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YORKSHIRE DANCE CONTEST

Industry judges Yorkshire dance contest feedback. 

YORKSHIRE DANCE CONTEST

Yorkshire Dance Contest: Industry judges have provided feedback for the acts competiting in the TeenStar North East Area Final dance contest. The industry judges have provided singing and dance contest feedback on how acts can be successful in developing their performances.

Yorkshire Dance Contest– Feedback

The judges providing feedback at the Yorkshire dance contest were:

  • Ian - Gig List
  • Hollie Sorelle - Co Principal of Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts
  • David Fletcher - Dewsbury Arts Group
  • Eivet Sutton - School of Performing Arts
  • Michael Rice - Singer and previous Future Music contestant who is signed to a LA record label
  • Darran Barker - DB Management, Event Co-ordinator and Talent Scout. 

Yorkshire Dance 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.

Dance Contest Yorkshire Feedback - Pre-Teens

Ashton Winstanley - Excellent bodywork, however your footwork was a little messy in places and the floor work needs more practise. Cheeky chappy though. Great opening to the show. Interact with the audience more if you can.

Sophie Bulmer - Your voice is much more powerful when you moved the mic off the stand, click here for tips on microphone technique for singers. Nice voice, but you seemed a bit shy and nervous, click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer.

Libby Latimer - Dancing was stronger than the singing. Very confident which was great to see, but the dancing did make you out of breath, which did then impact your singing. However it was enjoyable performance.

Abbie Riley - Good varied routine. Noisy landing and not as supple as you could be. Great attitude when performing. Routine was neat. Good work.

Abbi Watkinson - You have such a powerful vocal and you project it so well, but try not to make it too nasal. Great song choice, but it was better when you came away from the mic stand, so be sure to use that stage.

Katie Atkinson - Great song choice. Good eye contact although you did seem a little nervous, click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer. Image wasn’t completely right for her age, so have a think about that for future performances. 

Ellen Erskine - Great performance on the Sam Smith track. Lovely story telling within your performance. 

Brooke Burke - Lovely powerful voice, but you seemed very nervous, click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer. Lots of hand movements, but you appeared to be counting time inside your head, so try not and show that to your audience. 

Phoebe Dalton - Good eye contact, and nice smile at the start. You seemed very nervous and a little bit quiet. Nerves can make you go out of tune so be careful and click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer. You shouldn’t be nervous, be confident in yourself and just go for it!

Claudia Bennett - Left me wanting more, a great performance, well done. 

Grace Rogers - Good powerful voice, and a big song choice but it suited you. Just work on the control a bit more. 

Charlie - Image felt a little too old for you unfortunately. A little bit shouty in places and strained to reach notes. A good vocal coach will be able to help you to be even better, click here for for tips on singing teachers and finding the right singing teacher

Connie Fisher - Good interpretation of the words. Beautiful performance. Technique and footwork was very good.

Twinkle - Good presentation, nice harmonies and great attitude. You may eventually grow out of the band name, so have a think about that. 

Evie Burt - Some tuning issues in places, but overall it was a good performance. Quite a downbeat song for a competition, click here for more on the importance of song choice. Nerves got the better of you at times, click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer.

Ethan Cross - Nice voice and you looked great! Try to perform to and interact with the audience a little more, click here for tips on stage performance tips for singers

Finlay Holmes - Strong body movements. A powerful routine, well done. 

Katie Louise - Some tuning issues, lost her place but recovered well. A good vocal coach will be able to help you to be even better, click here for for tips on singing teachers and finding the right singing teacher

S.O Reps - Nice lively dance troupe. Not the most original piece but you looked great and they all looked like they enjoyed themselves, which was great!

Ellie Ferguson - Nice voice but it was little bit nasally, so be careful with that. Nice and smiley which was missing from so many. Just work on your stage presence, click here for tips on stage performance tips for singers

Excel Juniors - Good support but not the most original piece. You enjoyed it so it made us enjoy it. Good upbeat song, lots of energy from you all.

Teah - Pretty voice, nice image, and nice to see someone playing their own music, well done. 

Hollie Jayne Creighton - Unfortunately you closed for much of the performance, so try and open them and have more confidence in yourself. A dramatic performance which captured the audience and judges.

Rebecca Atkinson - Good eye contact, pretty angelic voice. Great stage movement, click here for more tips on stage performance tips for singers

WYSPA - Lots of smiley faces. Different abilities and a little bit out of time in places. Great costumes though! 

Scandalous Didi Pro - Awesome act! Full of energy, great audience reaction. Ones to watch! 

Mid-Teen Yorkshire Dance Contest Feedback 

Harrison Langham - Amazing voice, lots of potential! Make use of the the whole stage area though, click here for more tips on stage performance tips for singers

Elisha Lang - Great potential to do well in the business, but don’t let the dancing take away from your awesome vocals.

Lisa - Graceful and elegantly danced, loved the routine. You came across very well with audience, great stage presence. 

Jay Casey - Great stage presence, and bags of potential. You owned the stage but you could also use more of it.

Sasha and David - Potentially a little overdressed, and the dancing didn’t work too well unfortunately (not helped by the big dress). Great stage presence and the vocals and rap were cool., just think about your image going forward.

Charlotte and Ciara Duet - Good choreography and overall a good performance. The routine could have been more slicker though, especially when a duet your timing has to be perfect. 

