American Idol 2016 Auditions Tips, Some of my ideas that i find help me be at my best, or at least better, because it can be a bit of a misnomer straight away to think best, and better to think better, then you are not putting any pressure on yourself or setting goals or targets, like some of the auditions i watched on this years american idol, you can see they are nearly all under pressure, not because they are nervous or anything like that, but because they have some self pressure about doing there best or being the best, when really you want to start out just making sure you do, do some rehearsals and hone your voice and stage act/presence, just not put unneeded pressure on yourself to be something you are not.
Everyone can be better and do better, but who can say that they are going to be the best, that is like giving yourself a impossible mountain to climb, when all you need to do is just do auditions practice, have your presentation worked out, so you can go to a audition and perform like say who you are, look smart and sing well, other than that, see what the judges/producers think, at least you will be more relaxed in that state, which helps with appearance/presence and singing, whereas there are people auditioning who will be better then you, but might not even get through because they have put too much pressure on themselves to be something they are not.
This is just a observation from watching this years and previous years american idol auditions and seeing that a lot of the singers are not lacking confidence but they look like they are still under pressure, because they are trying too hard to be something they are not and as a result they are not showing what they are and shining if they did.
So with that said, you still want to do lots of preparation in advance, this is what can separate you from a lot of the competition when you attend a audition.
You need to really choose your song choices well in advance, probably about 4 to 5 songs, with about 2 or 3 being your main choices and these are the ones you will practice the most, this is so when it does come time for the american idol try outs you have these songs perfected for yourself and you have no worry with remembering the lines/words of the songs, because that would be a poor way at being eliminated from the competition singing great but forgetting the lines, if you start rehearsing in good time you should have no problem with the lines.
When it comes to the song choices try to vary things, so if possible try to choose a song that is popular, a song that is modern, and maybe also a classic song as well if possible, the reason you want to do this is because it will show you have some originality and are flexible in front of the producers or judges of american idol 2016.
As well when it comes to watching the song choices on american idol on television they do show as being a very important aspect of who sometimes ends up getting further in the competition each season and so it is very important to try and choose well, and also have some variety as well when it comes to which songs you choose to sing, focus mostly on modern chart songs, this is because the american idol judges seem to favor this genre of music, but also have something less mainstream as well as a backup song so if needed or asked by the producers, you can show some different angle or side of your singing talents.
So something else important, when it comes time to stand in front of the judges your appearance is another thing they are going to be judging, and it seems they do favor people who are appear well dressed and smart.
Of course you like everyone else will have your own personal dress style, though you might need to change this slightly to improve your chances at your audition round, and it is best to try and look as professional and tidy as possible with your dress sense, the judges are going to be looking for someone they can mold themselves when it comes to appearance, and so they seem to favor people who do have some style but not over the top either, something they can work with and improve upon and jazz up as they do also with hairstyles and makeup as well, you need to look classy but understated so they can see how they will be able to improve upon your looks/appearance.
Then of course there is the issue of confidence, the american idol judges want to see you shine as much as possible and not be too nervous either. of course they know people are going to be nervous at a audition, but at the same time they are also looking for a glowing confidence, even if it is slightly buries beneath the surface, so you may ask yourself how do you achieve this, or at least improve your confidence more then usual?.
One way that can help is to learn how to build your own self confidence, and to do this you need to raise your own self esteem, how you think about yourself, or the ways in which you look at yourself. you are trying to change the way you think about yourself, one way of describing this could be in this manner, you know all the negative thoughts you have about yourself, you want to turn them into positive thoughts, and look at yourself differently, build your self up instead of breaking yourself down, try to have a more positive mental outlook on yourself.
For example if you are nervous about auditioning at the american idol, one way of getting used to these kinds of apprehension, is to do your practice songs in front of friends or family or in front of a mirror as well etc, this way it will be like you will be doing the audition for real in advance, and this will take away a lot of the apprehension or teach you to learn how to deal with it better, if you can practice in front of other people then you will have less trouble practicing in front of the judges.
The good thing as well for practicing in front of friends or family, is to ask them for honest feedback also, and so through that they might be able to give you some good advice on how to improve your performance as well, and it can give you some pointers on where to improve and what areas you need to look for advice in.
There are lots of good websites online as well as youtube videos that give good advice on talent show auditioning, and also just good videos and websites that teach how to sing better, how to be successful at auditions, i have seen some really good voice coaches with lots of channels and videos on youtube like this for free, as well as good websites that have lots of useful advice about singing auditions.
Try to also self evaluate yourself on the areas you feel you need to be improving in to be a more balanced and better singer, and then look for advice from websites and videos that cater or specialise in those particular areas, this is a good way to be polishing your performance and building your confidence and self esteem as well in the process.
So there should be a few months yet before the open call auditions rounds start again, because american idol are yet to release the audition rounds details like dates and cities, though this is depending on when you are reading this blog post that is, but if there is good few months when you do, you have some time to do some auditions practice in advance without needing to rush at it, if it is however closer to the auditions rounds, you will need cram a bit quicker, but just try to be more efficient if that is the case and do the most you can.
So in a kind of reverse of the above say you just had a few weeks until auditioning, you would need to speed practice, by doing this you would, miss out most of the detail and focus on only your strong areas, not over complicate your audition, and just focus on key points, if you do not have the luxury of time to be too detailed, but in that way at least you had loads of free time before then, and then it just means tweaking things slightly so you can have a semi polished audition, but still be confident with what you have done in a shorter period of time, try to look at things as been relative when preparing for things like auditions, and you are already there just besides a few practice sessions or check ups.