Auditions can be a stressful time, even for the most experienced artists. You are being put in the spotlight, often in front of a panel of judges who are dissecting your every move or lyric. The key to success is making sure you are prepared with the right tools to dazzle your audience and put yourself above the rest.
The first step to a successful audition is to figure out exactly what you are auditioning for and tailor your performance towards that. For example, if you are auditioning for a singing part in a Broadway show, you should come prepared with a song that you have practiced many times in the past, and you are very comfortable with. If you attempt to audition with a new song, which you haven't had sufficient time to practice with, you might not show as much confidence to the judges or even come off as sloppy. This is something that could kill your chances almost immediately. The same goes for any other type of audition, whether it be for dancing or even modeling. You have to be confident in yourself, and your material.
How to act on your Audition
On the day of your audition, it is very important to be professional and show up on time. Unless they asked you to dress a certain way, you should dress in comfortable clothing which won't distract the judges away from your performing. Before your audition starts, you should get any questions that you have answered by the appropriate staff member, as to avoid any confusion or awkward moments that can lower your confidence and trip you up.
Though the audition is a highly competitive and extremely stressful environment for some, it is important to just be yourself and have some fun with it. When you are doing something that you love, it is easy to be enthusiastic and transfer some of that positive energy to the judges, who might fall in love with your performance just by feeling that special connection to it!