How to sing better and grasp others' attention? Actually, the best singer may not be the most talented and may not necessarily have great singing techniques. However, the most successful singer is best at interacting with the audience and they do so instinctively. How exactly can we do that? Now I'm going to give you some tips! Keep reading and you will know the best way to interact with audience effectively. Let’s start!
1. Choose the right song to make the performance convincing
You need to connect with the song that you sing before you are able to connect with the audience. That is why you need to choose a song where you are able to express the emotions from the bottom of your heart. Identify a song that you can connect to, and afterwards, do further studies. What underlying messages or emotions do the songwriter try to convey or express? Write down the lyrics on a sheet of paper and try to make remarks about the meaning of each part of the song. This helps you bring out the emotions more effectively. The more sincerely you sing, the stronger the emotions the audience would feel.
2. Mind your facial expressions
Sometimes when we sing, we lose a sense of direction in our eyes because we are too focused on the lyrics, our voice or our singing techniques. Sometimes we may also get distracted by spectators' eyeballs. Even worse, we may sometimes frown or even scowl without noticing it ourselves when we are singing a happy song. If your facial expressions do not match with the meaning of the song, your performance would not be able to convince the audience. So find a song where you can express the emotions deeply from your heart. Try to sing in front of a mirror to practice your facial expressions.
3. Dress like the theme
Imagine if a bel canto singer in sneakers beating his wife while he is singing a one-sided love song. Is that suitable for you? Not for me. But if a singer dress anything he/she like in his/her performance, what will happen? I am not a designer, I do not have much fashion sense, but I know the importance of dressing right in a right place. At least what you are wearing matches your song.
4. Body Languages
How do you know your friend is upset when they are not telling you? I guess you will judge by their facial expressions and their usual behaviors. Up to now interpersonal communication is not just about what we say, but also the subconscious body languages we get, as well as the tone they speak. Therefore, face the mirror, if your song is a sad one, your action will have to be sad (shoulder forward, head slightly down). If the song is a brisk and happy one, stand straight, have more action, and keep your shoulder on the same level! Sometimes when the emotion fall back to the middle level, your facial expression and body language need to be adjusted at the same time.
Note, relax your shoulder when singing. Pull back your shoulder or lay them down to show confidence to the audience.
The message I gave out about connection with the audience above is not a complete manual, but I hope this can help you, and upgrade your show to the next level. Keep in mind that interaction with audience is a very important criteria for high quality performances. When you have a genuine sense to the song, you are more likely to do what I stated above. After all, make sure everything is kept at a stable level while practicing. When you are done, you are ready to be on stage, and go ahead to refresh the audience.
I hope this article is helpful to you,taking you to the next level.I am looking forward to your high quality questions. Thank you!