April 5th, 2017 | by VoiceCouncil
Vocal Coach comments from David Combes
Thank you so much for submitting this, I haven’t heard ‘Drift Away’ in years and it really is a great song. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your version. It was refreshing to see a performance on stage in front of an obviously appreciative audience. You have a relaxed confidence on stage that immediately put me at ease. I have the most minor of suggestions for you to consider. Even though this felt like a fairly relaxed event you don’t really hit your stride until you are quite a long way into the song, which makes me think you could possibly take a heartbeat before beginning to centre yourself. You have a lovely natural sense of phrasing but shy away from making this song your own until quite late. I actually really liked the little melodic changes you brought to this classic tune – with such a well known song you obviously have to be true to the original, especially at the start, but your interpretive skills and instincts are good. I think a little more belief in your ability to bring something to the party could go a long way. The section around 3:10 feels so much more engaged because it feels like it is coming from within you.
Why I chose Tina Franklin as a Finalist
I chose Tina Franklin as a finalist because she has a confidence in her voice, and performance, that comes across on the video, allowing her to deliver something that feels really sincere while remaining technically secure.
Tina Franklin's bio
I am Tina Franklin and perform along with my husband in 2 from the Heart. We were delighted to perform Drift Away at the Concert to End Gun Violence in Sept.
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