Artist Category: Under 18

Katie Lewis

Strong projection and vocal placement overall to deliver a nice version of a difficult song with a lovely smile Katie!

You’ve got a great tone, work on bringing in more dynamics, you stayed mid range a lot.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery.

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

Try to connect with the song and engage with the audience 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 natural on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

You’re showing real promise across all the required elements, you just need to bring everything up a few levels to really stand out!

Kirsten Fraser

We loved your song Kirsten!

You could maybe do with more chord variation, but generally it worked very well, keep writing and performing live, you have real potential.

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.

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.

Although parts of your performance your guitar was out of tune, you handled 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.

You gave a nice performance, but it could have benefited from more emotion in your delivery. 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.

Sarita

Great energy within the performance with a most Impressive delivery Sarita!

You look every inch the pop star, your image & song choice told the same story. We could see you were enjoying yourself and you projected this well to the audience.

Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Try to bring more natural warmth to your performance, body language & facial expression was at times too harsh. Look to bring some light and shade to the performance.

Whilst you gave us a good performance today, 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.

Your song choice was big & bold however during some points in your performance the lyrics weren’t too clear. 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.

Katie Atkinson

You have a really cool rock orientated vocal with super projection Katie!

Such a confident & engaging performance, you really looked 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 have talent and the vocals were generally bang on, but we felt more expression both musically and physically would help you engage the audience even 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.

Song choice really suited your range & tone. Careful about squeezing in the higher range, if you are working with a vocal coach they will help you refine your vocals further. Click here for our advice on choosing the right singing teacher for you.

You’re a regular in our competition, we’d love to see you bring your own twist, or better still an original!

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

Erin Frances

A really gutsy performance, you showcased your vocals so well with amazing range & super crisp diction.

Nicely expressed both vocally and physically, you tapped into the core of the song and made us believers.

You brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyrics in an engaging manner to the audience.

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.

You definitely put your own spin on such a big band male anthem.

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.

Try to put further consideration into your image as an act. 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. Image is something that should come naturally to you, don’t try to force it!

Click here for our advice on finding an image as a musician.

Good performance overall, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Hollie Robinson

The stage looks like your second home, you looked so eager to perform your punchy original!

Great depth in tone & impressive range. Try to give a little attention to diction as 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. 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.

More dynamics would add to your vocal delivery overall. 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.

Powerful voice overpowered your play a little, but you can work on the balance and counter play more.

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

Jodie Elliott

Jodie you smashed it, super delivery and confidence!

We loved your uplifting upbeat song choice which was the perfect vehicle to showcase a very commercial tone & impressive range.

Just take care to not drift off your pitch. Working with a vocal coach will help you develop and refine your technique. We also have some tips for exercises you can try at home here.

You looked like you have real experience as you stepped onstage, really great image, you lit up the stage. 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. Think about how you can work on more natural moves; try to record your performances so you can watch back and reflect.

We really enjoyed your performance today; but we would like to see more of you as an individual.

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.

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.

Gigi Jennings

Well done on a really creative cover, strong rendition of a great classic which you really made it your own.

We really enjoyed your performance today; 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, 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.

There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience. This can be difficult when playing an instrument so the more you can practice and can be comfortable playing, the easier it will become to look up and engage with the audience.

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

Your vocal was a bit falsetto heavy and you would benefit from bringing in more colours to your vocal palette. Working with a good vocal coach would help you develop this further. Click here for our tips on choosing the right one for you.

We loved your poise and image and you delivered a very good performance, however we think there is even more to come from you!

Travis Clark

Took a while to emerge but great vocal control, especially in the big chorus, but when it did it totally rocked!

It seemed that you were not properly warmed up fully before going on stage.

It’s really important that you are as warmed up as possible before any gig. We have some great advice on how you can do this click here to read more.

Amazing vocals, you put real energy into your performance.

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.

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.

Emily Askew

You were definitely born to perform Emily!

You put a slightly different spin on a well known song & used plenty of facial animation to show emotion & tell the story.

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.

Well done getting the audience involved, you seemed to be enjoying yourself too. As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you. However, this really worked for your performance!

When performing the audience will never be the same twice, some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation, whereas others will simply look at you blankly. So, it’s essentially a judgement call for you to make with each performance. Here is some further advice for engaging your audience.

Careful not to overdo those expressions. 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.

Well done and keep developing, there is a lot of potential with you we would just like to see more originality.

Kione-Aleisha

A little shaky at the start but your voice really came to life as the song went on & took off at the bridge!

Careful with your diction, it was a little soft at time.

