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May 7th, 2017 | by VoiceCouncil

Michael Jantzen

Vocal Coach comments from Ron Browning

You have a good natural voice, but tension holds it captive from time to time. I like the straightforward delivery of the text, however the phrasing locks into the same pattern and becomes predictable and the listener could become restless without some variety in phrasing. I am concerned about the muscular tension in your jaw and neck, particularly on the high notes. Open the mouth more and take in less air as you approach them. Also, you tend to sing out of the corner of your mouth, which distorts your natural voice. Sing to the front and keep the lips relaxed as you would in daily conversation. All of this will allow your true personality to come to the front so you’re not just hiding behind a creative sound. With a relaxed vocal instrument, all you’d need to do is deliver the details. I do like your voice and think you have real potential. So keep at it!

Why I chose Michael Jantzen as a Finalist

I have chosen Michael Jantzen to move on as a semi-finalist because he has a radio-friendly sound that’s easy to listen to and memorable. He has wonderful musicianship, and his arrangement is brilliant and hooky. I also feel that with a little bit of technical work Michael will be a top-notch performer!

Michael Jantzen's bio

I’m a singer-songwriter living near Vancouver, Canada. My music is a little hard to classify. This song sits more in the Americana category. Others of mine are more folk or country. I started singing in choir in junior high and haven’t stopped since. It took 15 years, but I think I finally learned how to write decent songs (and do them justice when performing). Thanks for listening!

This singer was a finalist in our competition which ended on June 15th 2017.

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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