Effective Tips for Singing Contests and Competitions!
Have you ever taken part in any singing contests or competitions before?
If you have, you would be familiar with the feeling of stagefright or performance anxiety, as well as butterflies in your stomach when singing for the judges!
Perhaps you are looking to take part in your very FIRST singing competition?
I’m guessing that you are pretty nervous and hesitant, perhaps unsure of what to do or how to behave at the auditions?
If so, I would like to provide you with some effective tips for making an impression at contests and competitions, as well as how to ace your singing auditions too!
These tips will give you a STRONG advantage over the rest of your competitors and make it easier for you to IMPRESS your judges!
For those who have taken part in competitions previously, these tips will also help make you more prepared, and possibly even win your next competition or contest!
Even for those who are just looking for some tips for improving your overall performance as a singer and your total presentation onstage, I have provided many useful pointers for you here!
Competition Tip # 1: Be Well Prepared
Many contestants who take part in singing contests fail at the word ‘Go’ because they forgot their lyrics or even forgot what song they were supposed to sing!
This is what happens when stagefright or performance anxiety gets the better of you during an audition. It gives you a mental blackout and wipes out everything that you might have planned to perform or do!
Judges hate to see this, and often blacklist a contestant the moment they forget their lyrics, because it leaves a very bad impression and indicates a lack of preparation!
Competition Tip # 2: Know Your Voice Well
Singing in a competition or contest is very different from doing a performance in front of your regular audience.
As a contestant, you have to make sure that you select songs that are well-suited for your voice to sing, instead of songs that you may love to listen to or sing but may not suit your voice at all!
Knowing your vocal tessitura or most comfortable range in your voice is essential to knowing how to select songs that will show off your best vocal quality!
Remember, you are in a singing contest because you want to win! (I hope you do…)
For those who wish to know how to select songs for auditions as well as how to ace your auditions at the word ‘Go’, here are some useful pointers!
For those who wish to learn how to win at singing competitions and contests and how to keep impressing your judges, check out this link now!
Competition Tip # 3: Dress Appropriately for Your Image and Your Song
Knowing what to wear and how to dress in accordance with the image you want to portray as a singer is absolutely essential for singing contests and competitions.
A good first impression is extremely important if you wish the judges to remember you as a singer and performer!
Click here to find out more about how to fine tune your dress sense, makeup as well as your overall styling and image as a singer!
Competition Tip # 4: Use Your Stage and Perform!
Many contestants are at a loss of what to do when placed on a stage, and this causes them to appear small and insignificant, especially if the stage is a big one!
Be sure to use your stage well by planning your movements onstage when you are singing, catering to audiences in the left, right and centre sections of the auditorium or concert venue.
There are also other performance tips like how to use your microphone well, as well as whether or not to use a microphone stand when you are performing!
Competition Tip # 5: Always Do Your Vocal Warmups Before You Sing!
Be sure to practice your vocal warmups before you sing and your voice will definitely sound better than the other contestants!
It is extremely important for you to warm up your breathing and your voice, as well as to sing through your song and build up your confidence before you step onto the stage to compete!
Click here for some breathing exercises that you may wish to practice if you want to strengthen your breathing for singing!
Keeping in mind these effective tips for singing contests will certainly take you far in whatever competitions you take part!
Don’t forget to thank me when you WIN your first singing competition!