Artist Category: Under 18

Nikki

Great performance today Nikki!

Your song was catchy with a lovely hook. That chorus was running through our heads for the rest of the day!

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 personality comes across well in the performance which you committed to well to connect us with your performance. 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.

Vocal lacks a little control and there are a few pitching issues so look to develop your singing technique to be a faultless singing performance!

This could have been 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.

Think about how you can develop the backing music and the song a it is a little basic.

Overall Great expression and passion to the performance! – We look forward to seeing you in the next round.

Lucy Peer

You have a super vocal with impressive control and a creative range Lucy!

Doing acappella is very brave and can leave you very exposed. You may also no not engage the audience from the start.

Backing music makes the performance fuller, fills the gaps, hides your breathy bits and helps with your tuning and timing. Click here for when and when not to do an acapella music performance.

Your performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals. 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. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

We also felt that you could have made better use of the stage. this would have helped keep the audience more engaged with you when performing.

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.

Grace Bland

We really enjoyed your song today Grace! – Great subject matter which you drove with super 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.

We would have liked to see you having more fun and enjoyment with the performance. Remember that if the audience sees that you are enjoying yourself on stage this will project onto them.

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.

The opening of this song gives you great opportunity to take the audience in with your confidence, consider that and on making that impact and first impression!

Super vocal tone and a great original, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Julia Haworth 

Vocally you are very confident, with smooth connectivity between notes and your head and chest voice.  

Look to 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.

Your original song was quite quirky and very theatrical in its arrangement and sound. 

Good connection to the lyrics and a lovely tone to your vocal. Make sure you add so light and shade to the expression rather than pain as the song is quite dreamy and has opportunity for you to express hope and fun.

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.

You are a very confident performer who knows her strengths and weaknesses.

Alice

Nice song Alice you have a fantastic tone to your voice!

Whilst you gave us a good performance today, there were times that we felt 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.

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 achieve this, click here to read more.

Pay attention to your breathing as it was coming through the microphone. 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.

You have a super vocal however look to add even more dynamics to drive through the hook of the song to make it stand out. Try to think about how you can make the hook of the song stand out even more.

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

Performing with the ukulele can be a bit thin, think about other instruments you could add to give a full performance and keep the audience engaged throughout.

Max Elmore

Great opening riff  Max, we loved the jazzy vibe and tone of your voice!

Vocally work on placement for clarity and take care with the diction, learn to sing ‘th’ rather than ‘f’.

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.

Liked the subject matter and you drove the song with super dynamics. 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.

Consider how you can work work the whole performance around the hook of the song, with your songwriting to create a natural lift and break or adding even more 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.

Great overall and we are looking forward to hearing your next song!

Jack Rideout

Liked the subject matter and you drove the song with super dynamics Jack!

It was lovely to address the audience in the way you did with such a charismatic presence.

Ensure the microphone is always set up correctly as it kept popping as you were too close so consider your mic placement.

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.

Great subject matter, however 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.

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction, we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

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.

Liv Turner

You are a fantastic songwriter Liv, you have a terrific rasp and expression in your vocal!

Take care not to over work the song, do less to make the delivery more effective, your vocal mannerisms can be distracting at times.

Really think about the lyrics and try to match the emotion to them to take us on a journey through the song and let the audience in 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 achieve this, click here to read more.

Powerful with such a soft voice however ensure you give us more light and shade through the emotions you are projecting.

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

Try to make use of the stage a bit more too, have the confidence and give the audience a reason to pay attention to your performance, they are there to see you! –
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.

A very strong performance overall and we look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Imaani

Nice song Imaani, we loved the melody!

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.

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.

You could have also improved your performance today by concentrating on your expressions. It is really important that your facial expressions match the feeling of the song, we wanted to see you really loose yourself in the song.

We have some tips here to help you learn more on singing with expression and emotion. We also have some great tips on eye contact that will help you improve this aspect of your performance, click here to read more.

