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Want To Be The Next American Idol?

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.

Stage Presence

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.

Accepting Criticism

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.


The Elm Street Review

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.


A Disney Fan's How to Train a Dragon Movie Review

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.


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