Third in this week’s “fact or fiction” series… I am posting one answer/story for five days (Sun – Thurs) and will post the final two answers/stories on Friday. One whole week of blogging from me – don’t you feel special? You can find the original post here, I’ve also included links to Part I and Part II…
3. I tried out for American Idol, and made it through the first couple rounds, but wasn’t good (or bad) enough to audition for Randy, Paula, and Simon.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a really good story to go with this one. I posted it because most folks know I sing pretty well, and was even blessed with the opportunity to participate in a couple of international chorus tours while in college. I figured that I might be able to trick a few folks into picking this fiction as truth based on their knowledge of my singing abilities… Of course, that’s what I was trying to do with all seven of my scenarios, and I did so quite well, if I do say so myself, since no one correctly classified all seven items.
Of course, y’all know that I wouldn’t post something that I didn’t have at least a a little something to share about, so here is my AI non-audition anecdote…
My youngest sister is 15, and back when Idol first came out, she was a HUGE fan. She wanted to audition for the show, but she was obviously too young. Approximately four or five years ago, just after the maximum age limit for Idol hopefuls was raised from 23 (or whatever it was) to 29, my sis and I had a conversation similar to the following… NOTE: Sis would have been 10-11 at the time
Sis: They raised the audition age limit, I think you should audition for American Idol.
Me: It’s really not my thing, plus I don’t think I’m good enough to audition
Sis: Sure you are… You’re better than pretty much everyone on there.
Me: no comment, just a very skeptical expression
Sis: If you audition, you’d definitely make to Hollywood, and you’d probably make the top ten, but you wouldn’t win…
Siblings… Gotta love ’em… 😛