So finally got a reply that I’m not going to be in the contest, which is a pity but oh well. Would’ve been fun to experience it, but I’m not heartbroken over it.
Guess my next time ‘singing on stage’ will going to be at the end of this month at Animecon and it will be more of a Karaoke again, in Japanese.
Maybe I can get someone to film it too. 2 weeks ago
I went to the first audition for the singing contest last Saturday. I had to sign a quitclaim in which I promised not to reveal any of the inner workings behind the program without consent, so I have to be vague about it. That is also why I can’t reveal the name of the program.
The following is what actually happens at many singing contest preliminaries, so it won’t be bad for me to tell this. Thankfully.
It took up about two and a half hours in the evening. There were many other people and we had to wait in a large hall where we had to fill in a short form with questions. I met a few other singers and we had a lovely time.
We all could take one friend along for support, so there were enough people to talk with. One girl was really stressing and I did my best to help her calm down. Later she told my friend that it actually helped, so I’m happy about that.
I had to sing into a mic in a tiny office with about 6 people watching me. They filmed it for further observation. I sang the song ‘Dream a little dream’ and was asked if it would be the jazzy-glee version. I was rather startled at that and upon revealing to them that I didn’t watch glee, they seemed very relieved. Perhaps they weren’t fans?
The singing went by fast and before I knew it, it was over and I was bid farewell. I was sad that I still had a sore throat (I had been ill the whole week with a throat infection to boot!), or I could have chosen a song with higher notes, but oh well.
I have to wait till the end of April for the result. 1 month ago
So doing Karaoke with the people from work was a lot of fun. There wasn’t a real stage though. And since there were actually a lot of people attending it, I didn’t get to sing a lot. I only sang three songs.
There were small finger foods and drinks were being paid for my our boss, so the beer and wine flowed freely. I tried to reign myself in with only a sprite and two glasses of white wine. Only, I had forgotten that I hadn’t had dinner.
I had to work that day and went straight to the Karaoke after work, so the drinks fell a bit heavily and I noticed that when I walked to the bus and found it difficult to go in a straight line.
The songs I sung were:
Meatloaf – Paradise by the dashboard light, I sung this with a coworker who already had requested the song and searched someone to sing the female lead. While I was singing this, I noticed I hardly knew the lyrics of the female, but could sing along everything with the male’s.
Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know, I can say I rocked this song and it was great to hear people singing along. Afterwards I got some well-meant compliments for it, which I have to admit, made me preen a bit.
Linkin Park – In the end, I was happily surprised when a co-worker suddenly grabbed the second mic and started to sing along. She turned out to be a fan of Linkin Park too and it was in fact this song which made her a fan. After singing the song, we impromptu started to sing Breaking The Habit together, while someone else had the mic.
Overall, it was a great deal of fun. 1 month ago
I’m doing karaoke with colleagues tomorrow, so I guess that in a way I will be singing on stage again… 1 month ago
I suppose this might come sooner than expected. Some months ago, I applied for a rather popular singing contest for on the television. I forgot all about it, but received an invitation to the first audition yesterday.
The audition will be on Saturday 30 March. I actually have to work on that day, but I figured that with it being my last week at my current work (I’ve had a temporary contract for three years now and they would have to offer me a permanent contract this time, which is some rule in Dutch law, and they don’t want to do that), so I will call in sick. What can they do: fire me over it?
I think it might be an interesting experience, whether I get far into the competition or not. It’s interesting to see the dynamics behind such a large project and I might be able to use the experience for my writing.
Wish me luck! 2 months ago