Tips for Singing Competition


Singing Competition is the rivalry of two or more parties over singing.

Following are some tips which will help in singing competition:

Tip 1: MAKE THE FIRST IMPRESSION A POSITIVE ONE. – Stand straight as you walk in, hold your head up and look toward the judges after a few steps into the room (or onto the stage) — the floor will stay under your feet; no need to stare down at it! If the judges are sitting in the darkness of a theater, look in their direction, as if you can see them. Don’t squint – okay, the lights are bright; welcome to the heat of your profession! Offer a courteous smile. If the judges say hello, greet them professionally in return. Don’t try to counteract your nervousness with a nonchalant air, laughter, or some sort of off-hand, irrelevant comment. They may think, by such an action, that you need to give yourself a tension-breaker; and such a need can make you look weak. Contain yourself in the pressure of the situation, and apply that internal “creative pressure” to your knock-out performance!

Tip 2: Create a distinct personality and or image. One of the ways to do so is to associate your strength with your image. (Like if your strength is "country music", do everything within your control to make audience think of "country music" whenever you appear on TV or your name is mentioned). Even having distinct-physical appearance (e.g. you have a mullet, mo-hawk etc) will help audience remember you. Remember audience needs a distinct image or personality to associate with. Stand out. Don't be homogenous.

Tip 3: Do not choose over-played & famous songs. Audience will automatically compare your version with the original and if yours does not sound anywhere near good, your chances of making it to the next round is as slim as a slice of cheese.

Tip 4: Choose moderately-famous songs that have catchy tunes. A catchy tune will instantly grab the attention of the audience that they won't even pay attention to anything else, even if there's a Martian sitting next to him/her.

Tip 5: Always hear what the judges have to say, especially Simon's. Why Simon? Simon's rude and harsh on the contestants? Sometimes, or hate to say it...most of the time, he does speak the mind of the audience. And in the top 10 stage, the audience has the power to vote you in or off. Very important to know what the audience thinks of you and improve if you're lucky enough to escape elimination in the previous round.

Tip 6: If you want to win American Idol, don't do whatever you like or think is right. Thinking or assuming will lead you to packing your bags and bidding goodbye to American Idol (e.g. "I like singing jazz. Who cares if the audience and judges don't like it. Maybe they're tone deaf. I'll do the same thing in the subsequent round). Understand what the audience and judges like about you and learn to adapt to be a crowd-pleaser. You're not singing to be judged by yourself.

Tip 7: DRESS PROPERLY – One consideration is regarding the question, do you dress generically, or do you wear something that is suggestive of the part for which you are auditioning? See if the management of the audition can give you any info on this, or perhaps ask someone who has auditioned there before. One somewhat cumbersome option is to bring a couple of different outfits early to the audition venue and check out the trend of “the competition’s” choices.

In conclusion, some of the minor aspects must also be considered to secure your chances of winning.