Hey there everyone!
I am on vacation for the month of March and will be experiencing problems with time management in completing a Vocal Masterclass article for the next two shows, starting with this week’s Top 11.
I apologize for this but I will do my best to contribute to the comments section in the Vocal Masterclass Discussion topics.
I did watch the performances online very late last evening and there were 5 singers who managed to engage me and break me out of a fatigued stupor: Caleb, Jena, MK, Sam and Alex.
Caleb really was the most impressive – he changed it up with a ballad this week and his technical and performance skills are STRONG. Just a beautiful performance.
Jena is a fighter and her talent is unmistakable. Seated at the piano, I was in complete awe at the depth and confidence she displayed during her number.
Alex displayed sophisticated artistry. His voice is not the strongest at this point in time, but he is an intelligent and savvy musician. Strategic! He is one to watch because he is evolving and commanding the stage with increased confidence each week.
MK finally – FINALLY – opened up and gave a very moving, very authentic vocal performance. I love the purity and the nuance in her voice, the fact that she feels no need to push or scream to effectively communicate her song to the listener. Very memorable performance.
Sam finally grabbed the stage and used the space effectively. He still looked, perhaps, a bit awkward but what a phenomenal improvement from last week’s performance. This is what I was waiting for!
The remaining singers had technical and performance issues on stage. What a shame! Ben’s song selection of Bennie And The Jets initially seemed like an inspired choice, but, as the song evolved, the delivery did not. It lacked bite and a genuine feel for the rhythmic structure of the music. Too bad. I was rooting for him but I have to be objective here.
The remaining singers had intonation issues out the ying yang and were singing with too, too much chest voice in their vocal mix. Singers have to realize that they must ease into the music, to pace themselves, because once the song loses control, it is very difficult to seize control of the reins once again.
So, there you have it everyone. I did my best with the time allotted and look forward to your comments.