I’m often asked if there are certain audition songs that should be avoided? There are lots of things to consider when choosing an audition song, but one of the first things to think about is if the song is overdone.
Why avoid songs that are overdone? Because if you choose a song that’s currently on Broadway, most people will hear the original voice in their heads from the cast recording. You don’t want to be compared to someone else, especially someone who is a professional. Also, if the song is popular, you’re not the only one who is going to be singing it at the audition. You want your audition song to make you stand out, not be one of five people who sang “Memory” from Cats.
Here are some shows and songs to avoid when choosing your audition song.
Audition Songs That Are Overdone Recently