Should I go to Blackpool, England for Britain's Got Talent audition

This topic is listed in Off Topic. It has been viewed 700 times and 40 replies have been made.

RichAllenLEVEL 67

Edited post by RichAllenGOLD

Topic.

E emailed them recently thinking the audition would be at the local Casino again like it was in October 2015, but no they want me to go to the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool.

I'd like to go but I don't think Dad's up for it as he thinks I can't sing and it's a long way to go.

Should I try and persuade him to go on Sunday the 1st of October? Or go and spend Saturday night in the Hotel and then do it and come back Sunday afternoon?

If you want to know if I can sing, have a listen to some of my recordings on here.

Answers on a Postcard.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Edited reply by socomicefoxGOLD

Topic.

E emailed them recently thinking the audition would be at the local Casino again like it was in October 2015, but no they want me to go to the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool.

I'd like to go but I don't think Dad's up for it as he thinks I can't sing and it's a long way to go.

Should I try and persuade him to go on Sunday the 1st of October? Or go and spend Saturday night in the Hotel and then do it and come back Sunday afternoon?

If you want to know if I can sing, have a listen to some of my recordings on here.

Answers on a Postcard.RichAllen

Rich your dad is right dude. If I was you if your trying to be serious about getting your voice better and trying to become a professional singer I would get voice lessons cause they can really help and a vocal coach can help you get your voice to where you want it to be. Right now you would be wasting your time going to that audition keep following your dreams dude.

Madleine

Reply by Madleine +4

Topic.

E emailed them recently thinking the audition would be at the local Casino again like it was in October 2015, but no they want me to go to the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool.

I'd like to go but I don't think Dad's up for it as he thinks I can't sing and it's a long way to go.

Should I try and persuade him to go on Sunday the 1st of October? Or go and spend Saturday night in the Hotel and then do it and come back Sunday afternoon?

If you want to know if I can sing, have a listen to some of my recordings on here.

Answers on a Postcard.RichAllen

Rich your dad is right dude. If I was you if your trying to be serious about getting your voice better and trying to become a professional singer I would get voice lessons cause they can really help and a vocal coach can help you get your voice to where you want it to be. Right now you would be wasting your time going to that audition keep following your dreams dude.socomicefox

Oh comme on Soco, i like you truly but this is nonsense. He cannot sing, listen to his songs, he will be hurt by the judges...
These judges are sometimes rude... so dont make him feel a star..
This has got nothing to do with "being nice to others" what you do. You encourage him to go through a hell of mockery..

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Reply by socomicefoxGOLD

Topic.

E emailed them recently thinking the audition would be at the local Casino again like it was in October 2015, but no they want me to go to the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool.

I'd like to go but I don't think Dad's up for it as he thinks I can't sing and it's a long way to go.

Should I try and persuade him to go on Sunday the 1st of October? Or go and spend Saturday night in the Hotel and then do it and come back Sunday afternoon?

If you want to know if I can sing, have a listen to some of my recordings on here.

Answers on a Postcard.RichAllen

Rich your dad is right dude. If I was you if your trying to be serious about getting your voice better and trying to become a professional singer I would get voice lessons cause they can really help and a vocal coach can help you get your voice to where you want it to be. Right now you would be wasting your time going to that audition keep following your dreams dude.socomicefox

Oh comme on Soco, i like you truly but this is nonsense. He cannot sing, listen to his songs, he will be hurt by the judges...
These judges are sometimes rude... so dont make him feel a star..
This has got nothing to do with "being nice to others" what you do. You encourage him to go through a hell of mockery..Madleine

Who knows ya know the judges look for more than voice they look for a star quality that the world will like. I mean lets look at william hung this guy went on there singing and I think he knew he could not sing but ya know what the world loved it the judges loved it.

