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ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:46 am
by Chocola
Rules:
  • In your comments, please refer to entry numbers or song titles instead of participant names.
  • You can vote for a maximum of 3 entries.
  • Constructive criticism is allowed but don't be rude.
  • Try to not have bias if you know the song, and judge based on the vocals.
  • Your votes will be anonymous. You could (and should) vote for yourself.
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Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:12 am
by Grish
dammit 204 stop making us look bad

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 am
by blaZofgold
Entry 1Show
This is a really nice song, and the tempo is very fast - but you kept up the entire time, especially during some difficult runs in the chorus. Pitch was pretty much on-point during the entire song.

The mic issues are pretty distracting though, and they still spook me every time I listen to this. I'm guessing the singer didn't have time to re-record, but that extra effort would have gone a long way. I guess one more thing, I think the voice could have a bit more depth/emotion to it, it sounds a bit flat to me - but I don't know the song, maybe that's the style of the original. In any case, some more lyricality (that's not a word) would be really make this song soar.
Entry 2Show
I love how you go for the melodic and lyrical singing in every song you do- wait, I'm not supposed to know who you are. Haha. I also love the layering in the chorus, that extra bit makes this song sound so much more professional.

The one thing this song needs is energy! Excitement! Passion! You sound really tired lol, drink some Monster before singing or something (please don't). Especially during the post-chorus, where the lyrics come fast, you really want to almost spit it like a rap. Dig deep and really sing with all your energy, don't cut corners and the music will follow you.
Entry 3Show
This song is too easy for you! Pick something harder! Great song but I want to hear you challenge yourself a bit more.

I say that when I'm fully aware that the fast parts during the verse are really hard to get right, so I am impressed by that. But the fact that you nailed those just makes me want to hear something even more impressive from you! Let me choose your song next :3

Last thing, since the song is relatively easy, especially in the chorus part, I wish you would really sing it out more. I know you took a very soft, lullaby approach but I think you can actually be much louder and have a better effect.
Entry 4Show
Let me just say, this song has the most energy out of every entry entered in this year's karaoke. So much energy, so much flavor, so much fun! I can tell you are actually enjoying the song, it sounds so fun, and I want every other singer to have a sip of whatever you had and really get into their songs! You are a hero for really giving this song your all.

However...and this is a big point...but you should probably figure out the pacing of the lyrics. This is a song that I've personally practiced a lot, so I understand the nuances of how to sing it (I guess my Japanese experience gives me an edge in some ways). I think more practice to nail the lyrics is important, since this song rides on the enunciation.
Entry 5Show
Cute song, fits your voice very well. You started off very strong, but I felt it slipping a bit later on. Try to keep your pitch and tone relatively stable throughout.

I think this song is also relatively easy, with some slight difficulty curves in the chorus. I think you did struggle there a bit, which signifies to me that if you want to get better, you would need to spend some effort and practice singing. Of course, not everybody is aiming to be a pro, and everybody has different talents when it comes to music, but practice and hard work will always result in predictable results for each person. I think you have a lot of potential, so its up to you if you want to put in the effort to unlock it. I hope you do, because I really, really like your voice.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 am
by Reverend
I really want to comment, but man tbh this group this time all of you entries are really boring to me.

I'll come into a winner for me, eventually, but for now I just need to say that.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:17 pm
by WoodyMC
Andddd of course everyone goes all out in round 2. Gdi you guys I can’t vote

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:42 pm
by maglor
I need to find time to practice...

SpoilerShow
201 Attack wasn't precise, but the attempt was there. A better precision in pitch and rhythm is desired. I believe the singer is capable of better precision but didn't have the time practice.
Need to watch out about the pitch more. Some Scale vocal practices before recording may have benefited the singer.

202 Rather mellow yet dramatic entrance. Is off pitch in several places. The singer gets better as song goes on which suggest insufficient warming up before recording.
nice attempt at 2nd line. Better breathing would have made the performance better. Nice range, though. Need more chest and "stomach" voice.
Bonus point for the difficulty rating of the song.

203 This song needs good precision in accent, rhythm, and pitch, and the singer is doing it! Nice melody. I would love to hear the singer try Kobato's Ashita kuruhi.

204 nice feel! Like the speed, rhythm, pitch, and fundamental attack that is appropriate. Dynamic control is good. To ask for more, I would need to start demanding professional level control and precision.
Would love to hear the singer try the Fiesta from Fairy Tail.

205 Good try at control of feeling.Be more confident in your voice. Lack of confidence is what's behind shakiness of pitch. And Breathing. Try deep breathing exercise for 10 minutes every night for a full month. There may be some good difference in singing
Change of voice timbre in the 2nd part may have made the performance better, where greater accentuation would have helped. Some flatlining in the fast part. In end, Breathing.

EX need slightly better pitch precision. Also need vary the phrasing bit more to show "evolution" of the feeling of the song. Has some basic breathing technique that has been put to proper use.
The song's structure is bit too simple for the singer's ability.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:03 am
by blaZofgold
Maglor why are you critiquing the Exhibition XD

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:14 pm
by Grish
whaaa

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:29 pm
by WoodyMC
Congrats #203! I totally don't know who you are but your voice was nothing short of amazing. A totally convincing win!

I went all out to get just enough for the #2 tie. Thanks for everyone who have voted for me :3
If it isn't so obvious already, mine was #204

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:20 pm
by blaZofgold
Grish wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:14 pm
whaaa
WHAAAAAAAA

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:20 pm
by blaZofgold
WoodyMC wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Congrats #203! I totally don't know who you are but your voice was nothing short of amazing. A totally convincing win!

I went all out to get just enough for the #2 tie. Thanks for everyone who have voted for me :3
If it isn't so obvious already, mine was #204
Wait you are totally not the singer I thought you were UHHHHHHH

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:21 am
by Chocola
Congratulations to Grish for winning ISML Karaoke 2018! A poster will be coming soon, made by Woody.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 pm
by Grish
blaZofgold wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 am
Let me choose your song next :3
Please do PM me any suggestions you have. I think it'd be good to try some songs that wouldn't be on my radar otherwise.

For the record I don't know how to play the guitar

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:48 pm
by houreki
Congrats grishie!

:Kyouko:

Re: ISML Karaoke 2018: Round 2

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:04 pm
by Grish
/eats pocky with Reki