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.

It’s good to hold something back for the chorus, but not everything, try and inject something more into the verses, light and shade

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. Dynamics can be used to bring a performance alive, convey emotion and prevent a performance from being static.

There are 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.

The potential is there, perform as much as possible to build your 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 more advice on building stage confidence.

Hannah CJ Carter

You’ve got a lovely tone & range Hannah!

There were times however where you lost control of your vocals and pitch, 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.

You picked a very frequently heard song which would have benefited from a unique twist.

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.

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.

Lots of good vocal moments here only drifted off key once, however you could have used the stage a bit 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.

Image really worked, there’s definitely something about you & your smile… we would love to hear an original form you!

Albert Stott

Amazingly executed vocals, rich & well controlled Albert!

You brought a slightly more classical edge to the song which worked. 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, 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.

You performed & used the stage well but try to loosen up just a little, you could move about more though and express the song more physically from the beginning to end.

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.

Your vocal ability shows us you have lots of potential, we would just like to see more originality from you.

Faith Keira

There’s something very unique & quirky about you Faith!

You were hidden by the mic stand but still maintained good presence, be conscious to not fiddle with your clothes though.

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.

All you need is more training & experience as you see to have your own style. Click here for more on the importance of a singing teacher.

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.

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.

Aiya

You have a very sweet tone Aiya and delivered a really engaging performance

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

Maybe not the right song choice for originality but entertaining non the less. 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.

For the most part your vocals were strong, however there were a few inaccuracies to iron out for more consistency. Perhaps consider working with a singing teach to help you develop and strengthen this further. Click here for our advice on working with a singing teacher.

We also have some tips and exercises you can do to improve your vocal technique here.

You were so animated & lit up the stage, it was a beautiful performance, you could have a career in musical theatre!

Ellie

Strong vocals, well done for putting your own spin on this song!

You’ve got to love the audience not fear them so find that place in 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.

Would love to see more originality & more conviction in your performance.

Whilst you gave us a good performance, 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.

We really enjoyed your performance today; 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, 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.

Evie Rae

There was evidence of real power & control in your voice today Evie!

Try to work on consistency, so you deliver these excellent moments throughout the song.

We would suggest working will a vocal coach will help you achieve this. Click here for our tips on finding the right teacher for you.

We are not sure the song showed your true potential. 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.

Whilst you gave us a good performance today we felt there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better.

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.

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.

Bella

You have a sweet voice & real potential Bella!

Whilst your song choice really suited you, 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.

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.

Your nerves were apparent, but that’s ok. Try not to let it affect your performance as your style is delicate and nice.

Nerves can sometimes get the better of any performer. Try to practice more so that performing in front of an audience becomes easier. Eventually it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves. Click here for our tips on how to calm the nerves

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.

Try to practice as much as you can, experience is the key for you.

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

Shraddha

We loved how distinguished your style was Shraddha!

Creating a brand is one of trickiest things to get right, however if your style reflects your music and personality you will be remembered by the audience. We have some more tips on creating a brand here.

You have a nice tone to your voice, but don’t be afraid to pick easier songs when you’re starting out to play to the strengths of your current capabilities. 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.

Work with a vocal coach can really help you establish what this is. Click here for our tips on the importance of song choice.

Make sure you’re ready to perform as soon as you step on stage & bring yourself closer to 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.

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 suggest working with a vocal coach to help you develop more awareness of pitch & tuning. This will hep you develop your vocal ability. Click here to read out advice on picking the right singing teacher.

Lamorna

You have so much potential Lamorna!

We throughout that the 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. Click here for more tips on how to sing with confidence.

Whilst it is a good song to sing, we felt it didn’t show us who you were as an artist.

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.

The next steps for you are to practice as much as possible to build that 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.

There’s potential so try to attend lessons & get experience performing as much as possible.

Weronika

You showed us you had real power in your voice Weronika!

It was a good performance overall but we felt that the the song choice wasn’t the best fit for you and didn’t leave room for originality.

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.

There were times that you lost control over the higher register, we have some tips here for vocal techniques and exercises to help develop this. Click here to read more.

You may also want to consider a vocal coach who can help you develop these techniques even further, we have advice on finding the right one for you here.
Difficult song to sing, work on pitch in particular.

Good engagement with the audience throughout your performance today. 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 help you develop this skill even further, click here to read more.

From a performance aspect we would have liked to have seen a bit more energy from you, this will reflect back on the audience during a 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.

Rebecca Barron

Great performance today Rebecca, you’ve got such a cool look!

