and punchy, you could be in the charts.

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. You have a sublime vocal and the accompaniment of the violin performance was very classy indeed!

Be careful of your posture, try to stand straighter when you sing as this will enable you to breath effectively and deliver the notes.

Click here for to read our article on how to improve breath control.

You showed us that you cared about the meaning of the song and kept us engaged throughout the performance.

There are many different techniques to portray emotion in a song. Through the use of controlling dynamics, expressions, body movements an engaging with the audience etc. We have some useful tips on how you can bring life to the emotion of songs. Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

Right from the start, you gave us a brilliant display of confidence and you look so at home on stage.

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.

We look forward to hearing more from you!

Bidisha

Great use of the stage Bidisha, you are full of confidence!

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.

You picked a really tough song to cover today and at times we felt you struggled a little to deliver as well as the original. Arianna songs are tricky for even the most experienced singer, be mindful of your vocal capabilities & choice more at your current level.

Think about how the song suits your vocal style and range. Work with a vocal coach can really help you establish what this is. Click here for out tips on the importance of song choice.

Click here for our tips on finding the right singing teacher for you.

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.

From a performance aspect we can see you have the ability, time to develop your vocals further to match the energy you bring.

Tyreise Kymani

Great performance today Tyreise!

We loved your energy and vocal/song narrative because it was delivered within a genuine and heartfelt performance.

You brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyrics in an engaging manner to the audience. It really showed that you cared about the meaning of the song.

There are many different techniques to portray emotion in a song. Through the use of controlling dynamics, expressions, body movements an engaging with the audience etc. We have some useful tips on how you can bring life to the emotion of songs. Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

Good hook on your original, catchy and punchy you delivered a great song.

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 use of the stage. You had good presence and we loved the image. We do feel you still have a bit more to give, so stand tall and really own it!

Click here for our tips on stage performance.

You kept us engaged throughout with clear diction and cleaver lyrics. Your rapping was absolutely on point in places and coupled with the singing of the chorus’ it delivered a unique sound. You singing technique and vocals could be refined further to bring them in line with your rapping.

We would suggest working with a good vocal coach who can help you develop this further. Click here for our tips on finding a good vocal coach.

 

Kasia

The simplicity of your original was the perfect vehicle for your very sweet but controlled tone Kasia!

Very quirky and unique folk type vocal which has its own character and your tonality is super interesting.

When performing, you need to keep in mind that it’s key to connect with the audience more, try not to hide behind playing a ukulele.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. If you have a song where you can’t make use of the stage as easily, don’t forget to use facial expressions and body movement to enhance a stage performance.

We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

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.

Watch out for audible throat clearing, try to be ready to perform before you step to the mic!

A very hones performance Kasia, you seem to know who you are we look forward to hearing more form you!

Saskia

Great song today Saskia, vocally you have something quite different very unique tonality and timbre wise!

Nicely produced original, very current sound. Well done on being quirky but not over stylised.

We felt there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better and connected with us and the audience more.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

There were moments in your performance where you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance more.

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.

Concentrate more on your performance and how you are delivering your song to the audience. There’s something about you, you have a memorable & original, we look forward to hearing more!

Carla Coyne

A nice air of confidence Carla!

You delivered an engaging performance with a catchy chorus and great song.

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.

We felt in parts of your performance your guitar took your focus away from your performance and vocals. Try to create a real connection between the guitar playing and the vocal work.

You can read more on singing and playing the guitar here.

The guitar sounded slightly out of tune and you started in a strange key, however you it well and continued with the performance!

Always make sure your guitar is in tune before you step on stage, clip on tuners are useful for these situations and can make it easy for you to tune your guitar, quickly. Learn more on guitar tuning techniques here.

Well done for showing engagement in your performance. We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Your original had a good hook, more work on links needed, as the structure was a bit disjointed. We loved your quirky tone too, however try to refine your vocal control. Click here for our advice on improving your vocal technique.

Overall a good performance, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Chloe

Good effort today Chloe, we loved your image!

