- ARIADNE, born in Mexico, was influenced musically by her father, a drummer from La Habana, Cuba. Composing songs, singing, and dancing became part of her childhood games. At the age of 13, Ariadne began her journey in the world of show business when as a student of the "Estudio Gensollen" in Houston, TX she performed in a variety of local festivals and sang in UNIVISION’s KXLN-45 Morning Show. As a Vocal Major from The University of St. Thomas in Houston, Ariadne received a BA of Fine Arts in Music Performance. At UST, Ariadne was involved in a variety of genres such as Classical, Baroque, Jazz, and Broadway as well as her continued focus on Pop Music and Rock. In 1999, she joined “Mango Punch” as the Female-Lead and back-up vocalist for the band, which included Latin styles like Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Top-40 in English and Spanish, and shared her influences of pop, rock, R&B, and even some flamenco. Co-founder and leader of rock fusion band "L'una Soul". Currently working on the release of her debut album "Buscandote"
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I've been absent from blogging for a while, mainly because I was preparing for a couple of major auditions. I prepared for a couple of months and sent my online submissions to "The Voice" and "X Factor".
I know I've never been big on this type of thing and always fought my way justifying that I was an independent artist. I felt that at least I could give it a shot and see what would happen.
TV is TV, so I am not going in with any expectation. Having tried out for American Idol back in 2003 or was it 2004? Anyway, I know that these shows are not at all about talent, but about ratings, about a juicy, emotional story, or the rivalry between contestants. The rounds of auditions are excruciating, and you are not even guaranteed to see the celebrity judges until probably round 4 of auditions.
In any case, I sent my submissions without any expectations, but one thing I did get out of it, was a tremendous amount of hard work on my vocals, a rising self-confidence, and the empowerment to continue to do more.
So, yeah, I didn't hear back from either show. Oh well. I can always try next year, but now I have to put all the focus back into my work, my album release and getting back to doing some shows...
If anyone is reading this and has a unique experience auditioning or even getting on one of these reality shows, feel free to write your thoughts...
ON TO THE NEXT!