I dont kno what I did say wrong? I mean I told him he should get some voice lessons and let a vocal coach help him get his voice where he wants it to be. Madeline you would be surprised at the ppl I have known in my singing days where they could not sing 1 note but now after getting some lessons and keeping the grind of singing and getting better they are excellent singers and even sound better than me myself now lol.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Reply by socomicefoxGOLD

Ya kno I have always told this and that is it is truly no such thing as a person who cant sing. IF you can talk you can sing. But you have to learn your voice the right ways to sing things such as breath control staying on pitch getting your timing right in songs connecting with the ppl who you are singing to. Find songs and a genre that is right for your voice. Not every genre is right for a persons voice and thats why I always have told ppl this when they join these contest on singsnap like rock contests and they try rocking out and their voice dont fit their songs these ppl can mess themself up by ruining their voice. Of course it is good to challenge yourself and sing songs that is out of your comfort zone but same time dont ruin your voice by screaming a song it can take 20 min of a song being sung the right way to ruin a persons talking voice forever.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Edited reply by socomicefoxGOLD

Rich this is how it is at them auditions. You line up and you wait for them to call your name. Soon as they call your name you stand in front of maby sometimes 1-3 ppl who work with the show they are not producers and they are not the judges they just work with the show and spot talent that is all they tell you to come up sing a song they sometimes give you 20 sec and sometimes just flat out tell you to leave and go home and theyll call you and let you kno if you make it or not. Well after all that is done you wait bout till the evening at your room or whereever and they call you and tell you you made it and you get to audition in front of the producers of the show again the producers not the judges but I will say they do know their talent and what their looking for. Sooo you sing in front of them sometimes they tell you to sing another song and then another one some of em can be rude or nice. Welp same thing you wait for the call back if you make it to the next part guess what you made it to the judges and now your going to maby have the chance to be on tv. You go there and you sing a song in front of them and I believe in AGT and BGT you audition in front of a live audience. I never made it that far so I dont know but the judges will tell you exactly what they feel of your singing and yea like madeline did say sometimes these judges can be very mean but that dont mean you have to quit singing just cause they tell you to. Like I say keep following your dreams bro. Truth is with these shows like AGT american idol BGT x factor and all they know what they are already looking for and that is amazing talent if you play a instrument and have a good voice that helps very and then they also put on the awful singers who cant sing and they just want to embarrass on live tv for entertainment for others. Sorry for the long post dude hope ya read it and understand.

-Chez-LEVEL 88

Reply by -Chez-PATRON +1 +3

Stars In Their Eyes Final Round Is Up!!

I went to x factor audtitions in london around 2006, queued for 12 hours, in booth 30secs got a no, never again will i go, only went as my singing partner wanted to go, she slept on the floor in the queue lol

-Chez-LEVEL 88

Reply by -Chez-PATRON +1 +3

Stars In Their Eyes Final Round Is Up!!

I did meet dermot though in o2 so not a complete waste of time!

Bunnykins

Reply by BunnykinsGOLD +4

BODY & SOUL - r/b3819aa53

I auditioned for X factor a few years ago and I got a letter to say I had got to the Telivised show. I also got a ridiculous contract to sign. I told em to shove it. I think I made the right decision after seeing some of those that had won in the past and are now working alongside me in the clubs again. I love singing but I also love the freedom of being able to sing what I want to sing. I've been singing since I was 16 and I've loved every minute. I don't think the "Get famous quick route" is the way to go.

sabathielLEVEL 39

Edited reply by sabathiel

I auditioned for The Voice a few years back. As the first audition involves sending a video of you singing a cover with a backing track there was no hassle even if I don't make it through. I passed first base. I guess they liked my video. I asked Roger Burnley (online vocal coach based in L.A.) if I am good enough to audition for such a talent show and he picked The Voice for me as I am in my 40s and many of the songs I sing are oldies. The Voice seems to be more receptive to older types of music and mature age contestants. The Asians said it is gonna be a good experience.

Once I passed the video audition they asked me to come to Sydney for a face to face audition. I live in a very small State in Australia and they don't have face to face auditions in the capital city of my State. Alternatively they told me if I cannot get to Sydney the face to face audition can be done through Skype. I thought it would be a better experience to fly over to Sydney as the Asians said it would be a good experience. So I booked a flight to Sydney. They told me I should prepare at least 3 songs for the face to face audition. So I prepared "Over The Rainbow" (Eric Clapton version), "Everything" (Michael Buble) and "Believe" (Elton John). I thought I was going to sing in some kind of studio or music hall since the address I had to go to was a TV studio. I found out it was a small little office with my iPod connected to a small speaker (the size of a 3 tennis balls). Before the singing all of us had to fill out lots of paper work such as psychological assessments etc. Then when it was our turn to sing we got called to a little office to sing in front of 3 people who were pretty much nobodies. They asked me out of the three songs which song I wanted to sing for them. I chose "Believe" by Elton John. Before that they gave a hint maybe I want to do "Over The Rainbow" instead I chose "Believe" because it is a more challenging song and shows my vocal range when "Over The Rainbow" was a mellow laid back song. I sang the first verse and they wanted to cut me off but I thought "hell no...I haven't got to the chorus yet" so I kept on going to the chorus. Then after the chorus there was an instrumental break and they cut me off there. Since there are no words to sing in an instrumental break I couldn't keep singing so I stopped. Then they told me I can go and wait for the announcement as to who will go to the next round.

