Audition for TV Shows

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To audition for a part in a television show means to open yourself to opportunities and at the same time to motivate yourself to be fully confident. Once you survive the audition, it opens you to a whole lot of possibilities. However, keep in mind that any audition is also a risk because there is always a chance of getting rejected. Therefore, it is important that you set your mind to be confident yet, at the same time, humble enough to accept rejection.

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Audition is more of a glimpse of how you could and would perform. A person is asked to dance, sing, act and demonstrate other talents which could influence the decision of the judge or director. The performance needed for an audition must be suitable to the qualifications being sought for. This article will help you be at your best during an audition and have a better chance of getting selected.

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Important Things to Remember when Auditioning

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    Review and fulfill the requirements.
    If it's a children's show that involves musical performances, a song or a dance piece may be suitable.
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    1. Choose a dance number that showcases where you are good at and, at the same time, demonstrates how flexible you might be in terms of genre.
    2. When opting to sing, keep in mind that song choice is very crucial. Make sure you choose something that is within your range so that you are able to give justice to the piece and, at the same time, highlight your strengths as a singer.
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    Stay confident and believe in yourself and your talents.
    Focus on positive thoughts while auditioning.
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    Practice and internalize.
    You can perform in front of your friends and family first and ask for their feedback. Take advantage of constructive criticism and use that to improve your craft further.
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    Be articulate, especially when talking to the judges.
    Concentrate on their questions and answer honestly.
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    Exert your best effort.
    Think of it like it's your last performance. Internalize that you are good and that you can do very well. However, do not let this thought turn you into a person with a bad attitude. This is something that judges also observe during auditions.
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    Package yourself appropriately.
    Choose the right outfit and makeup. Do not overdo it because that will be more distracting than helpful. Analyze the role or image that you are trying to portray and dress up according to that.
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    Be a good sport.
    Remain open-minded in spite of rejections and learn from it instead. Never take things personally.
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Do's and Don'ts When Auditioning

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    Do exert your best effort.
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    Do maintain a neat and clean appearance.
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    Do enjoy the audition.
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    Do respect the judges when they are giving their feedback and input.
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    Do consider your audience before coming up with a performance.
    If it's for a kids' show, avoid adult contents.
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    Do not do risky acts, especially when you know for sure you are not prepared enough to do it.
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    Do not expect a positive outcome all the time.
    This will help you get over disappointments quite easily, in case the result had been negative.
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How to Audition for Television Shows

Nowadays, there are a lot of individuals who are able to snag a huge amount of attention and become popular just by posting interesting videos of them on YouTube. Not all of them may have the intention of gaining popularity and everything just happened by accident. On the other hand, there are also people who aim and have to really exert a lot of effort in order to gain that much-coveted popularity. Most people do it through auditions.

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Listed below are some tips and tricks on doing auditions for television shows:

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    Create a video of yourself showcasing your talents.
    Most shows require submission of this as a pre-requisite before actual auditions. This serves as an initial step towards introducing yourself to the public.
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    Contact talent managers whom you can trust to take care of your television career.
    They may be able to help a lot in finding potential projects for you and introducing you to the right people.
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    Prepare carefully before coming to any audition.
    Gather as much information as possible about the show and the types of talents they accommodate. Know their audience as well so you know what type of people you will be performing for.
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