I was encouraged to audition for American Idol this fall and I think I'm going to do it. (By the way, I'm NOT bragging when I say this) People tell me I have an incredible voice and they think I could go really far with it but I just have one problem. I've suffered from anxiety since I was a little kid and I've had to take medication for it before. However, my band and I have gigs every other night and I feel completely comfortable on stage. Then again, that's only 100 people or so.. American Idol is a whole other ball game. It would mean everything to me to sing on Idol, I just wish I could get over my stage fright. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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I don't think you can get rid of it, but you can work in harmony with it like i did in grade school "we had to public speak in class every week back then" my 1st week in there I volunteered now my heart was racing but i knew at the end of the day that "YOU CAN TAKE MY OXYGEN I won't CHOKE" and "it had to be done" so unlike the other gagers I'm not going to give you the cliche "get on stage/practice makes perfect" nope imma say this "GET UP THERE AND DO WHAT YOU DO BEST" which is sing. trust me once you get in the groove or should I say calm your nerves you're going to think "WHAT THE HELL I WAS SO AFRAID" ^^ then gradually you'll get the feeling for it I'm sure1