All of us waited in a room and around 90 minutes later they call us to tell us who made it to the next round for that day. After singing we had a chat with all the other contestants. Some say they were asked to sing a second song. Some were asked to sing a third song. I did not come across anyone who was cut off. So in my mind I was thinking why did they cut me off since we all can sing because we passed the video audition. Then they announced who was staying for the rest of the afternoon and my name was not called. If I knew they were gonna make me sing for 2 minutes only in a small little office I would not have flown to Sydney. The reason I flown to Sydney was because I thought I would sing in a decent place like a studio or some kind of conference hall with an actual audience. Looking back I would be better off not wasting my time and money by choosing the Skype face to face audition which was offered to me. Moral of the story is don't listen to the Asians because what is a big deal to them is nothing special. People have different standards and some people may think it is some kind of special experience singing in a small little office in a TV network studio with a tiny speaker but from your perspective it is a waste of time and money. A good experience worth the time and money is to actually make it to the blind auditions singing in front of the celebrity judges with a proper audience and sound system even if you don't turn any chairs. That would be memorable even if your performance is not put on TV. I knew there would be a a few more rounds to go through before you actually make it to the real auditions in front of the famous judges so I knew what I was getting myself into.

This is my video audition which I sent to them. "If I Only Had Brain" (originally an upbeat quirky song from the movie The Wizard of Oz but my version is the Harry Connick Jr's/Robbie Williams' version which is turned into a mellow ballad).

RichAllenLEVEL 67

Reply by RichAllenGOLD

Well in October 2015 they must've thought I could hold a note as I got through to the second stage of auditions, but Dad wouldn't let me go to Manchester, England for the second audition.

sabathielLEVEL 39

Edited reply by sabathiel

Well in October 2015 they must've thought I could hold a note as I got through to the second stage of auditions, but Dad wouldn't let me go to Manchester, England for the second audition.RichAllen

Beware of the people who put anyone through to the next round on shows like BGT or X Factor because the reason they put "some" through to the TV audition is because they want to humiliate and make fun out of them. Then people at home when watching these people will see these contestants as "delusional" and laugh their asses off. This is what they do on BGT or X Factor. You can tell because we have seen these kind of people. They are so delusional they do not even realise they have been utterly humiliated on national TV. They are put on TV for comedic value. Having said that The Voice never ever put anyone delusional on their blind auditions. Not one person in the entire history of The Voice in any country have been put on TV just for comedic value. Everyone on The Voice who is put on TV can sing and sing well. You can search Youtube for delusional contestants on BGT or X Factor but you will not find one person on The Voice who cannot sing because The Voice does not humiliate people. This is one thing you should strongly consider. Your dad loves you and will do anything to protect you. As for the people on BGT or X Factor all they care about is making money and creating an entertaining show even if that meas humiliating some people for laughs.

wellfieldLEVEL 61

Reply by wellfieldGOLD

Interesting posts......Rich' you should heed the last three members posts as they are very good singers,they didn't get on,so listen to yer' old Dad and forget it.....I'd love to go to Blackpool but just for the beer and Fish n' Chips......chuckle

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Reply by socomicefoxGOLD

Interesting posts......Rich' you should heed the last three members posts as they are very good singers,they didn't get on,so listen to yer' old Dad and forget it.....I'd love to go to Blackpool but just for the beer and Fish n' Chips......chucklewellfield

Wait so just cause his dad tells him to not go audition he shouldnt? I dont care if my dad told me dont go audition if I belive I can sing and make it into the music world I will audition and no one would tell me different. Rich is a grown man he should get voice lessons before he takes auditioning serious but he should audition if thats what he wants to do and his father should support him.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Reply by socomicefoxGOLD

