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Boobs McGee
07-12-2009, 05:24 PM
Just waited in line this morning, got my pass, Now I'm going back tuesday to hopefully get a shot at an audition. There's no guarantee, as they do some kind of random seat pick thing, but anywho....

Needed some song suggestions. Well, lemme rephrase that. I've never really watched the show, so I don't know what the judges are looking for. Do they really care what kind of song you sing? Or is it more about showcasing your talent?


Anywho, I've got about 5 songs right now that I think are gonna be money, but would love some more suggestions.

I'm a baritone, range goes from about an a (bass clef) to an e maybe an f above middle c before I have to get into the ol' falsetto (sp?). Hope that kinda gives you an idea.

Anywho, I can sing kinda any style, from country to operatic...so no suggestions are ruled out!

P.S.!!!!!!

This morning was awesome, the whole thing is taking place at Church (invesco, come on now people), so I basically spent 4 hours at one of the most magical places on earth today. THEN, on tuesday, I'm sitting section 110, row 16, seat 11! or vice versa on the seat/section. REGARDLESS, I'm basically gonna be loungin at the field all day haha!!!! :thumbs:

So wish me luck, cause I'm goin to hollywood :D

Is it coincidence that tryouts are taking place on hallowed ground?
I
THINK
NOT

:gobroncos:

Los Broncos
07-12-2009, 05:28 PM
What song do you plan on singing?

Spider
07-12-2009, 05:28 PM
all can tell you is , wear clean clothes and no not pick your nose ...........

TDmvp
07-12-2009, 05:34 PM
suggestions needed







http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/u221/gun-to-head.jpg


AS someone who has been around music all my life singing in bands , I personally would shoot myself in the head before trying out or being on that crap show that has turned the music industry into a turd factory ...

Archer81
07-12-2009, 05:47 PM
Well...umm...be yourself...I suppose thats all the advice you need.


:Broncos:

Kaylore
07-12-2009, 05:53 PM
http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/u221/gun-to-head.jpg


AS someone who has been around music all my life singing in bands , I personally would shoot myself in the head before trying out or being on that crap show that has turned the music industry into a turd factory ...

Not an AI fan, but the music industry was hardly a gem of purity before the show - unless Idol has been on for decades and I didn't know it.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-12-2009, 05:55 PM
http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/u221/gun-to-head.jpg


AS someone who has been around music all my life singing in bands , I personally would shoot myself in the head before trying out or being on that crap show that has turned the music industry into a turd factory ...

The hate of American Idol is usually unfounded and by people who never watch the show.

As for what you should pick, anything that fits your voice. Try not to do something edgy, just pick the perfect song for your pitch and tone. They NEVER look for a gimmick of for flash.

summerdenver
07-12-2009, 05:55 PM
I don't follow American Idol, so can't help with songs but I do wish the very best of luck to you.

theAPAOps5
07-12-2009, 06:04 PM
Do not sing what is popular right now. I only watch the auditions and they always comment about hearing the songs that are hot right now or recently.

Seems they like songs that show off a persons vocal range and talent. So pick a song that is defining but not hard.

What genre do you sing? My wife tried out locally to make it to tryouts. She didn't win but came in second and was recruited by an agency but it never panned out. She is into show tunes but I don't think that is what you should go with.

If you really want to go all out find a song written by Randy Jackson or Simon Cowell. If you can wow them with one of their own it is bonus points. I once saw them say something like this after an audition.

Okay that is all I have but good luck and tell us how it really goes down!

24champ
07-12-2009, 06:08 PM
Wear a bikini.

It worked for that one girl last year.

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footstepsfrom#27
07-12-2009, 06:11 PM
Is it coincidence that tryouts are taking place on hallowed ground?
I
THINK
NOT

:gobroncos:
I hate to tell you this but they held tryouts down here at the new Crapboys stadium also. :-[

tsiguy96
07-12-2009, 06:27 PM
so wait, you arent even gauranteed to get an audition for the show at all?

i know not everyone gets in front of randy etc, but i thought everyone gets to get in front of some judges to see if tehy are good enough

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 06:28 PM
Someone beat me to it; but I couldn't help myself from posting this:

http://www.theodoresworld.net/pics/0608/backwardgImage1.jpg

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 06:29 PM
Not an AI fan, but the music industry was hardly a gem of purity before the show - unless Idol has been on for decades and I didn't know it.Plenty of really talented people play/make music their whole lives without being part of the music industry. Idol dilutes the culture, I don't see how anyone can argue against that. I mean texting to see who the winner is?

Tombstone RJ
07-12-2009, 06:34 PM
The one criticism I've heard about the AI is that the judges usually favor the contestants who over do it. That is, subtlety is not valued by the judges when it comes to singing. The judges like a Mariah Carey type performance, even though this type of performance does not necessarily mean you have talent, it just demonstrates your ability to belt out a tune at full strength.

So, whatever you choose to sing, sing it loud and proud. As another poster suggested, go with a song that best fits your vocal strengths.

Rohirrim
07-12-2009, 06:46 PM
Free Bird.

Northman
07-12-2009, 06:49 PM
I want to see you on the rejections vids so sing Cannibal Corpse- Butchered at Birth. :)

Tombstone RJ
07-12-2009, 06:50 PM
Free Bird.

Or Stairway To Heaven (then whip out the air guitar for the solo).

BroncoDoug
07-12-2009, 06:55 PM
good luck man, I hope you get to hollywood and can rep Bronco Nation on the Show!

tsiguy96
07-12-2009, 07:01 PM
Plenty of really talented people play/make music their whole lives without being part of the music industry. Idol dilutes the culture, I don't see how anyone can argue against that. I mean texting to see who the winner is?

it gives plenty of very very talented singers a way to be noticed which they otherwise wouldnt be, how is that bad?

