I'd like to ask people about stage manner. When you go on stage and there is that air of expectation, do you manipulate it artistically and act up? Do you wear something stagey? Or do you simply focus on the music?

a lot of attention is paid to technique on these boards and actually I think there is enough work to do musically alone. I do not think you have to try to be anything other than your self on a stage. If you are into your music and a craftsman these qualities will make you charismatic. But so much of performing is visual and people got to stand out.

Many artists actually seemed to project very little charisma but have talent on another level entirely. Is it enough? Are there any guidelines to follow when presenting a popular audition?

It don't mean a ting if it don't have dat swing