Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blog: How to Prepare for an Audition

Man, I am super nervous for the Glee Audition this weekend. They are gonna be here on Jan. 8th and 9th at the Norris Conference Center in Fort Worth, Texas. It's actually gonna be for the show "The Glee Project" which is set to start airing in June on the Oxygen Network which brought everyone shows like the Bad Girls Club, which Josh and I LOVE! The show is gonna focus on teens and people in their early twenties who are gonna be competing for a new role on Glee. But anyways, seriously, I am really nervous to audition and I have come up with some way that will help you prepare for an audition that I really need to focus on as well. I felt like if I blogged about it and read it, it'll stick with me more than just thinking about it. Then after the auditions, I will blog and let you guys know what the outcome is and if it works or not.

GET OFF YOUR ASS AND STOP PROCRASTINATING. I really have a problem with that. Maybe it's just because I am depressed that my dream job isn't bringing in too much money, or maybe because my shitty ass old job fired me for no good reason but was bringing in pretty decent money. Either way, you just need to get up and start thinking of ways to your mind on the goal, which is getting the part. Or whatever you are going for. Which for me is to get a spot for the competition.

KNOW YOUR COMPETITORS. It's always great to know who you are gonna be going up against. Your gonna meet all kinds of people and also share stories about how you got there and all kinds of stuff. Even maybe give out certain friendly tips to help each other because we are all just happy to be there. But remember, it's a competition, keep your eye on the prize and don't lose focus. These are some really nice people, but remember, they are trying to get a spot on the show as well.

PREPARE SOME READY-MADE ANSWERS FOR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS. Of course, there is gonna be an interview section. The network wants to know that you have a big personality that goes along with the talent that you have. It's not fun to have a person with talent but with a boring personality, not many people what to see that. Also, you don't want someone with a huge ego as well. Or maybe they do. That's why they have Rachel right? She's kinda the underdog who is socially retarded but has amazing talent sooo... it can go both ways, i'm sure of it. What i'm trying to say is it's basically like a job interview. The price for fame is you have to work for it. The price for that job is you have to show that you can do it. The price to be on television and be on one of FOX's number 1 show in America is you have to convince the panel/judge people that you have what it takes to be on Glee. The interview questions i'm sure are a huge part of getting on the show.

PREPARE YOUR SONG. This one is giving me the most trouble out of all of them. I have two songs that I want to do, it's Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" or Heart's "Alone". The difference is that Britney Spears' song is more fun and quirky and more comfortable in my range and I can show the fun and comedic side to myself. On the other hand, we have Heart's dramatic "Alone" which requires some really good vocal skills. I mean, I can switch up the key and sing it in my range and be all dramatic with it, but this isn't American Idol... or is it? I mean it's a competition sort of like American Idol but it's for a television... so like I said before, It can go both ways. I want to go with "Baby One more Time" because I know it better. I'm more of a comedic person than a dramatic person. It just fits my personality more...

TRY NOT TO SECOND GUESS YOURSELF. Or in my case, psyche yourself out. It's extremely hard for me to make decisions. I usually like to weigh the pros and cons and I end up second guessing everything and/or psyching myself out. DO NOT DO THAT! It's good to weigh the pros and cons but don't over do it. Sing a song comfortable in your range, that you know backwards and forwards, and that you can really show that you've got. The only decision that you need to make is to play it safe, or take a risk.

WARM-UP. Do whatever it takes so that you can warm up. Don't think your embarrassing yourself because there's a lot of people there who are making themselves look like a fool but they are getting somewhere because they are not afraid to do what it takes to claim your prize. DO YOU WHAT WANT TO BE ON THAT SHOW OR NOT?!?!?! Then you need to find a place in a stuffy little corner somewhere and just sing... correctly. Practice your breathing, vocalize so you can hit the right notes, relax your mouth a little and work yourself up. Don't worry about anyone else, they are doing they're own thing.

BE CONFIDENT. Because let's face it, if you aren't confident, then you are arrogant. Especially if you are gonna go into somewhere not being yourself and 'acting' like you are confident. People will see when you are confident because they will mistake you for a know-it-all bitch-ass. But you need to have that mentality along with your talent. You need to know that you are gonna get this. If you want to go for something, go ALL OUT for it. Because if you don't, you come across as arrogant because you can't walk the talk.

So hopefully with these tips, I can look at them myself and prepare for the audition day and HOPEFULLY I will make it! I am so nervous for it but once I'm over being nervous, I'm sure that everything will work out in the end! I hope you guys will also take this on your own personal journey if you are trying to make it into any kind of business, and let me know if it helps you. =].


  1. Thankyou for that post! I really enjoyed it! Good luck for your Glee audition!! Oh and just to let you know, I followed your advice, and did a men's fashion post on my blog! What do you think? Was it okay?

  2. Whoa. You actually used my blog suggestion. Word. I can dig it. ;)

  3. Ahh, I love the song Alone! I just heard a remake of it on the radio today, and was bothered because the singer wasn't nearly as good as Heart... but I digress.

    Definitely don't psyche yourself out, I'm sure you'll kill it if you put your mind to it! :)

  4. I wish you the best!
    Be outgoing and smile lots.. though I'm sure that won't be difficult.
    good luck!
    or break a leg... that's what they say, right?


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