November 18th, 2014 | by VoiceCouncil
Vocal Coach comments from Juliet Russell
Curtis, this is a very professional video and performance. Congratulations. Stay With Me is a difficult cover to “own”, but I felt you really did this. You sound like yourself without sacrificing any of the emotional quality of the song. You have a lovely sound, very contemporary and memorable. Your physical performance was good too – great eye contact and you really engage the audience visually. I am impressed. There are a few things to look out for one lyrical and two technical. There are a couple of lyric changes at the start, but I’m not sure if this is deliberate? Just check these. The thing I would work on is your jaw position and possible jaw tension. It tends to move forward and down instead of back slightly and down especially in the chorus when you’re bringing a bit more power. The other thing (me being picky) is to ensure that the breathy notes at the end of each line are a choice and not a habit. Stylistically, they work well in this performance, but consider altering some of the endings so you sustain some notes and shorten others. Just change it up a bit. Great job over all though. I’m impressed.
Why I chose Curtis Jarvis as a Finalist
As much as everyone did a great job, for me Curtis’ performance has the edge, both in terms of vocal and physical performance. He has given a very credible and very professional performance so he is my choice as a finalist for the VoiceCouncil Singing Competition.
Curtis Jarvis's bio
Hey! I’m 15 years old and from Long Beach California. I’m just starting to get my work out there, but I love to sing and want to make music with meaning that people can connect with.
This singer was a finalist in our competition which ended on January 15th 2015.
The overall winner received:
- 1000.00 in Prizes (USD or equivalent)
- Feedback from Celebrity Vocal Coaches
- Media promotion for You and Your Music