16 thoughts on “5 Insider Tips for The Voice Auditions

  1. So, I’ve been really thinking about auditioning for The Voice. I’ve auditioned for American Idol in the past and did not have a good experience. The auditionees were not treated well and it’s definitly not based on talent to begin with. My biggest question about the voice is, “Who do audition for during the Open Call Auditions?” I assume it’s not the judges you see on tv. But that assumption is purely based on my experience with American Idol.

    1. Great question, Ashley! I’ll reach out to our teacher Bryan and see if I can get an answer for you. In the meantime — do any of our other readers have some experience? Leave a comment below and let us know!

  2. Hi Ashley, When I auditioned I was taken into a room with just one person. She explained that she was an associate producer. She was not one of the judges from the series or an executive producer. The interesting thing about The Voice , as opposed to, American Idol is that the Associate Producer I was singing in front of was on FaceTime or some sort of Online chat with the Executive Producers so decisions were not solely made by the Associate Producer but the the entire Producing team.

    I hope that helps. The Voice audition was much more pleasant than my experiences with American Idol in the past.

    1. Did they ask you questions? Will they ask you questions, or is it just 30 seconds of singing and you are done?

  3. Hi my names Lauren and I’m 16 I have been singing all of my life and I’m finally going to try out for the voice I’m from a small town and I don’t really know how to dress for an audition or how to even pick the right song its really frustrating do you have any advice for me?

    1. Hi Lauren! Here are a few articles that might help:
      /blog/what-to-wear-to-an-audition
      /blog/best-songs-to-sing-for-an-audition
      /blog/how-to-prepare-for-a-singing-audition

      We also have voice teachers you can help you with short-term goals like preparing for a specific audition. You can search for a teacher in your area here: http://bit.ly/1zDC8Gl.

      Good luck!! 🙂

  4. My dad and I did a lot of audition touring when I was in high school, especially since I was on American Idol only making ing it to the tv auditions because of a very bad vocal choice and for only their laughter.(I was a teenager and oblivious).
    A lot of the first round auditions are in crowds settings, whether it be american idols arenas, AGTs ten people per room in a conference center somewhere, the voices similar format, and the X factors audition process, which was my favorite. Arenas with maybe 20 -30 different little cloth screened cubicals, you get one on one on a tech person or producer of sorts and 1:30 to introduce yourself and sing, when you got your pass you get to come back the next day to the similar 2nd round but separated to the big types of groups, male female, group, etc. then you go to a small taped room with some accented fellas . I was sick during the 1st season, but almost made judges 2nd season but it was cancelled by wheather. I couldn’t go do auditions again in 2014 I became homless, so I composed an made music for my self to sing. If you wanna check my voice out my sound cloud is above.

    Besides I’ll never be the voice these shows will pick, I’ve been doing it the old fashion way. Hehe.

  5. I am auditioning for the voice in January. I have a couple of questions. Will I be using a microphone when singing.
    If I get a callback, I will be singing with a track. I’m a bit confused about backtrack? Will I brig my music on a cd and then. Sing? Also can their be any back ground vocals on it. Please help?

    1. Hi Elizabeth — good luck on your audition! Unfortunately I don’t know the answers to these questions… can any readers out there help Elizabeth?

  6. Oh!! Great and useful tips! Every singer who is going to take part in such auditions can follow your tips. These tips are useful for those singers who always try different ways like entering n singing contests. Good Luck for all those contestants!!

  7. Can I ask you something? How long do we have to sing and do we introduce ourselves at first? I read somewhere that you have 30 seconds to sing. is that all? o
    Or do you get the chance to speak?
    And do they ask you questions?

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