Your American Idol Audition

With the audition shows of American Idol back this week, I thought an appropriate Question of the Week would be a nice an simple one: If you were trying out for American Idol, what song would you sing?

We all know that some people rock their auditions and some MUST be joking, but so much of the success of the contestants seems to hinge on song choice (and outfit choice, as can be see here by the INFAMOUS BIKINI GIRL from last season’s auditions).

A good song in your vocal range can make you shine… or, you can try to sing a Mariah Carey song and, hence, sound like a dying bird (like the girl who “sang” Mariah Carey tonight).

For me, despite considering going the William Hung route and singing “She Bangs”, the choice would be Sublime’s “What I Got”. When I rock karaoke, I usually go for a bring down the house song (“Big Balls”, “Closer”, and “Gin and Juice” rank among my best performances), but here the choice is more simple. Familiar and in my range (mostly), gotta dig on the song that made Sublime famous (well, that and tragic death).

So, again I ask: If you were trying out for American Idol, what song would you sing?

My favorite choices win free CDs. Think of me as Simon (though I think of myself more as a Randy, DAWG). Oh, and thanks to those who chose how to be immortalized. Never too late to throw in your two cents.

~ by thepaintedman on January 12, 2010.

11 Responses to “Your American Idol Audition”

  1. i’m gonna have to go with rebel girl. You know, since I killed it on Guitar Hero.

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  3. yeah, i’m gonna go with paranoid by black sabbath because i do pretty well at it on rock band. i probably wouldn’t do as well with human judges, but still… it’s fun to sing.

  4. I’d go with “Do You Hear the People Sing?” from Les Miserables

  5. No Diggity by Blackstreet

  6. Efren, no “All My Life” by Jodeci?

    Skot, I’m thinking about making a YouTube video with that song and your picture with a moving jaw.

  7. i’m changing my answer to long black veil.

  8. […] week I asked what song you’d sing on an American Idol audition, to which I received some great answers, including Skot’s CD-winning-worthy tune from Les […]

  9. I really enjoyed the top 5 Idol group medley last night. It was moving to see Aaron Kelly removed but I think the other singers were better singers so he had to go!

  10. I saw American Idol winner Lee has just signed up to RCA records. Can’t wait to listen to his upcoming album.

  11. I really think Donald Trump would be a much better American Idol judge compared with Harry Connick Jr. – Trump isn’t at all afraid to express what he thinks plus can be as controversial as Simon Cowell.

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