American Idol is coming to my city for the first time (I live in Louisville, Kentucky) in two weeks and I'm considering auditioning. I'm a vocal performance major and my forte is in classical and sometimes musical theatre. I have four songs picked out and I'm feeling confident that I have the talent and charisma to get me to Hollywood. However, I've been thinking that maybe this isn't the way I want to become known as a musician. I don't like how American Idol picks the really talented or really funny/bad people and then exploits the bad people, making them believe that they're being seriously considered for the next American Idol before they go see the judges, then making them seem like idiots.
Do any of you singers have any experience with American Idol? I'd love to hear your stories and advice. Thank you so much!
Cross-posted to: ljschoolofmusic, musicmajors, operasingers, singers, and broadway