Singing Success Secrets from the new American Idol


One of my favorite shows, American Idol, is back on air! And on the premiere last week, David Francisco won Katy Perry's heart! 

I want to share his inspiring audition story with you. 3 weeks after David relocated to pursue his singing dream, he got hit by a car and woke up paralyzed in the hospital.

That one moment changed him forever.

He said, "When they told me I was paralyzed from the waist down, I thought, Everything's over. Music is over. Relationships are over. I had cried every single day for months."

David Francisco American Idol audition

I share this because anyone that gets a golden ticket to Hollywood is an inspiration, plus I know we all have felt this way before.

For the last decade, I've had a front row seat coaching singers through their fears, challenges and darkest hours, while experiencing my own. Along the way, I learned that this is exactly where transformation happens. 

Sometimes it's HARD to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You may not know exactly HOW in those heavy moments you are going to pull through.

But believing in yourself, believing in 11th hour miracles--this is where the magic of success lies. 

Think of every great superhero story and the battles they have had to withstand to save the world. Have you noticed that it’s always ONLY right at the end of the movie that the superhero finds the solution and defeats the villain? This is what is called the 11th hour miracle! 

On your path to success and superstardom, you will definitely have to face every challenge, inner crisis, resistance, enemy and even loved ones who can mean well but get in the way of you achieving your goals.  

Whether you’ve ever wanted to become an American Idol, or really just love singing, I promise you that when it comes to becoming a singer, having a strong mindset is KEY. Success has little to do with talent. 
Many of us quit when we are 95% of the way there. 

When I look for the solutions to help my students find their voice, I coach about the rare path of "stepping outside your comfort zone"  because it brings tears--tears of joy to do what brings you happiness. To live your destiny.

The first step is believe. The next step is to have courage.

Every next level of your life will demand a different version of you

David had the courage to believe that he could be the Superstar that is inside of each of us! He continued singing, loving, walking...he made a decision to do this no matter what!  

His solid performance audition of "Isn't She Lovely" on acoustic guitar reduced Katy Perry to a puddle of tears, and then he heard the words: "You’re going to Hollywood!"

It's scary to go after your BIG dreams, but don't stop! Don't give up! Find a way to pull through and make it non-negotiable. And it will be SOO worth it!

We all have bumps, cracks and pains along the way. What I take away from David's story is that you've got to make your BIG dreams non-negotiable. 

To succeed you have got to courageously believe in yourself, as much as I believe in you. 

Then PRACTICE, practice, practice...because preparation trumps talent! Persevere EVERY DAY with a no-excuses policy so that when the opportunity of a LIFETIME arises, you will be READY for it!

If an aspiring singer who got hit by a car and paralyzed could get a ticket to Hollywood, then SO CAN YOU get to the next level of what your heart is aching for.

What are YOUR no-excuses policies for your singing dream? 9am daily vocal rehearsals, creative evening time 2x's a week and jam sessions are at the top of my list! 

If you're ready to find your voice and live your singing dream, call us at 818-687-8990 or fill out our Contact Form to get the loving support you need!