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My audition for "The Voice" in NYC 3/11/12

I went to my audition for "The Voice" this past Sunday at 7am. It was quite an experience. I got up at 5am to head to NYC. I waited in the cold for 2 hours to get inside the Javitz Center. Then I waited over 2 hours to sing. The staff at "The Voice" was very nice overall, friendly and welcoming. I did not advance to the next round- my audition was o.k.- even I would admit it was not my best. The nerves k...icked in when I least expected it and I rushed through my song. But as the very nice judge said "if you don't make it in this time, keep going and try again". And I will. Even if I don't get on "The Voice" I want to prove to myself that I can do what I consider my best no matter what the pressure. What I gained yesterday was increased determination and mental and physical stamina. When I got there and saw 300 people or more on line at 7am I wanted to turn around and go right back home. And as I stood in the cold shivering and jumping around to keep warm, my bed kept beckoning me at my home. I have seen this same scene so many times on time before, but never had the courage myself to be one of those people-until yesterday. And finally, I gained a greater awareness of what areas I need to work on to improve as a singer. I am glad I didn't surrender to fear and pressed on. My journey continues.

Extreme Dream
Extreme Dream  (over 5 years ago)

Sorry to hear you didn't make the cut on the Voice.
Why don't you try getting on Duets. That might work for you.

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