Chelmsford’s Got Talent: Music industry judges provided feedback to the pre-teen singers who came to prove Chelmsford’s got talent at the Marconi Social Club in Chelmsford, Essex. The TeenStar Regional Finals saw the best teenage singers and songwriters from Chelmsford and its surrounding area take to the stage in the bid to show that Chelmsford’s got talent and to gain a place in the Area Finals.
Chelmsford's Got Talent Regional Final was rounded off by guest act, X Factor's Rumour Has It.
Chelmsford’s Got Talent: 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.
The music industry judges included:
Shazay– You’re quite the little performer! Especially loved the commitment to the performance. Liked that you used the stage but make sure it’s less mechanical and more natural which I'm sure will develop the more you perform. Your microphone control was solid but again a little more development could be even better, click here for more on microphone techniques for singers. Strong vocals with a confident performance. Good to see a performance full of so much energy.
Cleopatra – Loads of potential to develop to be something special. The main things to work on are mic control you need to maintain holding the mic close to your mouth to keep the sound consistent, click here for more on microphone techniques for singers. The other area to focus on is vocal control which a good vocal coach will be able to assist you to be even better, look at The Vox Suite for more information!
Harani – Good song choice and connection to the song. You’ve got really pretty vocal and gave a good performance. Just take care with the overall control which was good but sometimes a bit lazy on sustaining the notes and diction. For some more advice on how to improve your diction, click here for singing diction. Vocal control will also help to improve your performance, click here for vocal techniques for singers. Could benefit from working on your stage craft; perhaps record yourself performing to tweak your performance.
Rosie Clark – Lots of ability but just a few areas to tidy up to be even better. Your diction is clear but there is a classical twang to your singing you need to be aware of. Remain focused on the mic control you are often dropping the microphone towards your chest rather than remaining near to your mouth, click here for microphone techniques for singers. You would also benefit from reading this article on music dynamics. To prevent trying to sound monotone throughout the performance, perhaps look at different song choices to show off your vocal, click here for good audition songs.
Phoebe Austin – It was difficult to hear past the guitar which was slightly out of tune, so highlighting the importance of checking the tuning of your guitar just before you go on stage, click here for tips on how to tune your guitar. Vocally, you have a nice tone and crisp diction. With playing the guitar it’s crucial you still convey emotion as difficult to use the stage. You've got a very quirky voice and a lovely tone. Try to bring more confidence to your stage craft and it will enhance your performance.
Mathura – Good singing ability although watch your timing as it was a little out in places. More performance will help develop your use of the stage. I’d also look to contact a good local vocal coach to help you develop projection, timing and tuning click here for our Essex singing partner, The Vox Suite. Make use of the whole stage, you looked very static, click here for stage presence.
Gabrielle Bridle – The key for a song like this is the phrasing and sustaining of your vocal control to wrap round the notes to create a silky smooth transition. In that respect it was a very tough song choice. Click here for the importance of good audition songs. You have strong vocal ability but control and timing could be developed to make you even better. Also click here for ways to improve stage presence to help connect with your audience. Seemed a bit nervous, believe in yourself more!
Reecerz.E- A committed performance and great to see you doing your own song, to present that even better watch your mic control, click here for microphone techniques for singers. It’s a brave move to ask for the audience to get involved from the outset, click here for more on audience participation. More performance and experience will develop both these points but mic control is the main focus. You have great potential, keep going! It was a nice touch to break the song up with a rap in the middle.
Ellie Grace – Not sure the beginning of the performance was necessary, let your talent do the talking. Perhaps just a simple I'm Ellie hope you like this. A tough song choice but you had super control to impress us, click here for good audition songs. Don’t be frightened to commit even more to the performance. Look back at the footage and see what you are doing and think about where you can make your movements and actions even more purposeful.
Ellie-Mae Sewell – Song choice was a little dated after being so over played and covered so much a couple of years ago, so certainly look to steer away from such popular song choices, click here for more on good audition songs. Vocally you have a sweet sound just remember to use that stage and perform more. Nice to see a mash up performance, click here for creating music mash ups.
Brooke Richardson – Understand the need to have the vocal guide at the start of the track but it was a bit too obvious and more performance will give you confidence to time that spot on. Like the backing track, click here for the importance of music backing tracks for what was a great song choice. Going forward let’s add more performance and watch your timing. Keep performing to help gain more experience, click here for tips on music events.
Sammy Raven – More performance needed to build up that confidence, you could really here those nerves coming through the performance. Click here for more information how to deal with your nerves. Due to the nerves this affected the vocal control. Look to work with a good vocal coach to build confidence click here for our Essex singing partner Bella Harvey at The Vox Suite. Need to gain more confidence, came across quite nervous!
Kelsey Crowley – Hid the nerves well but perhaps the focus on that took something away from really committing and letting rip on the song. More performance will really help you develop stage presence and expression which you can easily improve, click here for tips on music events. You’ve got a nice image! It was a nice song choice, click here for good audition songs.
Chantelle – A brave move to sing acappella and the audience respected your performance but they won’t always unless you capture their attention from the start, click here for more information on acappella performance and the merits of when or when not to perform acappella. You kept in tune throughout the performance which is often difficult for an acappella performance. Performance wise look to use the stage more and express the emotion in the song, click here for stage performance tips. Your pronunciation was off at some points, click here for singing diction.
Evan – Not a bad shout to sing a female vocal but it’s a song that has been covered to death in the last 18 months, click here for more on good audition songs. The song suited your voice well however. Good to see you take the mic off the stand and work the stage, click here for stage performance tips. You delivered the song well with so much confidence. You felt the lyrics.
Sarinna Proudfoot-Mathurin – Nice vocal control but doing a theatrical number does make it very difficult to be original. Don’t forget to use that stage and express more emotionally to back up your vocal talent. You made loads of effort on your image, click here for music synergy and image. You've got a super strong vocal.
Guy Trundle – Nice control and good projection, just make sure you don’t force the performance. You can’t push beyond the boundaries otherwise you can over do the performance. A very different and very watchable performance. Try to engage with the audience more to make your performance more interesting, click here for tips for engaging the audience.
Abby Murphy – You used the stage well and liked you come to the front of the stage to connect more with the audience. Take care with your vocal control not to push the vocal and lose your tuning. Love tone of voice, powerful vocal. It felt like you got lost in it; click here for more tips about how to sing with emotion.
Annabel – It’s a big song choice and you need to really climb into those big notes and really get your breathing spot on to project to the maximum, click here for the importance of good audition songs. Look to work with a good vocal coach to build your projection and control, click here for our Essex singing partner Bella Harvey, The Vox Suite.
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 want the chance to perform on stage in front of music industry judges and a capacity crowd, enter now for TeenStar.
Alternatively, the national music competition Open Mic UK has auditions this summer. Check out more information about music competition Open Mic UK and enter now!
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