What is it like to Audition for a Talent Show how to be at your Best
so you decide that you are going to audition next year for the x factor?, but you have never done this before, or any other talent contest, let alone the x factor, so you would naturally wonder what to expect when the time comes and it is time to apply and audition.
well this is another guide about what to expect, but it will not tell you everything, but what it might do is help give you some ideas, and also some clues on what some of the process of auditioning is like, though this is a vast topic, so it is good to do as much research as possible, or as much research as is needed to get a good understanding on what you need to be prepared in advance, to make the auditions process as easy and successful as is possible.
so, lets just look at some of the basics of what you might come across when it comes to the x factor and what it is all about each year.
lets start at the beginning of the process, first, you will register for the x factor via there online application form, this is simple and straight forward enough part of the process.
you use your email address to register to the x factor, then they will send you other information you need to that email, like the location of your audition when the time arrives and details about the venue, like parking, and when the times and dates the auditions start.
this is sent to you through your email that you sign up to the x factor online with, so that is quite a simple part of the process really.
when it comes to the audition day, for the x factor usa, it is about a 3 day process, you have 2 registration days at the first stage auditions venue you chose when you applied, so you first have to register yourself at the venue.
be ready to get up early, to get to the registration venue early, so you want to be getting to the venues usually it is around 6am to 8am or so, so you can see it can be tricky to get there, and would mean getting up early if you live quite a distance from the venue you are going to audition at.
one trick to auditioning, you are going to be there a few days, and you are going to be standing inline queuing for many hours each day, take a cheap light weight fold up chair if you can!, this will make your waiting inline so much easier, the x factor does allow you to take a chair to the auditions, otherwise you will have to put up with standing around for many hours each day, in queue lines.
so that could be a good tip for when you go to audition is to take a easy to carry fold up chair, especially if you are bad on your legs, standing for long periods of time etc.
you basically queue at the registration days to get your wrist bands and tickets, which can be a long process.
to register you will need to take 2 forms of i.d. it will tell you what to take when you first register online, but these are the basics so you can get a idea of what it will be like if you apply and go audition for the x factor next year.
also when you arrive at registration, the earlier you register on registration day at a venue means, the earlier you will get to audition on the 3rd day the audition day for the x factor usa auditions, so that is the advantage of getting there earlier.
when registered you will get a ticket number which is the number to where you will sit in the arena, and also the numbers you will be called out on to do your audition in which order.
so it is not so glamorous when it comes to this process, it is a lot of queuing and waiting around at these first stage auditions, and you have to remember as well, these first stage auditions are not before the judges, that part comes if you qualify and make it to the later rounds or stages.
so when you go to these first stage auditions, the x factor producers will tell you when to turn up at what time etc, but still they will keep you waiting around as well for many hours at times, due to the amount of people that can turn up at a audition venue, the busy venues where many 1000's turn up you can be waiting around for many hours registering and then on audition day waiting around again for many hours to get your chance of auditioning.
and then when it comes down to the audition make sure you sing a song you are good at singing the best, i think you get to bring 3 choices, and decide at the time, so make sure to sing your best song, and also have your personality polished and ready when in front of the producers who judge these first stage auditions otherwise it is said to be a automatic no, so you just have to do your best to shine when before the producers at the audition, i have also some guides on how to audition on this blog in early posts, how to make the audition as easy as possible, there is a earlier post on how to audition and what you need to be doing, that should help with some ideas to get your techniques and appearance, to what the judges/producers are looking for, to meet up to there requirements.