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||[Mar. 15th, 2010|02:54 pm]
The Question Club
Hey TQC. I'm applying for a position to be singing wait staff on a river cruise. The audition requires that I have two songs prepared. Here's what the recruiter said:|
You should prepare one ballad and one upbeat song and bring the backtracks for them. A CD player will be available. I would choose popular/classic mainstream songs, but songs that are customer appropriate.
My voice part is a first alto. What two songs should I sing? (If you need more specifics, I have poor vibrato, so songs/solos that require strong vibrato are out. I can sing fairly high pieces, but not with a lot of volume. For the ballad, I'm considering For Good from Wicked, though it's a bit tricky to navigate solo.)
Where's a good place to find karaoke versions of, well, popular/classic mainstream songs?
Also, auditions tend to make me extremely nervous. I know I would sing fine in front of the actual customers, because I really enjoy that sort of thing, but auditions give me terrible stage fright for whatever reason. I tend to physically shake, and my voice gets totally thrown. (High, squeaky, breathy, shaky, etc.) Any advice for staying calm and in control of myself so I don't end up sounding like a cat mauling a set of bagpipes? Or just tips for keeping my voice in control, if not the tremors?
Have you ever applied for any sort of job/position that you know you would really love, but you're not sure you're good enough/qualify for it?