It was brave to do a Jimmy Eats World solo on the electric but you gave it a good shot!

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

Watch your timing, it was erratic at times. Try to slow down so you can enjoy the performance more and relax.

Work on your breathing to help towards this. 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 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 eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

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

Maggie

You’ve got such a great tone Maggie!

Nice vibrato and well crafted performance, you warmed to your task but there is more to come and I don’t think you’ve got into it fully yet!

You stood well on stage. Don’t forget to use hand gestures to help enhance a stage performance and make use of the space around you.

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. Remember 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 in some creativity with the mashup – not sure the 2nd song quite worked however.

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.

Commitment to more originality in one song could have take you further.

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.

 

Lottie Simone

Well done Lottie and we could see you worked your voice hard, vocals were on point!

Your image worked & we loved the original. You have a very distinguished style.

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.

Just a bit too much warbling for effect sometimes so take care not to overuse.

There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. You can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

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.

You are so likeable which will take you far, keep building on individuality & uniqueness & we could have a star!

Hannah Birtwell

That chorus was running through our heads for the rest of the day Hannah. Catchy and punchy you delivered a great song today!

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 very Natural Voice, could be a bit more expressive with you performance.

Whilst you gave us a good performance today, 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.

With more confidence & an elevated performance you could really go far, beautiful soft tone, try to mix it up with more punch.

Good image, we felt that this match the song well. 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 here.

 

Willow & Dixie

There’s something so special about you two.. Such an original approach!

Beautiful arrangement & blended voices. Your definitely have something different.

Layering the vocals well as a group really keeps the audience engaged, by not all sounding the same it shows fantastic diversity. Click here for more tips on signing in a group.

Whilst there was the odd wobble, that didn’t affect you performing an impressively sweet original song, bright eyed brilliance.

Show us a little more fun & personality in your performance. When performing with other artists it is really important that you interact with one another on stage. This shows the audience that you are enjoying yourselves and creates a more engaging and entraining performance!

We would suggest practicing more so you are so comfortable when performing that you have the confidence to interact with one another whilst on stage. You can read our tips on performing in a duo here.

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction. Click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Elisha Lang

A bit of a nervous start today Elisha 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. 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.

That said you delivered a beautiful original, very subtle but very nice; we were really impressed!

At points it was quite hard to hear you and we felt your voice got lost in the room.

Projection is really important when performing. 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 here.

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction. It’s great to see you playing & writing to start emerging as a true artist.

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.

Very honest performance with stunning vocals, try to practice more so you can get used to performing to an audience. Remember to enjoy each performance!

Isabelle Wilton

There’s something very special about you Isabelle, you showed us glimpses of a very sweet voice!

There are some improvements you can make on your vocal technique to help develop your strength and range. Working with a good vocal coach will help you dvelop this further. Click here for our tips on finding the right vocal coach for you.

You had us captivated with your stunning image from the moment you stepped on stage. The image suited the song, always keep considering doing that as it will serve you well.

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

We felt the performance moves were a bit timid or over rehearsed.  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.

You are heading in the right direction, keep practicing to develop your voice further and think about bringing creativity to your covers so we can see more of you as an artist.

Frankie Lawrence

Great style & lovely a engaging performance Frankie.

Good 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.

When you hit your stride your vocals were awesome, but a times they drifted off a bit, learn to control this better. 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 is big potential in your voice and we loved the song choice a singers anthem! Start experimenting with changing your covers up & really making them your own.

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.

Brooke Lenney

A really competent & confident overall performance Brooke!

You have a powerful voice but sometimes over sang and a bit to breathy at times, more to work on but some good stuff!

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.

You worked the stage well & looked comfortable & in control throughout.

This really engaged us and the audience and brought the performance to life. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

You seem more than ready to take it to the next level with some original music.

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.

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.

Mia Mcintyre 

Loads of potential, Mia, look to perform at every opportunity to develop your stage craft and performance.

It was brave to ask for audience participation but always well-considered. As a singer it can be difficult to make audience participation work for you.

When performing the audience will never be the same twice, some crowds will be raring to go with audience participation, whereas others will simply look at you blankly. So, it’s essentially a judgement call for you to make with each performance. Here is some further advice for engaging your audience.

Remember to use the stage to engage even more with the audience. 

Get close to that mic, as that will really assist your projection and clarity.

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. 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.

Start to think about writing your own songs, if you’re not already doing so.

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.

Well done and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Lily Obrien  

Very confident and with good expression and eye contact, Lily, commit even more to using that stage.

