Why do I sound really bad when I sing my heart will go on?
A classmate told me to just belt it out and don't worry and you'll win for sure but I really embarassed myself and sounded really awful.
I ran out of power on the end of long phrases and went muffled and that made my pitch and timing to the backing track go all wonky and I didn't have enough steam to finish the phrases in the early part of the song
Later in I found out that people thought I was yelling on the power notes that were supposed to be belted. I really had to strain to push for volume and emphasis and it left me with a sore throat afterwards
What is wrong here and is it possible to sound better? What was I getting wrong?