Click here to check out Open Mic UK

Previous Winners

NEWCASTLE SINGING CONTEST

Pre-Teen singers performed at the Newcastle Singing Contest

newcastle singing contest

Newcastle Singing Contest: The Newcastle singing contest this weekend saw the area’s best singers come to perform to a music industry judging panel in the hopes of making the next round of the competition! 

Newcastle Singing Contest – Pre-Teen Feedback

The music industry judges included:

  • Darran Barker, from DB Management
  • Julie Miles of Vocal Ovation
  • Anna Graham from North East Magazine
  • Peter Dixon, station manager from Radio Teesdale
  • Helena Davison Webber, vocal tutor
  • Lloyd Watson, local entertainment writer

The Newcastle singing contest saw a guest performance from a previous contestant of The Voice 2015, Olivia Lawson.

Newcastle Singing Contest: 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.

Check out more feedback from the Newcastle Talent Show and the Newcastle’s Got Talent here.

Jessie D – You looked like a star up there and you performed well. Great tone but watch your diction and breathing as sometimes your voice sounded a little slurred, click here for singing diction and breathing exercises for singing. Great start to the show! 

Tahnee Webster – A nicely put together act. Vocally you’ve got good potential. Work on adding energy to your performance, click here for stage performance tips. Nice to see thought put into the performance with the dancers, but they distract from you. 

Newcastle Singing Contest – TeenStar 2015

Mia May – Smooth voice. Very expressive on stage. Star in the making!! Really enjoyed your performance with the dancers. Careful about adding too much unnatural effect on your voice. 

Sparkle – I’ve seen better performances from you girls, but still good none the less! Lovely harmonies. I was looking forward to this and I wasn’t disappointed. Good image and use of the stage. Some of the song choices were a little cheesy, click here for good audition songs

EMOJI – Definitely promise with you girls. Practice on keeping you dancing more crisp and together. Great connection with the audience. Don’t let the dancers distract from the lyrics, they’re the most important part, click here for tips on singing groups

Ellie – You’ve got a unique quality, both vocally and image wise. Lovely natural performance. Work on your diction, click here for tips on singing diction. Good song choice and potential here. 

Sasha France – Nice song choice. You’ve got so much potential, it just needs to be brought together using technique and training. Click here for the importance of vocal training.

Pinky – Vocals and performance are getting so much stronger. You don’t need the dancers though; work on holding the performance by yourself. Great image. 

Josh Dronfield – You look the part and performed really well. You’ve one to watch. Good use of the stage. Unfortunately nerves seemed to get the better of you, click here for tips on how to sing with confidence

Jodie Elliott – This is a big song, even for an adult singer. Would love to hear you do a different song, click here for good audition songs. You’ve got definite potential. Work on your performance, click here for stage performance tips.

Newcastle Singing Contest – Regional Final

Aishlin Murray – Love the attention you put into your image and you performance well. Work on your vocals so you gain better control, click here for vocal techniques for singers. With more development you’re really going to shine! 

Molly Stobbs – You have a great voice and a different song would have showcased it more, click here for good audition songs. Nice image and performance. Great interaction with the audience. 

Amy-Rose Skelton – Confident performance. Great image. Good use of the stage. Liked the song choice.

Ella Brown – Excellent performance and good song choice! Image is great. Full of charisma! Well done Ella! 

Rebekah Grace Summerhill – One of the strongest voices of the day! Good song choice. Bring more passion to your performance, click here for stage performance tips.

Brook – Vocally you are stunning but your confidence and performance need some work to help you go further! Click here for stage performance tips and how to sing with confidence. Good use of the guitar.

Newcastle Singing Contest – Feedback for Pre-Teens

Isla – Quirky performance, would have liked to see you use the stage rather than just using the stand, click here for stage performance tips. You looked so happy up there, very confident! 

David France – Such great confidence for a young lad! Excellent. Can’t ask for much more. Star quality. You nailed it. 

Gracie Black – A very brave performance for someone so young. Keep at it and you could go far in the future. Very nervous vocals, click here for tips on how to sing with confidence.

Plus One – Love your energy and image. Your voices blend well, make sure you give those harmonies a little work to make them tighter. You had the audience clapping!

Courtney Hadwin – A very captivating performance. You look like a star! Careful with over styling your voice, let the natural tone came out more. Lots of emotion in the performance. 

Catherine Wilkie – Strong vocals but make sure you put more thought into your song choice and image to help complete the overall performance. Confidence start. 

NEWCASTLE SINGING CONTEST

North East England Area Final - Sunday 31st May Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA.

See what singing opportunities are up for grabs at TeenStar 2015, by clicking here!

Open Mic UK 2015 auditions are back this summer and are now open for entries! Check out Open Mic UK now!

Click below for more news

Join us on

   Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest

TeenStar News

  • TEENSTAR AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    TeenStar audition dates now released!

    TeenStar audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only competition exclusively for pre-teens and teenagers, have now released their audition dates! And new for this year it’s also open …

    Read More...
  • RACHEL ANN CROWNED TEENSTAR CHAMPION!


    RACHEL ANN CROWNED TEENSTAR CHAMPION!

    Future Music has crowned Rachel Ann as the overall winner of TeenStar 2015.

