I Tried Out For American Idol
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I Tried Out For American Idol

The story of my audition and my experience with the famous show.

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I Tried Out For American Idol
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Growing up, I remember watching American Idol as it took America by storm. Every week, I made it a point to watch and vote for my favorites. Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, and Kelly Clarkson. All of these songbirds awed me with their talents. I never thought I would audition, but here I am 11 years later.

When I was driving to Robert Morris University one day, I tuned in to Q92.9 FM. They were advertising a vocal contest where you had to give your information and submit a recording of yourself singing a cappella. If you were one of the lucky ten chosen, you would be given a "Front of the Line Pass" to the American Idol Contest in Pittsburgh (This is equivalent to a VIP pass at a concert).

Thus being the adventurer and risk taker that I am, I decided to give it a shot. You never know unless you try, right?

I sang "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton. It was one of my favorite childhood songs, and it was in the Mezzo-Soprano range.

A week later, I received an email from the radio station's Promotions Coordinator. It informed me that I was one of the contest winners. I was so surprised that I won, but I decided to prepare for the big day.

I practiced my rendition of Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" everyday. She is my favorite singer, and this was the song that made me a fan of hers. Plus, it was not an overused song like "Hallelujah."

The big day came, and I was anxious, yet ecstatic. This was my shot at becoming the next idol. Waiting for my chance to audition, I made friends, and we had a great conversation. It eased my nerves and made me happy.

When my time came, I belted out my song with confidence and radiance. It lasted for 50 seconds, and I was informed that I was not what they were looking for. Only three from each city would be chosen. It is with much regret that I was not moved to the next phase of the competition.

Even if I did not make it to the top 50, I am incredibly grateful that I made it to the second phase of the contest. I got to experience the thrill that is American Idol, even if it was just for a short time. It is humbling and transformative. I will improve my voice and enter more singing contests.

Thank you Q92.9 FM for this once in a lifetime opportunity. And thank you to American Idol. I wish you continued success in your future endeavors. You guys rock!

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