How Real Life Music Audition Shows are Making an Impact

When one is starting out as a musician, one of the most difficult things to achieve when you’re getting serious is attaining an audience; building a fan base, gaining listeners. One can easily do this nowadays thanks to social media– we’ve had so many lucky artists who become instant hits on YouTube. Professional artists bolster their publicity on Twitter and Instagram to promote shows and share songs they’ve written. Yet another way to break into the industry is by joining one of the many talent shows broadcast across the country.

I am only young enough to recall American Idol as the earliest I can remember of these live talent shows. I have fond memories of cramming onto the couch with my best friends to watch live auditions and performances, where rising and confident talents were placed at the mercy of America (and Simon Cowell) to decide which one of them wins the competition. The prize is usually a ton of money and a recording contract, and that’s one of the things I believe helps filter the contestants from who really wants to be a performing artist and who’s just using their talent or hobby as way of getting dollar bills and publicity. If a contestant is really eager to make it in the music industry, then doing well and winning the recording contract at the end of the show is a good way of doing so.

The recent hype in such talent shows is obviously The Voice, and I’ve enjoyed watching this one as well. It is more dynamic, with talents receiving coaching from experienced and popular artists and producers, forming mentor-student relationships with them. On The Voice, an active effort is being made to ensure that even if only one contestant gets to win, everybody has had the experience of developing and learning to become better artists. I think this is conducive to the music industry as a whole. Such talent shows produce people who only continue to aspire toward the kind of star quality that deserves the limelight, and in this way the music industry stays fresh and relevant, making sure that anyone who works hard enough will get to live their dream.

Taking It Up a Notch

Nothing wrong with being normal. But it’s also absolutely nothing wrong with being extraordinary. Especially when you’ve got a goal in mind. You see.. when I first started singing, I always wanted to be someone famous. A lot of you might think this is normal for my chosen field of profession, but some people in my circle of contacts this is not true. But that’s another story altogether, which I may tell in a future post.

Before you roll your eyes and close this page of mine, hear me out! I’m not famous.. far from it, but what people don’t realise is that being famous is not what you’re thinking of. It varies from person to person but mine is probably not the “norm”. To me, being famous is being true to your own self. Only when you are actually being true to yourself.. is when you are famous and made it to the big time! Ha! Didn’t see that coming.. did you?


The moral of this post is: take it up a notch! You’d be surprise where it’ll take you. Directly or not.

Liquid Limestone: An Awesome Idea Mother!

It has been a while since the last post I did on my blog. So I apologise in advance for those waiting! Didn’t realise how much people loved my blog idea! So I will try to post more often in the future. This post is about something I discovered.: liquid limestone.

This post goes out to my mother Carie. For those who might know her, she is in my eyes the queen of landscaping. Why? Simple, she tend to know what product to purchase or use. Thank you so much for recommending me liquid limestone to revamp my outdoor living area. If you don’t know what liquid limestone is then you’re missing out!

It all started when I stayed home one day and reading my favourite book. During a brief break, I was staring at the floor and kind of felt bad about the state of my outdoor paving. It was horrendous to say the least! I though to myself.. “that’s it! I will need to change the looks!”. That was pretty much what it took place.

Called mum about renovating the current outdoor paving and she recommended me using liquid limestone. The first thing I said was liquid what?? She was explaining the attractive features of liquid limestone and the one that caught my eye was the “cool factor” of liquid limestone. This factor alone basically sold me. And after jumping on the internet and researching what liquid limestone was all about , it confirmed my decision to go with the product.

When I asked mum about how she knew about this stuff, she basically went on a “rant”. Here words were “Paulini love, I was on holidays in Western Australia and visited a friend’s place”. To make a long story short, she mentioned how she fell in love with the product. Western Australia’s capital city is Perth. She bragged about how trendy the stuff is over there. Again when I searched for liquid limestone Perth on the internet. I got plenty of results of companies offering the service including Stylish Outdoor Solutions, the company my mum’s friend dealt with. This confirmed the popularity of it over there.

So thank you mother! After the renovation, my outdoor living are looks sweeeett! :)

The Removal and Relocation of My Beloved Piano

As some of you might know, I love playing pianos. So much so, I bought a somewhat expensive grand piano a couple of years ago. I loved it very much. Many of my friends says that I am too attached to it, but I can’t help it! Anyways, I wanted to tell you a story about the day I moved to my new studio apartment. Keep on reading..

The day I planned to move out was a Tuesday, so somewhere during the middle of the week. So I figured it should be the cheapest day to hire a removalist to help me move my belongings. Although price is an important factor when it comes to choosing a removalist. I wanted someone that will really take care of my personal belongings during the move to make sure things are not damaged. Well you guess it, especially my piano! My beautiful beloved piano.

As always, I research the removalists company using the internet. Reading pretty much every review written for the particular company. In particular, I was looking for a removalist that specialises in the removals of heavy and bulky items, such as a grand piano.

After looking high and low, I’ve picked one after reading glowing reviews on how they really looked after people’s expensive items and of having the appropriate tools and professionally trained staff. Someone actually gave a positive feedback for the company on the good job they did to relocate a piano! After reading the review, I was sold!

I called them up straightaway and sure enough they reassured me that they specialise in the removals of heavy and bulky item. After hearing this, I made a booking and went straight to my new studio to clean and tidy it up, ready for the arrival of my much loved piano!

Car Detailing Service That Saved The Night!

Lucky first post. I remember the night vividly in my mind. How could I ever forget, it is my first ever auditioning for any roles. Want to hear my first auditioning experience? Well come here really close because I am going to tell you everything…

Tonight is my first ever audition. It is for a school play at my high school. The role is a street singer who wows the crowd near the end of the play. Now singing is what I wanted to pursue after leaving high school and for some reason I was really confident that I will excel in the singing arena.

My choice of transportation for the night was my “reliable” first car which was a red Holden Camira. To make the night more memorable, I decided to take two of my best friends. You both know who you are! But I wanted the whole experience to be the best possible experience. Now, I was not known for one who keeps their car in tip top condition. Yes, I admit – I hardly ever wash my car. So the thought of making my car shine was pretty much out of the equation. So I thought why not pay someone to do the job?

The paint job on my car is descent, the body of the car is straight as. One thing I didn’t particularly like was the worn out interior. After some research on the internet, I decided to get  mobile car detailer who will rejuvenate my car. Back then it was search by Lycos! For current generations, this search engine was probably not heard of.

The name of the car detailing company escaped my mind. But it provided a thorough service at a very affordable price. Even back then, the range of services offered is unbelievable. I would of referred you to the website but I totally forgot which car detailer it was. But it would be similar to this car detailer I’ve found on the net.

Many might say I should of done the work myself. Clean the car, polish the car and blacken the tyre. But I think I made the right decision because it gave me more time to get ready in order to look good.

Because I got the guys to clean and detail my car. I even had some spare time to practice my singing. I managed to warm up my voice prior to the audition.

You might be asking me about the actual finish on the car after the work is done? All I can say is.. WOW!

You heard right. The car was magnificent. I have never seen it shine like this ever before!  The tyres looked brand new. Seriously! You had to see it to believe it. I was stunned.

Anyways, I paid the detailers after the job and straight away called my friends that I am on my way to pick them up. I thought the outside of the car looked awesome. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I stepped into my car.. the interior looks ten times better then previously.

On my way to pick up my friends in my now shiny car, I was smiles from ear to ear. I know that I am going to nail this audition tonight. Fast forward a couple of hours, I nailed the audition and I got the part!