January 22, 2010
Glee Audition Part II: Call Back
The Glee audition saga continues. Wait, I have to submit a tape first before I actually get the audition. Can we jump ahead to the Call Back?
If you read my recent story - “Glee Audition,” then read on. If you haven’t yet, then let me catch you up to speed.
I am auditioning for Glee, blah blah blah, I was in many high school musicals. (Note- musicals while in high school, not THE High School Musical, but it seems more impressive without this note, so scratch that.) Even though high school was a while ago, I am still just as talented as I was back then, just slightly older and wiser, maybe even taller. (OK, I exaggerate a little - I am probably the exact same height I was back then.)
So my saga continues. The response has been great and overwhelming after my first Glee posting; with responses from my husband, my son (who is three and a half) and a friend or two. (Hey, Rome was not built in a day - although when I was there it sure looked like it had been. They couldn’t even rebuild the colliseum? If it were Los Angeles that would have been a strip mall and later a Westfield mall. Romans.)
Back to Glee. I received emails, tweets, facebook messages and weird glances on the street after my story, (but don’t think the latter had to do with my story), by people cheering me on and giving me pointers for my audition and how to get in touch with the producers (who by the way, still have not called). So, I thank you BOTH for all your great tweets, and emails etc. (There might’ve been more than two, but I don’t remember exact numbers at this very moment.)
One out of the two that contacted me (they are both sisters, by the way) suggested a link with valuable tips for my audition tape (that I did not know I needed until then). So, thank you! The site is www.gleefan.com. I wanted to make sure my audition video was up to par by Gleek standards, so I checked it out and now I am sharing.
Gleefan.com suggest 10 simple tips for the Glee Audition:
2) Put your best food forward. Get a good amount of sleep the night before and spend a bit of time in front of the mirror.
self-confidence, I would be on Glee by now or actually Hustler magazine, according to her standards.)
3) Pick a song that shows off your vocal range/ability.
4) Don’t Auto-Tune your audition tape.
5) Be age releveant. (Age relevant is spelled wrong on their site, I wanted to leave it for authenticity.)
6) Rehearse your audition.
7) Be confident.
8) Don’t be trashy.
9) Be informed.
10) Read the audition requirements VERY carefully. (Very is capitalized on their site.)
Guess I will have to make the tape now or just wait for a personal call. I will wait…just a little bit more and definitely keep you posted.
I would say wish me luck, but that is not good luck. Break a leg? I don’t like the way that sounds. An old friend from college’s older brother would say - “it is not about luck, it is about skill, so good skill!”