You have a lovely tone to your voice, but we thought you picked a really tough song to cover today and at times we felt you struggled a little to deliver as well as the original.

Think about how the song suits your vocal style and range. Selecting a song that really shows off your sweeter tone in your range is always going to be best. Click here for out tips on the importance of song choice.

As you started off key, this affected your performance a bit. We think you would benefit from working with a vocal coach as we can hear the talent is there, you just need to refine and develop your voice. Click here for our tips on finding the right vocal coach for you.

Remember to look up Look up throughout your performance and look to connect emotional to the song more.

It can be tough to make eye contact with your audience if you feel nervous or anxious. It’s also difficult to understand when it is appropriate to. We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

You are still very young and have a long way to go as a performer, so continue to sing and practice your art!

Alby Welch

Good performce Alby, you have a very nice tone to your voice.

We could see that 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. We think you would really benefit from experience in stage performance.

Even the most experienced performers get nervous before a performance, however there are ways to overcome this. It’s essential when performing and singing that you gain as much experience as possible. Click here for more tips on how to sing with confidence.

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

Forgetting the lyrics can happen to any artist on stage Alby, 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.

The moments you were on it, and you showed us you have a voice! – Continue to practice gain more performance experience as there is potential in you if you are want to go for it!

Katie Leigh

What a great quirky original, this shows real potential in song writing skills Katie!

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.

Everything else needs to be elevated a few notches to match the potential we heard. Try to think how you can bring the performance to life and add some energy to it.

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.

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.

Consider how your images reflects your music. It will make you stand out even before the audience has even heard you.

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 our advice on finding an image as a musician.

There is real potential with you Katie, keep writing and try to perform out as much as possible so you can develop and refine your performance skills.

 

Andrew ward

You performed with genuine sincerity and beautiful pose that defies your years!

We would have liked you to show us a bit more range and projection, that said you have a lovely voice with heaps more potential! – We would suggest working with a vocal coach to help you develop this even further. We also have some advice for vocal exercises you can try at home here.

We loved your image very smart!

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. This an important for communication and to help the audience feel they are involved in your performance 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.

We have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

Very self-assured performance; Facially you looked connected to the story & emotion. Remember when you use the stage use it with purpose and confidence. The more you enjoy your performance, the more this will project onto 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.

Tilly Aveyard

Your refreshingly different original showed such creativity, humour & personality, we loved it!

Your image only added to your quirkiness, warmth & likeability.

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. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

Watch your mic positioning, we really don’t want to miss a note or word from you. There were a few 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 loved your very original song, made us smile. 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.

We look forward to seeing what you will bring to the next round!

Ella Brown

Your image was perfect, pop star material!

We loved how distinguished your style was as 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.

We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

After a bit of a slow start you began to own the stage and really drew us into your performance. Remember to perform from the moment you step onto the stage. The Key to being a good performer is for it to come across as natural as possible. Click here for more on stage performance.

You have such warmth onstage & gave a sassy but likeable performance, very natural & relevant to the story.

Whilst you were strong vocally today, we thought the choice of song was a bit too easy for your ability. We would have liked to hear you performing something a bit tougher.

Showing off your own originality and individuality is crucial in helping you stand out from the crowd. Make sure your chosen song is one you can relate to. When you can relate yourself to a song, you can easily get into the right character for the song. Capture the emotions, feel them and express through your sound and performance.

Before you start, make sure you understand the lyrics and sing them like you’re telling your story. Click here for our advice on the importance of song choice.

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.

Louie Graham

Great projection vocally, your voice has promise Louie!

You need to work on vocal strength techniques to ensure smoother transitions throughout your registers. We have some great tips for exercises you can do at home here.

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.

You showed confidence & seemed at home up on stage. Just allow your on stage movements to flow a bit more, the more performance practice you get the easier this will be for you.

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.

Well done for trying something different in bringing a twist with the rap. It was a good take on the original and you really 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.

Lucy Why

Super song choice, really showed the uniqueness in your voice, your tone is breath taking Lucy!

Your distinctive vocal sound which suited the song choice, but needs to break out and go somewhere really to be entertaining.

