American Idol 2012 Finalists Give Audition Advice

American Idol 2012 Top 10

American Idol 2013 auditions are under way and if you’re planning on auditioning, then you might want to read this. The American Idol 2012 Top 10 recently shared their advice on auditioning for the reality show.

Here’s what some of them had to say:

Phillip Phillips: “Be yourself and don’t worry about what people think…Know who you are when you come into this competition.”

Jessica Sanchez: “Don’t let the other contestants intimidate you. You’re there for a reason and this is your dream, just sing your heart out.”

Hollie Cavanagh: “Don’t uncontrollably cry and break out into hives (it didn’t work for me and it won’t work for you)…and don’t overthink your song. Keep it simple and sing a beautiful melody…1,000 high notes doesn’t get you to Hollywood.”

Skylar Laine: “Go into the audition knowing exactly what kind of artist you are and be ready to rock out!”

Elise Testone: “Whatever you decide to sing, own it and believe in it as if it was straight from your heart…Don’t think!”

Colton Dixon: “Be yourself…and think twice before wearing red skinny leather pants.”

Auditions in San Antonio, Texas, are today. The next rounds are coming up next week in Charlotte, NC.