Mumbling opening makes it difficult to connect to a song you can’t understand.

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 seemed that 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.

Click here for more tips on how to sing with confidence.

Advika

Great range with a mature voice, vocally you have a super tone and projection!

We would have liked to see you commit more to the performance and to the emotion in the song.

This 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.

Remember to perform from the moment you hit the stage and the non-singing bits like the introduction. To do this you could introduce yourself and the song to the audience, try to make them feel relaxed.

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.

Whilst you gave us a good performance today, there were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better. Think about the lyrics and try to match the emotion to them to take us on a journey through the song.

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.

Good performance overall, but the next step for you is to start writing your own songs!

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

Jaz

You a certainly a unique act Jaz! – Great subject matter of the song with lots of humour to make us smile!

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.

We loved how distinguished your style was!

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.

Performing with the ukulele can be a bit thin so consider you could consider a guitar for more dynamics or having another musician with you.

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.

It was fantastic to hear an original from you today. We thoroughly enjoyed it and feel you are heading in the right direction but feel like you have more to offer us. We would love to hear a more developed song from you.

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.

 

Lauren Hepburn

You have a lovely voice Lauren and demonstrated super control today!

Don’t be afraid to open your mouth and let out more 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.

Good engagement with the audience throughout your performance today, great use of eye contact.

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

There were times in which you could have conveyed the emotion of the song better, look to commit more to the performance and the emotion in the song. Always remember to smile too!

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 performance could have benefited form more dynamics in your vocals.

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 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.

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.

Jessica Kuka 

You are a very selfassured, well-defined performer with bags of confidence and vocal ability, Jessica. You really came into your own at the top of your range. 

We loved the smokey and powerfully driven original song and the execution of it was very strong indeed. It was quite captivating, actually.

You know your range and timbre well and it really shows. You gave us a very centred,  emotional 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.

While your song was beautiful, try upping the tempo and 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.

 A very poised and well-put-together performance and we look forward to hearing more from you.

Lola B. 

Your vocal clarity is there for sure, with a lovely tone, Lola.

It was good to see you standing whilst performing keys, it does mean you can move and use movement as a tool to convey the emotion in the song.  We did feel there was lack of confidence in your performance, and your playing and vocal got in the way of things. 

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.

Your original song is a strong one, so ensure that the main focus is the arrangement and the hook of the song as it lacked a serious hook. 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 you want to get closer to the mic for better 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.

Good dynamics to the performance, so just work on the above and you could go far.

Leona La-Crette 

You have a lovely vocal, Leona, and there were some excellent runs and moments of sustaining the notes.  

For the most part, you delivered a confident vocal performance which appeared to be effortless, but it lacked a little emotional connectivity.

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 achieve this, click here to read more.

Look to add even more vocal dynamics, especially around the hook, to really make that shine through. 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.

Although you tried to make the song your own, you missed opportunity to show us who you are as an artist remember the competition is about being original. If doing a cover make sure you really 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.

You have the talent, just work on your performance; ensure you reach out with your eyes and use that stage more.

Mia Rosé 

Good overall presence and look, Mia. You conviction was strong as were your vocals overall, with good tone, dynamics and control. 

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.

Your original song is a strong one, however ensure that the main focus is the hook. 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.

Watch the lyrics on the backing track, as they were too prominent.

Performance-wise, look to use that stage more. 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.

Good expression and commitment to the song.  Overall, we really like your energy and original song, well done.

 

April Lee

Good performance April, you really thought about the meaning of the song and expressed the emotions well.

We thought you used the stage really well and we could see you were enjoying yourself. This also projected to the audience well. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

You brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyrics in an engaging manner. However be careful that it doesn’t take over your 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.

Your use of eye contact was spot on. This 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.

You demonstrated good vocal control and dexterity. You have an Interesting voice with some distinctive elements, but try to find your natural voice.

There were moments in your performance the lyrics weren’t too clear. 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.

