I m 17. I ve been singing since I was 2, and I used to watch American idol when I was younger. I always sang in the car and performed little shows for my relatives. I ve always wanted to be on American idol. I know it s the last season and there s low ratings but I really want to audition. I auditioned last year online and got a callback but it was 4 hour drive away and my mom didn t like Leaving the house and we sat at home that day. In 2012 I auditioned for xfactor and got a callback that was 20 minutes away and yet again my mom didn t want to take me. My mom tells me to audition but then she won t take me to the callbacks (if I get one). I have sang for her and she doesn t know where I got my singing voice and said I have a voice perfect for ballads. I used to have a vocal coach but my mom also didn t feel like taking me to those after a while and cancelled it. She wants me to focus on getting out of high school and getting a real job. She asked me why can't I be like other teenagers and focus on school. She took me to the voice audition last year and she was grouchy the whole time and she said it was a horrible experience and complete waste of time and she s still mad at me about it. My dad agrees with whatever my mom says and won t take me either. I have a fanbase and showed them and their like yeah that s nice. I also auditioned online for American idol a few weeks ago and got a callback for next month and it s 45 minutes away from home. I showed my mom and she said yeah I m not taking you to that. Singing is my life I am dedicated to it. I have songs planned out to sing. I have been rehearsing for years and it is a goal to at least audition for American idol. I tried to explain to my mom how singing is a career and important to me and she started yelling at me and didn t want to listen. I am an only child, and you need someone over 18 to go with you. I also don t have many friends and get bullied a lot. My grandma said she would take me but we need a ride down there and back. My mom also doesn t want to pay for the flight and hotel if I do make it. I told her there are tutors on set and she s like I am so sick of hearing about this, I don t care stop talking about it. Also, my mom grew up poor and had a rough life and horrible jobs so she thinks being a singer sugarcoats the real world.
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What a parasite you are - if you want to be a singer then support yourself and make it happen yourself. That's what everyone else has to do in life. Your mother does have a point - you have to be realistic about earning money to pay bills and buy food. Get a job, save up then go to college and learn about being a singer - or just talk to people you meet and make opportunities happen. But don't try to make other people support you - you have to make it happen for yourself and be something good/different.0