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SINGING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

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

SINGING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

Singing tips for beginners: Music industry judges have provided singing tips for beginners for the Pre-Teen category of the TeenStar Camden Regional Final. The industry judges have provided singing tips and feedback on how acts can be successful with their singing to develop their performances.

Singing Tips for Beginners – Pre-Teen Feedback

The judges providing singing tip for beginners at the Camden Regional Final were:

  • Bobby Mitchell - Talent Talks Agency
  • Anastasia Palikeras - One 7 Management 
  • Laurence Hobbs - Music Producer who has worked with Sam Smith and Pixie Lott
  • Chris Grayston - Head of Future Productions and Music Consultant for Sony, Thames TV and Syco Entertainment

For more feedback click here for Singing Technique feedback and click here for How To Improve Your Singing Voice feedback.

Singing tips for beginners: 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.

Singing Tips for Beginners - Camden Feedback 

Maria - Nice smiles, it always sets a good tone and start to the show. A very clever, thought out performance, we love the passion, so keep up with the creativity! Take care with your mic control and ensure you are as close to that mic as possible. Click here for tips on microphone techniques for singers. You need to try and build on your confidence, as this will improve vastly improve your overall performance. Click here for tips on how to sing with confidence

Debbie A – You have a lovely sweet tone, you just need to try and relax and truly let go. The backing track didn’t help you as it didn’t flow and felt too slow in places, click here for tips on music backing tracks. Consider singing lessons to help with your tuning, this will better your singing ability. The song has potential but requires more instrumentation and dynamics.

Whitney O’Nicholas – You have really mature vocals for your age – very impressive! Take care when entering on stage, you need to make a strong entrance from the start! Remember to keep that microphone as close to your mouth at all times as you were moving the distance, causing an inconsistency in your sound. Click here for tips on microphone techniques for singers. Liked that you took the microphone off the stage and worked the stage. Look to command that stage even more! Click here for tips on how to work the singing stage. A very confident and warm performance.

Freddie Hunter – You have a super tone to your vocal, but watch your tuning in places. It would be great to see you adding a lot more expression and emotion to your performance. Consider filming yourself at home, reviewing and perfecting. Also consider working the dynamics to a big finale, click here for tips on vocal ranges. A very honest performance. We’re not so sure on the song choice, try to choose a song that you can bring your own spin to as an artist. 

Lila – You have a sharp and powerful vocal so ensure you use it sparingly. Try to work the dynamics of the song more, click here for tips on vocal dynamics. Performance wise look to work on your expression and conveying the emotion in the song to back up that super vocal. A very strong performance, but click here for more advice on performing as a singer

Shreya – Nice tone and song choice, but look to work on your projection to be even better. Click here for tips on voice projection for singers. A good vocal coach can assist to increase your power. Try to keep the microphone as close to your mouth as possible, click here for tips on microphone techniques for singers.

Evie B – Your original song made you stand out, you have real potential and showed it off well as an artist. Performance wise commit to expressing it more and while working the stage. Click here for advice on performing as a singer. Also, consider working on your expression to convey the emotion in the song more. Click here for advice on performing as a singer. Make sure you keep writing! If you're writing at this age, your ability will only better from now on.

Charlee Jay – You looked very nervous and with more performances you will learn to manage these nerves, and better your performance. Click here for tips on how to sing with confidence. Great that you considered your image! Look to take the mic off the stand and work the stage to connect even more to your audience. Click here for advice on performing as a singer

Dea – Nice to see you smiling throughout! You have super control and it’s nice to hear a different mix of the old classic. Look to add more emotion and expression to the performance. Click here for advice on performing as a singer. Vocally you could look to widen the dynamics to give more variation in range and delivery, click here for tips on vocal ranges

Eddie Jones – You have great vocals! It’s good to see you take the microphone off the stand and add some emotion - just ensure you don’t overcook it. Click here for advice on performing as a singer. Good look and with a little refinement you will already be the target for a member of a boy band or a similar project. We admire your confidence, you have a great future ahead of you!

