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Back Home from my Rock Star Reality TV Show Audition

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I arrived at the audition an hour before it began at 10am, and my audition number (# 147) wasn’t called until 3pm. Some people had even camped out the night before. It was very cold that day, and I needed another jacket as most of the line took place outside. About an hour before that, a production assistant came down the line to tell everyone that they needed to shorten the auditions to 30 seconds of a song sung a cappella. I was actually quite excited about singing a capella, because I have a strong voice. I figured that singing a capella would give me an edge, so I was very excited. At the same time, the guy in front of me started complaining about singing without his guitar, and after about ten minutes more of griping to anyone who’d listen, he left. I was surprised that someone could wait that long for this chance and still leave before their audition. But I figured that my opportunity was that much closer.

I sang a verse and chorus of “I’m Just a Girl” by No Doubt (Gwen Stefani – lead singer), and I nailed it! The experience was a bit surreal because the auditions also attract people with dreams but without strong talent. In addition to the regular musican types like myself, there were others, like a guy about 60 years old, and another woman, mid-40s in a beige suit carrying an acoustic guitar. Strangely enough, the guy that auditioned before me looked like a younger James Hetfield from Metallica. I bet people tell him that all the time. The Rock Star audition sparked fantasies, and it seemed like a lot of people were hoping to make their dreams come true. I wanted the wanna-bes to go home so the judges wouldn’t be worn out before my turn came.

I had a really good feeling about my audition. We’ll see what the future holds…

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