Kanda

Cracking melody and great structure to your song Kanda! – Well deserved best original song of the day.

Performance wise look to commit more to the 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.

Vocally watch your timing and pitch. Make sure you focus on healthy, efficient vocal production.

Click here to read more on vocal techniques.

There is a lot of potential with you. Concentrate and refine your vocal and performance techniques and you could be outstanding!

Kiaragh

Super vocal Kiaragh – Great control and tone!

We would have liked to have heard more dynamics vocally. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance.

As an artist it’s Important to develop the use of dynamics throughout your performance. Singing the verse and the chorus in the same way throughout the song is just going to become repetitive. You can read our tips on vocal dynamics here.

Keep the performance and emotion going throughout the entire performance, even in the instrumental breaks.

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.

When covering another artists work, it is important to pick a song that you can make it your own as we wanted to see more of you as an artist.

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.

Becca Webb

You have super tone Becca and overall delivered a good performance.

Look to experiment by varying the tone to add more interest and try to support the end of phrases. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

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 you could have also varied the way you played the guitar today.

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.

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.

Perform as much as you can to try and test out your original material as this will help your performance ability. We felt that the chorus wasn’t as defined as it could have been so 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.

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

John Sutton

You have a super powerful vocal John and an engaging manner on stage.

Amazing tone to your vocal, but try support the higher notes more to create more consistency across the range.

Click here for some tips on how you can improve your vocal technique.

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.

Good performance today but there are some improvements you can add by enhancing the dynamics of the performance. It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance.

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.

Very Individual performance we can see that you seem to want to naturally perform. Those few seconds during music instrumental section seemed to last longer than they were. 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. Click here for more tips on what to do during the musical instrumental.

Keeley Smith

Good performance today Keeley!

We liked that you made the cover your song your own giving it an acoustic twist.

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.

Vocally you have a good sound, try to open the vowels for more ease in the sound.

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.

Look to let the song breathe a little, watch your tempo at times and look to add more dynamics.

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

IZZYE

You have a stunning vocal range Izzye!

We loved that you smiled throughout the performance and your song has a lot of potential.

Whilst the song was well produced, 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.

You could consider transposing up +2 to get a brighter sound quality.

Performance wise work on stagecraft, look to add more dynamics rather than walking side to side really perform and act out the emotion in the song.

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 achieve this, click here to read more.

Try not to wonder too much in the instrumental breaks. Click here for more tips on what to do during the musical instrumental.

Georgina Yorke

You have a super vocal and you connect well to the song Georgina!

However, the song choice didn’t tell us much about you as an artist. If performing a cover ensure it’s a creative cover, putting your stamp on the performance as an artist. We have some great tips here to help you get started in writing lyrics.

Try and add even more dynamics, it needed more light and shade.

It’s important to use various vocal dynamics to enhance your performance. By doing so you can really define the sections you want to stand out more. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Approach notes from above rather than swooping up to them, this will improve tone and efficiency.

Try to also engage 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. 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.

Katie Southee

Great performance Katie, we loved your song!

Very good structure and we can see you have a lot of potential as an 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.

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.

Watch your tempo too as it swayed quite a bit.

We think you can commit to the song and performance more to bring alive the emotions in the song. Perform as much as you can to try and test out your original material.

We felt you could have also 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.

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.

Billie Stockely

Really engaging performance today Billie!

What an emotional performance you gave us. We felt you brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyrics and we could see you were enjoying yourself which was really engaging. It really showed that you cared about the meaning of the song.

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.

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. 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 gave the performance a good live feel by having the guitar as backing and we think you are comfortable in your style.

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.

Overall you have a good solid vocal, try to think about varying the melody on the chorus to keep the performance dynamic.

We look forward to seeing you in the next round!

Destiny

Very strong polished vocal Destiny!

It’s clear that you have lots of vocal ability. you just need to develop more support in both the lower and upper register. Compression needed in the high E’s (enough).

Click here to learn some vocal techniques that will help you improve this.

