Have you ever thought about auditioning for The Voice? Well, some pop music hopefuls didn’t have to travel very far to try out. In fact, earlier this summer, applicants were able to audition via Snapchat! In June, the hit NBC competition opened up a contest in which fans could record short videos of themselves singing in the hopes of making it on the show.
Though the contest officially closed in July, if you didn’t get to send in a video, don’t fret. This is the second consecutive year that NBC has filtered auditions through Snapchat. So, most likely, you’ll have another chance in 2018. If you can belt like Season 12 winner Chris Blue, then you should definitely consider filming an entry. Here’s how to submit it when the time comes: Record a video (no longer than 30 seconds) of yourself singing any song a cappella or with live accompaniment. According to the contest’s official rules, any auditions with prerecorded backing tracks will be immediately disqualified.
After you’ve finished recording your video, visit voicesnaps.com to submit it. If you end up becoming a finalist, you will be asked to send a second video of yourself singing a new song from a list of pre-approved tracks. The winner receives an all-expenses paid trip to LA to attend a Voice taping, gets to sing in front of the show’s celebrity coaches, and has the opportunity to be considered for a future season.
If you’re nervous about auditioning, take a page out of Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope’s book. The “Wasting All These Tears” songstress, 28, said all you have to do is just be yourself. ”Authenticity draws people in,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2013. “And it's what the audience relates to the most."
The Voice airs on NBC Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST.