Trying out for the next position of the next American Idol? Hence in order to become a star, there are undeniable traits that you must hold. Investigating the past seasons and shows, when there was only three judges even with the add-on of the fourth judge who isn't involved in the music industry at all, there are guaranteed trends that the judges mention constantly that would help you prepare. Let me explain how:
Being able to play an instrument is a new thing that they have introduced to the show, starting about three years ago. If you can't, don't be discouraged and try to go out and learn one, simply familiarize yourself with music and what you can do to songs to improve them in your favor. If you can play an instrument, make it known, make sure you can play it well, and broadcast your talent. Being musically inclined plays a large factor in this show now. Strum that guitar, tickle those ivories, or make sure you know your music. It could be a deciding factor...
Having the talent to sing is a reason why the show is in existence. You have to be able to carry a tune and that doesn't mean that you can tell yourself you can sing. Asking family and friends will work but remember they don't want to hurt your feelings so they may end up lying to you. Relying on strangers will get you an honest answer to your true ability without considering your feelings. In the end, you must have a singing ability.
Before stepping out in front of an audience, good stage presence is key. In time, you can grasp the attention of the audience but just fascinate them long enough to keep them interested. Stage fright happens to many people but those that enjoy the attention and have big personas tend to enjoy the lime-light. It can be challenging to find what it takes to perform well with a shining personality. Once you figure it out, the audience's attention will soon follow.
While on live television, you have to be critiqued and be able to handle the news well. Many of the people catch attitudes when someone insults them or they could take the opposite road and start crying. A person must be able to take the judges' comments and get better, are huge parts of the show. America may get to see you have your feelings hurt, can you take it?
Marketability and Adaptability
Being stunning is not the only thing that you need, you also need to be marketable. Always look the best you can but if you are already striking then this is right up your alley. Being attractive to America gets you far in the competition no matter what is said. Your personality, talent, and looks all are factors in this, but not in that order. You must be adaptable by jumping genres and sticking to who you are. Put a flare to any song that you sing in any genre is being adaptable. For instance, if you are a Country singer and it's R & B week, then sing "I Will Always Love You" which has been sung by country and R & B artists alike. Choose songs that have already crossed genres and are sung by people that sing like you. Why make things more difficult than they have to be? You must be genial is the easiest way to say this. For you want to go far, then the viewers must like you. Remember votes are what you need.
You need to be unique. Something about you needs to read as only you, rather than everybody else. It could be in your personality, your abilities, or you back story. The best thing would be to try to let it pertain to all three. Have a memorable personality, be extremely talented, and make your upbringing and family interesting and you have something that could be grand.
If you want to be the next American Idol, these traits will help. They will help you stay in the competition longer. Bear in mind, the list can grow as the show evolves and the judges change, but these are the most common traits to get you on your way to becoming the next American Idol.
Okay I just got back from seeing the new Freddy movie, and I present to you the Nightmare on Elm Street movie review. Now for those of you who are not familiar with the concept of Freddy Krueger, he's a guy that plagues a town by killing people in their nightmares, I don't know how you couldn't know the concept but here it is just the same. (This does contain spoilers.) The movie was actually pretty good even though it was not a new concept, and surprisingly it was not as scary as I would have first assumed. But don't let that discourage you.
Riddled with a mixture of surprises, the plot was actually nicely done. This movie misleads the audience into thinking that they are following one main character but they aren't. The opening guy dies, which makes the audience wonder who the heck the protagonist is supposed to be. The next character suffers the same fate, so you really wonder who the protagonist is. It makes you wonder, is there a protagonist or not, and if this same concept throughout the whole movie until everyone is dead. The movie presents a backstory for Freddy that is well put together, making him out to be possibly innocent, blamed for child molestation, creating a "crimes of the parents" motif.
Most of the characters in the movie are not as fleshed out as Freddy. The burned, nightmare dwelling man, gets completely fleshed out in this movie, even if the reason for him creating the crime is left out. With all the other characters, I kept wondering why they were friends. None of their personalities lined up, but they were so close. It seemed like the writers thought it was interesting that they interacted rather than why.
