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SXSW 2018

Now What? Life After Reality TV Singing Shows

American Idol, America's Got Talent, The Voice, and more. Singing competition shows are nothing new but their popularity and permanence don't seem to be fading anytime soon. Originally hailed as a new way to break and develop undiscovered talent, the reality is most contestants leave before making a mark and without any support or guidance from the shows or labels involved. Find out how to prepare for what happens before, during and after the cameras are rolling. Moderated by Lyndsey Parker

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  1. How do I get on a show like The Voice or American Idol? What are the auditions really like?
  2. What happens behind the scenes and how much do I get to interact with the judges?
  3. What happens when the show is over and how can I be prepared to make the most of my experience?



Nakia Reynoso, Artist, Nakia

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Music Industry
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced
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