Before I make my comments, I just want to say: I'm sorry if I've hurt anybody's feelings with my commentary. I'm very bad at encouraging people, I'm overly critical, and sometimes I try to be too fancy with words without thinking about how people might take them. I think my one-liners are too ambiguous and can be interpreted in bad ways, so I'm not gonna do those anymore.
Instead I wrote essays
. If you've been hurt by my words in the past...I'm so sorry. I love every entry made, the good and the bad, and I don't think your worth should be judged by how well you sing (but I mean, this is a singing competition. We all have our strong points and weak points).
With that said...here we go!
Great song choice. This song is very fun to listen to and sing. However, I’m not sure it matches your voice well - but if you enjoy singing it, thats more important.
Your mic control needs more work to minimize breathing into the mic a lot. A technique I’ve learned from an amateur singer: at the end of a phrase, try to close your mouth and kill your breath instead of breathing out - this also makes your phrases cleaner.
I think you’re on the right key most of the times, but you end up wavering off it. Be more confident! Also, I would love to hear your falsetto voice.
We are not worthy.
I listened to the original song after listening to this, and then played this again. Dear God. You capture the voice, tone, emotion perfectly during the verses. Even the breathing is on point. I almost cried, it was so good.
The chorus part was much more toned down which is fine because I don’t expect any amateur (amateur meaning non-pro) singer to kill it during the chorus - but you still went for a very solid high note and sold it quite well. I think you could totally try to be more emotional and do a rendition more similar to the original! Be confident! (If it sounds bad just scrap it lol).
A little more cleanness with the mic, a little less rushed with the tempo, a little more emotion (try to really feel like Rachel singing).
The way you breathe out your “desu ka” at the end of the chorus makes my brain melt.
Solid. So solid. In two lines of the first verse you’re already killing it with the full-lung belting and the candid tone. I’m so impressed with how confident you are in your pitch and tone, which allows you to really inject emotion into the words - moreso than any other singer in this group (!!).
Your song choice is perfect for your voice, and I can tell you really enjoy the song.
If we’re gonna nitpick, try to think of every line/phrase as an entire thing. Sometimes you spike or dip in volume unexpectedly, and it feels like you’re trying to take it one word at a time. If you think of the shape of the entire phrase, I think you’ll come up with some really lyrical singing.
Damn your voice is so sexy. Made me wet during the first prechorus and chorus (sorry if that’s awkward).
So much emotion in the prechorus and chorus...so nice. Love the confidence, love how you dig deep and really hit the note with all you’ve got. Amazing.
You have some pitch problems, but practice will smooth those out. I’m pretty anal about my own pitch issues, I do a zillion retakes until I’m half-satisfied with it.
Last thing, some of the lyrics I think would’ve been better whispered.
But if you whisper you might destroy my heart so uhh think about it I guess.
Started off a little weak, but wow that pre-chorus. The enunciation during the fast parts is great. Out of the 3 times you sang the chorus (the part that goes “yozora wo mau”), the last time was the best, and it was amazing.
You hold your notes very well, the pitch and tone is consistent throughout - I think you should capitalize on this, its pretty hard to do well. Just make sure you’re on the right note, and then kill it!
Aoi Eir is super hard to sing, and I’m impressed with how good it is. I think you could add more emotion to it and really imagine it being like almost a war ballad. Be confident!