Would you audition for X-factor?

@Porcospino (16425)
Denmark
January 5, 2012 5:32am CST
Some days ago X-factor 2012 started in Denmark. I watched the auditions. There were a few good singers, but the rest of the people who participated were very bad singers. Most of them think that they are better than they really are and get very sad or angry when the judges don't share the postive opinion that they have about themselves. I enjoy watching the singers, but I would never participate in the show. Did you ever audition for X-factor or one of the other music shows? Have you thought about it or do you know that you are never going to do it?
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@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
5 Jan 12
I know I would. I played in a band years ago. And if I was younger, and if I was in Europe or the USA I would audition in any of these music shows, but not in my country.
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• United States
5 Jan 12
Why not your country? What would be so different?
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
5 Jan 12
I am also curious to know what the difference is between X-factor in your country and X-factor in Europe or the USA? Or did you mean that X-factor doesn't exsit in your country? I also played in a band when I was younger. I played the keyboard. I enjoyed that time, and we played our favourite songs as well as some songs that we had written. What instrument do you play?
@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
5 Jan 12
The difference is specifically, is how the main organizers of a music show has control over how it is done in other countries. As I have observed, there have been a lot of other reality shows from the west that have reached here. Which is fine, but I found that the judges aren't up to it, they have shallow judgement and perhaps even too lame. Part of it is the culture and their experience if even that exists. I find that for the hell of it they put unworthy judges in the panels here. Specifically those without even any talent or music experience. One example Philippine Idol. I so hate the judges and I have seen lots of episodes which I could puke. Now, had the original organizers have been strict about getting judges, it would be fine. But in our case with these jokers here, they would make the prestigious western organizers lose face. Practically murdering the name of the show.
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• United States
5 Jan 12
I have a firm grasp of reality so I know I'd never personally audition for the X Factor. It would be interesting to go there to see all the other auditions live, so if they were in my hometown I think I would go just to see.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
5 Jan 12
I have thought about the same thing. The auditions in my country don't take place close to the area where I live, but I think that it could be interesting to see the auditions live. If I lived in Copenhagen, I would have gone there. On tv we only see a small part of the auditions, and I think that it could be interesting to see the rest of them. I know that would never participate myself, but I like to watch the others.
• United States
5 Jan 12
Yes I imagine you would meet a lot of interesting people at these auditions. I wonder if they are open to the public or if you have to participate as an act. So X Factor in Denmark, will they be performing songs in English?
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
5 Jan 12
In my country the auditions are open to the public now. In the past it happened behind closed doors, but the last couple of years it has been possible to listen to the auditions even when you don't intend to participate actively. In the Danish version of X-factor some singers perform in English and some singers perform in Danish, we are able to choose the language that we prefer, but English songs seem to be more popular than Danish songs.
@koperty3 (1877)
5 Jan 12
Hey. I'm honest about myself and I know for sure that I can't sing. Many time I've seen people whose deluded themselves about talent. They weren't talented at all. In my opinion some of them are mad and need help.
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• United States
5 Jan 12
I wonder if some of those people are just actors hoping to get discovered, by making themselves look silly on television. I find it very hard to believe that the producers of the show would let these people get on unless it was just for publicity.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
5 Jan 12
Yes, a lot of people think that they are talented, but they actually can't sing. Some of the people that I watched yesterday were so bad that it makes you wonder why they decided to audition, but I guess they just aren't aware that they can't sing. Some of them were crying when they ran out of the stage because they were so shocked by the things that the judges told them. I can sing, but I am not a great singer, and I wouldn't audition for one of those shows.
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@koperty3 (1877)
5 Jan 12
I think people want to be famous no matter what. They are ready to do everything even make fools of themselves to get 5 minutes of fame.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
I've seen an X-factor audition in one of the malls here in my country as well (Philippines) last December. I was amazed by one guy who has a very good voice. Some just join for nothing and it was a bit disappointing. I never audition for any singing contest as I know my voice is not good So there is no way I am gonna make it. I'll just feel sorry for myself
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• United States
5 Jan 12
That is pretty cool, I did not know they do auditions in the mall.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Yup here they go to different towns and cities; and they do it normally in the Malls first... and when they got some talented people. They will asked them to come to studio where they will again select which ones to continue or not.
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@wolveren (1568)
• Cebu, Philippines
5 Jan 12
Way to go enelym001. It's cool to know you auditioned. I think it's pretty normal for just about anyone signing up for auditions, including those who can't even sing. Maybe perhaps to get a glimpse of their favorite celebrities? and of course just for the fun of the gathering. In a nutshell it's really fun meeting people. :)
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@thesids (22363)
• Bhubaneswar, India
5 Jan 12
Hi Porcospino today, I sing only in the shower During college days, it could have been a possibility that I would have tried but not today. Today I am more realistic and know, I dont stand anywhere when it comes to singing. Humming is one thing and professional singing is another. Not my cup of coffee
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
sids Not my cup of coffee too. I almost believe my friends before that I have the talent. And they were telling me to join contest because they feel I was good at singing... in fact the echo from the microfone makes my voice sounds good. Without the microphone and the echo my voice suck!
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
5 Jan 12
I am not good enough either. I like singing, but I am not sure that people like listening to me Some of the contestants on the show are very bad singers, but there is one difference between them and us - they sing anyway
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
they can sing high notes at least... I can sing high notes too as long as I'm singing inside the bathroom, the echo's giving me a fine voice
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@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 12
Born to be famous? A star? - No; it was not to be. Photo of CRH by Jane Whitton, 1993.
