Chelmsford Music Competition: Mid-teen singers from Essex and its surrounding area to impress judges and a capacity crowd at the Chelmsford music competition. The TeenStar Regional Final at the Marconi Social Club in Chelmsford, Essex gave singers and songwriters the chance to get a place on the Chelmsford music competition’s Area Final.
The Chelmsford Music Competition was rounded off by special guest, X Factor’s Rumour Has It.
The music industry professionals they came to impress were:
Chelmsford Music 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.
Uncertified – Nice harmonies which are so vital for a vocal group. As a group try and connect emotionally more and in particular with each other on stage. Lovely vocals but you need more performance to keep you pushing forward, click here for tips on music events. There needs to be a stronger synergy in the group, click here for tips for singing groups. Try to bring more dynamics and expressive ranges to make the performance more powerful.
Jodie – You gave it a really good go and did a great job but without a degree of comfort to make it effortless click here for more on good audition songs. You put so much into it vocally you neglected performance and expression a tad. Mic control will develop as you perform more but click here for more on microphone techniques for singers and using the mic to its best effectiveness. A vocal coach will be able to help you develop weaker areas of your vocal, click here for information about your local singing partner, The Vox Suite.
Charley Barclay – Lots of potential but use that stage and also look to engage with the audience more, so more performance, working the stage and expression, click here for stage performance tips and this article will give tips on singing with facial expressions and gestures whilst singing. You’re a confident performer with a strong emotional voice. Not 100% about the choice of song click here for more on good audition songs.
Jorgyella Thorpe – Nice song although your key work felt that it slowed the tempo of the performance down so maybe look to work on adding more chord changes. Nice lifts in the song and certainly has potential. Although you remain in the same position on stage, make sure you perform whilst you’re singing and playing together, click here for more for performing with musical keyboards. It’s a really pretty song to go with your pretty vocals.
Macey Broom – Nice control throughout (aside you pushed it a little at the end) with a vocal beyond her years, just concentrate to remain focused on your breathing. Good use of the stage, don’t be frightened to commit more to the performance. A good article for you will be expression and just adding emotion in the face, click here for how to sing with emotion. Not sure the song choice was right for you, felt a little too depressing, and click here for good audition songs.
Ruby – you made a good song choice and it was good to see you make it you own, click here for more tips on how to do music covers. Vocally very strong just commit more to the performance and use the stage more, try to work on your performance to make it more interesting for the audience, click here for stage performance tips.
Emily Child – The song choice wasn’t the best we’ve heard it so many times and it’s not just popular it’s quite dated, click here for the importance of good audition songs. You have potential but need to build confidence to perform without the sheets it’s very unengaging, click here for more on performing with musical keyboards.
Jess – Lovely vocals but you need to bring the song alive with more expression. When the vocals on the backing track cam in it seemed like it throw you every time click here for the importance of music backing tracks. More performance will build your confidence to work the stage more, take the mic off the stand and use the stage. Remember to work on your microphone control so you make the most out of your vocal, click here for microphone techniques for singers.
Avery – You showed lots of talent as it was clever how you knitted the songs together so quickly click here for more on creating music mash ups. Even though you may be nervous you must act like you aren’t click here for more on facial expressions and gestures whilst singing. Another good article is performing with a guitar. Also think more on dynamics of a performance. Changing the strumming pattern between each song would help keep it more interesting.
Vickie Tamar – Vocally very good but performing acappella is always a risk click here for more on acappella performance. It wasn’t the song that immediately stood out as a good song to do acappella either. Some parts of the song sounded like you were speaking them rather than singing them. More performance will build confidence to engage with the audience and work the stage which you should have done more, click here for stage performance tips.
Hollie Heard – You’ve got a pretty vocal and a tone to your voice. You did a really good job but doing a theatrical number you are performing as a character not as yourself thus making it very difficult to be original. Vocally you could have projected more and a good vocal coach will be able to make you even better, click here for the importance of vocal training. Your vocal would suit a pop style, why not try that as a song choice next time, and click here for tips on good audition songs.
Vania Jacinta – You play guitar really comfortably now think about playing around with the dynamics, for example changing up your strumming pattern, click here for more on guitar basics. May just be nerves, but try to make it look like you’re having fun! The words in this song are important, so more emphasis on those would help your performance, click here for how to sing with emotion. Don’t be scared to reach out for those higher notes!
Georgia and Lexi – Overall very good! You could see you worked hard practicing but look to focus on the harmonies rather than singing the same lines. The other area to work on is performing as an act, there is clear chemistry between you but it needs to come across more during the performance, click here for tips for singing groups.
Katy Forkings – Vocally you sounded great, the guitar chords at times seemed like they were backing to a different song. Good emotion in your performance! Lots of potential there but would look to strengthen up the chords and backing from the guitar, click for tips on nailing the guitar basics. The chorus has a good hook line, add in some more chords as the chord sequence was a little simple.
Thomas Newman Clark – Confidence just oozes off of you! You give such a believable performance you can see it comes from the heart. Your style of voice however does limit your song choices, perhaps for the next round try something out of your comfort zone, click here for the importance of good audition songs. Watch your mic control to make sure the projection remains consistent with projection; click here for more on microphone techniques for singers. Good to see you take the mic off the stand and use the stand as a prop. Good impression but didn’t show us much of you as an individual.
Felicity Ison – Nice sweet vocal and you used the stage well. You’ve got a lot of potential; keep working on yourself as an act. You made the song a little different but it needs to become even more of an original performance, click here for more on how to do music covers. Vocally strong, would like to see you commit more to the performance and work the dynamics vocally more to make it more varied, click here for advice on music dynamics.
Charlotte Birch-James – Good song choice and although there seem to be a lot of nerves you’ve got good potential, click here for tips on how to deal with your nerves. Good range of dynamics in your voice. Your voice could take you places however it’s not clear you have it fully under control. Emotionally you seemed to really connect to the song, click here for more tips on how to sing with emotion.
Olivia Hurdle – A strong and confident performance. It’s always a calculated risk asking the audience to get involved but it worked well for you, click here for audience participation. Good to hear some country, nice to have a song choice we don’t hear often, click here for more on good audition songs. Try to make use of the stage a little more, click here for stage performance tips.
Josh – It’s not always necessary to introduce yourself especially when presenter has just introduced you and the song you are singing. Guitar work is always solid, a lovely vocal tone and good use of dynamics to drive the interest in the song throughout. Like to see you have confidence in performing your own songs. Gorgeous vocal, great potential got really drawn into this performance.
All successful acts from the TeenStar Chelmsford Regional Final will be performing at the London and East England Area Final on Sunday 17th May at Beck Theatre in Hayes, London.
If you’re a teenage singer or songwriter with the talent to go far in the music industry, enter now for TeenStar.
Alternatively, Open Mic UK are now taking entries for their auditions in the summer. Check out more information about music competition Open Mic UK and enter now!
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