Bristol Dance Competitions: Industry judges have provided feedback to the Late-Teen category of the TeenStar Bristol dance competitions. 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 Competitions: 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 Competitions Bristol Feedback
A-game – A beautiful performance, very emotion and moving. We liked the team work involved in your performance, you were all extremely focused. However, your transitions between the moves need to be a little smoother, but this will come with practise.
Kimberley Bethan – You have such a soulful voice but the performance needs to be brought alive! Look to develop your eye contact and expression to be more engaging for your audience. Click here for tips on singing with facial expressions. Look to give us more movement in the performance. Click here for stage performance tips for singers.
Nicole Finch – You have good presence and a lot of confidence which is great! Song choice wise it was a little dated, so look to pick a song choice that shows you off as a potential artist. Click here for the importance of song choice. Try and reach out with your eyes more to connect with your audience. Click here for tips on singing with facial expressions. You have excellent control of your voice and breathing, don’t be afraid to push yourself a little.
Charlotte Draper – You have a lovely tone but you started off very quiet so look to make a good first impression. Improving your vocal projection will help do this. Click here for tips on vocal projection. You seemed slightly nervous on stage, look to minimise these as much as possible as these can hinder a performance. Cclick here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer. Try to work your vocal dynamics, this will be more engaging for your audience.
Lois Harris – You have all the potential but need to look at presenting it as best as you can! Also as an acoustic guitarist you need to write your own songs – the audience will be able to engage with your lyrics. Click here for tips on writing a song. You seemed at home on stage! You enjoyed yourself, which was great to witness.
Jess Sheppard – A very sensitive performance to an emotional song. With a song like this you need to really drive the dynamics and commit to the high notes. Click here for more on adding singing dynamics to a performance. Performance wise could have looked to use the stage more and reached out more to your audience with your eyes. Click here for tips on singing with facial expressions.
Feedback - Bristol Dance Competitions
Saskia Robbins – Great idea to do a mash up but you must ensure they aren’t just put together, their needs to be a distinctive transition between the songs. Vocally you have a super tone but look to vary this to be more engaging, click here for more tips on adding more singing dynamics.
Kieran Marsh – Lots of potential here just try and add a bit more sensitivity in the song - let it breathe and let the emotion of the song sit with the performance.Click here for tips on singing with facial expressions. Varying the dynamics would really help the performance and for the chorus to stand out even more. Click here for more tips on adding more singing dynamics.
Lara Goodwin –The song suited your vocal nicely and you were comfortable with the song but you also didn’t really climb into the song and show us its real potential. It would have been good to have seen a bit more commitment and passion.
Laurie Yarde – Not sure this song suited your vocal as your vocals felt under strain throughout. You need to look to select songs that bring out the sweeter tone in your vocal. Click here for the importance of song choice. Watch your mic control, get that microphone as close to your mouth as possible for maximum volume and so you don’t lose projection. Your vocals are very pure and sincere.
Olivia Press – You have a lovely tone! Look to make a good first impression and look to develop your projection to show your vocal off at it’s very best. Click here for tips on vocal projection. Look to perform as much as you can to build your confidence, as you seemed nervous on stage. Click here for more tips on building stage confidence as a singer. Vocally watch you pitch, especially when you go through the gears to get power at the top notes. Your passion is admirable!
Dion Sheppard – You have a polished vocal to a massive theatre number. Commit even more to the expression in the song – click here for singing with facial expressions. The backing vocals in the song did detract from your vocal as they were too loud in the mix. Try not to let your nerves affect your vocals and breathing technique. Try to minimise your nerves as much as possible, this will better your performance. Click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer.
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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