Southampton talent auditions: National talent competition TeenStar came to Southampton this weekend. With auditions taking part at The Engine Rooms, Southampton saw promising singers audition in front of music industry judges.
The southampton talent auditions for TeenStar were judged by a panel of industry experts who have complied feedback for the priority acts. Judges for the Southampton talent auditions were:
Southampton Talent Auditions: 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.
Sophia Pulizzi – You were vocally confident with a really good tone and nice presentation. This was a really catchy original song which had great lyrics and a strong start to it. Click here for even more tips on how to write a good song. Also, take care with your guitar work as it was a little untidy and try to make more eye contact during your performance, you can click here for advice on engaging the audience.
Romeo Bark – This was nicely sung; you have a lovely voice with a lot of power in. Now look to add expression, eye contact and performance when you’re singing. Click here for tips on facial expressions and gestures while singing. It might be an idea to film yourself singing and use this to look back and analyse your gestures.
Deborah Matthews – You have a great voice but it is really important that you warm up fully before performing as not doing so can lead to you sounding under strain. You can click here for more advice on singing warm ups. Now try to relax and look to add more movement that reflects your song choice. Click here for stage performance tips for singers.
Harriet Wintle – You have a nice vocal tone and this was a lovely song choice. Performing on keys is completely different and although you are static you need to ensure you use all other tools at your disposal. Click here for more advice on performing with musical keyboards and here for further tips on audience response, interaction, engagement and participation.
Abbie & Rachel – This song has potential and you have a lovely tone, but now need to work on your vocal projection and interaction with each other. Click here for advice on voice projection for singers and here for more on pop song structures for singers which will help your song to flow more. Make sure you always keep performing even when you have forgotten the words.
Issy Rose – You have a beautiful husky voice but now need to work on your breath control. Click here to find breathing exercises for singing. There is a lovely tone to your voice but it is really important to pick songs that you can keep under control. Click here for more on good audition songs.
Rachel Stroud – This was a wonderful song choice and sensitive playing on the keys. You had a beautiful lower husky tone then up to clean silky high notes. We see loads of potential here so now just continue to keep perfecting your performance! Click here for music opportunities which will allow you to do this.
Rea – You had a good image with lots of expression and interpretation. Vocally you look to have developed with a lot more character in your voice. Don’t ever stop and apologise when performing as it just highlights the mistake you may have made. Performing live as often as possible will help you to practice continuing your performance if this happens again - click here for music opportunities.
Jade Middleton –You were vocally strong and have a rich, warm voice. Just make sure to take care that you don’t get shouty in places. This advice on vocal techniques for singers will help you address this. It was a good idea to perform with a guitar backing.
Charlie Steggal – This was a nice audition and we liked the stripped down acoustic version. Click here for some helpful guitar exercises for warm ups.
Danielle Kidd – You had good phrasing and diction with a nice tone and rasp in your vocal. Now you would benefit from starting to think about stage persona and image. Click here for some advice on music synergy and image.
Olivia Davies – You had a strong start to the song, with very clear diction and a powerful voice. You were a little pitchy in parts and could improve your performance by including more dynamics. Click here for more advice on music dynamics.
Calvin Glen – You are very charming and always have a good connection emotionally to the music. Your voice is maturing and getting richer; now you would benefit from bringing more dynamics to the performance. Click here for more advice on music dynamics.
Tia Grosvenor – This is a very difficult song to sing acapella but you have good potential and delivered it well. Make sure to watch your facial expressions as sometimes you are coming across a bit harsh; perhaps film your performance which will allow you to review and refine it. Click here for more on facial expressions and gestures while singing. Vocally just watch your breathing and don’t lose the tuning. You can find advice on breathing exercises for singers here.
Lauren Summerville – You have a lovely smile and this was a very smooth, listenable performance. The song has real potential but you must look to create an emotional connection when performing in order to convey the song’s message to us. Click here for advice on engaging the audience when performing.
If you are a talented singer, enter now for TeenStar singing competition.
Alternatively, if you are a talented songwriter and want to showcase your songs then make sure you check out the Songwriting Competition!
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