Bristol Dance Competition: Industry judges have provided feedback for the Mid-Teen category of the TeenStar Bristol dance competition. The industry judges have provided singing and dance feedback on how acts can be successful in developing their performances.
The judges providing feedback at the Bristol dance competition were:
Bristol Dance Competition: 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.
Dance Competition Bristol Feedback
Jazmin – You have a nice tone and sing well! Try to add in more dynamics, this will bring more variation to your performance, and will make it more engaging overall! Click here for more on adding singing dynamics to your performance. Part of this can be adding more expression to convey the emotion in the song. Click here for tips on singing with facial expressions.
Mimi Gittins – You have bags of potential and a super vocal tone! We could feel your nerves on stage, try to minimise these as they can hinder your performance. Click here for tips on how to calm nerves. More performances will help you to build your confidence and to help you deal with the nerves, click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer.
Oracene Drovi – Loved your song choice and you made it suit your vocal! Try to watch your control, as this slipped at times. You brought a well thought performance to give dynamics and interest throughout. Click here for more tips on singing dynamics. A lovely smile to convey the emotion at appropriate times for an overall polished performance, well done.
Kayleigh Nicole – It's fantastic that you are performing your own song with such confidence at your age, just take care with your playing as sometimes you hit the odd wrong note or made them too hard. The song has lots of potential, but ensure the lyrics are appropriate to your age. Click here for tips on writing a song.
Kezia – You have a super tone and great projection with your vocal! You need to back that up with more presence - you looked scared and looked down too much. You need to start commanding the stage and conveying the emotion of the song. The more perform the better to enable you to develop your stage craft. Expression with eyes again will give more of a performance. Click here for tips on singing with facial expressions.
Harmony – You have a distinct vocal and we loved the lyrics in your song – it has lots of potential. The areas to develop are your movement and performance, look to use all the tools at your disposal. In particular much more expression in your face – click here for tips on singing with facial expressions. Also, click here for more on performing with the guitar.
India Bella – Song choice is everything and it didn’t seem to demonstrate the sweeter tone in your vocals. Choose a song that you can bring your own spin to as an artist, and show us your originality. Click here for the importance of song choice. You did have a few pitch issues as you lost control at times so look to work with a vocal coach to be even better. Click here for tips on singing teachers and finding the right singing teacher.
Maddy Carver – You have a sweet tone and performed a well-constructed song, look to work the dynamics to drive the chorus so it has more focus. Click here for tips on singing dynamics. Performance wise we would like to see more movement - you don’t have to be rooted to the spot. Click here for stage performance tips for singers.
Robyn Laura – We liked that you came to the front of the stage to connect with your audience. You worked the stage well and performed the song well to convey the emotion of the song. Click here for more stage performance tips for singers. Try to focus on your diction, especially when you were reaching down in the lower register. Click here for tips on how to improve diction. You have a rock voice!
Harry Romer – You stood out! Not only the only boy in the show, but with your super presence and tone. Your expression and movement was appropriate and comfortable. Click here for tips on how to sing with emotion. Your personality shines on stage! Getting the audience to clap along with you was a great touch.
Nataya Bree – Super styling! As a song choice, it was a little dated and perhaps a missed opportunity to show yourself as a potential artist. Click here for the importance of song choice. That said you committed to the performance and sung it well! You have a great voice and a strong range. Keep practising, and you will have great potential.
Feedback - Bristol Dance Competition
Sophie Green – Great posture on stage and love this song, you connect very well to it! It also suits your vocal tremendously. Worth considering you image as an artist - you look great but it is more fitting to a night out than perhaps a pop persona. Click here for finding an image as a musician. Finding your identity as a musician will be beneficial for your career. You have a very mature tone.
Isla Victoria – You have a good image and presence! Click here for the importance of finding an image as a musician. Song choice wise it was a little dated, so look to pick a song choice that you can bring our own spin to as an artist, and show us your originality. Click here for importance of song choice. Don’t be afraid to use the stage and engage with your audience, click here for stage performance tips for singers.
Lisamarie – Watch your mic control as that is affecting your projection. Click here for more tips on microphone technique. Look to perform as much as you can to build your confidence! Click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer. Essentially you need to be able to live with the emotions and treat them as a friend that you work alongside rather than try and battle against them. Try to relax so you can hit those high notes.
Angelica Rose – You have a lovely style and sound. Great to see you perform with an instrument - just practice a little more and perform out as much as you can so you’re playing flows and you don’t have to keep looking down. As an instrument be aware the ukulele has quiet a thin sound and has its place. You have a folky sound to your voice! Try and strengthen your lower register to be even better. Click here for tips on singing dynamics.
Katie Alford – Super control and effortless grace. Perhaps be good to develop a little more height in the jumps. Mixing dance and gymnastics was great!
Emily Kent – Good expression, don’t forget to work the stage as well - with more movement. Click here for stage performance tips for singers. You worked the dynamics well, which made your performance more engaging. Click here for tips on singing dynamics. In terms of expression embrace the positive emotion in the song and not just the anguish. Your vocals have lots of potential.
Maya Rozental – You have lots of ability! Look to work on your diction, singing clearly so your audience can connect with your lyrics is crucial. Click here for more on how to improve diction. Look to perform as much as you can to build your confidence! Click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer. Essentially you need to be able to live with the emotions and treat them as a friend that you work alongside rather than try and battle against them. You have lots of strength in your top range.
Jess Robyn – Love your vocal, lovely rasp and the song brought out the best in your vocal. Click here for the importance of song choice. Performance wise, it could have flowed better on the keys, try to avoid looking down as much and as this looses the engagement with the audience. The song has lots of potential and most people will be able to relate to it which is great. We really enjoyed your performance.
Georgie & Molly – A really balanced routine, you synchronised the routine well with great control. Perhaps would have added something if you expressed the emotion in the song a little more. You have a strong partnership together – you were in sync throughout.
Phoebe Victoria – You must watch your mic control to get the most from your voice projection. Click here for more on tips for microphone technique. You sung well but you need to consider song choice carefully, you are always going to come up sort singing such an iconic song. Look to choose a song that you can bring your own spin to as an artist, and show us your originality. Click here for the importance of song choice.
Annabel – Just superb! Eye contact super, song engaging, soulful and relatable! Lovely transitions between the registers, it had lots of colour. Click here for tips on singing dynamics. As good as a performance in a competition as we’ve seen for a while!
All successful acts from the TeenStar Bristol Regional Finals will be performing at the South Area Final on Sunday 28th May at The Beck Theatre in West London. For more information and to buy tickets click here.
If you’re a teenage singer or songwriter with what it takes to win TeenStar, enter now. Alternatively, Open Mic UK are now taking entries for their auditions in the summer. Check out more information about singing competition Open Mic UK and enter now!
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