Well in October 2015 they must've thought I could hold a note as I got through to the second stage of auditions, but Dad wouldn't let me go to Manchester, England for the second audition.RichAllen

Beware of the people who put anyone through to the next round on shows like BGT or X Factor because the reason they put "some" through to the TV audition is because they want to humiliate and make fun out of them. Then people at home when watching these people will see these contestants as "delusional" and laugh their asses off. This is what they do on BGT or X Factor. You can tell because we have seen these kind of people. They are so delusional they do not even realise they have been utterly humiliated on national TV. They are put on TV for comedic value. Having said that The Voice never ever put anyone delusional on their blind auditions. Not one person in the entire history of The Voice in any country have been put on TV just for comedic value. Everyone on The Voice who is put on TV can sing and sing well. You can search Youtube for delusional contestants on BGT or X Factor but you will not find one person on The Voice who cannot sing because The Voice does not humiliate people. This is one thing you should strongly consider. Your dad loves you and will do anything to protect you. As for the people on BGT or X Factor all they care about is making money and creating an entertaining show even if that meas humiliating some people for laughs.sabathiel

They humiliate the contestants or is it the contestants know they humiliate themself knowing they are wasting their time to audition and just want to do it to get on tv and get that fame for 20 sec and I mean at least they actually made it onto the show.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Edited reply by socomicefoxGOLD

I auditioned for The Voice a few years back. As the first audition involves sending a video of you singing a cover with a backing track there was no hassle even if I don't make it through. I passed first base. I guess they liked my video. I asked Roger Burnley (online vocal coach based in L.A.) if I am good enough to audition for such a talent show and he picked The Voice for me as I am in my 40s and many of the songs I sing are oldies. The Voice seems to be more receptive to older types of music and mature age contestants. The Asians said it is gonna be a good experience.

Once I passed the video audition they asked me to come to Sydney for a face to face audition. I live in a very small State in Australia and they don't have face to face auditions in the capital city of my State. Alternatively they told me if I cannot get to Sydney the face to face audition can be done through Skype. I thought it would be a better experience to fly over to Sydney as the Asians said it would be a good experience. So I booked a flight to Sydney. They told me I should prepare at least 3 songs for the face to face audition. So I prepared "Over The Rainbow" (Eric Clapton version), "Everything" (Michael Buble) and "Believe" (Elton John). I thought I was going to sing in some kind of studio or music hall since the address I had to go to was a TV studio. I found out it was a small little office with my iPod connected to a small speaker (the size of a 3 tennis balls). Before the singing all of us had to fill out lots of paper work such as psychological assessments etc. Then when it was our turn to sing we got called to a little office to sing in front of 3 people who were pretty much nobodies. They asked me out of the three songs which song I wanted to sing for them. I chose "Believe" by Elton John. Before that they gave a hint maybe I want to do "Over The Rainbow" instead I chose "Believe" because it is a more challenging song and shows my vocal range when "Over The Rainbow" was a mellow laid back song. I sang the first verse and they wanted to cut me off but I thought "hell no...I haven't got to the chorus yet" so I kept on going to the chorus. Then after the chorus there was an instrumental break and they cut me off there. Since there are no words to sing in an instrumental break I couldn't keep singing so I stopped. Then they told me I can go and wait for the announcement as to who will go to the next round.

All of us waited in a room and around 90 minutes later they call us to tell us who made it to the next round for that day. After singing we had a chat with all the other contestants. Some say they were asked to sing a second song. Some were asked to sing a third song. I did not come across anyone who was cut off. So in my mind I was thinking why did they cut me off since we all can sing because we passed the video audition. Then they announced who was staying for the rest of the afternoon and my name was not called. If I knew they were gonna make me sing for 2 minutes only in a small little office I would not have flown to Sydney. The reason I flown to Sydney was because I thought I would sing in a decent place like a studio or some kind of conference hall with an actual audience. Looking back I would be better off not wasting my time and money by choosing the Skype face to face audition which was offered to me. Moral of the story is don't listen to the Asians because what is a big deal to them is nothing special. People have different standards and some people may think it is some kind of special experience singing in a small little office in a TV network studio with a tiny speaker but from your perspective it is a waste of time and money. A good experience worth the time and money is to actually make it to the blind auditions singing in front of the celebrity judges with a proper audience and sound system even if you don't turn any chairs. That would be memorable even if your performance is not put on TV. I knew there would be a a few more rounds to go through before you actually make it to the real auditions in front of the famous judges so I knew what I was getting myself into.

