TI Exclusie: Trying Out For American Idol!

July 23, American Idol held auditions on Long Island, New York.  For over a year I have been wanting to go try out for one of these shows, The Voice, American Idol, X-Factor, etc.  This time, the audition was only about forty-five minutes away so I figured, what the heck?  Am I good enough to be the next American Idol? If I’m being honest, probably not.  But, I can sing and as I’ve been told, I have the personality for television.

So, I texted one of my best friends (and TI’s President) Kayla.  She was all about coming with me to be my support system and suddenly K-squared was waking up at five o’ clock in the morning to get to the coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (I’m the one holding the camera in the front, Kayla’s in the hat!)

Upon arriving we jumped into the second ‘line’ of anxious musicians hoping to get that lucky chance to sing on television.  I say ‘line’ because it was more of a heard of people just placed in a space confined by those metal gates.  We were all excited, nervous, and tired. We stood in that line for about an hour before we even got up to the front to get the paper work, wrist band, and ticket to get in.

Then, we were put right back in the same line.

Standing outside for those two hours, it was really hot, but we met some awesome people!  There was the fifteen year old who was going to be singing ‘Stop & Stare,’ the 26-year old who auditioned for The Voice last year and made it through the first three rounds of auditions, and the other 19-year-old with the perfect amount of rasp to her voice who was going to be singing an Amy Winehouse song, then there was the guy who was positive he knew me from somewhere.  Apparently I have one of those faces?

Around 9:30 we finally got the chance to take our seats in the arena.  We sat from 9:30 until about 2 o’clock before I got to audition.

Down on the floor, there were 8 tables set up with two ‘producers’ at each table.  Four singers would walk up to each table and one person at that table would sing a quick 30 second part of their song for these producers.  If you moved onto the next round of auditions you walked to the left after auditioning; if you weren’t moving on, you walked to the right. Whenever someone walked to the left, the entire arena cheered. There was such a sense of community among all of these strangers who were competing against one another.

Every so often, we could hear some of the singers as they belted a note or two.  One girl, who held a guitar and had a killer pixie cut that matched her jean vest, she sang and the rest of us got quiet just to hear her voice.  She was amazing. And then she walked to the right. We all yelled out our disagreement, but once those judges make their decision it is made.  She bowed to all of us as her cheeks got extremely red while we all cheered how great she was.

There were a bunch of other great singers that got turned down as well. You see, these producers are looking for something very specific.  A look, a voice, a song.  They aren’t just looking for amazing singers, they need the whole package in order to make great reality television.

But what about when I went down?  I was not nervous at all because this wasn’t my make-it or break-it moment in life.  This was for fun more than anything else, an experience that I would remember and could tell the story to my grandkids one day.  I got to audition with the fifteen year old and the 26-year-old that I had been talking to all day.  We went down to the floor, waited in yet another line, before we even got to stand in front of the producers.

They were really kind, they smiled as they took our papers and then called us up one at a time.  They were all great in their own way.  The fifteen year old will make a great audition to any boy band in the next two years.

I sang “Warrior” by Demi Lovato, and the nervousness didn’t kick in until I finished what I was singing.  The producer liked my choice of song, and smiled and bobbed his head as I sang.

Unfortunately no one from my new group of friends made it through the next round.  The producers told us to keep at it, we were all great singers but that they were looking for something specific. “Practice singing in front of people and come back next year,” was the piece of advice they had for all of us.  We thanked them with a smile and walked up.

I felt great! My first audition behind me, and the want and need to do it again.  So I’m not ‘The Next American Idol’ this year, maybe next year I will be. Heading to an audition like that was so fun.  I met amazing people, and did something not many people have the guts to do.

Wil I audition again? Absolutely. I will be heading to any open casting call next, maybe acting is more my thing?  And next year, when The Voice and American Idol auditions come around again, I will be in line again at six in the morning!

Taylor Swift: Love Doctor

Taylor Swift has learned a thing or two about love and relationships in her 24 years, if the lyrics to her music are any indication!  Today, July 25, one of Taylor’s many fans asked the singer/songwriter for advice about a boy she has a crush.  It turns out he already has a girlfriend.

Taylor, of course, knew just what to say:

“Hannah. Eyes, eyes, eyes. Woah. You have the prettiest, widest, most child like eyes. (Composes herself) Okay. About this guy. I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is ‘how long were you two together?’ As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don’t think that’s how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you’ll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you’ll find someone who loves you in that exact same way.”

Hannah then thanked Taylor by saying “I feel like you are the big sister I don’t have.”

How adorable!  We all need some Taylor Swift advice in our back pocket when heartbreak comes around.  At least we have her amazing lyrics!

Now let’s watch a little throwback video that describes exactly how this situation feels.

Anna Kendrick Shares Photos From The Set Of ‘The Hollars’ — See Them Here!

