Went to Walt Disney World Florida with the Fam. What a blast! While I was there Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened The American Idol Experience. My hubby Greg took the kids for the night and I hung out at the Media opening and got a chance to meet David Cook. What a nice guy! Also, bumped into Erin, Mike and the General from CHFI. They said that they can’t go anywhere warm without me tagging along. TRUE. They closed off the park for the party and opened The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (I went on 6 times in a row – OUCH) and The Tower of Terror.
We all went back to Hollywood Studios on the last day of our trip and my husband talked me into trying out for the American Idol Experience. I was terrified. I told him that I would rather just be a part of the audience, but he grabbed me a time card and walked me to the audition line. No surprise that the line up was filled with 15 year olds, but a few people were my age and older. I got in line with my son Jackson and decided to try…why not…they don’t know who I am. When I got to the front of the line they brought me in to see a casting director. I sang “Fly Me to the Moon” Accapella. I held my breath and waited for a response. Cast Member Ray put me through to the next round. I sat in a room with a group of others and looked over the list of 101 songs. I chose “Walking After Midnight” and started listening to it on an iPod. After a few practices I proceeded into the Producer’s Room. I sang it in front of the Big Producer and Jackson. Ryan Seacrest then came on the screen behind the desk to tell me that I was going to Hollywood!!…well not really…I was in Orlando but I was pretty excited. After that it was Hair and Make-up and off to a vocal coach…wow, they really do it right. After mapping out the stage and practicing in the empty theatre, myself and the other two contestants went back stage to wait for the room to fill up with 1000 guests. Click the Play Button to check out my experience. Also, see some pictures from my vacation.
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