Its such a huge blessing if you know how to sing well. Millions of people in the world are left with an unfulfilled dream to sing their favorite like it is meant to be sung. Some people are naturally gifted with a great voice but they dont pay much attention to improving their voice or keeping it in good condition. Sometimes, you have a great voice but you cant sing a song the way you want to because you are doing a few things wrong. These things go unnoticed and you are never able to find out whats causing your voice to be so unimpressive.
A few things that are preventing you from singing better are directly related to your voice whereas some are more related to how you practice. The most important thing if you want to sing like professionals is to practice like them. Whether you play an instrument or not, it is best that you sing with a beat or basic metronome. This gives you a great idea of singing while maintaining the correct timing. When you dont use the metronome you are either singing some parts too long or too short, killing the feelings of the song.
Another problem that people often dont realize about their singing is the loudness of their voice. If you are singing most of your songs in a whispering voice, you will not know how to sing the same songs with a loud voice. Try to sing your songs with a loud voice. Continuous singing within your comfort zone is also a factor that contributes to unimpressive singing. It is best that you sing songs that you can sing comfortably but it does not mean that you cant sing songs that lie outside your comfort zone.
Singing with headphones on is something that a lot of people dont realize destroys their singing. If you really like the idea of matching your voice with your favorite singer, it is best that you do that with earphone in just one of your ears. You are often unaware of the fact that when you have both the earphones in your ears you are not able to hear your voice and your voice is actually not matching the song. You might be singing completely out of tune and differently from the actual singer but you wont realize it because you cant hear your voice with headphones on.
Cold stuff can have a bad impact on your voice. You know things contract when they are cold and expand when they are hot. You would want your vocal cords to expand if you want to make a powerful voice from your mouth. If you keep on eating cold stuff you would eventually hurt your throat permanently and this will have a big effect on your voice. It does not mean that you should start eating hot things from now on. Keep your drinks and water at room temperature or only moderately cold so your voice is not affected.