This is my video audition which I sent to them. "If I Only Had Brain" (originally an upbeat quirky song from the movie The Wizard of Oz but my version is the Harry Connick Jr's/Robbie Williams' version which is turned into a mellow ballad).

sabathiel

I always said you have a unique voice I remember when you 1st came to Singsnap. Your voice have grown thats for sure. Very good song choice right there for your voice.

sabathielLEVEL 39

Edited reply by sabathiel

... and get that fame for 20 sec and I mean at least they actually made it onto the show.socomicefox

But not in a good way. Fame is one thing but what you are famous for is also important.

They humiliate the contestants or is it the contestants know they humiliate themselfsocomicefox

They are the adults with the power and responsibility. They know better and should not abuse their power. Many of "delusional" contestants they take advantage of to humiliate for entertainment are kids. These kids do not know they can't sing even if their lives depend on it but the adults who take the piss out of them know better. Then at the final point people like Simon Cowell will brutally tell these "delusional" kids they are tone deaf.
Some have committed suicide after being humiliated:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1085215/Simon-Cowell-humiliated-American-Idol-reject-committed-suicide-says-distraught-family.html

wellfieldLEVEL 61

Reply by wellfieldGOLD

Interesting posts......Rich' you should heed the last three members posts as they are very good singers,they didn't get on,so listen to yer' old Dad and forget it.....I'd love to go to Blackpool but just for the beer and Fish n' Chips......chucklewellfield

Wait so just cause his dad tells him to not go audition he shouldnt? I dont care if my dad told me dont go audition if I belive I can sing and make it into the music world I will audition and no one would tell me different. Rich is a grown man he should get voice lessons before he takes auditioning serious but he should audition if thats what he wants to do and his father should support him.socomicefox

wellfieldLEVEL 61

Edited reply by wellfieldGOLD

To 'socomicefox' my fellow singsnap member.....I believe what you said to Rich "go get singing lessons" is much more hurtful to a fellow member than my comment,which was "just listen to your old dad and forget it"......let's not kid ourselves,there's probably only a handful of singers on our site that could advance in these commercialized television contests......just go to YouTube and listen to the amateurs on there that never made it,and many of them far better than contestants that we are discussing.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Reply by socomicefoxGOLD

To 'socomicefox' my fellow singsnap member.....I believe what you said to Rich "go get singing lessons" is much more hurtful to a fellow member than my comment,which was "just listen to your old dad and forget it"......let's not kid ourselves,there's probably only a handful of singers on our site that could advance in these commercialized television contests......just go to YouTube and listen to the amateurs on there that never made it,and many of them far better than contestants that we are discussing.wellfield

So telling a person they should get singing lessons to get better and letting a vocal coach help them reach full what their voice can do so they can be ready for a audition is rude? I never said what you said to Rich was rude.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Reply by socomicefoxGOLD

... and get that fame for 20 sec and I mean at least they actually made it onto the show.socomicefox

But not in a good way. Fame is one thing but what you are famous for is also important.

They humiliate the contestants or is it the contestants know they humiliate themselfsocomicefox

They are the adults with the power and responsibility. They know better and should not abuse their power. Many of "delusional" contestants they take advantage of to humiliate for entertainment are kids. These kids do not know they can't sing even if their lives depend on it but the adults who take the piss out of them know better. Then at the final point people like Simon Cowell will brutally tell these "delusional" kids they are tone deaf.
Some have committed suicide after being humiliated:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1085215/Simon-Cowell-humiliated-American-Idol-reject-committed-suicide-says-distraught-family.htmlsabathiel

You know what I say to that? Again when ppl go to these auditions these judges dont just judge your singing they judge it all and yes they can be very rude. This girl should not have been doing audition but she should been getting mental help. When you are trying to get onto american idol where they are looking for the next best star for their show then you have to expect to get told the truth bout your star quality and your singing.

Bunnykins

Reply by BunnykinsGOLD +4

BODY & SOUL - r/b3819aa53

Singing on a karaoke site and singing professionally is totally different, as you can imagine. Rich asked for an opinion on his recordings and Wellfield was just trying to be honest in a nice way.