Engaging with the audience is very important when performing. It can be anything, from giving eye contact to showing that 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.

Vocally, you have lots of power and potential and you grew as the performance went on but take care with your tuning and look to develop your dynamics to be even better.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery.

Try to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Keep practicing and singing regularly to strengthen your voice. 

If you are performing a cover, ensure you make it your own. Better still, start to think about writing your own songs.

Writing lyrics is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it. It’s important to understand that 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.

Stephanie  

Vocally, you are amazing, with great tone, range and a lot of power in particular, Stephanie. You gave us some excellent licks and you committed well to the performance.  

More vocal dynamics will keep the interest going throughout.

Try to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Performing as much as you can will assist with the nerves. Nerves can sometimes get the better of any performer. We felt they affected your perforce a bit today. Try to practice more so that performing in front of an audience becomes easier.

Eventually it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves. Click here for our tips on how to calm the nerves

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.  

If you are performing a cover, we would have liked to have seen some more originality, ensure you 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.

Anees Rathor 

You have great presence on stage, with good use of emotions and facial expressions, Anees. This really helped us feel the story.

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

You didn’t know all your words, that’s either nerves or most likely lack of practice.

Forgetting the lyrics can happened 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.

Watch your posture, as it’s affecting your breathing. 

If you are performing a cover ensure you make it your own. Showing off your own originality and individuality is important and will help you stand out from the crowd, especially in this competition.

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.

Alessia 

You have a lovely big vocal with some lovely runs and moments of sustaining the notes, Alessia.

Good backing track, however you were struggling to sing in the correct key at the start. It seemed that you were not properly warmed up and this may have affected your performance. It’s really important that you are as warmed up as possible before any gig.

We have some great advice on how you can do this click here to read more.

Remember that the competition is about being original. If you’re doing a cover, make sure you 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.

It didn’t feel you connected to this song emotionally, although you used the stage well and reached out well to the audience. This may have been a simple case of picking the wrong song.

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.

Kamila Nozka 

You have a lovely tone to your vocal, Kamila.

However, the song was all on one level for the most part and it was a bit of a struggle to understand where the emotional arc was meant to be within the song. There was a lack of coherency about the song and its arrangement and performance.

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.

Look to also add more dynamics to keep the interest going throughout.

Open your eyes and engage with the audience, you are creating a barrier. 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. 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.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you.

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.

Consider standing when you are performing to give you more opportunity to move and perform. Also by sitting it will restrict you, sometimes your breathing up to 30%.

Honor Reid 

A bit of a nervous start, however you grew with confidence as the performance went on and ended well, Honor.

The best way to build confidence is by experience. 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.

Perform as much as you can to help develop your presence and hide the nerves. Nerves can sometimes get the better of any performer. Try to practice more so that performing in front of an audience becomes easier.

Eventually it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves. Click here for our tips on how to calm the nerves

Vocally look to develop your projection. Projection is really important when performing. 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 here.

When writing, consider how not to overcrowd the lyrics, but well done for bringing us a good original song.

Alice Page

You have a lovely vocal with some lovely runs and moments of tone and sustaining the notes, Alice.  

You gave us a strong, confident, validated vocal performance from someone who clearly connects emotionally with the song and it sectional arc throughout, it was a genuine pleasure watching and listening. 

You gave a varied and interesting performance, holding back and letting loose at the right time, which is so important.

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.

Now you need to learn how to connect to the audience and judges more and work the stage, performance-wise.  

Ensure you reach out with your eyes. This is 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. 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.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you.

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.

Honey Ryder 

Your song has a cool, laidback vibe with good structure and you have lots of ability as a songwriter.  

While you have a very easy listening style that appeals, it felt that your performance lacked the vocal performance and dynamism that it needed.

Try to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Although you are comfortable on stage, look to focus on delivering an even stronger vocal performance. 

Good use of eye contact to reach out to your audience, which is so important. It can be a hard skill to grasp, but is very effective at keeping the audience engaged.

If you look the audience straight in the eye it can make a performance more powerful, however closing your eyes can be just as effective. Most importantly today, you let the mood of your song dictate what you do with your eyes.

We have some great tips to help you develop this skill even further, click here to read more.

Vocally, practice as much as you can so you prevent the nerves coming out vocally. Ensure you perform right to the end of the song your performance doesn’t end until you are off stage. 

Melania 

Much more confident performance and you used the stage more, Melania. Well done.

When writing songs ensure you write in a key that shows you off vocally in the best possible way.  

