AUDITION SECRETS REVEALED!
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It's not just about how good a singer you
how to increase your chances of passing the
To one of my
students, Nadia Howard age seventeen from
Glasgow for succeeding to get through to boot
camp in X Factor yesterday (10th May 2009)
out of almost ten thousand hopefuls.
She wowed judges with her performance of "You
are so beautiful". She has worked hard
with her vocal technique and deserves to make
it to the top.
all know that to win the X-Factor you have to be able
to sing, but out of fifty thousand or more contestant
throughout the U.K. how can you increase your chances
of making it through the very first audition?
far the most important thing is the ability to sing
well. If you can't sing then there is no point in
even attending the audition unless of course you are
one of the people they use purely for entertainment
value and the laughing stock of the nation.
let's make it quite clear from the beginning that
you have to be a good singer. So what other requirements
do you have to have in order to succeed?
can guarantee that out of the ten thousand or so that
turn up for the auditions in your city, there will
be some exceptionally good singers in amongst the
jokers and others who THINK they can sing but couldn't
hold a tune if their life depended on it.
At the first audition you will be confronted by some
of the X-Factor staff who will take you into one of
many of the isolation booths in order to evaluate
your singing as well as other important factors, which
we will look at later.
is important to know at this stage that the people
evaluating your singing are not Simon Cowell or any
of the other judges who appear on the program. No,
you have to get past a series of various producers
in numerous auditions before you are allowed to appear
in front of Simon and his associates.
X-Factor team are not just looking for the best singer
at these auditions and it should be remembered that
instead, they are looking for good content for their
TV show. I mean think how boring the show would be
if they simply chose all the best singers to appear
in front of the judges. People would get bored and
simply change channels. Yes they want to have a good
singer to win at the end of the competition but out
of fifty thousand entrants they will get their good
singer with no trouble.
what they are looking for from each city they attend
in order to make A GOOD ENTERTAINING TV SHOW!
want a small selection of very good singers. Singers
who are modest almost shy whom but with a real talent
whom they can bring out the best in as the show progresses.
What they don't want is some professional singer who
has worked in every type of professional venue around
the country. This would have no appeal to the public
and make the program less interesting to the viewers.
want someone who has an interesting story to tell
and the more unusual the better. You will already
have seen some examples of what I am talking about
and I will refresh your memory.
was the woman in the wheelchair who was a very good
singer. This was something different and had not been
seen before. It showed that the TV Company did not
discriminate against anyone and was good content for
was the woman who's father had died and when she was
sorting out his belongings after his passing she found
the X-Factor application form which her dad had requested
but never sent back to the X-Factor and hadn't mentioned
it to anyone. Obviously her dad had wanted her to
go in for the competition but never got around to
sending off the application before his death. Again
this is good emotional content for the viewers to
feel compassion for this contestant and want to watch
was the father whose wife had just died after giving
birth to their child and it had been her wish for
her husband to be a successful singer. Again this
along with this mature but boyish looks would have
the appeal to the type of audience for X-factor.
of the above were exceptionally good singers and yet
they managed to gat their place in the final ten out
of fifty thousand applicants and I am sure you can
think of many more contestants who got through to
the final stages who had equally good content stories.
there are the "muppets". These are made
up from a few different people, some of them genuinely
think they are the next Christine Aguilera, Amy Winehouse,
James Morrison or Robbie Williams but cannot sing
one note in tune. The problem with these people is
that they are so confident in themselves they have
never actually listened to themselves sing. There
are the others who know deep inside that they can't
really sing but it's worth a try or their friends
had a bet that they would not apply. There are also
the outrageous who are probably from some other planet
and they just simply seek attention whether it is
X-Factor, Big Brother or any other reality TV show
they could manage to get on to.
is one thing for sure every person motioned so far
has their place in X-Factor and each will contribute
equally the amount of entertainment value which they
add to make the show a success.
personally know quite a few exceptionally good singer
who have been turned down at the very first audition
and I know one person who is probably the worst singer
I have ever heard who got through to the Simon Cowell
auditions and he had to pass three auditions to get
there. None of the people doing the auditions told
him at any stage that he couldn't sing so this guy
thought that because he kept getting through to the
next stage that he was a good singer. He only realised
when Simon and his team kept laughing at him and he
saw the edited program go out on air that he was being
made a fool of.
X-Factor is a TV show and the object is for the company
who produce it to make as much money as possible.
They do this from companies taking advertising space
(the adverts) and by people who phone in to vote for
their favourite singer/group. They get lots of people
voting by getting lots of people watching and they
get lots of people watching by making the show ENTERTAINING!
hope this has given you some insight into what the
X-Factor team require from applicants and it is important
to remember that if you want to be recognised for
your singing ability then you better make sure you
prepare your voice and get the best from it.
luck if you are going to audition for the X-Factor
2009 and maybe you can let me know how you got on.
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