Saturday, 28 August 2010

Hey Soul Sister ain't that Mister Mister on the Radio???



So he never made it into the top 3 ;-( Well, quite honestly we knew he wouldn't. If you can read the journaling there on the photo below you'll see how this whole thing came to being, rather a surprise!

He's a character though & hat's off to him for that ;-D This last week has been exhausting from this point of view. I now know what goes into this kind of thing & it really is a lot of work.

For amateurs the best way to go about it is to search for You Tube videos with lyrics. We had to think of songs we thought would be suitable, this part was pretty easy between the 3 of us {my teenage daughter, myself & said son...} DH had some very strange suggestions...

Once you have your song selection you need to print out the lyrics & download the instrumental version of your song. Then you need to practice, practice, practise...until your family go insane & everyone, including the maid, is going around clicking & singing "Hey, hey, he - e - e - e - hey!"

Then you need to clear a space in your dining-room & sit at the other side of the dining-room table, 3 in a line, like Simon, Piers & Amanda & critique the performance, which includes all shouting suggestions at once & getting up to demonstrate the "move"...

Stage presence is as important as voice so you need to yell at the subject a lot & gesticulate wildly in order to get him to strut his stuff from side to side across the full length of the dining-room ;-D

You need to make it a family business to get everyone involved in giving their 2 cents' worth of opinion & adding a move here & there to give the performance some individual character!

Once you've done all that you need to frantically locate a voice coach, dash over there & belt out your chosen tracks, which she then needs to adjust down a half key or so, so that you don't need to strain your wee voice so much, then you're almost there...

The icing on the cake is perfecting your look. That requires a trip to your local shopping mall for a trendy new t-shirt & a R50 funky retro digital watch, chosen by your wardrobe planner {aka your mum}. If you're lucky you may get a sushi dinner thrown in if you behave yourself...

You're almost there now, you just need to persuade your brother to lend you his bangle & his black skinnies & allow your sister to use the straighter irons on your hair. Deoderant, hairspray & you're good to go!




10 comments:

topkatnz said...

sounds like a laugh or two! we never quite go that way with Ashlee, but then she has been singing and performing in 'things' for years, so I'm mostly ho-hum about it.Glad you guys had fun though!LOL

Shayne said...

Divine post Helen. What a shame he didn't make it but the experience will stand him in good stead for sure. Character building and all that stuff! Fab mom you are for posting this that he canlook back on in the years to come and remember the prelude to this event.

Helen Tilbury said...

POSTING THIS ON BEHALF OF VICKI!

Hi Helen

I am back up to dial up internet and its soooo slow and is taking forever to be able to bring your blog up and leave a comment so thought email would just be faster. LOL. Love the photos and you must be so proud of him for putting himself out there and giving it a go. A big achievement for sure. And he looks just so cool in all his new gear. LOL

Diana said...

Hilarious!

Helen Tilbury said...

POSTING THIS ON BEHALF OF ANNE!

Heyyyyy! you go guy! Well done, you sure have 'the stuff'
Move over Jonas Brothers, hereeee comes Jack Tilbury!

I'm sorry I can't comment on your blog, don't know how with this
iPhone! so please accept my above paragraph as a 'comment'! and of
course I'm very proud of him too.

Well done all of you for this 'Family Affair' "back up" in more ways
than one, huh???

Hope to hear more of this fab voice in days, months, years to
come..... Britain's got talent, well so has South Africa, especially
Durban!!

Thanks for sharing
God Bless you all
Anne xxxxxx

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks girls for all the positive comments! Proud mommy moment ;-D

Cathy said...

Wow Jack made it to the finals... way to go... that in itself is a great achievement... must have been all that home coaching, fashion designing and voice practice that did it :)

teacher jessy said...

Wow, he is a charmer and he can sing too!! I am sure the girls will go after him more now. LOL!! He is such a good looking boy!! Another proud mummy story. TFS!

Pearl said...

Thats a brave boy your Jack !!! way to go !!

Helen Tilbury said...

LOL! I know, he is quite the character!! He is dying for a girlfriend but he is too small & cute so all the girls only like him as a friend ;-D We are off to voice-coaching today. Let's hope the teacher thinks he has some potential...