TheReverend
07-12-2009, 07:03 PM
Well...umm...be yourself...I suppose thats all the advice you need.


:Broncos:

Is your radar going crazy?

I don't even have one and I'm hearing alarms.

OBF1
07-12-2009, 07:04 PM
So you are a singer ??? Where do you wait tables? I think if you are gay that will help..... Not that there is anything wrong with that.

PS: Going to Hollywierd is nothing to brag about.

PSS: Pick a gangster rap song and get wiggy with it.

Bob's your Information Minister
07-12-2009, 07:06 PM
If you make it....you have to tell us how many of the contestants hook up during Hollywood week.

Because I am sure there is some screwing going on at that hotel.

Archer81
07-12-2009, 07:29 PM
Is your radar going crazy?

I don't even have one and I'm hearing alarms.

Yeah it is going off a bit.

:Broncos:

JCMElway
07-12-2009, 07:33 PM
Wow, this thread is gonna be epic......

broncosteven
07-12-2009, 07:35 PM
I will give you a dollar if you sing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

OABB
07-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Yeah it is going off a bit.

:Broncos:

on rev or bronconia?

spdirty
07-12-2009, 07:36 PM
metallica-one

TDmvp
07-12-2009, 07:44 PM
Someone beat me to it; but I couldn't help myself from posting this:

http://www.theodoresworld.net/pics/0608/backwardgImage1.jpg

hehe I almost chose that one ...

But GL Bronconia ... If that's what you are into , you go get em ...

I'm just jaded and think AI brings nothing to the table that helps music ... I have watched and it's mostly untalented , uninspiring and lame ... Talented artist don't need AI and it makes common people think anyone can do it ...

It's basically karaoke ... And if they could write a hook and a progression on their own they would be insulted by the thought of AI ...

SonOfLe-loLang
07-12-2009, 07:54 PM
hehe I almost chose that one ...

But GL Bronconia ... If that's what you are into , you go get em ...

I'm just jaded and think AI brings nothing to the table that helps music ... I have watched and it's mostly untalented , uninspiring and lame ... Talented artist don't need AI and it makes common people think anyone can do it ...

It's basically karaoke ... And if they could write a hook and a progression on their own they would be insulted by the thought of AI ...

This is just flat wrong. Idol has produced a pretty good amount of talent for a tv show of its kind. Yes, its for entertainment first, but all the kids that make it into that top 12 have really good voices. Sure, not ALL are amazing, but there is definitely some talent.

How people can say this kills the music industry is pretty odd. It's actually a pretty self contained environment until after the show. And even then, only a handful a kids go on to make records and because their albums come out some time after the last show ends, they are usually left out on their own. If they become successful, you have to give them the credit they deserve.

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 07:56 PM
it gives plenty of very very talented singers a way to be noticed which they otherwise wouldnt be, how is that bad?Because it encourages them to use their talent in the most sychophantic way imaginable. Music is about art, not about being a song bird.

Boobs McGee
07-12-2009, 07:57 PM
Lol ya like I said, never really watched the show, so don't know how much of a crapbomb it is. Just finding different venues to showcase the talent, ya know?

I've always been a singer. Dad's a jazz pianist and taught music for 40 plus years, mom was a singer and taught music (still teaching)....Music always has and always will be a huge part of my life. That's the ultimate plan, makign it my career. I figure the more opportunities I give myself the better off I'll be.

I did gimme the mike 2 here in denver a while back, but didn't really take it seriously and didn't even win my show haha. Some guy singin madonna and jumpin around the stage ended up taking it. That was the last MAJOR musical venture I went after. I've always performed, from swing choir and choir to musicals, to singin the national anthem at games and singin in front of thousands at college.

Now, I'm finally at a point in life where wowing people at karaoke bars isn't really doing it for me lol. I'm making a concentrated effort to make it happen.

AI is something everyone has been telling me to do for years, so I figure what the hell?

I love to perform. LOVE IT. There is no better rush in life than being on stage and making people feel what you're singing about...ya know? I can't even describe how amazing it is.


SO.

Tuesday, I'm goin into this thing with the mindset I'm gonna win (really not tring to come off as arrogant, but i'm a visual goal setter, so...). The problem is, I seriously don't have any idea what they're (the judges) are looking for. Hence the thread :D

As far as what I like to sing...my favorite genre to perform is kind of a nat king cole / frank sinatra kinda thing. I've always loved that crooner sound (as do the ladies, it's almost cheating haha), but like I said I can sing it all. Well, not so much the hardcore rock screaming stuff, but ya.

LOVE singin paul simon, beatles stuff, r&b usher kinda stuff, sublime....

But the songs I have that really show off the chops are as follows.

I'll be - by edwin mccain
Smile - the nat king cole version
Stardust - again nat king cole's
In the still of the night - uhhhhh not really sure who originally did it
**** her gently - tenacious D


That was my main question....go for something poppy and new? Or just stick with what will knock their socks off.

I'll think I'll go with the latter.

Anyway, FLAME ON BRONCO FANS!!!!!!!

I'll keep everybody posted.

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 07:59 PM
This is just flat wrong. Idol has produced a pretty good amount of talent for a tv show of its kind. Yes, its for entertainment first, but all the kids that make it into that top 12 have really good voices. Sure, not ALL are amazing, but there is definitely some talent.

How people can say this kills the music industry is pretty odd. It's actually a pretty self contained environment until after the show. And even then, only a handful a kids go on to make records and because their albums come out some time after the last show ends, they are usually left out on their own. If they become successful, you have to give them the credit they deserve.Talent for the sake of unmitigated profit, and not for any kind of artistic endeavor, isn't any kind of talent at all. It's toadyism.

