When Muse Dog isn’t scratching fleas or chasing tail (his own) he actually gets out and communicates with those in the industry. This is what happened recently when I decided to interview Lisa Damiani, one of NYC’s leading vocal coaches, CEO of the recently launched Star Rock for Kids!, and Star Search winner of 1989 for Best Teen Vocalist.
Here’s the Interview:
Muse Dog (MD): On the American Idol Season 10 Finale, what do you think pushed winner Scotty McCreery over the top?
Lisa Damiani (LD): I think Scotty McCreery melted the hearts of many by his all-American boyish looks while at the same time capturing the audience’s attention by delivering soulful vocals. Scotty was the “boy next door” and America responded to his humble charm.
MD: What can other prospective contestants learn from this year’s American Idol?
LD: This year we witnessed a wide variety of contestants with musical roots in several genres including hard rock, country, gospel and pop; the Idol opportunity can be anyone’s game, regardless of style. The surprising twist of events that unfolded this year when Pia Toscano was eliminated proved to be an enormous shock which solidifies that there’s no such thing as being “safe” from elimination. Future contestants never know what America may be looking for when choosing the winner and everyone has an equal shot at the “Idol” title.
MD: How are vocal coaches a necessity for those who are “in it to win it” on American Idol?
LD: Vocal coaches guide the singer in choosing a song that best fits their voice and ensure that they care of their vocal needs while on a rigorous schedule. In competition, bringing your best performance to the stage, with the right song will prove how serious you are about winning. Vocal coaches aren’t a necessity to win, but it certainly can help better prepare in being in tip-top shape for the competition.
So, there you have it, an industry insider telling you how to win at American Idol. Stay tuned for Season 11.
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