Albert Stott - Awesome voice, but work on stage presence. That’s key to grab the audience’s attention, click here for more tips on stage performance tips for singers

Luke Scott - Nice outfit and good image, but unfortunately the song choice didn’t allow us to see your voice at it’s best, click here for more on the importance of song choice

Conor Goldby - Great effort. You could benefit by teaming up with others as you would work well in a boyband. Good eye contact, nice and smiley and great stage presence.

Duplex - An amazing performance! It was like watching a West End show. So lively and fantastically entertaining. Well done! 

Little Voice Big Stars - Great performance, loved the solos, it gave a whole new feel to the songs. Would have liked it to be a bit more cheerful, so was glad it livened up.

Rosie Allenby - You have such raw talent! Be more confident in yourself and shake off those nerves to show people how talented you are. Great song choice and lovely to see a ukulele. A very enjoyable performance, well done.

Chloe and Callum - Totally unique , the routine was so sick and neat. Loved the ninja costumes. Great job. Chloe just take care not to look at the floor too much.

Alexandra Sorley - Great voice, however you did struggle with big notes, so maybe the song was a little too big for you, click here for more on the importance of song choice. Lots of potential, but try to connect with audience more.

Excel Teens - Great routine, it was so energetic. Would like to see more attitude and fierceness in the faces though. 

Dance Contest Feedback 

Shay Bryne - Great effort. You’ve got the voice, but work more on your stage presence, click here for more tips on stage performance tips for singers

Claudia and Jaycee - Beautiful story telling within your performance you gave us goosebumps. A lot of potential, but not 100% sold on the outfit choices. 

Hollie Robinson - Pure talent! We believed everything in your song, you're definitely one to watch!

Seven Performance Company - Amazing routine but your timing needs work. Some members seemed to be marking it through rather than dancing their hearts out, so work to be tighter as a group. 

Eliza MacKenzie - Such a powerful voice. Amazing performance, well done! 

Maddie Ogle - Great energy to your performance. It could have been slicker in places, but you pulled it off. Well done.

Lauren Kacis - Explore more songs that would benefit your range, click here for more on the importance of song choice. You looked nervous but your voice is great, so have more confidence in yourself, click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer.  

Scandalous Pro - Genius choreography and great eye contact. Very dramatic and entertaining. Amazing, well done! 

Jay Withers - Amazing tone to your voice, you have so much potential. Good song choice, but your image can be improved.

WYSPA - Start was a little too slow and static and the subject was a little sad for a competition environment, however it was still enjoyable performance. 

Hollie - Great recording voice. Good stage presence but you could use the stage a bit more, click here for more tips on stage performance tips for singers

Emoji - Great message within the performance, however the routine could have been slicker. 

Jake - Great rendition of Ed’s track. Lovely pitch and tone., nice smiley face, but get out from behind the mic stand more and use that stage, click here for more tips on stage performance tips for singers

Zoe Clark - Brave song choice, but well done with it. Try exploring different genres that would be more suited to your voice,  click here for more on the importance of song choice. Nice smile.

Roxy - Awesome vocal range. Would love to hear something softer too to hear your full potential. Make sure you move around and don’t looked too nervous, click here for more tips on stage performance tips for singers

Pink Americano - Would have liked at least one solo to get some individuality. Overall good, but need more harmonies and movement.

Alana Ward - Loved the routine but there was a little too much floor work. The costume great and you have bags of stage presence, just work on your routine more. 

Ellen - Try exploring new songs with your range to show your voice off more, click here for more on the importance of song choice. Nerves seemed to get to you, click here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer.  

Jacee Pink - Good use of the stage and audience interaction. Nerves were visible though, so try and hide them and lick here for tips on building stage confidence as a singer. Would have liked something softer to see a different side to your voice.

Harrison Hartley - The song really suited your voice, good job. Lots of potential, but you needed to be in front of the mic stand for dance section.

Yorkshire Dance Contest- Late-Teens Feedback 

Jessica Nash- Great range and stage presence, however not sure it was the best song choice for you, so click here for more on the importance of song choice

Carli Trotter - Awesome original song. Love the raspiness to the voice. A little bit too low perhaps at times, but a good performance. 

Katy Smith - Great message within your performance. Awesome routine and the music fit really well to. Great job, well done. 

Lydia Millburn - One word – wow! Such a powerful performance. You have such a massive voice! 

Ebony-May - Great range, lots of potential. Brave song choice. The ending was a little weak compared to rest of performance, so just try and give as much energy throughout the whole performance. 

Abigail McEwan - Great vocal control and tone. Would have liked to have seen you use the stage more though, click here for more tips on stage performance tips for singers

Kyle Rawson - A very soulful and emotional performance. Lovely song, but work on diction so we can clearly hear every word. 

Anna Rose - Would have prefered a track which enabled you to show light and shade and have some build up. Song didn’t do justice to your voice, but overall you executed it well, click here for more on the importance of song choice

Excel Dance - Great Choreography. Loved the use of lights. Nice routine, well done! 

Jenna Darrel - Nice voice, good song choice, it suited you well. Good use of stage. A lovely performance to end the show. 

YORKSHIRE DANCE CONTEST

All successful acts from the TeenStar North East Area Finals will be performing at the National Grand Final on Saturday 29th July at The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3LD. 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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