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Are you a good singer -or not ? How to know:

Updated on October 14, 2011
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Do you think you have what it takes to be the next American Idol ? The next X Factor ? You'll find out by reading this.

To know if you are a good singer or not, there are a few steps you need to follow:

Feedback:

  • If the feedback you get from your family or friends isn't very positive, you are most likely not a good singer. For example: If you are in the kitchen or cleaning the house whilst singing at the same time, and someone tells you to be quiet, you are probably not a very good singer. Or else they are on the phone. Chances are, it's option 1.
  • On karaoke nights with your family or friends (or both), everybody wants you to sing. You may think this is because seen as you're a good singer, they want to hear you sing and hit those notes. Unfortunately, the truth hurts, and most of the time, they only want you to sing so they can have a good laugh.
  • If you have the guts to perform in front of crowds of people you are not familiar with and get booed, you are a bad singer. Or maybe you chose a bad song. But it's no point to lie to yourself: you are simply not popstar material.

Record yourself:

If you are not brave enough to perform in front of you family but still want to know how good a singer you are, simply record yourself on your phone or computer. When you do this, you must be very harsh with yourself, and put on your Simon Cowell jacket. Pretend this is not you singing and criticise at every opportunity. If you deem yourself good, read further.

Post a video of yourself singing on Youtube:

For this step you will need a Youtube account, a webcam with a microphone, and guts.

Yes, I know. It takes a lot of courage to post yourself on the internet. And even more when it's a video. But it's nothing compared to performing on stage, so this is just practicing for the future. What you need to do:

  • Pick a good song, either a classic that everybody knows and likes, or a recent song. Try not to choose one with a lot of pitch correction (a.k.a. auto-tune). A recent song is also a nice choice because people search for those songs and will maybe find your video.
  • Lights, camera, action ! Turn on that camera and get singing ! When you're done, watch the video. If you didn't "nail" the song or made weird faces during the video, maybe you should consider redoing it.
  • After finally making the "perfect" video, post it to Youtube. Maybe promote on Twitter. Just a tip: do not post on Facebook because people will make fun of you, even if you are good.
  • Wait for the comments on your video. You may get haters. But if most of the comments aren't negativ, it's a good sign. Maybe some will say that you should improve your vocals or sing in a different pitch, etc... Take into account what people say so ou can do better next time.

Singing lessons are always a plus !

After going through all this pain and overcoming embarrassment, you will know whether you are good, or not. If you believe you have a seed of talent that just needs to grow, take up singing lessons to improve. If you end up thinking you are not the next Lady Gaga, stick to kitchen singing or bedroom karaoke.


After this you should just about know whether you are talent show worthy or not.

If you audition on a talent show, do not do what this girl does.

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      Jen 5 years ago from Couch

      Another hilarious hub. I really liked all the scenarios you threw out there about how to tell if you're a good singer or not. I hadn't ever seen that video either. That girl was a nut job. I was definitely terrified she was going to try and kill someone with that glass. Voted Up/Funny/Awesome/Interesting.

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      Bekmonster 5 years ago

      Omg, I m not even that bad but I m bad my friends where Lieing to me saying ur so good and everything, but I know I'm not ???? I just don't think I will ever be able to sing!

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      jess 5 years ago

      im a amzing singer i am not just saying that i am im a 11 yrs old girl plz give me chance

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      Indy 5 years ago

      I think Im an ok singer. I'm 11. I've won talent shows and that so I can't be that bad

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      Al 5 years ago

      jess, if i could, i would love to hear you sometime. I'm also 11 years old and i think i'm really good, too. are you on youtube?

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      Jaden 5 years ago

      Well I am 11 and I have sang since I was 1 and a half but everyone I kno says I sing beautiful and I want to kno what y'all think

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      Julianne 5 years ago

      I'm 11 too. I was thinking about doing the talent show... I love singing, but I don't know if I'm that good...I guess I'm okay... =] Does anyone know some good songs to do?

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      Richa 5 years ago

      Im not that bad even. I have won a few talent competitions, would love to go for the auditions, but oh well I am from India, and I hate Indian Music. DOn't wanna be a playback singer :(

      Here's my youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRpt Do listen to my songs if you want to!

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      Haley 5 years ago

      Im 11 and think I'm good

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      Mandi 5 years ago

      I'm 14 and I think I'm a good singer. Everyone in my family and my friends think I'm good... I want to post a video of myself singing on YouTube, but I'm kinda nervous to... :)

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      bribri0506 5 years ago

      OMG i'm 11 too everyone says i'm a good singer, i think i'm good but idk if i'm good enough i have some stage fright!!!

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      Mary Kate 5 years ago

      all my friends and family say Ive got that popstar/country singer voice but I get nervous to sing in front of a big crowd oh by the way I'm 13

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      twinkles 5 years ago

      hi im Tyra and i've always wanted to be a singer since i was little but now im 14 and its still my dream. no matter what im doing im singing ,even at school in pe where ever and when ever you will catch me singing. anyways i've sung in a 5th grade talent show n got a standing crowd which is good i guess. i sing the national anthem at my towns cage fights every three months in about 800-1600 people. i have major stage fright ! in the end i always pull it through an have a great time at what im doing. im on youtube, my account name is LittleRashaun. hope to that you like my work (:

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      chase 4 years ago

      i am 17 i like to sing but i dnt know if im good at it everyone says i am good and have what it takes with confidence to stand up there and i give my girlfriend chills she says...

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      lerato 4 years ago

      i am so scrd of singing in front of my family becouse there to judgementive

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      brice 4 years ago

      I'm 11 and I think I'm good because my friends and family all think i can sing well

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      Livi 4 years ago

      Am I the only person here over 11?

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      Natalie 4 years ago

      I am 12.. You are not alone....I am probably the worsts singers ever an I was told that by some mean girls in my grade.

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      Sinead Clayton 4 years ago

      girls in school told I was the best singer in the-class I'm only sixteen years-old I kept on singing in my room.

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      Rose 4 years ago

      I can sing really well,but my parents wont let me put myself on the internet!

      Everyone tells me that I am fantastic-how can i be famous without putting myself on the internet

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      kitty cat 4 years ago

      im 13 and i am a really good singer. in fact i am chosen as the next big thing on disney channel

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      Poop Slice 4 years ago

      Hahahaha love it. That video was crazy.

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      George 2 years ago

      I was trying to sing and then this goat came into my room and I lost out just went crazy and when I woke up to the next morning was covered in blood and the goat was dead, what should I do?

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      alaina.senn 2 years ago

      Im 9 and im a really good singer well my parents say im a good singer same with my best friend but I do not no;^(

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      seesee 20 months ago

      your probily are

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