December 1st, 2015 | by VoiceCouncil

Justin Magnaye

Vocal Coach comments from Lisa Popeil

I LOVED your soft singing…so beautiful and romantic! And kudos on your phrasing choices, particularly the little pauses you put within a longer phrase.  I did notice that as you increase your volume, you have a tendency to sing sharp. That pitchiness was even more apparent in the sections with the background harmonies (TC Helicon, I’m sure!). Perhaps if you were to turn the volume down on the background vocals, you’ll be able to tune your lead a bit better.  

When increasing volume, you must increase abdominal breath support to reduce neck tension. Remember that high notes don’t have to be loud.  Consider ‘pulling back’ on your high note volume so they feel easier. 

Try singing with open eyes, with no more than 10% of the time with your eyes closed. That way, we, the audience will feel like you’re singing to us.

Overall, you have an exquisite voice and an ability to communicate the ‘beautiful pain’ of romance. Bravo!

Justin Magnaye's bio

Born in the Philippines and grew up in New Jersey, this 15 year old student dreams of becoming a successful and famous singer-songwriter to perform his own music and keep inspiring others.

This singer was an entrant 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

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  • Terence

    Re eyes closed/open. Many of the sightless seem to be able to overcome that very effectively.