Friday, November 21, 2008

Something to blog about

Guess what I did yesterday....




Come on, just try and guess.




No, I didn't get all my Christmas shopping done.


And no I didn't stay up until midnight to see Twilight. (Ha! Stay up til midnight to see Twilight that's funny! Isn't it?? Well, I thought so.)




Okay, you'll never guess. So I will just tell you......










I auditioned for..... KURT BESTOR.




I sang for him - a capella.




Scary huh?? But how cool is THAT??!!


So here's the story. Yesterday, Matt sent me this. For those of you who are to LAZY to click on the link I will just tell you that Kurt is, well WAS holding his Best Singer Search 2008. He's been all over the state this past month listening to people sing. The winner will be asked to perform with him at his Christmas concert in front of 50,000 people. AND will get to fly to LA to record a song that he will write JUST FOR YOU, AND... wait for it.... stay in a LUXURIOUS HOTEL. (It's that last part that had me swooning.)

Matt had me come pick him up for lunch and we walked over to watch the auditions being held in the student center (USU campus). It was kind of fun to walk in and see Kurt sitting there in the middle of the auditorium listening to each audition. (I guess I thought that he'd have his "people" doing it for him!)

We watched a bunch of people get up and sing this song or that. All the while Matt is whispering to me, "You should audition!" or "You should sing for him!" or "Come on, you should just do it!". I just kept telling him, "No", "No thanks", "That's okay, I'm good..."

After awhile there was a lull - no one waiting to audition. Matt whispered again to me, "Come on, you should do this! You could blog about it!"

And so I caved.

I signed my name to the roster and Kurt himself, called out my name. I hadn't practiced or even psyched myself up (or out) to do it, but I sang for him.

Matt secretly recorded it and played it back for me last night. I was expecting to cringe through the whole recording but I was pleasantly surprised... it wasn't that bad! It wasn't that great either, but hey! For being put on the spot like that and singing for an EMMY AWARD WINNING COMPOSER - not too shabby.


And I get to blog about it.

8 comments:

The Marlin's said...

Don't forget about us little people when you become famous.

Afton said...

Ha ha! Trust me. I'm as famous as I'm ever gonna get!

Bingham Family said...

You have a wonderful voice...

Fitzwater Family said...

So? Did you win?

ramsam said...

Good Job- just think how bad you have regretted it if you didn't get up and sing! Even if you don't get it (he is crazy if not) these experiences keep us human, keep our blood pumping, and make us feel young.

Matt said...

I was so proud of you!

Aaron/Kami said...

I am so impressed Afton! You are so brave. I bet you did awesome!!

also known as shell said...

YAY! thats so cool. good job Afton!