Hey guys. So no good news on American Idol. I wont be all bitter cause the fact is that i actually feel good about it. I dont get hung up on rejection cause in this business you cant take anything personal or you'll never get anywhere. I would have loved to show America what i have but i guess i'll have to keep it going in another direction. That was my first and last audition with them cause im an old fart and cant audition anymore cause of age haha. In the end though im glad i got to do it.
Downsides where waiting in line forever! I had a two hour nap on Saturday night, woke up at 2 and went to stand in line at 2am. i have some friends that worked security and told me this was the best time to get in line. I went with some friends to audition and we just hung out all night. Good thing we did cause today when we auditioned we got to go first and get it over with and see if they wanted us. Some friends had to wait 5+ hours! That would have sucked.
Man they where cutting people left and right. Losers exit to the left and winners and freaks to the right hahaha.
So heres the deal with my table. They line everyone up in rows of 4. Each row steps up to a table (11 tables set up) I was at table 11. They just opened it and threw one nervous looking dude in the booth and i got to step up with four chicks. They all went and i went last. i noticed the dudes crack head body language right off. I stepped to the dude, smiled, sang "aint to proud to beg" by the temptation and kept felt good about it. Nothing i think i could have dont different. The guy then brought us up to the table and said something like this "as you know we are raising the bar...there are some good voices in this group, you guys need to be more confident...just not what we are looking for..." Exit stage left, cut your rist band, and take the walk of shame haha.
Two things that did kind of bug me with this judge was the fact that he didnt look at us when we sang to him. You'd think he would need to so he could know if we had confidence or not. He gave seriously uncomfortable glances left and right but never straight at us. The second thing is that the next two rows behind me had my friends in them and we talked about it afterwards and that judge said the same thing to them too. Part of me thinks they threw that guy in there to cut everyone that came to his booth. Who knows though. All i do know is that they lost a lot of good talent. I saw a lot of Utahs top artists not make it past that first round. Oh well. A hui hou and away we go to the next thing life brings at us.
Thats my 411 on my American Idol audition. Feel free to ask questions if i didnt make anything clear.