You Got Talent?

You Got Talent?

I was in front of three judgmental judges, which makes sense. I took a nervous gulp and started singing and dancing. I was auditioning for Broadway’s show, Aladdin. The music played and I sang,

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I’m way up here, it’s crystal clear
That now I’m in a whole new world with you,”

They weren’t amused, there faces didn’t move through out the whole song. They cut me off before I could continue and told me they would be in touch. I got my stuff off the ground when the one and only Kristen Chenoweth. She was also auditioning for Jasmine and the judges absolutely loved her. I swore I was cursed.

It had been a month since I auditioned and no call from them. I went through the stages of no calls. First there was depression, anger, confusion, and acceptance. I had been staring at my phone nonstop for three hours thinking I might miss a call.

I was talking to my roommate, Lilah, who was worried about my well being  when my phone rang. I looked at my phone and realized it was the musical. I freaked out and asked  Lilah what I should do. She answered, “Well answer it dummy!” I swiped and spoke to the person on the line. The call finished and Lilah asked what they said. The answer was that I got a callback and only had two other people to go against.

Six months later it was opening night and the room was abuzz. I sat in the front row of the auditorium. I didn’t get the part, but I decided to see what could have been. The lights dimmed and the room went radio silent. The curtains opened and the show commenced.

The show finished and Kristen was brilliant. I couldn’t blame the director for picking her. It was for the better of the show. I was allowed backstage afterwards for almost getting the job. I accidentally bumped into Kristen and I apologized profusely. She recognized me and said I had one of  the best voices she had ever heard. I asked her where she heard me and she said the director showed her my audition video for pointers and that if I was more famous, I would have gotten the job. Ever since, Kristen and I have been friends and have defended each other on different topics. Auditioning for Aladdin was the best decision of my life. Ever since I have starred in many A list movies and am a household name. If I had never met Kristen I never would have gained my confidence back. We sang duets together and share a bond that is unbreakable.

Believe in Cher Story #1

Believe in Cher Story #1

It was the summer of 1998 and it was one of the hottest summers of the decade. I had been listening to Cher’s Believe which I was obsessed with at the time. I was moving some chairs outside for the big barbecue I was hosting. All my friends were coming, even if they were only coming for my nice cold pool in the backyard. The doorbell rung and all of a sudden, I wasn’t in my backyard anymore. I was at a club with tons of people I didn’t know.

Believe was still playing loud and clear and I noticed, the main girl from Cher’s Believe music video came into the club. I then realized that I was in the music video. I just went with the flow and started dancing. I couldn’t keep my cool though when I saw Cher. I was about to approach her when… “MADDIE!” somebody screamed waking me up from my apparent dream.

It was my friend Caylie that was here for the barbecue. She was standing in front of me looking frustrated. She claims that I was singing Believe in my sleep, badly. I apologized to her and then told her she could take a swim and that I would meet her in there. I was bewildered because that dream seemed so realistic. I probably have seen that video hundreds of times too many.

I opened my laptop and decided to watch the music video again. I remembered my exact position in my dream and the people surrounding me. In a shot showing the main girl walk through the club, I saw me dancing. In all the times I watched this video I had never seen myself before. I was very freaked out and never watched the video again. I can’t say the same thing for the song though.