Rocking the vote!

So, I have a random audition next week….and I don’t know what to sing. So I thought I’d ask you guys to help me choose. The three top contenders are:

I Say A Little Prayer For You – Aretha Franklin (classic song, classic artist, a song I’d never song till last year when I had to for band, and discovered I could!)

To Be With You – Mr Big (90s cheeeeeeeese! Great song though, and fun to sing)

Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler (just awesome! I love singing this song, not least because it has about the most cliched lyrics ever!)

So gang. Which should I do? I’ve got a strongish mezzo-soprano / alto voice, and have sung two of these three in public before, so I know it’s in range and all that good stuff. It’s only a wee audition, but I’d appreciate the input! My fate is in your hands, hee!

Ooooh, and if you can think of any other songs that should be in the running (I dread to think what Wiwille might suggest ;)), let me know!



  1. Ross
    17th May 2008 / 12:55 pm

    It has to be Aretha! Although Mr Big is a seriously cheesy 90s tune.

  2. whatigotsofar
    17th May 2008 / 2:08 pm

    HOFAH!And yes, To Be With You is really fun to sing.

  3. evilrhian
    17th May 2008 / 3:50 pm

    Can’t beat Ms Tyler!

  4. Foster Communications
    17th May 2008 / 8:35 pm

    I always loved Holding Out For a Hero.

  5. Matthew Cochrane
    17th May 2008 / 10:43 pm

    I’d go with the Mr Big, that has to be ripe for re-invention by now. The trouble with the other two is that those performances were so iconic that you’d have to be seriously amazing to impress with those songs. Actually I don’t know, maybe you are amazing – I haven’t heard you sing.

  6. Scarlet
    18th May 2008 / 2:08 am

    That third one rocks! I love her voice. It’s powerful. The only thing better than that is “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”Can you give us a sample? Why aren’t YOU on You Tube?? 🙂

  7. Tinsie
    18th May 2008 / 2:42 pm

    Holding Out For A Hero gets my vote. But it’s a really close call.

  8. Sparkling Red
    18th May 2008 / 3:07 pm

    Holding Out for a Hero!! That’s my personal fave.

  9. JLee
    18th May 2008 / 10:52 pm

    “Hero” is very dynamic and would get their attention for sure!

  10. Riot Kitty
    19th May 2008 / 3:46 am

    I’d say Dusty Springfield!

  11. Christielli
    19th May 2008 / 4:25 am

    I’d vote for Mr. Big soley for the cheese factor.

  12. Wiwille
    19th May 2008 / 4:59 am

    I haven’t heard ‘Holding out for a Hero” since Shrek part 2.You’re scared of my suggestion? I’m shocked, shocked I tell you.

  13. Pink
    19th May 2008 / 7:24 am

    hmmm…I’d like to say Aretha because I think her songs show great range….but yes…maybe its too iconic.In that case, I would do Mr. Big :)Break a leg (bust a rhyme?)xxpinks

  14. mermaid musings
    19th May 2008 / 3:13 pm

    Numero tres!!!LOLnumber three!!!LOL

  15. Darth Weasel
    19th May 2008 / 3:43 pm

    let’s see:What do Short Circuit and Who’s Harry Crumb have in common? Great movies with “Holding Out for a Hero” rocking the climax. Contest over 🙂

  16. Alice
    19th May 2008 / 7:32 pm

    i vote holding out for a hero.. taking on aretha is a pretty tall order, but with bonnie it’s still a big, fun song that you can use to show off your pipes 🙂

  17. Cimba7200
    20th May 2008 / 10:52 am

    Go with the one you feel best about. You’ll go great! – Dave

  18. Scarlet
    20th May 2008 / 12:48 pm

    Good luck!!

  19. Miss Ash
    20th May 2008 / 4:59 pm

    Holding out for a Hero!!

  20. Cherry!
    20th May 2008 / 7:01 pm

    I’m an Aretha fan through and through. I hope that has tipped that song into the winning position!!

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