Kristel, Yes AJ is the one who put the David Archuleta videos on YouTube. AJ is David Archuleta's dad Jeff Archuleta. And he has NOT been associated with several top 10 American Idols as he claims. The only top 10 Idols he has associated with are the ones who were in the same top 10 with David, and they didn't like him very much because of the way he treated David. And David is the ONLY Star Search contestant he has ever been associated with.
My boyfriend looks just like David Archuleta and think he has a chance at AI next year. He gets standing ovations for dancing and singing performances. Do you think they'd go for a look an Archuleta look a like next year, or should he sit out a year? I think Archuleta will win, he's my personal favorite.
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Unfortunately, the age limit stands. I'm sorry, but I don't think there is much that can be done about that. I saw on an episode of AI once that this 40 year old man attempted to make himself look younger to audition. He did get all the way to the Simon, Paula, and Randy judging but the produces let him get through only as a gag for he was not even allowed to sing for them. Afterall, they are looking for a young, charismatic, pop, rock, or soul star. Its sad but true.
AJ, so have heard of archjazz before...are you the one who posted those David Archuleta videos on Youtube or something?
I am 34 years old and have been called to sing since I was 3 years old. I have written a book entitled "I Choose To Sing". I don't know if you believe in God, but I do and He laid it on my heart to audition for A Idol. I even prayed for 14 3/4 inches of snow to let me know if this is really what I am supposed to do. We received somewhere between 14 and 15 inches of snow two weeks later. I feel that I am supposed to be on this show; however, I just read that the age limit is 28. I am 34 but sing with great power and feeling. Do they ever make exceptions for someone who is truly good enough to be the next American Idol. If someone is has a world renown voice like Josh Groban, would they deny him the chance because he was 32 instead of 28?
I'm going to turn 16 this summer and i'm praying that i'll have my B-day before the audition. I read evrything on this page, but I was wondering how early should you get there the day of the audition if you want a chance to get through?
For the above questions, first of all, the 2nd round is not for a few to several weeks after the first round so you would most likely not stay in town. You would come back later. San Diego auditions were July 30 but the 2nd round is sometime in September, I know but can't say specifically. As for why people don't make it that have good voices, there are more criteria than just the singing. They are casting for a show and want certain types of contrast between the contestants. They usually won't have 3 R&B singers or 3 rockers or 3 16 year olds or 3 drop dead gorgeous types. They mix it up a bit and are casting for the show looking ahead to what they hope will get them ratings. Contrast is good for this type of show. Plain vanilla is usually not a good thing. They don't want someone who is too generic and unfortunately, there are a lot of great singers out there that don't look the part who never make it past the first round although they can really "sang"...
Also, if you haven't watched the show much, you better find all the youtube links to "idol audition". Watch American, Canadian, Australian Idol participants, it doesn't matter, you will see what and what not to do in an audition by watching them. I suggest you watch the top 10 finalists in AI from the past 2 or 3 years and find their audition videos on youtube so you can hear what they did, watch the judges and see their responses, and then just hope you can pick a song that is good. I can help with that as well if you need some advice. I have been associated with several top 10 Idol people as well people who were on Star Search and have a pretty good feel for what this game is all about..... you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm starting to wonder how long I'll actually have to stay in the audition city for, since it sounds like if you make it past round one, it could be a week or more. I know they say to focus on one audition at a time, but it needs to be considered if you are from out of town and have to take time off of work ... Has anyone made it to the second part that has any insight?
In the first round smile, show personality & don't close your eyes look directly at the two judges, & if u hold your hand by your hear (as some singers do) please don't. The judges are looking for a certain criteria, so show them you have a voice & that your able to show your colors in your performance. Don't sing the first parts of the song, sing the parts where your notes really show, & the passion shows!!
I also plan on going to the audtions this year in PA. This will be my first time and I feel excited more than anything. But to be quite honest I barely watched the show. My friends and co-workers are telling me the main things the judges seem to get on the contestants about, but what do you think I should be aware of especially in the first 2 rounds (if I'm lucky to proceed.)
Wow, who knows, really. My daughter auditioned today for season 7 in San Diego. The first set of judges told here "You have an amazing voice but you will not be going on to the next round"
Due to respect she did not question why. We have no idea why she didn't make it. The girl is personality plus and very pretty. Not over done etc etc.
I just wish they would give a brief description of "why"
I do think that they have an "agenda" each time of what they are really seeking, regardless if you are good or not. Some people do not get a chance to sing. Even if you have the wristband it is not a sure thing. For example if they run out of time etc. Just make sure to get there EARLY on the day you get your wristband as that is when you are usually assigned your seat as well.
Take care and good luck to you in all of your adventures!
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