There are a few vital seconds at an audition that have nothing to do with your singing voice. That is your entrance and introduction. Often times there is room for a small bit of banter before you start to sing – make it count, really show up for it and shine.
American Idol is a great resource for watching the audition process. You will find that often you will like the person before they start singing and be rooting for them to be good if they have a good personality. – Remember the judges are feeling the same way. If they like you, they will want you to be good. Therefore, they may be a bit more forgiving and open to your audition.
There are very fine lines between impressions that a singer can give. Confidence verses cocky. Humble verses shameful. Fun verses loony.
You want to set a good positive lasting impression of yourself, but you can’t force or push it onto the judges. They need to find and discover how great you are from your entrance and introduction. So watch some auditions and learn the difference between things like; what is annoying and what is funny, or what is remarkable and what is forgettable.
Watch some singers and then see who sticks out in your mind both good and bad. Learn from it. It is such a fabulous resource.
You want to walk in and give the judges an honest look at the best you.
This is all before you open your mouth to sing…
Ahh the psychology behind singing!!!
Ariella Vaccarino (The voice teacher who spent many uncomfortable years auditioning too!)
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