Boobs McGee
07-12-2009, 07:59 PM
and p.s. this isn't just some psychofantic attempt at stardom. I really want to be a singer. I'm NOT just trying to be on t.v. or whatever. I know people that have won the show have gone on to big careers.... could be a good starting point

SonOfLe-loLang
07-12-2009, 08:00 PM
Go with one of those songs that show off what you have. stay away from paul simon, beatles, etc...

SonOfLe-loLang
07-12-2009, 08:01 PM
Talent for the sake of unmitigated profit, and not for any kind of artistic endeavor, isn't any kind of talent at all. It's toadyism.

Sure, but this existed long before American Idol. Plus, the kids arent necessarily apart of the machine. Regardless of your distaste for the corporate suits, the kids have talent.

bronco_boi_5280
07-12-2009, 08:03 PM
Talent for the sake of unmitigated profit, and not for any kind of artistic endeavor, isn't any kind of talent at all. It's toadyism.

Oh boo hoo. If you have a marketable talent, you have every right to use said talent to make money.

But hey, have fun being poor and "artistic" and whatnot.

I mean, we ALL have talents that we use on a daily basis at our jobs. And newsflash, we don't do it for free. So climb down from the soapbox, Sally.

TexanBob
07-12-2009, 08:05 PM
Seriously, good luck.

I never watch the show (most "reality" shows are staged anyway) but if you have the voice for it, sing our National Anthem. For no other reason, you might get asked to sing it at another sporting event and get free seats.

Archer81
07-12-2009, 08:07 PM
on rev or bronconia?


:thumbsup:

*Edit*

Giant orange lobster riding and the O face is PRETTY gay...but to each his own...right?

:Broncos:

TDmvp
07-12-2009, 08:08 PM
Besides Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood , not one of them have had any mainstream success after AI ... AND those two don't write much of their own music ... and writing is what this all comes down to ... If you don't do it , to me you are nothing but a karaoke singer...


It's like having a drummer who plays covers great but can't be original to save his life ...

Or a singer who does covers great but can't write ...

If you are one of those just do it for a hobby and leave being called a artist to those who actually are ...


Kelly Clarkson


"The Trouble with Love Is (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trouble_with_Love_Is)" <small>(Kelly Clarkson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Clarkson), Evan Rogers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Rogers), Carl Sturken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sturken))</small> – 3:42
"Miss Independent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Independent_%28Kelly_Clarkson_song%29)" <small>(Christina Aguilera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Aguilera), Clarkson, Rhett Lawrence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhett_Lawrence), Matt Morris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Morris_%28musician%29))</small> – 3:35
"Low (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_%28Kelly_Clarkson_song%29)" <small>(Jimmy Harry)</small> – 3:28
"Some Kind of Miracle" <small>(Diane Warren (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Warren))</small> – 3:39
"What's Up Lonely" <small>(Rogers, Stephanie Saraco, Sturken)</small> – 4:09
"Just Missed the Train" <small>(Danielle Brisebois (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danielle_Brisebois), Scott Cutler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Cutler))</small> – 4:12
"Beautiful Disaster" <small>(Rebekah Jordan, Matthew Wilder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Wilder))</small> – 4:12
"You Thought Wrong" <small>(featuring Tamyra Gray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamyra_Gray)) (Clarkson, Babyface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_%22Babyface%22_Edmonds), Gray, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas)</small> – 3:51
"Thankful" <small>(Clarkson, Edmonds, Mason, Thomas)</small> – 3:02
"Anytime" <small>(Louis Biancaniello (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Biancaniello), Sam Watters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Watters))</small> – 4:08
"A Moment Like This (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Moment_Like_This)" (New Mix) <small>(Jφrgen Elofsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6rgen_Elofsson), John Reid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Reid))</small> – 3:48
"Before Your Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_Your_Love)" (New Mix) <small>(Desmond Child (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Child), Cathy Dennis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathy_Dennis))</small> – 3:59
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28You_Make_Me_Feel_Like%29_A_Natural_Woman)" <small>(Carole King Larkey, Gerald Wexler, Gerry Goffin)</small> – 2:36 <small>(Japanese edition)</small>is kinda interesting Desomond Child worked on that ... But Aguilera wrote the best song ... and Since U Been Gone" (Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin) was her other hit ... once again not wrote by her ....

and from looking at her Wiki Carrie Underwood hasn't wrote much of anything either ... and if you don't write you just happen to be a good singer nothing more ... and I can teach a monkey to sing ... everyone can do it , it's a learnable skill ... writing is more a gift ...

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 08:09 PM
Oh boo hoo. If you have a marketable talent, you have every right to use said talent to make money.

But hey, have fun being poor and "artistic" and whatnot.

I mean, we ALL have talents that we use on a daily basis at our jobs. And newsflash, we don't do it for free. So climb down from the soapbox, Sally.Look, I'm not condemning any one for doing it. My contention is that it dilutes the culture. Some people are perfectly fine with that. I'm not. Have fun texting the next winner (nothing like a gaggle of tv viewers to decipher talent, right?), and watching your kids turn into cultural zombies. :thumbsup:

And no, we don't all have talents; talent in the arts is a rare gift and shouldn't be confused with trainable skills. (The notion that we all have talents is the providence of a man with none, or conversely one who suffers from talent-guilt.)

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 08:12 PM
Sure, but this existed long before American Idol. Plus, the kids arent necessarily apart of the machine. Regardless of your distaste for the corporate suits, the kids have talent.But, it is deluding a whole generation of the "talented" to think that this is a viable option. I mean it's one thing to form a band with some friends hoping to get signed so you can sell out. It's completely another thing to stand in line to try out for American Idol. There's a cultural distinction that's certainly worth noting.

