Abba is one of the most famous pop groups in history. Their songs are empowering anthems that celebrate life and love while encouraging people to follow their dreams. I Have a Dream is one of their most popular songs, making it number two on the UK Singles Chart. This enormous hit offers a great challenge for altos who want to sing a modern pop song with an impressive range.
In addition to being a standout anthem for alto audition songs, it is one of the best pop songs ever performed by women.Alto singers can develop their high range and belt out some great notes with this song.
\"Flashdance... What a Feeling\" is a song from the 1983 film Flashdance with music by Giorgio Moroder and lyrics by Keith Forsey and the song's performer, Irene Cara. Moroder had been asked to score the film, and Cara and Forsey wrote most of the lyrics after they were shown the last scene from it in which the main character dances at an audition for a group of judges. They felt that the dancer's ambition to succeed could act as a metaphor for achieving any dream a person has and wrote lyrics that described what it feels like when music inspires someone to dance. The song wound up being used for the scene they watched as well as during the opening credits as the main character is shown working as a welder.
After winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1979 for Midnight Express, Giorgio Moroder worked with Flashdance producer Jerry Bruckheimer on the 1980 film American Gigolo, and Bruckheimer contacted Moroder in 1982 to see if he would be interested in composing the music for the new film, which told the story of Alex Owens, a young woman who dreams of becoming a ballerina and must overcome her fear of auditioning before a panel of judges. Despite his lack of interest due to other commitments, Moroder came up with some music that was \"a very rough sketch\". He thought it might fit the project well and sent it in before filming began. The demo was the music for what became \"Flashdance... What a Feeling\", but Moroder did not agree to composing the score until after seeing a video of a rough cut of the film, which completed shooting on December 30, 1982. He then delegated the writing of the lyrics to his session drummer, Keith Forsey, who started on the task by himself but later received help from Irene Cara. She described Forsey as \"very personable, just a sweetheart. He was very funny. We definitely clicked.\"
Moroder had produced Summer's hit \"Heaven Knows\", which featured Brooklyn Dreams vocalist Joe \"Bean\" Esposito, and had Esposito record a vocal demo of \"Flashdance... What a Feeling\". Moroder would have had Esposito do the final recording, but Paramount wanted somebody who was well known. The film's producers also felt the singer of the song should be female. Cara stipulated in her agreement to write the lyrics that she would be the one to sing the song, and Moroder thought \"she did absolutely fantastic work.\" She wanted to do more than one take, and he felt her third crack at it was her best.
Since Flashdance was to be released on April 15, 1983, Cara's recording was made available as a \"scout\" single in March as a way of getting the attention of the target audience for the film, but Paramount Pictures had doubts that the movie would do well at the box office. Bruckheimer explained that Casablanca's parent company, Polygram, \"only shipped 60,000 [copies of the soundtrack album], so they really had no faith in the record.\" The May 7 issue of Cashbox magazine, however, reported on the surprise success of the film, noting that by Tuesday, April 19, retailers were reporting that all Flashdance merchandise was gone. Paramount planned to have the film's director, Adrian Lyne, take parts of scenes from it to create music videos for songs from the soundtrack, including Cara's contribution, which would also be used in all subsequent radio and television ads for the film as a way for potential ticket buyers to \"identify the motion picture\".
If you are a developing contemporary singer, then you need at least a couple of modern ballads in your repertoire, or in your audition book. Some of your choices of ballads should be drawn from popular and rock genres, and others from musical theatre repertoire.
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Overused selections (This is not always as important for college auditions, but it can serve as a warning and you may want to bring other songs. If the song is perfect for you, its probably ok for a college audition if its on the list below, for the list above, its probably not a good idea regardless of how well you sing it.)
Hi, I have an audition for a High School regional project of Cinderella (R&H) and I am hoping for a stepsister part. I will be entering my freshman year of high school next year, look much older than I am (Have been mistaken for four years older than I am since the age of 11) and am a mezzo that has a large range (can sing way down to tenor and can sing many soprano songs).
I am working on putting together a cabaret/dinner theatre show using overdone audition songs. The premise is simple, the songs should be relatively well known and canned versions of them should be readily available. I am writing it for a quartet, two woman and two men. One older couple and one younger, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone. Need to include duets, trios and a couple quartets as well as solos. Of course, with the popularity of Les Mis right now, will have a couple sets from that show. Any ideas out there
Ok, the choosing of audition songs can prove to be a daunting task. It seems like there are so many songs on the DO NOT list that its hard to come up with songs to even use. I have 2 upcoming auditions, one for Les Mis and one for Into the Woods. For my Les Mis audition I had chosen to do You Must Love Me from Evita bc of the emotion that can be portrayed. But you mentioned selections from Evita being a bad choice. For my Into the Woods auditon I had chosen My White Knight which you also placed on the DO NOT list. So, do you have any suggestions on better selections for an audition for both of these shows
Switching gender on a pop/rock song is usually ok, but with musical theatre you are better sticking to the gender in the show. When you sing a song for an audition, you are basically saying this is an excerpt of a role that I could sing.
I am graduating from college with a BA in Theatre this spring and I have an audition for a professional musical theater company coming up. Would you say that this list applies to professional musical theatre auditions as well Or are there more shows and songs that should be steered away from
Madame Butterfly is not a musical, so that would not work for musical theater audition. I list Aida, but that is the musical by Elton John. Try finding something from the singers musical theater anthology that fits your vocal range. There should be several things out there for you.
I know this is all about college but can you offer any advise to Children. I have a 9 year old daughter auditioning for local and Broadway coming up in a few weeks. She is a soprano and can belt. Would you suggest still staying away form the songs on your list or do you think there is more leniency when it comes to children. Any advise on song choice and any Do nots would be a great help.Thank you!
hi i have a question about ethnicity during a college audition. is it a no-no to sing a song that is sung by a person of some kind of hispanic descent if you are not hispanic even if the song cut does not mention being hispanic in it i thought in the heights would be an interesting choice to pick for a college audition, so i was curious as to what you would think.
I am auditioning for college BFA programs and struggling to find the right comedic monologue. I have a natural comic flare and am good at dialects. I do know that using accented monologues are not recommended. I would like to find a goofy, nerdy monologue from a published play. Do you have any suggestions Thank you.
We are seeking talented, experienced singers who know how to read music and who are willing to commit to numerous rehearsals. If you fit this description, we encourage you to audition to be part of this project! Be sure to read all of the information on this page, as it will help you better prepare for your audition adn know what to expect if you are accepted.
Over the years, Praise & Harmony has grown and changed. In the beginning, it was primarily an audio ministry meant to help preserve four-part a cappella harmony in churches and provide training materials that utilize easy methods so that everyone, even beginners, can learn to sing. The goal remains the same, but video has become an important element of this ministry. Because of this, we are now only accepting video auditions rather than audio-only auditions. This helps us to evaluate visual expressiveness in addition to pitch, blend, and musical accuracy. 59ce067264