We thought you showed  good emotional connection to the song, however try to pick a song that isn’t covered often.

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.

Think about how you can use the stage more. 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, body language and expressing emotions.

Click here for more on stage performance.

 

Miruna Spiridon

Nicely delivered with style and smoothness Miruna!

Vocally you have great belt, look to keep vowels open in the verse especially the opening. Try to get the voice more supported, remember that up to 30% of support is lost when sitting.

We thought you had a good connection to the song played beautifully! – It would have been good if you could project that emotion to the audience more.

Try to consider your performance and how you engage with the audience. 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.

Click here for more on performing with a keyboard.

You delivered a nice cover, however 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.

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.

You have the ability Miruna it’s just about getting the practice in so you are confident and can give us more engagement in your performance.

 

Sky Ariss

Good connection to the song Sky you have some raw potential!

You have a great tone to your vocal, but try focus more on the centre of the vowel “WAAAY” instead of “WAEEE” and look to develop your falsetto.

Click here for our tips on improving vocal techniques.

You had your eyes closed for alot of the song, remember that engaging with the audience is very important when performing.

This 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.

You delivered a good performance vocally and we can see that you have talent.

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 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.

J2

Great song Jake! – We could see that this was personal to you and you delivered a good variation in style.

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.

We really liked the switch up between rap and signing which added an extra dynamic to the song. Try to get some practice in performing live so you can be comfortable in your delivery.

There is something there so keep going and your confidence will grow over time. Look to perform as much as you can to gain experience. You will then be able to project this to the audience in a captivating way.

Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Quinn Winter

You have a fantastic to your vocal Quinn!

Try to think about how your voice is supported across the whole range to avoid overuse of air especially in the lower register. A good vocal coach will be able to assist in developing. Click here for more information on singing teachers.

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 have a real nice individual style about you and it was a good original song, however consider how you can give it more variation.

Think about how to switch up the dynamics of the song as 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.

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.

 

A2Z

Great to open the show today Adam!

You showed good stage presence and used the space around you well, however careful not to walk into the shadows of the stage.

Good stage presence 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 loved your lyrics but try to consider the tone of your delivery to make the performance even more interesting. It could also benefit from switching up the flow to help define the sections.

Rap especially relies on a strong emotion connection to the song; this helps your audience clearly understand the message you are trying to portray throughout your music. Click here for more tips on rapping.

We also felt that during some points in your performance we felt 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.

Overall you delivered a good performance and engaged with the audience well throughout.

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.

LOXIE

Great use of harmonies throughout the performance today! – You really showed off the strength of each individual member of the group.

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.

It was good to see you had put consideration into your image also. This really helped you look like a group, which is key in creating a recognisable act for the audience. It’s not necessary to all have the same outfit, but important to have synergy between you all.

It was a very impressive routine today. Well-rehearsed and very engaging for the audience. This added that little bit extra to your performance which is key when keeping the audience engaged and very effective.

The art of synchronisation is something all groups should master to look more like a group. We have some tips you can use, click here for more on singing in a group.

Really loved all the mixes back and forth and we could tell you have a good connection with one another.

We really enjoyed your take on a classic 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.

We feel the next steps are to consider writing your own songs as this will help you develop and grow as artists!

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

Olivia Mae

You showed great clarity and diction today Olivia!

We would have liked to see you engage with the audience more. 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. 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, careful not to use too many arm moments. Click here for more on stage performance.

Fantastic use of breath control, this really helped you deliver! You stayed relaxed throughout and your posture was spot on enabling you to breath effectively and deliver the notes.

To help you improve this even more read our article on how to improve breath control.

You have a lot of musicality which needs to be explored more with original music as we felt as this cover didn’t do you justice!

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.

Polly Foxcroft

You displayed a fantastic range today Polly!

We were really impressed with how dynamic you were throughout the performance, it’s a promising sign for you as a singer.

You can find some more tips on how to improve your vocal range here.