TDmvp
07-12-2009, 08:13 PM
Look, I'm not condemning any one for doing it. My contention is that it dilutes the culture. Some people are perfectly fine with that. I'm not. Have fun texting the next winner (nothing like a gaggle of tv viewers to decipher talent, right?), and watching your kids turn into cultural zombies. :thumbsup:

And no, we don't all have talents; talent in the arts is a rare gift and shouldn't be confused with trainable skills. (The notion that we all have talents is the providence of a man with none, or conversely one who suffers from talent-guilt.)

great post ... you as well touched on the trainable skills vs talent thing as i just did ...

And anyone out there who has EVER voted for AI , please kill yourself , you serve no purpose you are dumbing up the planet , so please ...I'm just planting seeds ...
"Bill Hicks bit"

tsiguy96
07-12-2009, 08:18 PM
Look, I'm not condemning any one for doing it. My contention is that it dilutes the culture. Some people are perfectly fine with that. I'm not. Have fun texting the next winner (nothing like a gaggle of tv viewers to decipher talent, right?), and watching your kids turn into cultural zombies. :thumbsup:

And no, we don't all have talents; talent in the arts is a rare gift and shouldn't be confused with trainable skills. (The notion that we all have talents is the providence of a man with none, or conversely one who suffers from talent-guilt.)

done with your soapbox? this is a business, these people want to use their talents to make money. its been like this since the beginning. you think all the stars you listen to do it for free? think again

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 08:20 PM
done with your soapbox? this is a business, these people want to use their talents to make money. its been like this since the beginning. you think all the stars you listen to do it for free? think again.done with your talent? this is business, these people want use their soapbox to make money. it's been like this since the beginning. you think all the soapboxes you listen to do it for free? buy some more

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 08:22 PM
As if American Idol is the only way for talented signers to make money. The business argument is a fallacy.

Join a band, write some songs, play some gigs.

Archer81
07-12-2009, 08:24 PM
As if American Idol is the only way for talented signers to make money. The business argument is a fallacy.

Join a band, write some songs, play some gigs.


You are the debbie downer of this thread.


:Broncos:

tsiguy96
07-12-2009, 08:24 PM
As if American Idol is the only way for talented signers to make money. The business argument is a fallacy.

Join a band, write some songs, play some gigs.

so the end result is ideally the same, but you hate that these people can possibly fast track by going to basically a big talent competition?

you must be an artist who cant get gigs anywhere.

TexanBob
07-12-2009, 08:25 PM
In my opinion, the people who are truly talented are usually drowned out by people with lesser gifts who have connections or know how to market themselves.

You really need to be thick-skinned and be something of an asshole to be a success in the "arts". That's why so many of them are so dysfunctional in other areas of their lives.

Archer81
07-12-2009, 08:26 PM
In my opinion, the people who are truly talented are usually drowned out by people with lesser gifts who have connections or know how to market themselves.

You really need to be thick-skinned and be something of an a-hole to be a success in the "arts". That's why so many of them are so dysfunctional in other areas of their lives.


Yup.

:Broncos:

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 08:30 PM
so the end result is ideally the same, but you hate that these people can possibly fast track by going to basically a big talent competition?

you must be an artist who cant get gigs anywhere.Hardly, one leads to money and art, the other leads to just money.

I know many, many musicians who have lots of talent and just play small paying gigs around town. If you can't see the difference between that and what American Idol drags out; well, it's time for you to burn your good albums, not that you have any.

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 08:34 PM
You are the debbie downer of this thread.


:Broncos:Hey, I think fighting the fight against commodification of music and (talent generally) is completely an optimistic one. Even if it poops on some poor saps dreams. There's way more towny bands out there who'd appreciate m argument then there are American Idol hopefuls (at least I hope).

Boobs McGee
07-12-2009, 08:45 PM
Good points, and I DO write my own music. If this pans out, then perhaps someday I'll get to incorporate my own creative juices...don't think that's a stretch at all.

I think Just because someone doesnt' write their own music, doesn't make them any less talented. You can't teach a monkey to sing. Well, you teach a monkey to sing, but he's gonna sound like ****. I'm a firm believer that EVERYONE in the world has the ability to be a singer, and encourage everyone i know personally to do so... but unfortunately, it's not all rosy colored glasses and butterflies. The real truth is, not everyone can do it WELL.

You have your own opinion, and hopefully someday when I'm performing somewhere (be it on a national stage or some podunk bar in grand lake), you'll enjoy it.

footstepsfrom#27
07-12-2009, 08:47 PM
Well if it doesn't work out you can always try this route. ;D

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tsiguy96
07-12-2009, 08:53 PM
Hey, I think fighting the fight against commodification of music and (talent generally) is completely an optimistic one. Even if it poops on some poor saps dreams. There's way more towny bands out there who'd appreciate m argument then there are American Idol hopefuls (at least I hope).

thats silly, you are saying this as if its no talent hacks that get in the top 12, when that cant be further from the truth.

american idol does nothing for pop culture that hasnt been happening in it forever. everyone wants to get famous because of their music (most do anyway) just like these people, if they manage to beat out the hundreds of thousnads of other entrants they have absolutely earned the right to be famous. money makes the music world go round, musicians want it as much as anyone else and this gives people a chance to win a competition and beat out the best of the best "unknown" artists out there.

they sing cover songs because thats what people want to hear and thats the music that gets picked for them to sing. just because they dont write their own music is no reason to hate them, a ton of bands do not write their own **** or steal other peoples music.

Boobs McGee
07-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Well if it doesn't work out you can always try this route. ;D

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HAHAHA!!!!!


:thumbs:

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 08:55 PM
a ton of bands do not write their own **** or steal other peoples music.And those bands suck ass. The rest of your post is gibberish.

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 08:58 PM
Good points, and I DO write my own music.
Props. But you can understand some of our cynicism in this regard toward the general talent of American Idol.

