When choosing a song that will allow you to win over everyone in the audition room you shouldn’t just go for a popular tune or one you like — you should select a piece of music with meaning for you. Perhaps there is a song you remember your mom singing to you when you were young. Maybe there’s a track you associate with someone who broke your heart.
There could be one cut out there that speaks to a cause or a movement near and dear to your soul. There are many reasons why a track might cause you to get emotional and in the end, it doesn’t really matter why you feel so strongly about a single, as long as it stirs up something inside you you’re able to tap into.
When I’m speaking about “emotional,” it’s important to note I don’t just mean something that makes you cry. Sure, tunes that bring the listener (and perhaps the singer) to tears can be powerful but sadness isn’t the only emotion that conveys power. You should also feel free to pick something able to fill you with joy, or perhaps even anger.
Being able to not just nail the notes and keep the pitch steady but to really feel a song is vital and if you’re able to insert real, deep emotion into your performance, those listening and judging your singing will be impressed by what you’ve done.