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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

XFactor Auditions

Last week, my daughters and I traveled to Dallas, five hours away for two of them to audition for Simon Cowell's new show, XFactor.

Tuesday, we left home a head of storms, heading straight into tornados. A crisis was averted by stopping an hour outside of Dallas, and bedding down.

Wednesday, we continued our journey into Dallas. We stood in line to get braclets and tickets that would grant us admission into auditions the next day. That was a two hour wait. I was grateful the rain and storms were gone!

Thursday, we were in line by 6:30! Traffic was okay getting downtown, but trying to park was a mess. We stood outside in what looked like holding pens, while dancing and singing for the camera. After three hours, we were finally ushered inside, only to sit and wait some more. But we were entertained by some fierce singers, and some singers that should have stayed at home!

People came from all over to audition for XFactor. We met a couple from Los Angelas, another young lady form Maryland, and I could go on and on. They were all there for their opportunity at fame, and $5 million.

After hours, and hours of waiting, it was finally my daughters turn to sing. My middle daughter sang two songs, and was told she was "really, really good, but no." The oldest daughter was given a golden ticket to come back the next day, for round two auditions.

We left the Dallas Convention Center at 7 p.m.

Friday, a nervous oldest daughter set out to wow the judges. "The people ahead of me were really great singers," she said. "And they were told no." After singing two songs, she was also told "no."

We were glad to have had the experience, we'll get 'em next time!


Ardith Haws said...

I'm so glad you posted your experience. I am a huge fan of these kinds of shows, and to hear what it is really like "on the inside" is fun. Congrats to your girls for having the courage to give it a shot!

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