If it works out for you; my best advice is take the first album deal and do what they want, but demand to do what you want on the second. (Now, there's some optimism for you, bitches.)

tsiguy96
07-12-2009, 08:58 PM
And those bands suck ass. The rest of your post is gibberish.

youre right, american idol, an essentially self contained music contest, destroys pop culture. every pop artist who ISNT from american idol had no effect on the reputation of pop music. you must be in a band who cant get exposure so you get mad when either people have a venue that allows them to get noticed quickly, even though a couple dozen out of hundreds of thousands actually get noticed and only a few actually get record labels. good call, youre right. death to american idol and all its negative consequences.

PaintballCLE
07-12-2009, 08:59 PM
i think you should go with nutshell by alice in chains.........lol

Pseudofool
07-12-2009, 09:04 PM
youre right, american idol, an essentially self contained music contest, destroys pop culture. every pop artist who ISNT from american idol had no effect on the reputation of pop music. you must be in a band who cant get exposure so you get mad when either people have a venue that allows them to get noticed quickly, even though a couple dozen out of hundreds of thousands actually get noticed and only a few actually get record labels. good call, youre right. death to american idol and all its negative consequences.Alright, fanboi. Just because I contend that American Idol dilutes culture does not mean that I'm suggesting it's the chief purveyor in the destruction of artistic music. It plays a role, and it moves our cultural understanding of music in the wrong direction. I have no desire for shallow people to have any exposure what so ever, and I don't trust a panel of hasbeen judges and television audiences to pick the best talent.

I'm so out of line, right?

UberBroncoMan
07-12-2009, 09:06 PM
All I know is that Simon's favorite song in the entire world according to the second link is this song.


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... and I don't know this because I follow the show (I don't). Also be aware that I know almost all the singers that make it have an extensive past singing history. I also find the show a bit fake since there are tons and tons of amazing singers out there who would get a #1 hit this week if only they had the connections. American Idol is just giving a lucky person that connection I suppose.


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Watching the rejections on Youtube is ftw though.

I make music as a hobby btw so if you do this song you MUST be able to hit all the notes without cracking. If you do that and keep the proper tone and you're not an ugly mess, odds are you'll go to the next stage. Choosing to sing one of the judge's favorite songs (in particular the most vocally picky) is like playing hot potato with a bomb. **** it up and you're screwed, nail it and you're golden.

Regardless though... my best advice is to just be prepared to get rejected. Don't get pissed or cry if you blow it etc... and if you make it don't get cocky either and continue to work your ass off.

Good luck.

ColoradoDarin
07-12-2009, 09:10 PM
1. Have fun - you can't just have a good voice, you have to stand out as someone "memorable, but not too weird." Usually means showing some personality before during and after your singing. It doesn't mean showing up as Barrel Man 2.0.

2. Sing well - pick something that you always nail and belt it out. The judges always love a soulful voice.

3. That's it, really not much to it if you have a good enough voice to go with what works on TV.

broncosteven
07-12-2009, 09:16 PM
How come more people don't sing the classic Eric Carmen song "All by myself" for their audition?

UberBroncoMan
07-12-2009, 09:31 PM
How come more people don't sing the classic Eric Carmen song "All by myself" for their audition?

I'm partial to this one myself.

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Hogan11
07-12-2009, 09:36 PM
My God....:nono:

gunns
07-12-2009, 09:36 PM
As far as what I like to sing...my favorite genre to perform is kind of a nat king cole / frank sinatra kinda thing. I've always loved that crooner sound (as do the ladies, it's almost cheating haha), but like I said I can sing it all. Well, not so much the hardcore rock screaming stuff, but ya.

LOVE singin paul simon, beatles stuff, r&b usher kinda stuff, sublime....

But the songs I have that really show off the chops are as follows.

I'll be - by edwin mccain
Smile - the nat king cole version
Stardust - again nat king cole's
In the still of the night - uhhhhh not really sure who originally did it
**** her gently - tenacious D


I love Nat King Cole and Sinatra also but it gets boring on AI. I'd go with In the Still of the Night-the one by the 5 Satins. NOT the Whitesnake version, but there is a Cole Porter In the Still of the Night. I like it but I don't know if it'll be enough. Good luck no matter what.

Taco John
07-12-2009, 09:39 PM
You should go dressed in a bananna outfit, and sing the peanut butter and jelly song. Then act all crazy when they say no.

That's what I watch Idol for.

Meck77
07-13-2009, 02:57 AM
Good luck. Enjoy the experience...

Maximus
07-13-2009, 05:56 AM
Wear a Bronco Uniform so we can identify you and then sing this song

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chrisp
07-13-2009, 06:06 AM
You should go dressed in a bananna outfit, and sing the peanut butter and jelly song. Then act all crazy when they say no.

That's what I watch Idol for.Well there is an argument that says, if you can't make then next round, at least make the highlight reel.....

oubronco
07-13-2009, 07:48 AM
Good points, and I DO write my own music. If this pans out, then perhaps someday I'll get to incorporate my own creative juices...don't think that's a stretch at all.

I think Just because someone doesnt' write their own music, doesn't make them any less talented. You can't teach a monkey to sing. Well, you teach a monkey to sing, but he's gonna sound like ****. I'm a firm believer that EVERYONE in the world has the ability to be a singer, and encourage everyone i know personally to do so... but unfortunately, it's not all rosy colored glasses and butterflies. The real truth is, not everyone can do it WELL.

You have your own opinion, and hopefully someday when I'm performing somewhere (be it on a national stage or some podunk bar in grand lake), you'll enjoy it.

Been there and done that many of times :approve:

oubronco
07-13-2009, 07:50 AM
just rip off some Skidrow and let it rip like Bach does you'll be fine

SoDak Bronco
07-13-2009, 08:20 AM
dress up like a giant penis..that should get you to the judges, and from there do your thing

TailgateNut
07-13-2009, 08:28 AM
Lol ya like I said, never really watched the show, so don't know how much of a crapbomb it is. Just finding different venues to showcase the talent, ya know?

