( Top 132 ) Female songs for singing competition

If you are preparing for a singing competition then it is vital to choose the right song. Most vocal teachers will say that the only thing that matters is the quality of your voice. For the most part, I do agree, although if you do not choose the correct song for your voice then you will definitely struggle, and people will notice. Think of your voice as being the cake and the song as being the cherry on top of it.

The good news is that there are more female than male singers so you have a lot of options when deciding what songs to sing at a competition or audition. As a general rule of thumb, it is also a good idea to already know what style or genre of singing fits not only your voice but your personality as well. One thing that a lot of beginner singers tend to forget is the importance of the song’s energy, if this doesn’t fit your singing style then you should probably choose another song.

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If you are a beginner singer then you also have plenty of options, you can find a detailed list on my site. The main thing that you will notice between the songs which I recommend for males and females to sing at a competition or audition is that female songs tend to have a lot of high notes. For most singers singing high notes is their biggest problem, so if you can pull off singing a song that has plenty of high notes then you will definitely stand out of the crowd.

Although you should keep in mind that you have to sing the high notes correctly, it is not about just hitting the notes, you will have to also be able to maintain them and do it correctly. On the other hand, if you are not that good at singing high notes then you should stick with songs that have more energy but have few or no high notes. If you want to challenge yourself and your singing skills then check out my recent article Hardest songs to sing ( Top 90 most Difficult songs to Sing ).

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Roar by Katy Perry

One Call Away by Charlie Puth

Skinny Love by Bon Iver

Rolling In The Deep by Adele

Company by Justin Bieber

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Set Fire To Rain by Adele

Halo by Beyonce

Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

I’m the Only One by Melissa Etheridge

Taking Chances by Celine Dion

You and I by Lady Gaga

At Last by Etta James

I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston

No One by Alicia Keys

The Rose by Bette Midler

Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor

Just Give Me A Reason by Pink ft. Nate Ruess

These Four Walls by Little Mix

Mercy by Duffy

Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin

Wanted by Hunter Hayes

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down Me by Elton John

If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys

Love Song by Sara Barielles

Suddenly I See by K.C. Tunstall

Girl Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae

Our Song by Taylor Swift

Think I’m Fallin’ For You by Colbie Caillat

I Do by Colbie Caillat

Alone by Heart

The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson

Feeling Good by Nina Simone

I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt

And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going by Dreamgirls

Love Yourself by Justin Bieber

Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer

Blank Space by Taylor Swift

Love Song by Sara Bareilles

Lips Are Movin by Meghan Trainor

Lean On by Major Lazer & DJ Snake

Hide Away by Daya

Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

Stay With Me by Sam Smith

Cheerleader by OMI

Used To Love You by Gwen Stefani

Someone Like You by Adele

Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift

Like I Can by Sam Smith

All I Ask by Adele

Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Home by Gabriel Aplin

Send My Love by Adele

All Of Me by John Legend

Ghost by Ella Henderson

Little Do You Know by Alex & Sierra

Heal by Tom Odell

Don’t You Remember by Adele

You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift

Don’t Forget About Me by Cloves

I Will Always Love You by Whitney Housten

In Case by Demi Lovato

Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend

There You’ll Be by Faith Hill

The Power Of Love by Celine Dion

I’m Not The Only One by Sam Smith

The Climb by Miley Cyrus

Numb by Max Jury

See You Again by Wiz Kalifa

Breakeven by The Script

Set Fire to the Rain by Adele

Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas

We Don’t Talk Anymore by Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez

How To Save A Life by The Fray

The Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston

Please Don’t Say You Love Me by Gabriel Aplin

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

The A Team by Ed Sheeran

Hero by Whitney Houston

Unsteady by X Ambassadors

Clouds by Zach Sobiech

I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz

Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes

Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell

Gravity by Sara Barielles

Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur

Invisible by Taylor Swift

Die A Happy Man by Thomas Rhett

Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack

I’ll Stand by You by Pretenders

Home by Phillip Phillips

These Four Walls by Miley Cyrus

Lean on Me by Bill Withers

Imagine by John Lennon

Stitches by Shawn Mendes

Stay by Rihanna

You Found Me by The Fray

Lost Boy by Ruth B

How Far I’ll Go by Moana

Since You Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson

Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

Better Place by Rachel Platten

Amazed by Lonestar

Lay Me Down by Sam Smith

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

True Colors by Cyndi Lauper

Impossible by Shontelle

Cold Water by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber

Feels Like Home by Chantel Kreviazuk

Love You Now by John Legend

Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara

Locked Away by R. City ft. Adam Levine

Hello by Adele

Closer by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

The Hardest Part by Nina Nesbitt

The Rose by Bette Middler

Say Something by A Great Big World

I’m Already There by Lonestar

This Town by Niall Horan

Reasons To Love You by Meiko

Fall For You by Secondhand Serenade

Blud by SOAK

Fight Song by Rachel Platten

A Drop In The Ocean by Ron Pope

The Show by Lenka

Let Her Go by Passenger

I Will Follow You by Toulouse

Case Of You by Joni Mitchell

Valentine by Kina Granis

On My Mind by Kalai

Respect by Aretha Franklin

In conclusion

If you want to participate in a singing competition then it is extremely important to choose the song which you will sing as soon as possible. The more time you have to practice singing the song the better you will sound. Your main goal is to be able to sing as effortlessly as possible, although you still have to sing correctly and watch your pronunciation. If this is your first competition then it is normal to be nervous, I have an in-depth post about how you can get rid of the nervousness on my site so you should probably check it out. Good luck!