The action in the movie was steady, especially when you're not really sure when they are dreaming and when they are awake. And when reality starts to mesh with the nightmare world it becomes more intense. However the audience is still wondering at the end is Freddy the bad guy? I won't give that away, but I will say the last scene in the movie is confusing. A person dies by Freddy's hand, but who the heck is dreaming?
This movie is worth seeing. Even though it is horror, it is easy to follow as well as reasonable, along with a few surprises. If you're looking to be scared you probably won't receive it from this movie. However it is still a 4 out of 5.
This is a How to Train a Dragon movie review that contains some spoilers. This movie definitely falls into traditional Disney movie from the weak little boy being the son of the great leader of the tribe, to the main character becoming the one that has to change the village, even to the main character liking the girl who he definitely is never supposed to have. His name is Hiccup, a perfectly fitting name since he, a skinny little nerd, is a mistake (or hiccup) in this overly muscular barbaric village.
With a sardonic attitude and a high IQ for creating useful weapons although lacking a desire to kill, he sets out determined to bring the heart of a dragon back to his father after snagging it. He nails the dragon, the very dangerous "Night Fury," with his invention. During the following day he sets the dragon free based off its innocence. He eventually learns that everything he has learned is wrong when he befriends the animal.
Mixed with the visual effects the comedy sits in nicely with the movie, although I won't give away the climax. Although I don't think it would have fit, there was no singing like in the regular 2D movies of the past. Disney blends comedy with some of the frightening scenes that leaves the kids laughing right after a scene that probably would have otherwise frightened them.This is a movie worth seeing in IMAX 3D.
The person that he has a crush on as well as the ending are really the only flaws in the movie. Truly you want the average Joe to get the beautiful girl that's out of his league, but without any indication that she even liked Hiccup she suddenly falls for him. His personality and credibility I guess he is supposed to be so moving that the audience is supposed to overlook that. And the ending is highly predictable, however it is slightly redeemable because of the small tweak, but I won't tell it.
Should you go see it? Yes, if you are a fan of Disney movies and want to see something definitely family oriented. Don't go see it if you are looking for something really funny or more violent. It really does stress the idea of looking before you leap, or better phrased learning before you kill.
On a scale of 5 this How to Train a Dragon movie review gives it a 4.
Alright, I just got back from seeing the new Tyler Perry movie. So here is the Why Did I Get Married Too movie review. There are some highs and some lows, but it still constitutes a movie worth seeing because of the highs. Tyler Perry is definitely something to look for if a person has never seen any of his movies, usually they are either spot on or quite awful. For once this movie isn't exactly as easy as the other, being obviously great or bad.
Tyler Perry makes all of works very easy to follow. He never creates a storyline that his audience finds foreign or unimportant. "Why did I get married?" is the literal interpretation of the movie. This is the continuation of the four couples from the end of the first movie. While all the other couples have new issues to deal with, Angela and Marcus contend with the same issue. Diane could be having an affair, Troy has no job and is being mean to Shelia, and Patricia and Gavin may not make it as a couple. We get an in depth look into the lives of the characters along with enough comic relief to keep the audience entertained
The characters of the movie are definitely characters to remember because they are so relatable. Perry has a talent for displaying the flaws of people in such a way that it does not seem forced. We see Angela as the "ghetto" one ready to fight anyone especially her husband. Patricia is the one that bottles everything up and is desperate to fix everyone else but herself. And lastly Terry has all the advice on women while all the while watching everything little thing that his wife is doing differently.