Rich, I'm a Yorkie and you know we always speak bluntly. Your voice is no way near good enough to make it as a singer and you would be just wasting your time hon.
My dad was in the business for years as a performer, a vocal coach and then ran his own agency so I do really know just what it takes to get on in this business.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Edited reply by socomicefoxGOLD

Singing on a karaoke site and singing professionally is totally different, as you can imagine. Rich asked for an opinion on his recordings and Wellfield was just trying to be honest in a nice way.

Rich, I'm a Yorkie and you know we always speak bluntly. Your voice is no way near good enough to make it as a singer and you would be just wasting your time hon.
My dad was in the business for years as a performer, a vocal coach and then ran his own agency so I do really know just what it takes to get on in this business.Bunnykins

Understood but before wellfield go and says I was talking rude to Rich he should go up and read my post and im still waiting for him to tell me how was I talking in anyway rude in my 1st post. Exactly as you just said in you post bunny I mean I told him he should get a vocal coach and let vocal coach help him get his voice to where he wants it to be for a good audition you tell me whats wrong with that? Exactly not a damn thing. If anything what I said in my 1st post was wayyyyy more respectful. People always gotta honestly team up on this site on others its ashame. All you who team up on this site and bully others is some clowns you know who you are.

sabathielLEVEL 39

Edited reply by sabathiel

... and get that fame for 20 sec and I mean at least they actually made it onto the show.socomicefox

But not in a good way. Fame is one thing but what you are famous for is also important.

They humiliate the contestants or is it the contestants know they humiliate themselfsocomicefox

They are the adults with the power and responsibility. They know better and should not abuse their power. Many of "delusional" contestants they take advantage of to humiliate for entertainment are kids. These kids do not know they can't sing even if their lives depend on it but the adults who take the piss out of them know better. Then at the final point people like Simon Cowell will brutally tell these "delusional" kids they are tone deaf.
Some have committed suicide after being humiliated:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1085215/Simon-Cowell-humiliated-American-Idol-reject-committed-suicide-says-distraught-family.htmlsabathiel

You know what I say to that? Again when ppl go to these auditions these judges dont just judge your singing they judge it all and yes they can be very rude. This girl should not have been doing audition but she should been getting mental help. When you are trying to get onto american idol where they are looking for the next best star for their show then you have to expect to get told the truth bout your star quality and your singing.socomicefox

Exactly some people who audition for shows like these when they totally cannot sing are mentally ill. They should see a psychiatrist. But in other cases they have been led to believe by their friends or family that they actually can sing so they think they are good enough to audition. In other words they have been lied to by people who are just being nice and polite. In other cases the people who complement their singing are simply idiots (and you'd be surprised how many idiots there are on this planet. Many of them are even Australians and Americans LOL). They have no clue what is good singing and what is bad singing. I think your advise is very good in telling Rich to get some singing lessons because then he can ask his vocal coach if he is good enough to audition for BGT. If you want real good advice then ask it directly from the experts and especially if you are paying these experts to provide you with their services then you can be sure you are going to get honest and professional advice.

I don't know what these people who totally cannot sing want by auditioning for TV shows like BGT. Do they think they can win the show? LOL Or do they only want to be on TV and they are happy with that? Or maybe some people wanna do it for laughs because they truly know they cannot sing and just want to entertain the judges with some comedy that will make them look funny on TV? I know I am an extremely competent singer with a lot of presence and soul as well being able to emote very well but I know when I auditioned for the show I am not good enough to win. I may be able to make it to the next few rounds but to win my vocal range is not big enough. Winners of these shows are known to be belters with massive vocal range. The advantage of being able to belt those high notes is that it is impressive to the audience and if backed up with emotional intensity it creates a massive lift for the audience. This is a big strong point in a contest. Having said that it is easy to impress an audience with soaring vocals and stage theatrics but it is a much much harder task to wow an audience gently with stillness just connecting with the song and the audience allowing yourself to be vulnerable with minimal instrumentation. The belting a massive song means you get help from the musical instruments creating that emotional lift but a mellow soft and gentle song is not forgiving to any vocal flaws because your soul is exposed naked to the audience and you cannot hide behind a wall of sound of many musical instruments.

