We're Judging YouThe dangerous task of being on a talent show auditions committee (actually, no)
By: Courtney Ellian , East High School
Every spring, the East A’Cappella choir puts on a huge event: a talent show. The cool thing about it is that it’s supervised and run entirely by the choir… but it’s also a ton of work. Being in A’Cappella, I, of course, had to do my part. And this year, I signed up to be on the auditions committee.
What our committee does is screen the applicants to the show (duh) in hours-long sessions for two days. It may sound time-consuming (it is, especially if the dates are on school nights), but after those two sessions, all we have to do is decide who gets in. And the process is anything but boring.
With any event involving an audition, you get your variety of applicants. There are always the usual musicians; you know, the one guy strumming a guitar, the one girl singing an overplayed pop song, things like that. I can’t even begin to count how many guitar players I judged. And they’re all good musicians, but some variety would have been nice. I guess I can’t complain about the popularity of the guitar, though.
I did get my wish, though, with a few hidden gems we discovered: a girl doing a traditional Indian dance, a few singer-songwriters, a couple of talented up-and-coming bands, and some sweet dancers (both male and female). Trying my best to be not overly critical, I made notes, rated them, and sent my opinions to the auditions manager.
Two days later, the list was posted. Overall, I was satisfied with the acts that had made it. There was talent and variety aplenty, with the two nights of the show promising to awe and entertain all.
Thanks to all who auditioned for the show; you were all immensely talented. And if you’re performing in the show, congratulations!
Don’t miss out on all this blossoming prodigious talent… I’ll see y’all on the 27th and 28th!