Former ‘Idol’ contestant gives RVA singers the inside scoop on auditioning

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We are days away from the American Idol bus rolling into RVA.  Do you have what it takes to make it to Hollywood?

“Being a fan, and then being on the show,  it’s like you have to keep on pinching yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming,” says former “American Idol” contestant Noah Davis.” 

He had the viral moment of the season when he joked with judge Katy Perry about singing so well he could blow off someone’s wig during his audition. He also talked about using any winnings he might earn to buy an Alpaca.  

He says it was his willingness to be true to himself and let his personality shine that helped him get past the first few rounds.

He has some suggestions for those who are hoping to follow in his footsteps during the auditions here in Richmond. 

“Producers will be listening to thousands if not tens of thousands of people in a couple of days. if they hear the same song or same style, they get bored!” says Davis “Do something different!. Give a song that shows off personality. Be confident, have a good time because if you are a nervous wreck or are cocky, it’s going to show.”

Even though Noah was cut during the showcase round, just ahead of the weekly voting rounds last season, he would not have changed a thing.    He says the show has given him enough of a platform and audience to keep chasing his dream.   

“It’s kind of redirected my passions,” says Davis “I was in college for nursing, now I’m going to be pursuing music.  I’m moving to LA in September to hopefully start writing and record and I’ll have a new album out by the end of the year.”

The “American Idol” bus will be at Main Street Station in Richmond on Labor Day Monday.   You can learn more here.

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