With all the good parts of the movie the ending was still surprising. The prediction that one couple would not make it was alarming news but the reason is even more shocking. Perry usually wraps up the loose endings in his plays and movies. But in this movie it seems as if nothing really got resolved because Angela and Marcus never solved their problem while Patricia and Gavin just simply ended. Without giving away the ending I will say that it was rushed. He tries to put a yellow bow around it all but the movie really needed more time and that's a problem because the movie happened to be two hours and fifteen minutes. The rushing in the movie was a huge flaw but also the there were scenes out of focus and problems with the sound. Whether that was something the theater had wrong, the sound, or it being the movie itself, the focusing could have been corrected during production. I have no clue which it is. Needless to say, it was still an issue.
By the end of the day, I would say the movie is definitely worth seeing no matter how you may feel about the ending. There was nothing bad about the ending just rushed. Why Did I Get Married Too movie review lets the movie have 4 out of 5 stars.
I just wanted to let people know what is now being released to DVD today. If you want to add some variety to your DVD collection or just want to know what's new, this is for you. There are numerous DVDs mentioned below from blockbusters to TV shows. Look over it and see what you like.
There is finally a season 2 to American Dad being released. Why not get it today? It's from the creator Seth MacFarlane, the one that brought you Family Guy and The Cleveland Show. These are shown on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network and Fox. If it lasted long enough to make a season 2 this is definitely one to spice up the DVD collection. The eighth season of Family Guy is also coming out today. If you like cartoons that have riddled with social commentary, these are definitely good shows for you. Also both of the shows are coming out unrated, so it is filled with hours of comedy that could not be aired on television. Gotta check it out.
The first season of Hawthorne is being released. Jada Pinkett Smith with her hard exterior and soft maternal interior made it through her first season. Possibly this RN is in store for many seasons to come.
There are some movies coming to DVD this week such as Youth in Revolt and Book of Eli, both of them happen to be rated R. In Youth in Revolt, there's an average guy chasing after a girl with an alter ego that has a bad streak. And then in Book in Eli starring Denzel Washington, he is a guy claiming to be on a mission from God in this "apocalyptic" universe.
Okay here's what's out this week in DVDs. You can get them all from Amazon just by clicking below. If these seem to be something that is worth adding to your collection, make sure you get them while supplies last.
Okay so I just got back from seeing The Karate Kid, and I must say this was definitely one of the shocker's for me this summer. This movie was actually really good. I must admit that Jaden Smith is turning out to be a really good actor. This movie is very reminiscent of the original Karate Kid, but with a modern twist on it. This movie has a good plot, memorable characters, and an inspiring ending. This does contain some spoilers.
The plot starts with Jaden Smith's character, Troy, and Taraji P. Henson, his mother, moving to China because of a career opportunity. Troy is desperately trying to adapt to a new culture and language, but not exactly doing well at it. Even as he tries to make friends and gradually develops a crush, he is attacked by an admirer of his crush that also knows how to fight. After his public humiliation Troy is trained by Jackie Chan, playing the Mr. Miyagi character. Although if you have seen the original you can probably guess the outline of the plot, still there are a lot of surprises plus you'll learn a few Chinese phrases.
The characters in the movie are very reminiscent of the original movie. Troy is a likeable average kid who is placed in this situation and you can't help but side with him. He is trying his hardest to fit in, only he constantly being bullied to the point he's actually scared to go to school. Taraji P. Henson does an excellent job as his mother, constantly wanting him to "pick up his jacket" and giving him lots of love and support. And Jackie Chan does more than his usual comedy routine in this movie, he actually exposes himself as an actor giving a very vulnerable crying scene. The characters were awesome in this movie.
I won't give away the last move that Troy does in the end once he has entered the tournament, but just know it is great. This movie really showcases the bond between mother and child and the bond between master and student. The only thing that made me a little sad about the ending was the masters didn't fight, but I guess that was simply one of the changes they were going for.
This is one of those movies that you definitely need to go see. This movie is one for the whole family to see, it has a love story for girls and kung fu for boys. The movie would be worth seeing in general but especially because of the tournament at the end, those kids are tough. This movie exposes Chinese culture from a different perspective so if gives the audience a chance to really appreciate. This movie is a five out of five, that's it for The Karate Kid movie review.