MEET YOUR JUDGES >>
Shawn Williams // violinist, composer, producer
Jessamyn Anderson // vocalist, artist
Jimmy Mitchell // pianist, composer
<< TIPS & TRICKS
Learn how to prepare like a pro! Both in your songwriting and performance.
*NOTE: You may make adjustments to the song you submitted for the live performance. Always be critiquing to make it better.
UNDERSTAND HOW WE WILL BE JUDGING Each Performance
A FEW WORDS FROM JESSAMYN
Hey fellow artists! Congratulations of being chosen as a contestant for the Awaken competition. I’m excited to hear and see all of you at SEEK.
I want to offer a few tips for putting your best foot forward while ON the stage at SEEK. Remember that YOU are part of your artistry — it’s not just your song, your voice, or your instrument. Your appearance, demeanor, and branding play a huge role in your art. That being said, here are a few tips for making a great impression and feeling great in your own skin as an artist:
1. Dress for your performance.
Are you a classical singer? Are you a rock band? Are you a folk singer-songwriter? Know the vibe you want to express, and choose an outfit that expresses that clearly.
2. Let us see your face.
Friends... make sure your hair is out of your face — men and women. Use hairspray, gel, bobby pins, rubber cement, something. Like I said, YOU are part of your performance, and we want to see you!
3. Ladies: wear a little extra makeup.
You will not be under super bright lights, but you will be on stage with distance between you and the audience. Wear extra blush, some lipstick, and an extra coat of mascara. If you need help with makeup, ask a friend — they would be more than willing to help!
4. Give your gift.
God gave you a very specific and unrepeatable gift. He didn’t ask you to give someone else’s or compare your gift with theirs. Give the one he gave you, and you will give him more glory and joy than if you try to be someone else. You were chosen as a contestant because of who YOU are. Keep being that person... and while you’re at it, pray for the other contestants. Artists need one another — let’s lift each other up.
Have an amazing Christmas. See you in January!