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Audition? Never Again!

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In retrospect, I do not know what possessed me to do this. Maybe it was the memories of my band days. Or the joy of seeing others performing onstage, and I wondered… could I be that person?

So, despite many less-than-encouraging comments from some mates, I signed up. For an audition, I mean. And yes, a singing audition.

For those of you who had the misfortune to sing KTV with me… I can imagine you gasping in shock, or rolling your eyes, or just “tsk!” at this. Now come to think of it, I would have done the same too if I was in your shoes!

So for this audition, I was told to prepare a song to sing, and if the song is a popular one, perhaps the music director can accompany me on the piano.

Now… friends will know me that when I listen to songs, I listen to the tunes, not the lyrics. So imagine the hard time I had trying to find a suitable piece to sing at an audition. No, Frank Sinatra won’t make the cut – that’s for the confine of a KTV room, not in an audition studio full of strangers.

Perhaps boosted by my recent obsession with High School Musical, I choose the song “When There Was Me and You” sung by Vanessa Hudgens (Gabriella in the movie) from High School Musical 1.

It couldn’t be a worst choice of a song.

The tune goes up and down, the rhythm is choppy, and I had hard time enunciating the lyrics. Plus, it was sung by a female.

What the hell was I thinking?

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