In my secret dreams (that are not so secret anymore), I’ve always wanted to audition for American Idol. Not because I’m a fantastic singer — my karaoke version of Kelly Clarkson’s “Walk Away” makes Paige Miles look like, well, Kelly Clarkson — but because I feel it’s something I should cross off my bucket list, especially since the show has dominated my pop culture existence for, oh, nine years.
Of course, I never had the guts to actually attend an audition, since I knew I would never get sent through to Hollywood. Knowing this, I once actually attempted to coerce a friend who is an amazing singer to audition for the show, just so I could accompany her and play the part of the supportive pal who convinces her nervous friend to audition by auditioning poorly right beforehand. (What? I did actually want her to be successful!)
But now, as announced on the finale last night, I can avoid the downside of waiting on long lines and audition on MySpace! Yep, for the 10th season of American Idol, hopefuls can audition on the show’s MySpace page, as well as in front of the judges. Now, this doesn’t mean I’ll actually fulfill my dream, since I’m, like, 105 and don’t know how to use a webcam. (Okay, I’m actually just 25 and technology stupid.) But it will be interesting to see what type of contestants come out of this audition method — even if we don’t get to see their delusion in front of the judges.
Is this new rule encouraging you to audition? And what song would you audition with? (I’d have to go with my karaoke hit, Merril Bainbridge’s “Mouth.” Why can’t I download this piece of 1990s nostalgia on iTunes, people?)
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