Did my audition go better this time than in the past? I remember singing a wrong word last time. Would the judges notice that I sang a wrong word? Probably. I think it was a rhyming word at the end of a phrase. It might of still rhymed but it didn't make sense. How does that happen? I had never sang it with my new word. Hey, I don't even remember what the word is.
This time went smoother. I remembered the lyrics. I prefer to sit down when I play guitar. The reason for this is because I very seldom practice at home standing up. Playing guitar is a relaxing activity. No physical activity required. I do have another reason I prefer to sit. If I stand, I have a left knee that likes to shake. I am thinking, "Stop it. Can't you see I have enough going on here, Mr. Knee? I am trying to play the guitar, get the lyrics correct, and sing in Key. Plus, I got a shaky left knee that is distracting me. Maybe, it makes it easier. You can't worry about more than one thing. Okay, knee, go ahead and shake. I'll be like Elvis but different.
Do I think I will get past the audition process? No clue. I listened to fifty songwriters. Everybody played their one verse and one chorus. I thought everybody was good. I didn't think anybody was great. I didn't hear a song and say, "Wow! That song is going to be a hit." I would hate to be a judge. I don't know what they are judging on. This is not information that is shared with the auditioners.
It would be great to know. Maybe they have a scoring system that all of the judges use. It could be designed like the Olympics where three or four judges grade you on a scale of 1-10. The scores are total up and the top scores win. Do they give more points if you are a better singer? Better musician? Are they looking for a commercial hit? (A song that could be on a country radio station.) Which one of these two gets more points- 1) the lyrics or 2) the groove of the song? Out of fifty performers how many are they going to select? One? Ten? Forty-nine? Who are the winners? If I knew who the winners were I could try to write a similar type song. It makes it hard to know how to tailor your performance to win.
At the end of the audition they let us know when we would find out if we had won. I have been through this part before. The answer is four weeks. Four weeks is a long time to wait. I have found out the waiting doesn't kill me, it just feels like it. We spend our lives waiting. The grocery store line. It takes nine months to have a baby. That is a long wait. I feel sorry for sick people who are waiting results of medical tests? They don't feel good. The news could be terrible. After they get the news the doctor will need to schedule more testing to confirm or challenge the results. If more tests are done, then the process starts all over with more waiting.
I should know the results before Thanksgiving. I added some extra days to it to make it feel like it is going to get here sooner than later. I think I will just sit here and wait.