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Sunday, 28 April 2013

audition guide for x factor 2014 tips and ideas how to apply next year

here is a bit of a guide to try and make the audition process for x factor 2014 as easy as possible, some tips and ideas on what the judges will be looking for, because of course this is the whole process, and trying to fit there mold of what they are looking for is important when auditioning.

you are basically looking to improve on what you already have and your talents, so just think of your practice as honing your skills, and adding the finishing touches to what you have, as to improve your chances of getting through the various audition stages.

so if you want to be a singer and you have good potential, you still need to practice before hand to get your audition songs like second nature to you, there are many who audition for the x factor who are brilliant singers with lots of potential, yet, they do not get through because they fluff there lines etc.

so one of the most important parts of preparing for your x factor 2014 audition is to have practiced the audition songs you are going to use so that they no problem for you, and you will not have to worry about forgetting the words then.

this kind of attention to detail also, follows on to improve your confidence, because if you do not have to worry that you might forget your lines, then you have a lot more confidence available to you, and that doubt is alleviated out of your consciousness, which in turn makes your singing much more relaxed as a result.

so this is all about having your preparation done in advance, before you audition before the judges, to make the audition easier all round, you will have practiced all your songs until they are very natural to you, then if this is done, you can be confident for your audition.

so the next part is to choose and prepare in advance how you will present yourself when you go to audition, so this is about, what you will wear and how you will look for your actual audition, so these are the 2 main things to have sorted out before auditioning, the songs practiced, and your appearance refined, as to appear, clean presentable before the judges when you audition.

no matter what fashion trends we might like ourselves, the judges are biased, and the auditions that do the best are people who appear clean and presentable on there audition, without too much wild style, the judges on the x factor whether it be the x factor uk or the x factor usa, really do favor the auditionee's who appear the most presentable, they are biased are the x factor judges.

this also goes back to your song choices, because the judges are looking for someone who is relevant and up to date, you know the words they say when the auditions happen, like he or she is relevant, and so you should have at least some relevant modern style chart songs in your list of chosen songs that you have practiced.

because you want to be as relevant as you can, if you are to impress the judges this is the sort of things they look for, its not always what you think is hip that is important, but trying to tailor your style to what the judges are going to think is hip, they are the ones you are looking to impress, so it is important to keep this in mind when choosing what you are going to sing, and also how you will appear with the clothes and make up you choose to wear to your audition.

the sort of things the judges look for on the x factor are, that you are confident, they know you will be nervous so do not worry about that, but they look to see that you have some confidence, they also make a thing about peoples attitudes as well when they audition like, he or she has a nice attitude.

they do not just judge you on your singing abilities either, but the whole package you present, so they will be looking at that sometimes as much as how well you sing, it is no good being a amazing singer, yet not getting through, because the judges did not like your presentation.

one option is to look back through old videos of successful x factor auditions, to see what it was that made them good, what was the whole package that they presented from singing to there overall presentation, to see what makes the judges tick.

yes the judges look for individuality as well, but, you have not got to be so individual that they think you are not then marketable, so you need to some individuality but as well, to be relevant, and in tune with current trends.

because the x factor judges aim if you are successful in the contest is to be able to market you onto a global market, so they will be working out what your niche will be and will they be able to fit you into one of the current niches or popular trends in music.

this is why it is important to not be too much individual, because the judges will say well, i do not think he or she fits in, or i don't know what we can do with them.

it is like when people sell houses in a way, you use neutral colours, and do not have the house so individual that anyone who looks at it, thinks i cannot see myself living in that house, it is not my style.

likewise, when you audition, if you are smartly dressed and neutral the judges, will think well we could put them here or put them there, they could fit in this particular niche, so the point i am making there is to have your individuality of course, but also blend yourself with some relaxed and smart presentation, like you would for a job interview.

and that is another important point one way you can look at your x factor audition is as of a job interview, because in a way that is what it is, and you know how it is important to go to a job interview dressed casual and smart, now i am not saying to go audition for the x factor in a shirt and tie, but that go in your smart but casual clothes though is the way to go.

so these are just some ideas, on the basics of auditioning, you need your songs to be well practiced, so that remembering the words of the songs you will sing on your audition is no problem for you, and you need to go to your audition smart casual to some degree as to project a clean image, and try to have in your audition and songs, that are something like current music and fashion trends as to be relevant for the judges.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

the x factor auditions callbacks 2013 what happens?