I'll give you an example. The belting song is like this Toto song (Hold The Line) and I am belting my soul out and I have said for a TV contest like X Factor my vocal power is still not powerful enough. The music in the background pumps you up and helps pump the audience up. So the work is not yours alone. How good the background music is can make or break a performance especially in a live setting. Also doing runs if not well enough and tasteful enough can create that "wow" factor.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/baa43af45

The gentle mellow song example with only one acoustic guitar in the background supporting you which means you absolutely have to be on point on every performance aspect exposing your soul naked to the world. It's just you and that gentle guitar which is a much harder job to create that "wow" feeling from the listener compared to the first song above. This is Phil Collins' "Separate Lives" but Stephen Bishop's acoustic version. You be the judge which is the harder song to execute and impress people with on national TV. I think the mellow one is a harder song to impress people (with no belting and no runs) with for reasons I already gave. You make one small mistake in the mellow song and it will almost be hard to recover from for the rest of the song. The belting song is much more forgiving.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/be818cdd7

rokin1LEVEL 45

Reply by rokin1

there is always but 1 winner in every contest, and seldom are those winners ever heard from again.
just sayin

sabathielLEVEL 39

Reply by sabathiel

there is always but 1 winner in every contest, and seldom are those winners ever heard from again.
just sayinrokin1

The ones who totally cannot sing and think they are good enough to audition are DEMONS. Demons are typically delusional and are not grounded in reality. The winners have always been ANGELS because they can sing like a canary. Once they win they are never heard of ever again because they go back to heaven. And I'm not just sayin' this. It's a FACT!

MaxyWaxyLEVEL 70

Reply by MaxyWaxyPATRON +11

Im a good enough singer to audition for the Great British Bake off....

The_Holy_MoleLEVEL 58

Reply by The_Holy_MoleGOLD +4

What the world fails to understand is I can sell the shizzle out of lemonade; BRING ON THE LEMONS!!!

I've had a crack at all the flavours of TV talent shows and found:

Xfactor - Used to be a total meat machine drawing in crowds for footage and little else. Brutal auditions with people obviously looking for attractive people & freaky folks as draft 1. Callbacks were equally harsh. recently, they were booths in shopping centres, much more low key

Voice - very high standard but treated people humanely and didnt waste the day.

BGT - I will say this for them, they are honest up front: be sensational or sensationally bad if you want to get on.

Generally, I would say if you watch a series of something and think "i'm better than that" for one of the good acts then go for it. If you just want to be on TV, be as bad as you can be & they may mock you to infamy.

sabathielLEVEL 39

Edited reply by sabathiel

You see The_Holy_Mole gets it. The Mole can sing. The Mole is smart. He is also not delusional. Be more like The Mole......

The_Holy_MoleLEVEL 58

Reply by The_Holy_MoleGOLD +4

What the world fails to understand is I can sell the shizzle out of lemonade; BRING ON THE LEMONS!!!

Best I got was BGT audition in front of the proper judges.

4 big fat X's. The audience loved us and boo'ed the judges throughout their comments; which was nice

The_Holy_MoleLEVEL 58

Reply by The_Holy_MoleGOLD +4

What the world fails to understand is I can sell the shizzle out of lemonade; BRING ON THE LEMONS!!!

... Amanda Holden said I looked like " a hobo wandering the stage lost"

Hasslehoff admitted he couldn't understand my pal's accent ( he rapped, I sang)

sabathielLEVEL 39

Reply by sabathiel

Best I got was BGT audition in front of the proper judges.

4 big fat X's. The audience loved us and boo'ed the judges throughout their comments; which was nice The_Holy_Mole

Still an impressive feat. The crowd support is a nice touch for the memorable experience. Sometimes from the judges perspective image and appearance is important to them unless of course you are the Almighty Susan Boyle. LOL

Thanks for sharing this on Singsnap.

The_Holy_MoleLEVEL 58

Reply by The_Holy_MoleGOLD +4

What the world fails to understand is I can sell the shizzle out of lemonade; BRING ON THE LEMONS!!!

Best I got was BGT audition in front of the proper judges.