Be mindful of forcing a break in your voice, it caused a voice crack in the bridge. Click here for our tips on improving your vocal technique.

Gain as much as experience as possible to enable a more confident performance.

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.

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.

There’s something so special about you and at times we saw real intent & emotion in your delivery.

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 songs.

Ellie

Your voice has potential Ellie, good tone & power!

You picked a well known and difficult song to pull off and put your own mark on it.

However this song is frequently covered in competitions. 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.

There were times today that you lost control of your vocals, due to the breathing techniques used in your performance. 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.

Good performance overall, however we would like to see more of your as an individual.

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 tips on how get started writing a songs.

Emily Gullane

Strong stage presence and confidence beyond your years Emily!

You brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyrics in an engaging manner to the audience. It really showed that you cared about the meaning of the song.

There are many different techniques to portray emotion in a song. Through the use of controlling dynamics, expressions, body movements an engaging with the audience etc. We have some useful tips on how you can bring life to the emotion of songs. Click here read our tips on singing with emotion.

A really competent musical theatre vocal. You have good power so don’t be tempted to push unnecessarily. Remember projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also.

There are several ways in which you can add dynamics to a performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

You clearly know where you fit in terms of genre however that limited your ability to display originality. 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. Click here for our tips on how to make a creative cover song stand out!

Nicole

Beautiful tonality to your voice Nicole!

There’s a gorgeous tone in your voice but we felt your choice of song didn’t demonstrate this as well as you could have. You picked a song with tricky timing that needed a confident delivery to really make an emotional connection.

It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content.

There are several ways in which you can add emotion to your performance, we have some useful tips to help you achieve this, click here to read more.

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.

Make sure you sing right into the microphone. 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.

Experience & training is the key here, so try to get out there and perform as much as possible, you will notice improvements quickly!

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.

Olly

We loved your energy Olly!

This and your stage presence matched your image really well and you really looked the part!

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.

Your image should also be reflected on your social media channels, websites and artwork. It needs to be consistent become relatable to your fans. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

There was some solid agility in your diction, however we lost a few words however so work on crisping up your consonants.

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.

At times you just spoke fast at us, I know it’s rap but you need to inflect the words more for dramatic effect. Strong delivery of your lyrics will ensure you emotionally connect with your audience and effectively convey the message that’s in your song.

Emotion is characterised by your tone of voice, changes in pitch, volume, and tempo. Click here for out tips on rapping.

Hazel Bosworh

Great Voice – Great Image – Great Poise you have everything to go a long way!

You took opportunities to show range. Try to use more light & shade in dynamics to really hold your audience’s attention.

As an artist it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. This can be achieved through variations in volume, articulation, rests etc. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

You put a nice original twist on a well known song & made it work.

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.

You have an amazing look overall and feel the next steps are for you 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.

Grace Gonsalez

You have a really rich tone, mellow & deep Grace!

Your song choice was one covered too frequently of late, you made melodic changes which worked however this gave you no opportunity to show off any higher range.

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

Nerves crept in today and it affected your performance and you closed your performance off due to your eyes being closed most of the time.

It’s important when performing and singing that you gain as much experience as possible. audience. Click here for more tips on how to sing with confidence.

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

You’re a young girl so freshen up your image! – We feel the next steps for you is to start writing your own songs, if you aren’t doing so already.

Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. Click here for out article for tips on how get started writing a song.

 

Bryonny porter

Good performance today Bryonny, although we feel you have more to give!

You let your first off pitch mistake affect you and there were times when your talent shone through!

Nerves crept in today and it affected your performance. Even the most experienced performers get nervous before a performance, however there are ways to overcome this.

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.

Remember to perform every moment you’re onstage, body language needs to match the story you’re telling, folded arms had no place in your performance.

Your voice has potential but couldn’t carry off such high falsetto. Working with a professional singing teacher can help you to develop your vocal.

A good vocal coach will be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your vocals and can help you to develop these in areas. Click here for our advice on choosing a singing teacher.

The times you really owned it showed us exactly what you’re capable of, we’d love to see more of that.