Tuesday, June 8, 2010

[Blog] What About Us Old People? by: Cyn City

So let’s talk about something that bugs me, entertainment companies that put an age restriction on those who audition. I’m sure you’ve heard about the YG audition that’s going on in Korea, New York, & LA. While I was reading the flyer I noticed that for singers the age qualification is 11-19 years old….WTF? I mean I’m pretty damn sure there are plenty of talented singers over the age of 19.

Now, I can understand that being a trainee can take a few years depending on the person and how rough around the edges they are. I also understand that “idol age” is pretty young because they have to cater to a certain demographic but still, that’s discrimination. To be honest not all the idols are THAT talented. I could think of other people who might be better singers or actors.


I mean look at Susan Boyle. Great example of someone who went on a talent show and people laughed at her even before she started singing and the second she opened her mouth and that voice came out jaws dropped. I’m a big believe of you don’t have to be a size 0 and full of plastic to make it big in this business. You just need TALENT.

I might sound like I’m coming off a bit bitter but…ok, fuck it! Yes, I’m bitter! Lol I actually kinda sorta still have this “dream” of being a singer and making a name for myself. Obviously at the moment I don’t have the “idol” look but I think I have the vocal chops for it. So even if I did apply for YG or any entertainment company they wouldn’t even give me a second look the moment they see how old I am. I’m only 26! I’m not old!!!

I can’t believe I’m about to post this but…*sigh*, sometime last year I entered the MySpace karaoke contest. It was a contest going on where the winner got a chance to fly out to Tokyo and meet with Utada Hikaru herself. Needless to say I didn’t win but not a lot of people around me knew I could sing or anything so it was kinda a shock to them that I did this. So as embarrassing as this is (no really, I’m suppppper embarrassed at the moment) I’m going to post the video here. You can be real with me and tell me if I suck or not. Keep in mind that I put this crappy video together in like 10 minutes because I wanted to make the contest deadline so the audio levels aren’t right. Ok, ok, ok, enough BS…..here…you…go… *runs away and hides in corner*




-Cyn City

4 comments:

  1. Yea I agree about the age restriction crap. Its silly...but I feel as though most of these people feel that the younger the stars are the more money they'll make...which is BS. But whatever the korean companies only want korean or asian people anyway...THAT and honestly if I were to try to break into an industry it would be Japan and US...cause thats were the money is at. XD

    As for the singing...You're not singing with your full voice. It sounds like you are holding back and you probably aren't or so you feel. But it sounds as though you are holding back...And I don't mean start yelling..thats bad. Basically since you have singing as a dream, if you want to be serious about it, you gotta take vocal classes, I doubt raw talent cuts it anymore unless you are Susan Boyle. But what I do recomend is find an SLS instructor ( Speech Level Singing). Tons of US singers are training through SLS and as someone who goes to an SLS vocal instructor I can tell you ITS MAKES A HUGE DIFFRENCE. Like its hard work, but worth it. I didn't know I could sing low and now I can. I know I sound like some weird promoter..but thats not the case, I've just seen how people improved and how I improved, so if you're serious go to SLS. That and US has a lot of certified SLS vocal instructors. 8D

    That is all. XD

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  2. Hey mama did not know you wanted 2 sing!
    I do agree with you on the age requirement(hence why im tryna audition for Avex before I turn 25). I'm not stressing it cause 1-they only want asian or Korean artists and 2-dont want to be in a slave contract. If it were Japan, I would definitely jump on that, lol.
    I hear a voice somewhere in there but i think this was a wrong song choice to sing. I also agree with the person above. You do sound like you're holding back or are nervous. Dont be and let the music take control(hehe)

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  3. @Dracolicious & @Alisa9309

    Ya, I forgot to mention the whole they only really want Asian singers anyways which is fucked up too. I would want to advance more in Japan anyways because it is the 2nd largest entertainment capital in world just behind the US.

    I was a nevous as hell doing this because not a lot of people have heard me sing and you can ask Betty, I beat myself up over this cover for sooooooooo long after I did it lol. I didn't have a choice on the song. That's the 1 Myspace wanted u to sing so yeaaaa lol.

    I have thought about a vocal instructor but I'm so tight on money right now that it's not even funny. I will look into it and maybe I can find some down here in Miami.

    Thanks ladies!

    -Cyn

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  4. Hey mama did not know you wanted 2 sing!
    I do agree with you on the age requirement(hence why im tryna audition for Avex before I turn 25). I'm not stressing it cause 1-they only want asian or Korean artists and 2-dont want to be in a slave contract. If it were Japan, I would definitely jump on that, lol.
    I hear a voice somewhere in there but i think this was a wrong song choice to sing. I also agree with the person above. You do sound like you're holding back or are nervous. Dont be and let the music take control(hehe)

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