Whilst you showed us some clever and intelligent vocal runs, put some consideration towards on your image as an artist and stage 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.

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. 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.

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 warmed to you through the performance and you finished strongly.

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.

 

Emma Rae

Wow you really stood out from the rest today Emma, we loved how distinguished your style was!

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.

Great vocal, but you need to work on you control and emotions. 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.

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 achieve this, click here to read more.

Overall a really poised delivery, but be careful of your timing + pitching.

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.

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 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.

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.

Emilia Scarlett

You have a lovely tone to your voice Emilia and you project it incredibly well.

You filled the room with your voice and caught everyone’s attention!

Projection isn’t just about being as loud as you can, but having controlled dynamics also. It seemed to come naturally to you and helped you stand out from the crowd. We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

Fantastic diction throughout your performance today. You maintained clear pronunciation of your lyrics and delivered in an engaging way!

The more you practice you’ll find the tone, clarity, range and control will also improve as a result of clearer diction. We have some great tips help you improve your diction, click here to read more.

It was great to hear your original song today. Beautiful piano work, we enjoyed the lyrics a lot 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.

Concentrate on your delivery and how you can convey the emotion of the song better. It is vital for giving your audience a convincing performance and conveying the lyrical content.

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 achieve this, click here to read more.

Ellie Stewart

Striking image Ellie and you have a lot of potential!

We could hear an amazing voice creeping through, but you could do with working with a vocal coach as that could really focus on strengthening your vocal range.

We have some tips on how you can improve your vocal range here.

There needs to be more clarity between your head and chest voice. We felt your vocal was slightly confused in terms of how you are executing your performance.

It was great to hear your original song today, but 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.

Although for parts of your performance your ukulele 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 quickly. Learn more on guitar tuning techniques here.

Keep going Ellie as we know you have potential, try to get out there and practice as much as possible!

Sam Pendrill

Sam you have some really lovely qualities to the lower range of your voice!

It was great to hear your original song today. 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 piano work and we loved your look. Focus on your vocal technique, pitching + control and consider a vocal coach to help get the most from your voice this is important to keep the audience engaged throughout a performance.

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.

As the song developed we felt you portrayed the emotion well. We really felt your feeling after 2nd chorus and you delivered a fantastic ending.

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.

Sadie Wilson

You have a lovely timbre to your voice Sadie which is very pure and natural.

Try to make use of the stage a bit more and think about your presence and how you can really commit to the 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.

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 you breathing & keep the performance throughout. 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.

You delivered a good controlled performance overall, but don’t be scared to really go for the higher notes with power + emotion.

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.

Destiny K

Wow! you rock big time Destiny!

You demonstrated good range and your tonality is very stylish and classy; super vocal control.

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. You till have a bit of work to do on mix between your head voice and chest voice but you are nearly there! We have some more tips on projecting your voice here.

We loved how distinguished your style was!

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.

The song took a great turn. We loved the beat drop but wish it stayed that energetic all the way!

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.

Overall a very good performance, don’t forget to smile and show the audience that you are enjoying yourself!

Joel Taylor

Incredibly beautiful and heart felt original song delivered with poise and conviction Joel!

You have some amazingly beautiful tones to vocal and the clarity you bring to the performance is really unique and captivating.

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.

That said, It was fantastic to hear your original song today. 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 loved the ending! Loved the melody + message.

Becky Brady

Really competent performance today Becky you have great control between your head and chest voice!

Super intonation coupled with a confident vocal performance.

Whilst you maintained good eye contact, you could have used the stage more. 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.

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.

Amazing charisma Walking out on stage but keep it up during the song. 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.

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 achieve this, click here to read more.

Georgie Mills

Very Strong vocal technique and control Georgie!

Lovely tone and easy style. Seriously beautiful voice, would love to see a smile and a bit more personality!

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.

You have a range which is beyond your years! Beautiful rich, mature tone. Careful of your pitching at time we have some tips on improving your vocal techniques here.

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.

