Birmingham Singers Wanted to Impress: The national singing competition TeenStar came to Birmingham this weekend to watch the promising Birmingham singers wanted to impress industry judges perform at The NEC.
The music industry judges the Birmingham singers wanted to impress were:
Birmingham Singers Wanted Regional Final was rounded off by Open Mic UK’s 2014 winner, Richi Jones.
Birmingham Singers Wanted to Impress: See industry feedback below. Please be aware views expressed by judges are opinions and subjective to that particular judging panel. These views in no way reflect the views of the TeenStar competition, and are published with a view to being beneficial to the performing acts.
Jes Cavanagh – It’s very difficult to open the show and you seemed to have a nervous start, click here for how to deal with your nerves. Slightly pitchy, that's likely to be down to nerves. Lovely song choice. Gorgeous girl. Careful with the breathing, click here for breathing exercises for singing. Enjoy it more and feel the groove.
Dezzi – Lovely tone. Great power and control of inflection. You look like you’re enjoying yourself up there which is important. Great performance, nice to see thought was put into it. Good eye contact with the audience. Your image reflected the song so well; click here for music synergy and image.
Lauren – Lovely voice with good control. Loved that you smiled throughout the performance, you seemed to be enjoying it. Nice vocal tone. Work on your breathing as it can affect your performance, click here for breathing exercises for singing.
Abby Huett – A couple of nerves crept in, but they soon seemed to fade. Good use of the stage. Nice vocal range. Expressive delivery, huge improvement on the last performance. Good song of choice, you made me believe in the song, click here for tips on good audition songs.
Ella May – Sweet vocals. Genuine performance and a refreshing song choice, click here for tips on good audition songs. Work on breathing, it seemed a little pitchy in places, click here for breathing exercises for singing. You have a lovely open stage presence, you did a good job!
Trinity – Individual recording vocals. Lovely image, great for the camera. This was a great song choice for you; you have real character on stage, click here for stage performance tips. Great stage presence, just need to move around the stage a little bit; click here for tips on stage presence. Strong vocal control!
Touch of Glam – An original act enjoyed the change of mood in the song. Need to smile and perform more, click here for stage performance tips. Use the stage, don’t just stand there. Try to make the song your own; it looked like a recital, click here for good audition songs.
Sophie – Great image, nice vocal range and control. Super warm voice. You have so much expression and timing control! Good song choice for your voice, click here for good audition songs. You’ve got an individual image.
Hannah May – Very confident performance with good use of the stage. You’ve got your own character which is lovely to see. Quirky! Careful on those big notes – you’ve got a tendency to get a bit harsh. You need to develop better control of your voice, click here for vocal techniques for singers. A vocal coach will be able to assist you in improving your control, click here for the importance of vocal training.
Zoe Mikaela – You’ve got a lovely, rich tone! Great power to the voice but more inflection would be the icing on the cake; a good vocal coach will be able to help you with this, click here for the importance of vocal training. Well delivered song, but there needs to be more movement on stage, click here for stage performance tips. Lovely image. Good song choice, it suited your vocals.
Esther – You have mesmerising vocals and tone, I didn’t want it to end. Well done! Try to smile and perform more, it’ll help your overall performance, click here for stage performance tips. Could listen to your voice all day, you delivered it so well. Emotional!
Tazmin Barnes – Superb performance, great use of the stage. You look like you belong on stage. Great song choice, your voice is perfect or this song. You nailed it all! Simply brilliant. You made me believe in the song, look and sound like a star. You’re like a long Paloma Faith. Great confidence.
Reuben De Maid – Great image. Amazing vocal range, would work on your breathing though, it sounded better in sound check, click here for breathing exercises for singing. Excellent presentation. Talented and likeable performer. One to watch. Try not to let the stage scare you, click here for how to deal with your nerves.
Annika – You have passion in your voice, which helped you give a good, expressive performance. A few tuning issues, nothing a good vocal coach can’t help you with, click here for the importance of vocal training. Love warm sound and delivery.
Finn Allen – Good stage use and image, but your performance, although good, needs to involve the same attitude that’s in the rap. Try to improve your mic control, click here for microphone techniques for singers. Lots of energy in your performance. You bring something fresh to the competition.
Ben Sidaway – A good delivery of the song- great to see you equally skilled at the piano. Don’t be afraid to let go and really get into the performance, click here for stage performance tips. Very young talented man. You’ve got a nice vocal range. It can be difficult to pay the keyboard and perform, click here for tips on performing with musical keyboards.
Neena – Vocally good but more dynamics and inflection would liven it up, click here for music dynamics. You got the audience going which is always a risk, so well done for that, click here for audience participation. You’ve got a nice country sounding voice, looked comfortable on stage.
Miss Morgan – Big classic hen-night song! Good crowd pleaser. You have a lovely rich voice, it’d be nice to see you use the stage more, click here for stage performance tips. Try to bring more confidence to the stage, click here for how to sing with confidence. With an upbeat song it’s always an idea to lose the mic stand and move around the stage more.
G.A.P Radiance – Brilliant. Well done, a lot of work clearly went into this and you should all be proud of yourselves. Tons of energy in this performance. The only way to make this performance cuter would be to add kittens.
Matilda – A very passionate and committed performance. Good use of the stage. Don’t be frightened to let loose into the story and bring the confidence, click here for stage presence. Great outfit, giving you a nice image.
Midlands & South West England Area Final - Saturday 23rd May Concourse suites 1 & 2, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT.
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