    TeenStar Champion: The national singing competition TeenStar has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious …

    Read More...
  • AWARD WINNERS – TEENSTAR GRAND FINAL WINNERS


    AWARD WINNERS – TEENSTAR GRAND FINAL WINNERS

    2015 TeenStar Grand Final award winners.

    Award Winners: The TeenStar Grand Final took place at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday 25th July. The TeenStar grand finalists performed in front of a …

    Read More...
  • MUSIC AUDITIONS


    MUSIC AUDITIONS

    Music competition auditions for Open Mic UK 2016 are announced! 

    Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2016! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 15 …

    Read More...
  • RECORDING STUDIOS IN ESSEX


    RECORDING STUDIOS IN ESSEX

    A.T. Music Group recording studios in Essex is announced as TeenStar’s partner!

    Recording Studios in Essex: TeenStar, the national singing competition specifically for teen and pre-teen singers has announced A.T …

    Read More...
  • MUSIC STUDIOS IN LONDON


    MUSIC STUDIOS IN LONDON

    Samurai Sound music studios in London is announced as TeenStar’s partner!

    Music Studios in London: The national singing competition TeenStar has announced Samurai Sound as their regional music studio partner for …

    Read More...
  • SONGWRITING CONTEST


    SONGWRITING CONTEST

    Future Music have launched a brand new Songwriting Contest for UK songwriters.

    Songwriting Contest: New for 2015, Future Music is launching a Songwriting Contest to find the best songwriters in the UK. The Songwriting …

    Read More...

Feedback

  • BIRMINGHAM DANCE COMPETITION


    BIRMINGHAM DANCE COMPETITION

    Industry judges provide feedback for the TeenStar Birmingham dance competition. 

    Birmingham Dance Competition: Industry judges have provided feedback for the acts competiting in the TeenStar Birmingham dance …

    Read More...
  • LIVERPOOL DANCE COMPETITION


    LIVERPOOL DANCE COMPETITION

    Industry judges provide feedback for the TeenStar Liverpool dance competition. 

    Liverpool Dance Competition: Industry judges have provided feedback for the acts competiting in the TeenStar Liverpool dance …

    Read More...
  • KETTERING DANCE COMPETITION


    KETTERING DANCE COMPETITION

    Industry judges provide feedback for the TeenStar Kettering dance competition. 

    Kettering Dance Competition: Industry judges have provided feedback for the acts competiting in the TeenStar Kettering dance …

    Read More...
  • BRISTOL DANCE COMPETITIONS


    BRISTOL DANCE COMPETITIONS

    Feedback is provided to acts who took part in the TeenStar Bristol dance competitions. 

    Bristol Dance Competitions: Industry judges have provided feedback to the Late-Teen category of the TeenStar Bristol dance …

    Read More...
  • BRISTOL DANCE COMPETITION


    BRISTOL DANCE COMPETITION

    Industry judges provide feedback for the TeenStar Bristol dance competition. 

    Bristol Dance Competition: Industry judges have provided feedback for the Mid-Teen category of the TeenStar Bristol dance competition. …

    Read More...
  • BRISTOL DANCE CONTEST


    BRISTOL DANCE CONTEST

    Industry judges provide feedback for the TeenStar Bristol dance contest. 

    Bristol Dance Contest: Industry judges have provided feedback for the Pre-Teen category of the TeenStar Bristol dance contest. The industry …

    Read More...
  • HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SINGING VOICE


    HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SINGING VOICE

    Advice on how to improve your singing voice at the Late-Teen TeenStar Camden Regional Final.

    How to improve your singing voice: Music industry judges have provided advice on how to improve your singing voice for …

    Read More...
  • SINGING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS


    SINGING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

    Singing tips for beginners from industry judges at the Pre-Teen TeenStar Camden Regional Final.

    Singing tips for beginners: Music industry judges have provided singing tips for beginners for the Pre-Teen category …

    Read More...

Advice for Unsigned Singers

  • PLAYING THE GUITAR


    PLAYING THE GUITAR

    How to use dynamics when playing the guitar.  

    Playing the Guitar: Dynamics are essential when playing the guitar as they help to spice up your playing, and also your songwriting. Using dynamics when playing the guitar …

    Read More...
  • VOICE AUDITIONS


    VOICE AUDITIONS

    Information on The Voice auditions.  

    Voice Auditions: The Voice is a British television talent show created by the BBC. There are two stages to The Voice auditions; the producers' auditions and the blind auditions.

    The …

    Read More...
  • NETWORKING TIPS FOR SINGERS


    NETWORKING TIPS FOR SINGERS

    Networking tips for the music industry

     

    Networking Tips for Singers: Networking is the opportunity to speak and connect with people who you may have never had the chance to before. For musicians it’s an …

    Read More...
  • MUSIC PERFORMANCE TIPS FOR SINGERS


    MUSIC PERFORMANCE TIPS FOR SINGERS

    Tips to improve your music performance

     

    Music Performance Tips for Singers: Being able to deliver a good music performance can often be something that sets your performance out from the rest. It’s …

    Read More...
  • SONGS TO COVER – MAKING A COVER ORIGINAL


    SONGS TO COVER – MAKING A COVER ORIGINAL

    How to choose songs to cover and make original when performing

     

    Songs to Cover – Making a Cover Original: When songs to cover you want to stand out and be remembered, a good way of doing …

    Read More...
  • PERFORMING AS A SINGER


    PERFORMING AS A SINGER

    Tips on performing for singers. 

     

    Performing as a Singer: Performing is one of the most important parts of being a singer. Although the voice is important, knowing how to entertain your audience through your …

    Read More...

Social Network Feeds