hard contest to judge with a decent mix to begin with … so I had to use one my own cooked up methods to come out with a fair rating. I have broken my feedback into scores and categories as Mix Engineering Related and Non Mix Engineering Related.
Non Mix Related (half weight)
Feeling (emotion delivered)
The song itself had a lot of emotion to begin with so an easy 3 here, why not 5… I think the poppy compression, additions and vocal effects are taking a bit away from the emotional setting of the song.
Creativity (additions and their effectiveness)
The additions were super cool, the drums and the movement is great +2 for that
as for effectiveness the additions have given it a cover/performance vibe to it instead of original song which is a major dive in effectiveness.
Mix related (full weight)
Overall the aesthetics were very great. No effects stood out as harsh or overdone.
Harmonies get a bit muffled half way through, not enough resonance in the harmonies
Track could have used a bit more width, feels a bit restricted.
Balance (tone, levels, clarity)
Good saturation and richness.
The drum additions are effecting the tone and clarity, slight phasing is making the vocals seem like she has a cold, could also be too much high end. If the vocals were formant shifted, you may want to tweak with it a bit more .
Total score: 6.33 calculated using partial weight method as [(3+2) +7 +7 ]/3]