I've always been a singer. Dad's a jazz pianist and taught music for 40 plus years, mom was a singer and taught music (still teaching)....Music always has and always will be a huge part of my life. That's the ultimate plan, makign it my career. I figure the more opportunities I give myself the better off I'll be.

I did gimme the mike 2 here in denver a while back, but didn't really take it seriously and didn't even win my show haha. Some guy singin madonna and jumpin around the stage ended up taking it. That was the last MAJOR musical venture I went after. I've always performed, from swing choir and choir to musicals, to singin the national anthem at games and singin in front of thousands at college.

Now, I'm finally at a point in life where wowing people at karaoke bars isn't really doing it for me lol. I'm making a concentrated effort to make it happen.

AI is something everyone has been telling me to do for years, so I figure what the hell?

I love to perform. LOVE IT. There is no better rush in life than being on stage and making people feel what you're singing about...ya know? I can't even describe how amazing it is.


SO.

Tuesday, I'm goin into this thing with the mindset I'm gonna win (really not tring to come off as arrogant, but i'm a visual goal setter, so...). The problem is, I seriously don't have any idea what they're (the judges) are looking for. Hence the thread :D

As far as what I like to sing...my favorite genre to perform is kind of a nat king cole / frank sinatra kinda thing. I've always loved that crooner sound (as do the ladies, it's almost cheating haha), but like I said I can sing it all. Well, not so much the hardcore rock screaming stuff, but ya.

LOVE singin paul simon, beatles stuff, r&b usher kinda stuff, sublime....

But the songs I have that really show off the chops are as follows.

I'll be - by edwin mccain
Smile - the nat king cole version
Stardust - again nat king cole's
In the still of the night - uhhhhh not really sure who originally did it
**** her gently - tenacious D


That was my main question....go for something poppy and new? Or just stick with what will knock their socks off.

I'll think I'll go with the latter.

Anyway, FLAME ON BRONCO FANS!!!!!!!

I'll keep everybody posted.

I'd go with Nat King Cole!:thumbsup:

Dukes
07-13-2009, 08:35 AM
all can tell you is , wear clean clothes and no not pick your nose ...........

Isn't that advice good for just about ANY situation? ;D

broncosteven
07-13-2009, 11:14 AM
That song from Titanic always makes me think of Gene

Sing that one.

DenverBroncosJM
07-13-2009, 11:48 AM
Besides Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood , not one of them have had any mainstream success after AI ... AND those two don't write much of their own music ... and writing is what this all comes down to ... If you don't do it , to me you are nothing but a karaoke singer...


It's like having a drummer who plays covers great but can't be original to save his life ...

Or a singer who does covers great but can't write ...

If you are one of those just do it for a hobby and leave being called a artist to those who actually are ...


Kelly Clarkson


"The Trouble with Love Is (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trouble_with_Love_Is)" <small>(Kelly Clarkson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Clarkson), Evan Rogers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Rogers), Carl Sturken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sturken))</small> – 3:42
"Miss Independent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Independent_%28Kelly_Clarkson_song%29)" <small>(Christina Aguilera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Aguilera), Clarkson, Rhett Lawrence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhett_Lawrence), Matt Morris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Morris_%28musician%29))</small> – 3:35
"Low (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_%28Kelly_Clarkson_song%29)" <small>(Jimmy Harry)</small> – 3:28
"Some Kind of Miracle" <small>(Diane Warren (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Warren))</small> – 3:39
"What's Up Lonely" <small>(Rogers, Stephanie Saraco, Sturken)</small> – 4:09
"Just Missed the Train" <small>(Danielle Brisebois (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danielle_Brisebois), Scott Cutler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Cutler))</small> – 4:12
"Beautiful Disaster" <small>(Rebekah Jordan, Matthew Wilder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Wilder))</small> – 4:12
"You Thought Wrong" <small>(featuring Tamyra Gray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamyra_Gray)) (Clarkson, Babyface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_%22Babyface%22_Edmonds), Gray, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas)</small> – 3:51
"Thankful" <small>(Clarkson, Edmonds, Mason, Thomas)</small> – 3:02
"Anytime" <small>(Louis Biancaniello (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Biancaniello), Sam Watters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Watters))</small> – 4:08
"A Moment Like This (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Moment_Like_This)" (New Mix) <small>(Jφrgen Elofsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6rgen_Elofsson), John Reid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Reid))</small> – 3:48
"Before Your Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Before_Your_Love)" (New Mix) <small>(Desmond Child (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Child), Cathy Dennis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathy_Dennis))</small> – 3:59
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%28You_Make_Me_Feel_Like%29_A_Natural_Woman)" <small>(Carole King Larkey, Gerald Wexler, Gerry Goffin)</small> – 2:36 <small>(Japanese edition)</small>is kinda interesting Desomond Child worked on that ... But Aguilera wrote the best song ... and Since U Been Gone" (Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin) was her other hit ... once again not wrote by her ....

and from looking at her Wiki Carrie Underwood hasn't wrote much of anything either ... and if you don't write you just happen to be a good singer nothing more ... and I can teach a monkey to sing ... everyone can do it , it's a learnable skill ... writing is more a gift ...


Umm that bald headed dude, I cant remember his name but he seems pretty popular. I would say he might just the biggest one to make it since AI started. Daughtery or whatever.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-13-2009, 11:56 AM
Umm that bald headed dude, I cant remember his name but he seems pretty popular. I would say he might just the biggest one to make it since AI started. Daughtery or whatever.

Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are two of the biggest female stars. Along with Jennifer Hudson, who might be bigger than all when its all said and done.

