Top Ten Pieces of Advice for Participating in a Talent Show

This list was started on 4/21/2018, one day over a month before I performed in my first talent show. My performance is on YouTube and SoundCloud, both of which are LonelyVariety.

And it was finished on 6/26/2018...I'm lazy with this site.

The Top Ten

1 Practice

Most obvious one. Practice makes perfect. You could say perfection isn't possible but to argue with figurative language is stupid because it's not literal. - Skullkid755

2 Have a Great Stage Presence

What would you rather witness? An energetic musician making a few mistakes, or a boring musician making zero? You're on stage, not in a studio. People enjoyed my performance even though I couldn't sing. - Skullkid755

3 Fight Your Fears

I have serious stage fright, but I have been in two talent shows. Fear was an obstacle, yes, but I was determined to overcome it. That determination, fellow TopTenners, is what you will need not just for a talent show, but for life. - Cyri

I'm gonna be honest -

I didn't expect to see a very deep and true quote on this post. - Skullkid755

If you know what you're doing and you're good enough at doing it, you don't need to worry. It's normal to be nervous but don't let that stop you from being awesome. - Skullkid755

4 Be Prepared

Make sure you have everything you need. And make sure you're healthy enough to perform. My blood sugar was low right before I went on stage. I still did well but it doesn't hurt to make sure you're fine beforehand. - Skullkid755

5 Add Your Own Flavor

The majority of my guitar playing for my performance was improvised. That set it apart from the original and I recommend you make yours unique too. - Skullkid755

6 Make Your Mistakes Unmemorable

It's okay to make mistakes in a performance, the best thing to do is to make them the least memorable part of the performance. - Skullkid755

7 Interact with the Audience

Yeah, make them sing so you don’t have to! - sadical

Get them to sing the lyrics with you or something like that. - Skullkid755

8 Express Emotion

I got some free videos from something called Jumpcut Academy recently. One of the things they talked about for making videos go viral is emotional response. Express and provoke emotions. I guess it applies to performing on stage as well, it doesn't hurt anyway. - Skullkid755

9 Choose What You're Best At

I was in talent shows in 4th and 5th grade. I sang badly to songs I didn’t know the words to. I lost my voice too, so that was just legendary - sadical

It's called a talent show for a reason. Just make sure it's legal and morally right. - Skullkid755

10 Do Something Unique

It helps make you stand out because... it's unique...yes I am captain obvious if you're wondering. - Skullkid755

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