August 7th, 2015 | by VoiceCouncil
Vocal Coach comments from David Combes
Hi Cinya, thanks for sending this in, what a great choice. Your voice has great agility and the fluidity of your phrasing, plus the accuracy of your riffs, is really impressive; vocal agility is something many singers don’t put high enough up on their practice list! I really like the way you add lots of light and shade into the different sections of the song, and the way you support through your entire range. There are just a couple of ideas I want to throw at you. Every now and then you get a little too relaxed with your diction and placement and the sound becomes more nasal which doesn’t work quite as well for me. It feels weird but try singing through the song while gently pinching your nose, certain sounds like ‘n’ and ‘ng’ will buzz under your fingers as they have to come down the nose but most of the time your should be aiming for the sound and the air to be completely directed out of your mouth. You also spend quite a lot of the song with your eyes closed, particularly the opening section; I don’t think you should force yourself to have your eyes open the whole time, that would be really unnatural, but from about 1m 30s onwards you get the balance better for me and that drew me in even more.
Why I chose Cinya Khan as a Finalist
The singer I would like to recommend to move forward as a finalist in the Voice Council competition is Cinya Khan, this is due to her combination of technical excellence and artistry – Good Luck!
Cinya Khan's bio
Hi. My name is Cinya Khan. I am 13 years old and dream of being a successful recording artist. My goal is to change the world through the power of music. There is so much violence in the world today, and I truly believe music could be one thing that heals the pain that so many are feeling.
Tori Kelly is one of my favorite artist. I was inspired to learn the song “All In My Head” because her music is so passionate. This video is my submission for the Voice Council singing competition. Thank you for your consideration! Cinya
This singer was a finalist in our competition which ended on January 15th 2016.
The overall winner received:
- 1000.00 in Prizes (USD or equivalent)
- Feedback from Celebrity Vocal Coaches
- Media promotion for You and Your Music