Audition for TV Shows
Edited by Emmanuel M. Lardizabal, Eng, Jan Margery Castillo, estrella sacragon and 1 other
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.
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.
Important Things to Remember when Auditioning
- 1Review and fulfill the requirements. If it's a children's show that involves musical performances, a song or a dance piece may be suitable.Advertisement
- 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.
- 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.
- 3Practice 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.
- 4Be articulate, especially when talking to the judges. Concentrate on their questions and answer honestly.
- 5Exert 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.
- 7Be a good sport. Remain open-minded in spite of rejections and learn from it instead. Never take things personally.
Do's and Don'ts When Auditioning
- 1Do exert your best effort.Advertisement
- 2Do maintain a neat and clean appearance.
- 3Do enjoy the audition.
- 4Do respect the judges when they are giving their feedback and input.
- 5Do consider your audience before coming up with a performance. If it's for a kids' show, avoid adult contents.
- 6Do not do risky acts, especially when you know for sure you are not prepared enough to do it.
- 7Do not expect a positive outcome all the time. This will help you get over disappointments quite easily, in case the result had been negative.
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.
Listed below are some tips and tricks on doing auditions for television shows:
- 1Create 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.