Daughtry sold a LOT of albums. Clay Aiken was pretty successful, though has fallen off. Kellie Pickler and Josh Gracin do well on the country scene. Bucky Covington too. Jordin Sparks had a huge song with that guy who beat rihanna and another song in the top 20 right now. Fantasia was nominated for a grammy or two. Ruben Studdard sold records for a lil while. Katharine McPhee shows up in things from time to time.

Some of them have more staying power than others, but a lot of them do sell records.

Grover
07-13-2009, 12:49 PM
OK, what you're trying to do is impress the three judges enough that they give you that ticket to Hollywood. That gets your foot in the door, then what you do from there is progress and grow.

What the judges seem to be looking for is 1) good voice and/or 2) Charming personality. Best if you have both.

You may only get a minute to make an impression. So smile, look em in the eyes, and be confident. Then if you can sing, you'll get through.

The judges do like big and bold, but that's especially true after you get to the Hollywood stage and beyond. They'll take a good singing voice and good personality at the initial tryouts, and pass that on to Hollywood as well.

I don't know what you have to do to get to the three judges. I assume there's a staff that pre-picks the contestants and it's not all up to chance, but I'm not certain about that.

The judges seem to like R&B and motown. So if you can do something like that, and have some soul and rhythm to go with it, you have a decent chance.

Do something that shows your range and is an interesting song to sing.

Hotrod
07-13-2009, 02:06 PM
Any chance I could get an autograph......you know just incase :)

~Crash~
07-13-2009, 03:03 PM
and p.s. this isn't just some psychofantic attempt at stardom. I really want to be a singer. I'm NOT just trying to be on t.v. or whatever. I know people that have won the show have gone on to big careers.... could be a good starting point

what ever you do don't do a M Jackson song it never ends up good dog ...Ha!

~Crash~
07-13-2009, 03:05 PM
they don't care about anything but can you move them ! do what you do best . they want someone that sounds great live .

~Crash~
07-13-2009, 03:08 PM
Umm that bald headed dude, I cant remember his name but he seems pretty popular. I would say he might just the biggest one to make it since AI started. Daughtery or whatever.

nope try again ... she is blond and was entrainer of the year .

Boobs McGee
07-14-2009, 03:25 PM
SO, recap of the day.

Got to invesco at about 6...was seated in section 110 row 16 seat 11. AWESOME ****ing seats, too bad it wasn't a game hah. Anywho, basically sat around and sweated my balls off for about 6 and a half hours, then our section came down to audition. We got to walk right around the field, where they had twelve booths setup with two judges at each. Groups of four of us stood there, and they pointed to each person....we got to sing about 15 seconds worth of a song, then the next person went.

I didn't get a golden ticket lol :D

They told me I had an amazing voice, blah blah blah, but I wasn't what they were looking for, for the season.

SO, it was basically a hangout at invesco and talk to hot girls kinda day :thumbs:

In retrospect, I'm not dissapointed or bitter at all. People much worse and much better got the go ahead, so I'm not exactly sure what the criteria was. I met some great people, have some jam sessions lined up, and got to spend the day at the most amazing place in colorado...so it was a pretty good day!

P.s. I sang smile (thanks for all the recommendations btw, I had about 5 other ones ready to rock and roll just in case), most of the people there said it would be unique since alot of the auditioners were going with a lot of mainstream pop stuff.

Thanks again everybody!

Onward and upward, just gotta focus on my OWN music for a while

Boobs McGee
07-14-2009, 03:27 PM
and p.P.s, that ****ing bastard king of the gays Ryan Seacrest came to the field, and seriously held up the whole audition process for about an extra hour and a half, where we had to just sit and boil in our own juices on our seats. If I see him in real life, I'll probly give him a nice swift kick to the junk

tsiguy96
07-14-2009, 03:36 PM
wonder why they didnt let you through, especially if worse singers got through?

Boobs McGee
07-14-2009, 03:40 PM
I dunno man...I was talkin to people who had tried out like six times, they all pretty much said somethin similar. They're lookin for tv personalities, as well as talent. One girl had worn a costume to all but one of her tryouts, and made it to all but one.

So, there's that possibility. That or the fact that there were just a lot of younger, more talented people?

Obviously, I know they need people that suck for the ratings and what not, so they let some people through just to get embarresed later on...which is kinda ****ty, but oh well. After I got through, I just thought to myself, "how can they really know how good ANYBODY is in 15 seconds?" not to mention the fact that the judges were mostly producers.....

Ah well, it was defiinitely an experience, and now I can cross it off the list.

Boobs McGee
07-14-2009, 03:42 PM
and another possibility is the fact that I looked like I just got out of the pool... I seriously sweat when I'm reading a book (I've got hyperhydrosis) so a long sleeve black collared shirt and blue jeans were definitely a bad choice for the weather. I was ****in ROASTIN.

theAPAOps5
07-14-2009, 03:45 PM
wonder why they didnt let you through, especially if worse singers got through?

Because half the audition episodes are crap singers. So they pull from both ends of the spectrum.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-14-2009, 03:54 PM
I dunno man...I was talkin to people who had tried out like six times, they all pretty much said somethin similar. They're lookin for tv personalities, as well as talent. One girl had worn a costume to all but one of her tryouts, and made it to all but one.

So, there's that possibility. That or the fact that there were just a lot of younger, more talented people?

Obviously, I know they need people that suck for the ratings and what not, so they let some people through just to get embarresed later on...which is kinda ****ty, but oh well. After I got through, I just thought to myself, "how can they really know how good ANYBODY is in 15 seconds?" not to mention the fact that the judges were mostly producers.....

Ah well, it was defiinitely an experience, and now I can cross it off the list.


Also remember the fact that there are a gazillion people trying out that they have to whittle down to 24 or 36 whatever they decide this year.

rastaman
07-14-2009, 04:09 PM
Just waited in line this morning, got my pass, Now I'm going back tuesday to hopefully get a shot at an audition. There's no guarantee, as they do some kind of random seat pick thing, but anywho....

