Live Music in Southampton: Late-Teen singers took part in the TeenStar Southern Area Final this weekend in Southampton to showcase live music in Southampton. The acts performing live music in Southampton showcased their talent to industry judges and a capacity crowd for the opportunity to make it to the national TeenStar Grand Final. The industry judges have provided feedback to the Late-Teen acts who took part in showcasing live music in Southampton.
Judging the live music in Southampton were:
The Area Final was rounded off with a special guest performance from previous Future Music contestant Tara Flanagan.
Live Music in Southampton: 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.
Charlotte Rose – It’s right to perform your own original, but of course we are then judging your song as well as your performance which means it either really works well for you or not. The song has potential but you could look to develop the dynamics even more to drive through the chorus, click here for more on music dynamics. Lovely voice, but not sure if the song choice allowed us to see all of the light and shade in your tone. Nice lyrics though - keep writing!
Chelsea-May – Your style is quite theatrical and suited to the stage which is fine. However that style is a bit generic, and doesn’t necessarily show us you as an individual. The song has loads of potential to be in a show, get that out to some people. Careful of your twang, it’s good for certain genres! You performed well.
Beth De Bacci – Loved some of the lyrics, really meaningful, but drive through the hook develop this chorus to be a catchier hook and you have something as the song tells your story well. A bit more dynamic chord change would also help to drive through the chorus. Click here for more advice on tips to write that killer pop chorus. Interesting song and a sweet voice. You’re incredibly talented, your playing was beautiful, as was your voice, they married up well. Work on your diction as some of the lyrics weren’t clear, click here for tips on singing diction.
Nathanael – Loved your mash up, it was original and creative with your own originality, click here for creating a music mashup. Just be careful not to be too over confident and come across as cocky. Loved the richness of your voice. A great performance, well done.
Charlie Woodford – Great to see you do a mash up and it worked well. Going forward you need to perform your own songs as you far more likely to be signed if they know you can write killer songs. Performance wise you used your vocal well to change the dynamics, but it needed more performance in particular conveying emotion in the face click here for more on facial expression and gestures whilst singing. Slick image, you're always a solid singer. The performance was original which was great to see.
Kate Adams – You committed to the performance which was good, however song choice is everything, this song choice is iconic, but it is performed often and it is quite dated, click here for more on good audition songs. Can hear what you’re trying to achieve, but you have got a bit lost- you need more control. Try not to focus too much on the performance that your vocal suffers.
Lumia – Great vocal support for each other, with the adlibs helping to smoothly transit between vocal lines. Your sound together blends so well and you connect well with each other on stage. Would have been good to commit even more to an even bigger finish. Great version of the song, excellent performance. Well done!
Kirsty – Early days we know, but with building a fan base and social media it's worth thinking of a stage name, click here for more on good stage names. Great that you played everything in the backing music but it didn’t flow as well as it might have done. Place more importance on being creative and different as it’s the key to your success as you have the ability. Lovely tone, but try to bring more confidence to that stage!
Courtney Donnelly – You had a good change up in the performance but drive that energy from the stage and really commit to the performance. You struggled a little with the transitions within the song rather than being smoothly under control. The backing track seemed an odd version, click here for the importance of music backing tracks. Wonderfully expressive face and good stage presence though.
All successful acts from the TeenStar Area Finals will be performing at the Grand Final on Saturday 25th July at The NEC in Birmingham. For more information and to buy tickets click here.
If you’re a teenage singer or songwriter with that it takes to win TeenStar, enter now.
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