[OP-ED] A Guide For Your Next Audition

Sandy In, Jan. 3, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an idol, but never knew where to start or what to expect? Every year, companies from South Korea hold auditions in hopes to find the next big thing.This guide can help you prepare for your next audition!

1. Have Confidence

A majority of these auditions are usually held in Los Angeles or New York. Many participants make the trip from different states, making the competition fairly tough. But don't worry! The key to every audition is to have confidence. Don't be intimidated by others and have confidence in yourself.

2. Practice, Practice, Practice

You will never know what to expect when you step foot into the auditions. Some companies require you to sing a minute and some require you to only sing the chorus. Make sure to prepare 2-3 songs to perform, just to be safe! If the judges are considering you, they may ask you to sing another song.

3. Take Care of Your Health

Whether you are auditioning to be a singer, dancer, model, or even an actor/actress, it is highly important for you to take care of your health. Avoid eating foods that may make you sick and keep warm on cold days. If you're out and about, it's important to keep your hands, feet, and head warm, to avoid getting sick. For singers, drinking tea with lemon and honey will help soothe your throat after a long day of practicing. Make sure to always stay hydrated and don't skip meals!

4. Should I wear Makeup?

This is totally up to you. Companies usually prefer to see your natural beauty, however, if you decide to wear some makeup, do a light natural look. You can browse through YouTube for makeup tutorials to help you decide which look you'd like to do for your big day!

5. Have fun and enjoy your day!

Auditions may be nerve wrecking, trust me, I know from experience. Making friends during the day of the auditions can help ease your nervousness. Another thing to remember is whatever the outcome may be of your audition, it's going to be okay. There will be many other opportunities for you! Be proud that you pushed yourself and took the first step to working toward your dream!

"Start where you are, Use what you have, Do what you can" - Arthur Ashe

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