Elysia – Great to see your movement around the stage, but try and translate this movement into conveying emotion rather than just swaying, in other words, give it purpose. Click here for advice on performing as a singer. Vocally you have a nice tone, but look to push your dynamic to give us more range, click here for tips on vocal ranges.

Hugo – Liked your tone, lovely distinct character but would like to see more power! Try to watch your tuning, and perhaps look to work on your projection which you can work with a vocal coach on. Click here for tips on voice projection for singers. Performance wise you need to look to develop further as at the moment you aren’t bringing any expression or performance. Click here for advice on performing as a singer. You have a lovely rich and soulful tone.

Sienna – Regarding your movement we’d always consider standing with the guitar as it gives you the opportunity to move around the stage. Musically it sounded lovely, however adding more dynamics would have breathed more life into the performance! Click here for tips on vocal ranges.

Tips for Singers - Pre-Teen Feedback 

Krish – Super control and richness to your vocal. Look to add more to your performance by giving us more movement and expression. Click here for advice on performing as a singer

Aimee Giddens – Lots of potential! Try to get in more performance practise as you can - the more you peform, the more you will learn to relax and better your performance. You looked a little tight which affects performance. Click here for tips on how to sing with confidence. If you get this right, your confidence will build each time you perform.

Aaron Kark – The more you perform the more you will learn to relax, as you looked a little static which affects performance. Click here for tips on how to sing with confidence. Look to commit more to the performance as the song gives you the dynamic to really throw yourself into it! Click here for tips on vocal ranges.

Jason – Very theatrical, and lots of personality and you conveyed the emotion well in your eyes. Strong character and vocal! Try to use the stage a little more as you were rooted to the spot; consider taking the mic off the stand and working the stage. Click here for tips on microphone techniques for singers.

Zoe – You have a silky, distinct vocal well suited to your song choice which had a lot of jazz and swing. You could have considered also adding some scats and making the song your own, but a great performance, well done. 

Emi – Good expression to your performance showing you connected well to the song. Get even closer to that microphone so it gives the maximum projection possible as that is possibly one area to look to develop. Click here for tips on microphone techniques for singers. Remember to keep focus on the tuning throughout too, more performances will help you develop this. 

Niamh – Ensure you don’t stray too far from the microphone as this affects your projection, click here for tips on microphone techniques for singers. Also consider adding more dynamics to the performance to give the performance more colour and depth. Great to see your movement around the stage but try and translate this movement into conveying emotion rather than just swaying, in otherwise give it purpose. Vocally you have a nice tone but look to push your dynamic to give us more range.

Grace – Liked that you made the song your own. More performances will hopefully give you the confidence to commit more to the performance as you have all the ingredients to be a very engaging performer! Click here for advice on performing as a singer

Alexia – The song choice didn’t seem to work for you unfortunately, you seemed to be forcing it to keep on top of the projection that the song required - this affected the sound and tone. Consider a song that suits the sweeter tone in your vocal range. You have the ability as it was a fantastic climax with the sustained note and lovely smiles.

Anush Hydros – You looked sharp and very dapper! Take care to maintain control and not be too ‘shouty’ as you have bags of potential. When you force it you lose your tone and vocal shape. Work with a good singing teacher as they will be able to help you manage this.

Livi Khattar – A crisp and sharp vocal control, executed with fine profession. You worked the stage well coming to the front to connect with your audience. Click here for tips on engaging the audience. Good connection for a very impressive performance! You sound and look like a pop star, keep doing what you’re doing!

Violet Marsh – For someone so young, you have loads of potential! Look to work on your microphone control, projection and tuning to develop further. Click here for tips on microphone techniques for singers and here for tips on voice projection for singers.

Myah G – Lovely presence and very comfortable control! Loved the mash up and what you did with the songs! Take control with your expression as at times you came across very harsh in your face.  Click here for advice on performing as a singer

Jeremiah Emmanuel – Super expression and connection to the song. Liked your stage presence and depth and richness in your vocal. Consider timing your dynamics a little more, but a super performance to finish the show!

SINGING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

All successful acts from the TeenStar Camden 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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