Well, everybody. I'm sorry to be writing that I will not be auditioning in front of Steven Tyler, JLo, and Randy. However, the whole audition process really was an awesome experience, and I'm so glad I did it.
My day started at 4:45 am. Actually, my day started at 3 o'clock am when I woke up and shortly found out sleep was going to be a lost cause. I arrived at Heinz Field by 7 o'clock am. I was ready for business.
Before the auditions started, they had everyone sit in the stadium so they could film the opening of the Pittsburgh episode where, you know, we all say that we are "the next American Idol". I have to say that was just so cool to be a part of, and I'm really anxious to see how it turned out.
After the opening was done, it was time. Audition time. Now what they don't show on TV is you have to go through two other rounds before you are able to get the big audition with the judges. The first round is with two producers and you are actually with four other people. If you advance, you have another audition with more producers.
I was the last person to go in my group. When it was my turn, I went up in front of them. It was only then I really felt like I was going to break down and start bawling, and they didn't even say anything yet! I don't think I was ever that nervous in my life. Anyway, I explained what I was doing there and started the national anthem. Everybody only sang a part of a song, so I tried to stop it in the middle of it. Unfortunately, the song started over again.
I eventually stopped the song. I went back to my group. They had everyone come back to the table and said it was a no for all of us. They said we weren't what they were looking for and thanked us for coming out.
Now that I had a day to think about it, I probably didn't get through because the song started over. For anybody who is not familiar with communication devices, they would probably think I was just repeating myself. But who knows? Maybe I didn't have the personality they wanted. Maybe I was just not lucky.
Nevertheless, it was an experience!
Until my next adventure,