"2015 is a special year toas and will crossover with the hottest Taiwanese boy band to create a one-time-only girls talent contest - . Application is now open to all girls aged 16 to 25 who can speak Mandarin or Cantonese. If you want to perform on stage with
This message is very very very exciting and very "speXial" indeed!
Sunshine Nation is one of the most popular competitions in Vancouver and, sure enough, it has grabbed my attention. After completing the Miss Teenage Canada journey, I could not wait to compete again and to relive the excitement. With careful considerations, I decided to sign up and audition for a spot in the competition.
Off we go in prepping for the talent portion!
Two days prior to the audition, I received a call about the details. I was to prepare a 30-second self intro, catwalk, 1-minute talent, and Q & A. I was getting jumpy already, and I was not able to sit still for the next few days.
I went full-scale in preparing for the audition. I planned to play electric violin to begin my talent, and then do a hip hop dance piece, similar to what I did for the Miss Teenage Canada talent night but with slight modifications. Then, I went to Long & McQuade to rent a portable speaker, and bought a bunch of musical technology for my violin to function. I created my own back-track for the violin portion by using Garageband, as I was originally planning to use a performance piece by Kpop star, Henry. Unfortunately, my skills were not pro enough to master Henry's piece and so I ditched that idea. After a long time fussing over what to play, I finally decided to write my own simple musical composition that would not allow my violin to make the sound of a cat screeching.
I arrived at the audition location 30 minutes early to set up and get ready. I met some new and old friends, who were all as equally nervous as myself. We made small talk to relax, but overall the process did give everyone caterpillars and butterflies in their stomachs. The Fairchild radio staff was very kind and welcoming, and I am so thankful for them in helping me to carrying my equipment back and forth! If it wasn't for them, I would have taken a decade hauling everything!
My turn! Finally! After what felt like a millennia, my number, 508, was called. I did my "act" and, despite some speaker malfunctions, I did pretty okay. The judges were awesome, attentive, and they tried their best to put me at ease!
I came out of the audition room sweating like a pig because it was really hot. (No, I was actually really nervous.)
If I got in, I should receive a call about it tonight!
And now, we shall wait.