I auditioned for the X Factor when it first started a few years ago. It involved my travelling to Wembley in West London, not too far from my own area. I waited around for a while, but not too long. I wasn't in the best of shape that morning, and I'd chosen the wrong song to perform in my view. Consequently, I didn't get very far, and never got to see the famous judges. That said, I'd consider re-auditioning for an X-Factor style show. Because they can really do wonders for a person's life and career, as in the case of Susan Boyle. Until recently, I'd not have considered trying again, but I'm getting older, and my health is not what it was, so I may take a different view. To hear what kind of voice I have: http://myspace.com/swingtette Or:http://www.youtube.com/carlhalling
@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
6 Jan 12
You are a good singer It is interesting to hear from someone who actually auditioned for X-factor. I am not a very good singer, and I never really considered auditioning, but I have might considered it if had a better voice. I think it is true that X-factor can be a big help in your career, and some of the people who have won the Danish version of X-factor got a chance that they would wouldn't have gotten without X-factor. The person who won two years ago was very talented and the album that he made after X-factor became extremely popular. I think that X-factor really helped him and I am very happy for him.
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 12
Thank you, Poscospino, reservations aside, I have to hand it to X-Factor and kindred shows like Britain's Got Talent, which discovered Susan Boyle, it provides an opportunity for superstardom for those who would otherwise not have have one; or at least not such a major one.
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@garson (886)
• United States
13 Feb 12
Well, I don't have much experience in singing. So, I won't go for an audition. X-Factor in the US just started last year and it will come back later this year. In my opinion, you need to have some training and experience in singing. That experience could come from singing in schools and churches. In other words, if you have an experience in performing for an audience, you can always try out.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
14 Feb 12
I also think that it is best to have some singing experience before you try out. In my country X-factor started 5 years ago, and I have watched many of the auditions. Some of the contestants have singing experience, but a lot of them don't. Many of the people who audition think that they are really great singers, but the truth is that they can't sing at all. Sometimes I really wonder why they chose to audition. Personally I wouldn't audition for a show like X-factor, because I am not a great singer.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
12 Jan 12
oh we have x factor here in the Philippines too. i wish i can but even if i can, i won't audition hehe =)
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
15 Jan 12
I am not going to audition either. I like watching the people who audition and I like listening to them when they are singing, but I don't plan on becoming a part of the show myself.
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
I do not have the guts or i mean the factors to join in this contest, i don not have self confidence either. But if all of you will agreed to join,then maybe I will might change my mind and go with you! ;)
@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
15 Jan 12
I don't think that I have the guts to join the contest either. I am afraid that I would make a fool out of myself if I joined Two days ago I watched the last auditions in the Danish version of the show. There were a few good singers, but also a lot of people who weren't able to sing at all. The judges were quite harsh when they met some of the bad singers, and I don't feel like getting the same kind of treatment...
@mavil85 (350)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
X-factor will also be airing here in the Philippines soon. some people lack self confidence count me in! even if i know how to sing which i really do know, i will not audition, I guess I'm afraid of public humiliation plus i have stage fright! like american idol most people who think they are good in singing even if they are not have tons of self confidence most of the time hopefully they have much talent too! I think I am never going to do it! my family would disown me if i humiliated myself on tv.. but hey if i had the X FACTOR probably I would!
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
8 Jan 12
I understand what you mean when you say that you are afraid of public humiliation. I am not a great singer and that is the main reason why I wouldn't audition, but even if I was a very good singer I would think carefully about it before I decided to join. I don't want the everyone to watch me or laugh at me if my audition doesn't turn the way that I expect...
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
5 Jan 12
No way! I know I'm not a great singer. Why these thousands of other people don't know it, I have no idea. I actually feel embarassed for some of the people on there. Some seem to have no sense of reality, I don't know what they hear. Others just want their "15 minutes", and will do anything to be on TV, even if they're horrible.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
6 Jan 12
Yes, some people will do anything to be on TV even if they have to make a fool of themselves, because they are horrible singers. I don't understand why they are willing to do that, I would never do it. Some of them get really shocked when they judges tell them that they aren't great singers. I found it hard to understand why it is such a big shock for them, but some of them truely believe that they are going to win
• Ireland
5 Jan 12
Hi Porcospino, I've often thought about this. I love singing....in fact I love music full stop but although I've been told by many that I've a good voice, I don't think it's good enough to 'cut it' in the music industry. And besides, getting eaten live on TV by Mr. Cowell doesn't really appeal to me! Never have and probably never will audition, though in the 6 or 7 years the UK version has been running, I think they only brought the auditions to Dublin once, in 2010. IrishGal :)
@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
6 Jan 12
Auditioning in front of Simon Cowell doesn't sound tempting One of the Danish judges is a bit like him, but I think that Simon Cowell is worse. I have never really considered auditioning, and I don't think that my voice is good enough to be a professional singer.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
5 Jan 12
There's no way I would ever take part in the audition for the X-factor. In most of countries where it's being broadcasted, the main purpose of that program is to make fun of the contestants, and not to make them famous -unless you're a big freak, that will make you the sensation of the moment, but only for a few months-. If someone wants to become famous, I prefer if that person uses his or her talents, instead of going to a tv contest in which he or she will be made fun of.
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@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
6 Jan 12
Two years ago the Danish version of X-factor was criticized for that fact that they made fun of people. There is especially one audition that I remember. It was a woman who was mentally ill and she was humiliated on tv. I felt so bad for her when I watched it, and I think it was wrong to use her as entertainment. Today people who are mentally ill or mentally disabled are not shown on tv when they audition, but they still make fun of other people sometimes, I have to agree with that. That is something that you have to be prepared for if you are not a great singer and decide to audition anyway.