First reaction upon seeing these photo’s: wait, timeout!? Today, July 25, Anna Kendrick shared a few photos of her and John Krasinski from the set of The Hollars. In these pictures, her ‘pregnant’ belly looks ready to burst as Krasinski wheels her down a hospital hallway!


I for one cannot wait to see this movie.  We all fell in love with Anna in Pitch Perfect and since she has been taking over acting roll after acting roll.  And I must say, Anna and John make the perfect movie couple!

Taylor Swift Bares Her Middrift & Surprises Fans In Central Park! — Pics Here!

Today, July 25, Taylor Swift stepped out of her apartment in New York City wearing a matching crop top and skirt outfit with a pair of pink heels and a yellow over the shoulder purse.  The star then made her way for a day in Central Park with a cup of coffee.  How she proceeded to walk around the park in those heels beats me!  I cannot even walk around Central Park in flip-flops!

Some lucky fans got the chance to take photo’s of and with Taylor Swift, and nearly all of the pictures taken of the country star had a swarm of fans behind her! Taylor, naturally, handles all of this with that adorable smile of hers while she got to sit down and chat with a friend.

Check out the photo’s of her day below!

Hollywoods Newest Bromance: Zac Efron + Robert Pattinson!

It’s always really cool when celebrities are spotted hanging out with other celebrities!  The newest pair are Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson, who were spotted at a nightclub in Studio City, CA!  Cosmopolitan Magazine has dubbed the two as ZefPattz, which is an awesome mixed name, and I have to agree that this is a great friendship!

This is the picture taken of the two outside of the nightclub.  Zac’s smile hints that the two had a great night out with friends!

Twitter Celebrates 4 Years Of One Direction!

Fans of One Direction have been going crazy on social media sites all day long.  Why? Well today marks the four year anniversary of when five boys were paired up and the greatest thing to happen to teenage girls worldwide was created. That’s right.  As of today, One Direction has been together for four years!

It’s hard to believe that only four years has gone by since Liam, Louis, Niall, Harry and Zayn took over the hearts of millions of teenage girls.  It’s been four years since the five adorable dorks who happen to sound AMAZING together were paired up.

All day, fans have been taking to social media accounts, posting adorable flashback photos, tearjerking edits, and statements regarding their love for the five boys.

Even Louis Tomlinson’s mother got into the spirit of the anniversary tweeting: “4 years today I got the call ……. Mum, they have put me in a band! xxx”

Check out some of the photos below, tweeted by fans, and get ready to cry just a little bit as the memories of the last four years come rushing back!

Yet Another Taylor Swift Outfit That Makes Your Wardrobe Weep! — Photos Here!

Taylor Swift has turned the streets of New York City into her own personal runway.  She was a model for Abercrombie before reaching superstardom after her first hit, “Teardrops on My Guitar,” so she definitely knows what she is doing!

Today the 24-year-old singer/songwriter left Angelica Kitchen in New York, New York wearing a mint green polka dot dress, a pair of hot pink pumps, and a “S” necklace in celebration of BFF, Selena Gomez’s 22nd birthday! It is outfits like this one that have all of us wishing we could have Taylor with us when we go shopping.  Her outfits are always so adorable yet simple, and always shows off her long legs that seemingly go on for days!

Check out the photos below of today’s TSwift outfit:

Zendaya Makes A Black Dress + Sneakers Work!

Since making her way into the limelight via the hit Disney Channel show, Shake It Up,  Zendaya has always been on point with her fashion choices.

Now, the 17-year-old singer and actress knows how to make a statement while staying true to her own tastes.  She effortlessly pairs a knee length black dress with wedge sneakers and a topknot! The look is so glam-casual, we absolutely love it!

One Direction Back On The Big Screen For Two Nights Only!

Where We Are: The Concert Film is headed to cinemas for one weekend only.  Following their hit documentary, This Is Us, this film is a chance for fans to see what the Where We Are Tour was all about, even if they could not see it live. Director Morgan Spurlock returns for this documentary so we know it is sure to be a hit!

One Direction, coming to a theater near you October 11 and 12!

5SOS Takes Over Morning Television On TODAY! — Photo’s Here!

Maybe the more appropriate headline would be “5SOS Takes Over New York!” because that was what it felt like as I walked the streets of Manhattan on my way to my office this morning.  All I could see, in the sea of people at nine in the morning, were teenage girls wearing 5SOS T-shirts, and the ‘punk rock’ style that it a trademark of the 5SOS Family.  If I wasn’t apart of this family of screaming fans, I might not have noticed.  But, I am and so I did.

This morning the four Aussie’s made their morning show debut on the Today Show, where they played three songs from their album: “Amnesia,” “She Looks So Perfect,” and “Don’t Stop.”

On twitter, fans were sure to live tweet pictures of their television screens, millions of teenage girls waking up before six am during their summer holidays just to watch these four boys.

Take a look at some of the pictures of 5 Seconds of Summer’s Today Show debut!



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