Quantcast

Tips for American Idol auditions - KOAM TV 7

Joplin's Landreth Park: Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tips for American Idol auditions

Updated:

Only a day away from American Idol auditions in Joplin and singers are already preparing for auditions.  Many Four State residents think they have what it takes to be the next American Idol and we spoke with a local musician and vocal coach for tips to have a good audition.

Twenty year old, Miami, Oklahoma country-pop musician James Redden says that persistence and passion are key for auditioning for shows like American Idol.

"The hard part is that you wait and wait to find out if you've made it and if you haven't, you just have to hold your breath and try out for the next one," says Redden.

On his first American Idol audition the answer was no.

"It was devastating, to say the least," says Redden.

Redden has also been in front of judges for X-Factor and The Voice.  His advice for Idol hopefuls is not to push their voices.

"I make sure I sing every day, no matter what, even if it's just a small audition, big audition - biggest day of my life thing I would still sing, but I wouldn't over do it to where you're hoarse the next day to where you can't sing at all," Redden says.

Larry Stotsbery coaches singers at Missouri Southern State University and knows the importance of not over doing it.

"Overdoing your singing and singing too much can cause a real raspy hoarse quality to your voice, it can also lead eventually to some sort of vocal problems," Stotsbery says.

Redden's other tips:

  • Be yourself
  • Be positive
  • Dress appropriately
  • Be particular when choosing a song

Stotsbery also says drink lots of water.

"It is very important that they keep lots of water," says Stotsbery.  "Keep water and moisture running down their throat at all times."

"Right now they just want to hear your money notes," says Redden.  "They want to hear you belt your face off."

Try outs begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Landreth Park and will end at 4 p.m.

To audition you must be between the ages of 15 and 28.  If you're under 18 you need a parent or guardian with you.

The Joplin Convention and Visitor's Bureau is preparing for tomorrow's audition and say there will be time for everyone to audition.

"They will not allow you to line up until eight o'clock in the morning," says Patrick Tuttle of the Joplin Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  "They're going to get everybody in.  It's not to be a rush to be the first one and get in here and be selected.  They're here from nine o'clock in the morning to four in the afternoon, so there's plenty of time to get everybody in."

  • Lindsey HenryMore>>

  • Former Crawford County 911 director sentenced to probation

    Former Crawford County 911 director sentenced to probation

    The former Crawford County 911 director and a Pittsburg business owner have each been sentenced to two years of probation for alleged mail and wire fraud. John Gagliardo and George Washington, of Washington Electronics, had been indicted in a bid scheme for municipal contracts.More >>
    The former Crawford County 911 director and a Pittsburg business owner have each been sentenced to two years of probation for alleged mail and wire fraud. John Gagliardo and George Washington, of Washington Electronics, had been indicted in a bid scheme for municipal contracts.More >>
  • Meet the family behind Joplin's bird tree

    Meet the family behind Joplin's bird tree

    June 28, 2013 03:01 PM 2013-08-14 14:30:36 GMT
    The family that feeds the famous bird tree off 20th Street in Joplin has come out of the woodwork. In late August of last year Eldon and Rudy Howery decided to make a home for all the birds that lostMore >>
    A little more than a year after the May 22, 2011 tornado one of the few trees remaining in the area of 20th Street suddenly became decorated with paint and bird feeders. The experiment started slow.

    "When we first started this project we thought 'well - useless, nothing coming,'" Eldon Howery says.  "But in about two or three weeks here they come and they've been here ever since."
    More >>
  • Scout pole hauled from Parsons to National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

    Scout pole hauled from Parsons to National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 4:05 PM EDT2013-07-09 20:05:49 GMT
    With the National Boy Scout Jamboree starting in a few days two Parsons, Kansas men are heading to West Virginia, but they aren't just hauling their bags.  They're also taking a 1,600 pound log that'sMore >>
    Two Parsons, Kansas men will be hauling a 1,600 pound log over the next few days to the National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. The transformation of the scout pole began in Parsons and will be finished at the Jamboree.More >>
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal

    Trinity Circle Horses Healing Hearts Program Helps Trauma Sufferers Heal

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:02:45 GMT
    Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.More >>
    Coping with emotional trauma is a challenge for many, but an organization Newton County Missouri is hoping to raise money to continue to help heal those suffering with help from the wild.
    More >>
  • CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients

    CHC/SEK and SEK-CAP Partnership to Offer Transportation for Patients

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:54:20 GMT
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.
    More >>
    The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) today announced a partnership with the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) to offer rides for patients.

    More >>
  • Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site

    Young Professionals Network Members Get Recycling Going at the Joplin High Construction Site

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:14:24 GMT
    The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp...More >>
    The Young Professional Network, a subgroup of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking its mission of encouraging recycling to the Joplin High School construction site. The group arranged for four recycling bins to be placed on site so that furniture companies and other contractors can use them to dispose of cardboard. A large number of construction materials came to the site in boxes as is truckloads of new furnishings. YPN members say some bins get filled in a day and all four are emp...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.