Friday, August 1, 2008

American Idol Auditions

Hey guys! I just barely got back into town. A lot of you have asked how Idol auditions went and I'm sorry I couldn't update you sooner. Ryan and I left town right after auditions so I wasn't able to call anyone to let you know...


Psych! I wish. There were thousands of people there and before you can even audition for Simon, Paula, and Randy you have to make it through the producers around 3 times. In the whole 6 hours I watched people audition I think only about 4-5 made it through every hour and hundreds were turned away by the hour.

So what happens in this round is you are set up in groups of four and step up in a line at the booths you see in the middle of the arena. You step up and get to sing for about 10-15 sec and they raise their hand and tell you to stop. There were definitely some great singers that got through, but there were also some just average, and really weird ones, showing you that they are just trying to make a show. Infact, we had to do so many takes of us cheering that I truly felt like I was on a movie set as an extra, but without getting paid, wait a minute, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS! ;)
Here I am with my mom and sister. We still had a lot of fun and made some new friends while waiting in line.

I have to say I am so proud of my little sis. She did an awesome job and I hope that she will try again in the future. She has really been so inspiring to me, and helped me to remember why I loved music in the first place. My mom is also a sweetheart. She's the kind of mom that encourages her children to reach for their dreams and supports them 100% in whatever they want to do. I really look up to and appreciate her for that.

For the record, I felt good about my audition. I walked out knowing that I gave it my best and was very grateful for all the good advice given to me by friends and family, especially my father in-law Randy.

Some people are very discouraged because they feel "entitled" to win certain things. I knew it was a long shot in the dark for me but I was honestly very proud of myself for trying because it scared the crap out of me just thinking about it at first. But you know what? After I got there, I realized it was not that bad at all and I had a lot of fun being around so many other singers. It seemed like everyone was very kind and supportive of each other because we were all in the same boat. It's not often you get in such a huge group of people and feel so much warmth and support.

I definitely saw some friends who I think without a doubt should have made it through, but, what do I know? Check out my friend Joslyn, she rocks!

Now tell me how she didn't make it through? I don't know. Anyways, I'm so glad that I can look back on my life and say "been there, done that" instead of "if only I had tried..."


angie said...

Oh my gosh. Look at all those people. I think I would have been so claustrophobic. I've wondered how many "hoops" one has to jump through before getting to "the three", but it is apparent that sometimes the terrible singers get through just for spectacle sake.

Obviously, there's no accounting for taste! I'm so glad you guys had so much fun. The picture of the three of you is so cute. Your hair looks like it's grown a lot since June!

Jaci Twiss said...

Wow that would be so intimidating to me! You and Natalie are both talented girls and I know you guys kicked the way that picture of you, Natalie and your mom is so cute of all of you!

that girl said...

you are so brave. i'm proud of you!

Clint & Misty said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I am proud of you and your sis for going and trying out. I wouldn't even think about it. lol I'm a wuss that way. More like stage fright, I guess.

Your hair is so gorgeous! Mine won't grow lately... ever since I bleached the black out. It's so sad and I am so jealous of yours! You so sessy! lol