Please bring your music on a CD or a smartphone/tablet or any other device that can be plugged in via an auxiliary cord. Please make sure the music is NOT streaming from the internet on your device- must be downloaded.
There are NO microphones in the audition rooms- the producers are only a few feet away from you. Even the Rolling Stones start a concert with a well-known hit and not their new material. Please have a cover song prepared as well if you choose to sing an original. We ask that you bring a backing track, but may not be able to use it, depending on crowds. You should be prepared to sing a capella as well.
Please make sure you make your performance your own. Otherwise try to pick something popular, but maybe a little more unique while still fitting your style. We want you to stand out. Maybe it's your unique take on a well-known song. For example, a male auditioning by singing a song typically done by a female singer. It is always a good idea to have more than one song prepared, especially a few different genres or styles. Each audition is only 90 seconds, but the Producer can stop you at anytime. But if a Producer asks to hear another song, it is good to be prepared.
1) Be original.
2) Don't be boring.
3) Stand out from the crowd.
4) Be fearless.
Here is some more advice: Dress to impress. Come with the outfit you want to wear on TV. It doesn't hurt to wear something you're comfortable in but will also let you stand out in the crowd. PLEASE REFER TO OUR EXTENSIVE FAQ FOR MORE TIPS AND INFORMATION.