4 big fat X's. The audience loved us and boo'ed the judges throughout their comments; which was nice The_Holy_Mole

Still an impressive feat. The crowd support is a nice touch for the memorable experience. Sometimes from the judges perspective image and appearance is important to them unless of course you are the Almighty Susan Boyle. LOL

Thanks for sharing this on Singsnap. sabathiel

Back at ya buddy, epic tale!

sabathielLEVEL 39

Reply by sabathiel

Best I got was BGT audition in front of the proper judges.

4 big fat X's. The audience loved us and boo'ed the judges throughout their comments; which was nice The_Holy_Mole

Still an impressive feat. The crowd support is a nice touch for the memorable experience. Sometimes from the judges perspective image and appearance is important to them unless of course you are the Almighty Susan Boyle. LOL

Thanks for sharing this on Singsnap. sabathiel

Back at ya buddy, epic tale!The_Holy_Mole

Out of curiosity what song did you sing? It could make or break the audition. Song choice that is.

The_Holy_MoleLEVEL 58

Edited reply by The_Holy_MoleGOLD +4

What the world fails to understand is I can sell the shizzle out of lemonade; BRING ON THE LEMONS!!!

It was an original track my pal wrote. Ok, please forgive the sidetrack discussion Rich, heres the slightly expanded version...

The year before I'd applied on my own doing mashups. Nailed the audition, got filmed for extra VT, got a cheeky wink from judge saying we MAY call you & all my pals with me convinced I'd already won

Never got the call. was crushed & gave up singing for about 4 months.

Next year a good pal (who was there) calls me to say his brother wants to enter & he knows it will devastate him more than it did with me. He asks me to join the act to a) improve it & b) help him through a No when it happens. Now my act partner Jabo had just become a single dad, stepping up to the plate when he needed to & I was protective of him as if he was my own bro so I agree.

We get there, they love the whole single dad story & we audition. They love us. as we are leaving, 1 of the judges says "wait a minute, didn't you audition with mashups last year?" YES!! I reply. If you remember me, why didn't you put me through...?

" I DID put you through" she replies & I tell her I never got the call/mail.

"Check your spam box everyday from now on" she replies

On the day Stephen Mulhern is backstage and tells us as we go on there is a lot of buzz about us amongst the crew so go get this done. Then we get the No's against public opinion.

Ant & Dec meet us in the wings and Jabo unleashes a tirade of expletives, ensuring we don't get on TV. Mulhern bounces up 10 mins later all smiles and asks how it went. His face falls as we tell him & he says to wait where we are. He storms off and across the stage in the opposite wings he snatches a clipboard off some poor young runner, starts yelling something at her & comes back to apologize. He says come back next year but Jabo was broken by it.

He did, however, go on to do a Masters in criminology though; not bad for a lad I met working i Pizza Hut.

sabathielLEVEL 39

Edited reply by sabathiel

Is there anything either here on SS or Youtube or elsewhere where I can listen to this track that you audition with? I am interested. Originals are risky to audition with because the judges have nothing to compare it with meaning they don't know if what you delivered is bad or it's just the song was bad. I've listened to some of your SS recordings way back from the days of the political forum here on SS. You do covers well so why did you choose to do your friend's originals. The main thing is picking a song that shows the best aspect of your vocals and the best side of your personality in terms of emotional expression. That is why I'd like to listen to this original song that you audition with.

The_Holy_MoleLEVEL 58

Reply by The_Holy_MoleGOLD +4

What the world fails to understand is I can sell the shizzle out of lemonade; BRING ON THE LEMONS!!!

I honestly don't think a copy exists anymore but I'll go search...

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Reply by socomicefoxGOLD

It was a great season of americas got talent.

RichAllenLEVEL 67

Reply by RichAllenGOLD

Ti get this back on topic, I'm not auditioning, not in person anyway, going to try and do an audition video on my course on Thursday and send it in.

socomicefoxLEVEL 57

Reply by socomicefoxGOLD

Ti get this back on topic, I'm not auditioning, not in person anyway, going to try and do an audition video on my course on Thursday and send it in.RichAllen

There you go good luck man.

The_Holy_MoleLEVEL 58

Reply by The_Holy_MoleGOLD +4

What the world fails to understand is I can sell the shizzle out of lemonade; BRING ON THE LEMONS!!!

I honestly don't think a copy exists anymore but I'll go search...The_Holy_Mole

No joy, it appears to consigned to the annals of History