Needed some song suggestions. Well, lemme rephrase that. I've never really watched the show, so I don't know what the judges are looking for. Do they really care what kind of song you sing? Or is it more about showcasing your talent?


Anywho, I've got about 5 songs right now that I think are gonna be money, but would love some more suggestions.

I'm a baritone, range goes from about an a (bass clef) to an e maybe an f above middle c before I have to get into the ol' falsetto (sp?). Hope that kinda gives you an idea.

Anywho, I can sing kinda any style, from country to operatic...so no suggestions are ruled out!

P.S.!!!!!!

This morning was awesome, the whole thing is taking place at Church (invesco, come on now people), so I basically spent 4 hours at one of the most magical places on earth today. THEN, on tuesday, I'm sitting section 110, row 16, seat 11! or vice versa on the seat/section. REGARDLESS, I'm basically gonna be loungin at the field all day haha!!!! :thumbs:

So wish me luck, cause I'm goin to hollywood :D

Is it coincidence that tryouts are taking place on hallowed ground?
I
THINK
NOT

:gobroncos:

I have some friendly advice for you. Most importantly make sure your vocal cords are in shape. One exercise you can do for singing is laying down on your back and practice rehearsing your songs from that position. This will force you to sing from your diahram(sp) and cause you to build-strengthen (w/o causing straining) your vocal cords.

Then when you stand up to sing you'll notice a big difference in terms of your focal range and consistency. Tape each of your session and be honestly critical of yourself after listening to each taped session. If its legal to hire a vocal coach go ahead and do so.

Do your homework....flexibility and vocal range is the key. Do your research on as many types of music possible to include pop, rock, R&B, etc, and find what songs that fits your unique interest. Having a Passion for all genere of music will put you at an advantage with your competitors.

You must as consistenly as possible show you are able to sing and perform to your own unique abilities will be key. Just make sure you select the songs that you can perform best with your vocal range.....and not the songs you wish and hope to perform/sing the best. Hopes this helps.

Remember, ITS ALL ABOUT YOU! Go Knock-em Dead....and good luck!

ColoradoDarin
07-14-2009, 04:13 PM
wonder why they didnt let you through, especially if worse singers got through?

They need the really bad people for the 'audition' weeks at the beginning of each season. Bad singers in weird costumes...

ColoradoDarin
07-14-2009, 04:14 PM
and p.P.s, that ****ing bastard king of the gays Ryan Seacrest came to the field, and seriously held up the whole audition process for about an extra hour and a half, where we had to just sit and boil in our own juices on our seats. If I see him in real life, I'll probly give him a nice swift kick to the junk

Watch out for Seacrest's dad, he'll knock you out for kicking his kid in the junk...

Hotrod
07-14-2009, 04:19 PM
If it would make you feel better you can still send me your autograph. I wont keep it but maybe it would make you feel better ;)

Mr. Elway
07-14-2009, 04:34 PM
Remember, ITS ALL ABOUT YOU!

Exactly the problem with this show. Thousands upon thousands of young Americans are now trying to sing/dance/ball/get famous and thinking the world revolves around them, instead of working hard, being productive and realizing there is more to life than easy money.

Just my 2 cents though!

Hotrod
07-14-2009, 04:53 PM
Exactly the problem with this show. Thousands upon thousands of young Americans are now trying to sing/dance/ball/get famous and thinking the world revolves around them, instead of working hard, being productive and realizing there is more to life than easy money.

Just my 2 cents though!

Look John just because you had to work really hard for your SB rings does not give you the right to judge others. ;)

SonOfLe-loLang
07-14-2009, 05:32 PM
Exactly the problem with this show. Thousands upon thousands of young Americans are now trying to sing/dance/ball/get famous and thinking the world revolves around them, instead of working hard, being productive and realizing there is more to life than easy money.

Just my 2 cents though!

This is just the way culture is evolving now. Its a me-first celebrity culture. American Idol is hardly the cause of it, its just a benefactor. Blame the internets.

Boobs McGee
07-14-2009, 06:43 PM
If it would make you feel better you can still send me your autograph. I wont keep it but maybe it would make you feel better ;)

rofl thanks buddy :thumbs: I'll be sure to write it on a picture of myself too

Mr. Elway
07-14-2009, 07:23 PM
Look John just because you had to work really hard for your SB rings does not give you the right to judge others. ;)

Fair enough, and full disclosure: My backup plan for greatest QB of all time was American Idol.

boppool
07-14-2009, 08:20 PM
Try singing "She Bangs".

or any other Ricky Martin songs will do.

Los Broncos
07-14-2009, 09:40 PM
Props to you for trying, I laugh at the ones who think they can sing but just go for the pup and waste others time.

Bronco in TN.
07-15-2009, 09:42 AM
Pick a song you sing very well. Doesn't matter the type but pick something that has a great melody that sticks out on it's own. You will be singing acapella.

There have been many different types of voices that have gone on to do very well. In additions to Clarkson and Underwood, Daughtry has done very well.

IF you get to the next rounds where you actually get judged by Randy, Paula and Simon, a good r&b classic that fits your voice is a good bet. Randy and Paula respond very well to those type of songs. Simon tends to lean toward anything that has commercial appeal but a great vocal will do well no matter the song. Don't get flashy with the dress. Just dress nice and be well groomed and be professional.

Breaker
07-15-2009, 03:04 PM
`Pretty much anything other than that retarded San Diego Super CHargers song

Punisher
07-15-2009, 03:12 PM
LOL sing this!


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TheReverend
07-15-2009, 06:02 PM
Try rocking some Colm Wilkinson so you look really ****ty in comparison and own yourself.