the x factor auditions callbacks 2013 what happens?, this is a look at the stages following the first stage auditions, if you are lucky enough to get a call back from the x factor to go to another audition.

if you went through the first stage auditions, then you might have been told you now will wait for a "callback" to audition again, so in these now second auditions which are the callbacks process, you again audition but before the producers of the x factor, at this stage you do not audition before the judges, but before the x factor producers.

these x factor callbacks are still a preliminary phase of the x factor auditions, to try and get through to the main part which is of course before the judges, but first it is getting over these hurdles or stages, with all the first and second stage auditions that the x factor auditions you each time, in your attempt at qualifying for a spot to stand before the judges, so not a easy process as such, with having to get through a few levels before a tv audition before the actual x factor judges.

so if you have been through the first stage auditions, and now you get a producers callback, like a email etc, then you go audition again before the x factor producers, and this second stage audition if you are successful is what will qualify you for a spot to audition before the x factor judges in the tv style auditions.

so in a way it looks like this roughly 3 stages of auditioning with the x factor:

first stage auditions
second stage auditions (callbacks) before producers
third stage auditions before the x factor judges




Monday, 8 April 2013

the x factor uk auditions 2013 dates and cities online now! here is list

the x factor uk auditions 2013 dates and cities online now! here is list of all the locations for the open auditions for the x factor 2013, the dates are now finally available for auditioning in the first stage this year.

Saturday 13th April - X Factor 2013 Auditions - Birmingham ICC

Saturday 20th April - X Factor 2013 Auditions - Cardiff Millennium Stadium

Saturday 27th April - X Factor 2013 Auditions - Manchester Old Trafford Stadium

Wednesday 1st May - X Factor 2013 Auditions - Glasgow SECC


the london audition finished 2 days ago on saturday, with the information for this audition not going online up to the audition starting, but for the next of the 4 remaining first stage auditions they are each week now on a saturday for the next 4 weeks.

so this is the full line-up of auditions for the first stage of auditions, these are the auditions that are before x factor production staff, which if you qualify through these the next stage would be before the judges, which is then stage 2 of the audition process after the stage 1 auditions posted above.

Friday, 5 April 2013

open mic uk 2013 auditions another talent show option to try?

open mic uk 2013 auditions another talent show option to try?, though i think the open mic contest is a bit different to the x factor and is a bit more flexible to who auditions from bands and rock style singers, they are looking for the best singers, singer/songwriters, rappers and vocalists, so it does not matter if you are into either these kinds of music like pop, RnB, acoustic or classical, so the open mic singing competition might be worth registering to, and worth checking out there website to see if it is something you would like to apply to.

you basically register by filling in there application form online, then they get back to you with which audition location and the dates they will have you audition at the location.

these are the locations that auditions will take place for open mic 2013, they have not put the dates down, as they tell you that after you have registered via there online application form.

London (Central) - Camden
London (West) - Hayes
Midlands - Bedford (near Milton Keynes/Cambridge)
Midlands - Birmingham
North - Sheffield
North East - Newcastle
North West - Leeds
North West - Liverpool
North West - Manchester
Scotland - Glasgow
South East - Brighton
South West - Bristol
Southern England - Bournemouth
Southern England - Fareham (near Southampton/Portsmouth)
Southern England - Reading
Wales - Cardiff

Monday, 1 April 2013

x factor usa 2013 auditions venue locations

x factor usa 2013 auditions venue locations, so 3 auditions left to go in the first open call auditions, and here is the 3 remaining auditions with the venue and location, unlike uk x factor who has kept everything quiet the usa locations have been released since last year, with the auditions locations and dates, it was only the final venues that the usa x factor did not release until closer to the time, which is strange why the uk cannot release audition details much sooner.



New Orleans, Louisiana, reg day 12-13th, audition day April 14th 2013, Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122-5707



Long Island, New York, reg day 23-24th, audition day, April 25th 2013, Nassau Coliseum 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, (State Route 24) Uniondale, New York 11553, U.S.



Denver, Colorado, reg day 12-13th, audition day, May 14th 2013, Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt Street Denver, Colorado 80216