Singing is a hobby for many and most of these people aspire to pursue this as their career. However, there lies a huge difference in singing alone in a room, singing in a studio and singing on-stage. Singing on the stage becomes much more than singing, it becomes a performance in itself and singers should keep the following in mind while performing on-stage:
Covering the Stage:
Moving around the stage is an integral part to the performance as it helps the audience spot you and it also will help you in feeling the vibe of the audience and connecting with them. Engaging with the audience is necessary for any performance to be successful.
Any performance only gets refined through practice. Practicing on the stage gives the performer an idea about what to expect. It also helps in soothing down the nerves.
You have one set of eyes, looking out at the crowd and countless eyes looking back at you. Under such a situation, it is important to maintain body language and exude confidence. Make eye-contact with the audience, engage and express the emotion of the song.
Overcome the Stage Fright:
Dancers are often taught this technique to overcome their stage fright. They are told to pick a spot and look towards it while their performance. It is referred to as ‘spotting’. It is a subtle technique and cannot be noticed when there’s a huge crowd in front of you.
Remembering the Lyrics:
With so much going on, it becomes difficult to remember the lyrics while on-stage. The exhilarating experience of being on-stage alone leads professional singers to forget their own lyrics. It is advised to sing the lyrics without a blink, in the sense that, sing your lyrics fast enough that you don’t get time to think or get nervous about it.
Be Prepared for your Show:
Say for like three days before your performance, start your preparations. Drink as much water as possible. Take proper rest. Do not eat junk food, do not consume alcohol. Smoking is strictly prohibited as it directly affects the throat. Small steps like these would prepare you big time for the show.
Watch Yourself Rehearse:
Even if the singing sounds great, on-stage singing is more than just that. You need to take a proper look at how you come across while singing. Setting up a camera and watching the performance helps in this case. Do you slouch while singing? Are you cutting off your breath? How does the spotlight hit you? All these questions can be answered just by watching yourself rehearse.
These are some of the basic tips any singer needs to keep in mind before hitting the stage. If followed properly and if the singer himself/herself has the proper skills then the show would obviously be a massive hit.