So many of us are addicted to the hit reality competition shows that we count down the days until the auditions start airing on television. However, Maren Morris reveals that what we see on TV are hardly the first round of auditions that take place.
The “The Bones” singer sat down with late-night talk show host, Seth Meyers, and told him what her personal experience was like auditioning for a variety of different talent shows including America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Star Search, and The Voice.
“I have this very traumatic, vivid memory of auditioning for American Idol when I was 17 in Dallas, where I’m from,” she said. “You don’t see Paula, Simon, Randy in the first go in the auditions. It’s like a stadium cattle call. You audition for like a 20-year-old producer who has probably no music cred. You sing for 8-seconds and sing your heart out. And then my entire group got cut. I had to walk through the walk of shame out to the parking lot, find my mom’s car
and cry on the way home.”
She laughed and added, “But it all worked out. The poetic justice of that whole thing is that now people audition with my songs on those shows and I just get the check in the mail.”
And Maren drops the mic. Boom.