Tuesday, July 29, 2008

American Idol


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.

In other news. I've been listening to this song on loop latley. Really like her voice. Natasha Bedingfield

6 comments:

kandi said...

Well that about sucks! I'm sorry. That one guy judge sounds like a total tool! Those producers don't kow what they're missing out on...

Pender Family said...

They really missed out! You are wonderful!

Tori Bradford said...

That's o.k. because we know who the real American Idol is. Jake you rock! I know you are destined for big things. Don't lose hope.

Atwood Ohana said...

Jake! That really stinks! I was talking to my jake about how many artists who make it big who probably wouldn't cut the american idol show. it's wierd...but they look for and choose the same king of voices. Like Jason from this past season was one of my favorites...he had such a chill voice that was fun to listen to. but we knew he wouldn't win cause it's not their style. make sense? anyways...we are so proud of you and you don't need american idol to make it big(ger than you already have). haha. we love you! i think you could have won tho just based on the fans alone.

Jake said...

Hey thanks guys for the support. I for sure am amped for whats next and rest assured that i will not be giving up on music any time soon. News of the next album will be coming out soon so if you'd like to help me out stay tunes. Thanks guys! :)

Menno said...

Hey Jake. Wow, what a story and although I like watching American idol, I really hate the fact that they are absolutely not searching for the best singer, but just searching for people who fit in the show. I guess you should be happy indeed that you didn't make it. But to be totall honest, I would have LOVED to see you on the stage man!! Damn, you would get so much votes, no doubt!! :-)

Talk to you soon!