I had the honor of being one of the judges for the Great Falls Cascade of Talent auditions. I sat alongside Katie Stuckey, Eric Brown, Steve Keller and Linda Fuller in the narrowing down of over 40 auditioners for 20 spots.
Overall, there was some VERY good talent, and far fewer cringe-inducing auditioners than I expected.
Not to give too much away, but I am pleased that all five of us as judges were able to come to completely unanimous decions about all performers who made the cut… in fact, there are a few acts I would even enjoy being a producer for in my Recording Studio!
Now some blind items to look forward to seeing at the show…
- An acapella vocal duo performing an arrangement of a song that has been so over played this year, I didn’t think there was any way it could be fresh… they pulled off the impossible.
- A dancer that from all appearances, one would never expect to be as confident and talented as it turns out he/she is…
- A singer-songwriter who belongs on a bigger stage…
The show promises to be fun and entertaining. Don’t miss it on February 26th at the Mansfield Center.
Check out their Facebook page here: Cascade of Talent
Singers… pick uptempo songs, they are far more entertaining, and make it easier for you to not sing to the floor! So many singers think a ballad *really* shows off their talent… but so many people are thinking the same thing… it all blends together. I guarantee you’ll stand out at auditions with a fun, uptempo song you are confident with…
If you are thinking “This song is hard, so it will really show off my voice”… chances are, it won’t.
And… give us something to look at as well as listen to… most of us aren’t blind.
Dancers: Smile and loosen up… you’ve rehearsed and you’ve either got the moves or you don’t. It’s time to sell it. Fake it until you make it.