American Idol, X Factor USA, America’s Got Talent — A common Link With Successful Contestants!


Scotty McCreery. Taylor Hicks. Kevin Skinner. Joe Daughtry. Very Bowersox. Phillip Phillips? Your name? It really might happen. You know you’ve got the talent-but how do you impress the family court judges and give yourself an ‘edge’ over the other contestants?

One thing the names above do have in keeping is all Garden Gnome of them started out playing live music and honing their skills before the auditions. Also, and they all play classical guitar! Taylor is more of a harmonica player, but he plays guitar, too. One the latest most impressive contestants Phillip Phillips, auditioned Regarding his classical guitar. Very Bowersox wowed the family court judges and the crowd with her soulful voice and classical guitar skills. Scotty played guitar on most of his tasks, too. See a pattern? Err… live music, classical guitar… a winner’s edge?

That’s exactly right. If you watch the assaults of any of these competitive events, you’ll see this business (and girls) constantly outperform the other contestants. Why? Because, in many cases, that live playing experience, playing live music for a while before the audition taught them many things about expression, entertaining, vocal properly, and more–things they wouldn’t discovered otherwise. And there’s just something about classical guitar that people love. Maybe it’s thinking about a campfire, vocal songs and eating marshmallows. I don’t know. But the classical guitar is obviously something people adore to hear, and watch.

Joe Daughtry didn’t even win American Idol, but he previously a good deal of live music experience, plays guitar, and he’s now sold Millions of music downloads available! Kevin Skinner, 2009 MILLION DOLLAR winner of America’s Got Talent won with what… an classical guitar and a great song. People are beginning realize that playing live classical guitar shows is a great way to train before you audition for American Idol, X Factor USA, etc. It is through live show that you find out who you really are as an individual musician or artist–and that identity is a key factor in both contestant and winner selection. And now, singer or songwriter or traditional acoustic guitar player Phillip Phillips, is our latest winner of American Idol!

There definitely seems to be a pattern here. You can try these contestants and winners and see that, other than identity, these were successful in the competitive events because they all had talent, searched out the right information, worked hard, had live music experience, and… they all found that their classical guitar skills gave them an edge, that extra something. If you don’t currently play a device, again, that’s OK, you can still get anyone to play with you and give yourself an edge with live music skills. And for that extra edge, you might consider learning how to play guitar. For more information, see the author box below.

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