 

Phoebe

Sounded quirky which was great, you really connected with the ukulele and we loved the adlibs!

Performance wise try and convey a full range of emotions, pick up the light and shade within the song to give it greater dynamic. 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, use your body language and facial expressions more click here for our tips on stage performance.

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. We also have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

Rosie Eve

You have a super vocal, we loved the song choice it really suited your 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.

You have loads of potential with the right guidance and development. Look to work with a good vocal coach to develop your range and projection to be more consistent and even better.

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.

Look to perform and use the stage more.. 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. 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. 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.

 

Lydia May

Great performance today Lydia! Vocally you are pitch perfect and have a lovely falsetto to your voice to give some nice vocal moments.

Stick tighter to that mic as you are losing some of your projection and clarity of your performance. 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.

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 could also consider performing with a separate guitarist so you can focus on your vocals and performance.

Try 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.

It was great to hear your original song today. 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.

Wiktoria Tracz

Wiktoria you have a super tone, control and projection with great resonation in your voice!

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.

You seem very comfortable on stage and with your vocal with a super smooth tone. The easiest way to build confidence with your vocals is to just enjoy the experience, which you certainly did today!

Right from the start, you gave us a brilliant display of confidence with good eye contact that helped you deliver a strong performance. 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.

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

We have some tips for you on vocal dynamics here.

Millie Pearce

Great song Millie with some super lyrics to convey the story of the song!

Vocally you have a super tone, think about how you can develop your performance more as this was a bit static at times. Perform and practice as much as you can.

We felt there were a few nerves which came through today. Performing out more will help you can learn how to deal with the nerves. Eventually it becomes second nature. Here’s more advice and tips on how to calm nerves. Click here for our tips on how to calm the nerves

Use your eyes to convey the emotion in the song. There were moments in your performance today where we felt you were not making enough eye contact with the audience.

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.

It was great to hear your original song today. 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.

We loved your guitar and you play well with confidence. This grew as the performance went on so look to perform as much as you can so you can start next time as you finished.

Shenel

Loved what you did with the cover to make it unique, like an Alena Del Ray version of Billie Jean!

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 relax and settle into the performance a bit more. It’s important for you as a performer is for every performance to come across natural on stage. Click here for more on stage performance.

You have a super vocal tone to your voice with perfect pitch just take care to remain focused on your timing throughout.

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.

We have some further advice on songwriting you may also find useful, click here for our tips on how to write songs.

Poppy

You have a beautiful resonating vocal Poppy!

We would have loved to see a bit more creativity. 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.

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.

The next step 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. 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.

Try to perform and use the stage more, performance wise look to develop more than just hand gestures click here for more tips on using the 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.

Tatiana Fs

It was great to hear your original song today Tatiana!

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.

There were moments 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.

Try to get more stage experience and perform and practice as much as you can be smoother. Remember that your voice takes priority and playing an instrument should be secondary, we have some tips on playing with a keyboard here.

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, we appreciate that this can be difficult when playing a keyboard, but take some consideration on your body movement and eye conatct. Click here for more on stage performance.

Loads of potential vocally with a super tone, however make sure you remain focused throughout the performance as there were a few pitching issues at times.

Jen – Jen

You have a super vocal, range, tone with good technique together with lots of power!

Look to develop your breathing and along with even more dynamics will give us a feel of even more projection and power. 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.

Your choice of song however lacked creativity. 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. Click here 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. 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.

Eleanor Hewins

Lovely tone to your vocal and a nice chilled out performance.

We loved the subject matter, good arrangement and pace of the song, try to drive through the hook of the song. 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.

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.

Through 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.

Elizabeth De Branson

Loved the smiling performance Elizabeth, which is always engaging!

You brought out the feelings and emotions of the lyric and 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.

Don’t forget to use the stage, you were a little routed throughout your performance. Think 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.

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 songs.

Arya

Arya you have a sweet voice, super tone and power to also belt it out when required!

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.

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.