We really like the trap vibe of this song, it felt quite current and has a nice beat. Ensure that the main focus is the hook of the song as the chorus needs to grab us.

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.

Your vocal delivery had some lovely moments and tones, but keep your focus on your pitch as a few tuning issues and lacked vocal control, in particular connectivity between her head and chest voice 

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.

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 singing teacher.

Look to commit even more to the performance, but you’re on the right track.

Daniel McCarthy 

You delivered a very convincing and beautiful original song with an emotional integrity and vulnerability that is current globally, Daniel.

With a very expressive vocal, thats a mix between being sung and spoken which is quite cool. However, you do need further development and try add more dynamics to keep the interest going throughout.

There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery.

Try to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Open your eyes and engage with the audience, you are creating a barrier. 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. 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.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you.

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.

Consider standing when you are performing to give you more opportunity to move and perform. Also by sitting it will restrict you, sometimes your breathing up to 30%.

Supriya 

Your original song is contemporary and catchy, Supriya.

Look to practice as much as you can to be even slicker. While you gave us a confident performance, don’t be frightened to give us even more sass and attitude. 

Vocally you gave us a good performance, although we felt at times you tackled some notes that were beyond your range. Perhaps this was because you weren’t fully warmed up. We have some tips on how you can improve your vocal range here.

Developing your breathing would aid the delivery and sustain the notes to help diction. 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.

Overall, a very good performance and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Savannah 

You have so much ability, Savannah. After a slightly slow start, you warmed up to the performance to deliver.

You grew in 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. 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.

Look to inject the vocal performance with more dynamics to give us more interest and character.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery.

Try to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

We’d like to see you take the microphone of the stand and work the stage more. Perform as much as you can everywhere, learn your stage craft, try and test new songs.

J’ci Ama Bonsu 

The song really suited your vocal and you connected well to it.

We really enjoyed your performance and 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, 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.

You delivered a powerful vocal performance which radiated with confidence and belief straight out of a gospel church choir. You massively understood the emotional arc of the song and converted that wonderfully. Loved your vocal control and the depth of timbre and range you displayed. 

Don’t forget to use the stage more to give us more presence. 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. Click here for more on stage performance.

Ensure you open your eyes more rather than create a barrier with your eyes.

Overall, a very strong vocal performance with good use of dynamics. 

Amani 

You delivered a classy mashup, which worked well, and you looked calm, confident and comfortable vocally with the song choice and delivery overall. 

Working on song mashups 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.

You have a lovely vocal with some great runs and moments of sustaining the notes. Look to add even more vocal dynamics, especially around the hook to really make that shine through.

Try to decrease the volume at certain points of your performance as it emphasises the parts where you increase the volume. The key here is to vary your volume throughout the song so that you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

You now need to also focus on stage craft and overall performance. Ensure you reach out with your eyes and use that stage click.

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. 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.

Avoid looking at the ground and give the audience a reason to keep their eyes on you.

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.

Ysabelle Cooper 

You have bags of ability, Ysabelle, but we felt nerves affected your perforce a bit. Try to practice more so that performing in front of an audience becomes easier.

Eventually it becomes second nature and will reduce the number of things that can go wrong. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves. Click here for our tips on how to calm the nerves

Felt that Ysabelle just looked completely bored and slightly disinterested throughout her performance and it came through in her lacklustre performance both physically and vocally speaking sadly.  

The original song was good. 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.

Vocally you want to get closer to the mic for better projection, 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. 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.

Also look to add more dynamics to the performance, for example, a key change.

James and Lucy 

Some lovely vocal moments and harmonies, guys. You really showed off the strengths of both of your vocals beautifully.

Layering the vocals well really keeps the audience engaged. Click here for more tips on signing in a duo.

Remember, the competition is about being original. If doing a cover make sure you 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.

While the cover lacked a bit of originally, the vocal arrangement was cool.

Performance-wise ensure you reach out to each other as performers. When performing with other artists it is really important that you interact with one another on stage. This shows the audience that you are enjoying yourselves and creates a more engaging and entraining performance. We felt at times it was a bit static, perhaps because you were concentrating your individual roles.

We would suggest practicing more so you are so comfortable when performing that you have the confidence to interact with one another whilst on stage.

Harrison Rhys

Super tone to your vocal and we loved the song!

Good melodies running throughout however try to focus the song around the chorus. 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 would benefit from some sessions with a vocal coach as you need a bit more vocal support especially around the transitions.

Click here for our advice on finding the right vocal coach.

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.

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.

Over all it was a good performance, try to get out there an practice as much as possible to build confidence and improve your performance technique.