My cover of Hearts "Alone" feedback please

I have removed the built-in effects in my VST instruments and uses only SeventhHeaven with the Plate1, Bright Plate preset now. I got the advice to try this on the forum and I am happy for this. To me it sounds like a live recording, what do you think, am I hearing “wrong”? Its just a limiter on the instruments. There are some levels that needs to be automated. I have tried a compressor on my vocals but it sound distorted. I use the Smartcomp2. I have also some more percussion on the chorus, its the cello-bows hitting the instrument Please let me know what I can improve.