It was fantastic to hear your original song today. 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.

Comfortable performance and good to bring the live feel of an instrument. Just be aware the ukulele can give a lovely tone but can sound a little thin especially if you are using it sporadically. It would be great to hear you with another backing musician to fill the song out a bit more.

Issy Slade

Very confident and catchy performance which came across that you were emotionally connected to the song. You really 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.

Try to marry the performance with your vocals by really letting go with your projection to give us more impact. You have good tone and control, look to work with a good vocal coach to develop your range and projection to be even better. 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.

Performance wise don’t be afraid to use that stage more, click here for more on using the stage. You can enhance your song more by expressing the emotion through your body language. Try to think about how your movements are telling the story of the song.

Performance is one of the most important parts of being a singer; mastering performance elements will take you from being a singer to an artist. To enhance your performance on stage consider using the space more and your body language. Click here for more tips to how to improve your performance.

Catchy beat to your song, it would be good to see the backing music more developed rather than the clicks and metronome type sound.

Elicea

Fantastic to open the show with an original song! Your song sounds great and you have real ability as a songwriter so keep it up!

Consider adding more dynamics going forward with the song writing; which you can of course also do vocally click here for more on vocal dynamics. There are many ways to incorporate vocal dynamics into your performance, from simple things such as increasing volume to changing phrases and delivery. Click here for more on vocal dynamics.

Ensure you get the microphone as close to your mouth as possible 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. 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.

Good use of the stage today. This engaged us and the audience however we would have like to have seen a little bit more of this. Click here for our tips on stage performance.

Don’t be frightened to really climb into the chorus and hook. Your vocal is strong but take care to focus on your pitch at all times.

Vocally you have a super tone, along with a few nerves which came through a little bit. 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.

Malena

You have a lovely voice, Malena. This song was a difficult one to take on and, although you did well after a faltering start, maybe consider a safer song choice not put yourself under so much pressure.

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.

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

We suggest finding a cover to make your own to stand out from crowd. 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.

Vocally, work on your breathing, especially with the soft notes.

You could really see the nerves coming through. If you start to relax more it will give us more emotion in the performance.

Perform as much as you can and this will improve with age and experience.

Kt       

Confident performance with emotional vocals, Kt. You have a great bluesy vocal tone.

Consider setting up your keyboard higher to increase vocal posture. Your voice is great, but this will sustain it better. 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. Click here for more on performing with a keyboard.

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.

The’s so much soul in your songwriting to connect your narrative to the audience. We thoroughly enjoyed it throughout and feel you are heading in the right direction.

We have advice on songwriting you may find useful, click here for our tips on how to write better songs.

You have bags of potential as a recording artist, so keep up the good work.

Tarish Matthews      

Great start, but need to support your voice more especially on the higher notes.

It was a good effort going for a big song. Try and find covers that you can make 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.

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.

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

If you start to relax more it will give us more emotion in the performance. 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

Daisy Mae     

Great chord progressions and vocal tone, Daisy Mae.

Try to add more light and shade to give more dynamics vocally. 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.

It was a confident performance, although look to engage with the audience more. This 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.

Click here for more on stage performance.

Your guitar groove was very good too. We look forward to hearing more from you.

Harry Tabb  

Very strong melodic hooks and a very solid performance on the guitar… it’s astounding how accomplished you are at such a young age.

Not many artists so young are worthy of a Martin guitar, but you definitely are.

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 here.

Vocally, we saw some nice transitions and moments, however, look to work on your diction to connect us more to the emotion of the song.

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.

Anne Marie bell       

Vocally, you were strong, Anne Marie.  Now look to try and relax more; enjoy yourself and connect more to the performance.

If you start to relax more it will give us more emotion in the performance. 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

Good to hear a different arrangement of a well known song. 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, if you aren’t already, 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.

Very good vocal tone and delivery… just give us more movement and look to work on owning the stage more in the future. This will come with time and experience, but you showed a lot of potential..