Tips for the Pageant Talent Competition | Talent Training | Unusual Pageant Talents | Talent Competition Mistakes
In preparing for the pageant talent competition, whether your pageant talent is a romantic classical piano selection, an exciting acrobatic routine, or a charming ventriloquist act, it is important step is to blend personality, facial expressions, body language and costuming to communicate the theme of your performance and to create an unforgettable mood onstage.
To help you on your road to winning the talent competition (or even surviving it, if you have little talent), we have provided a list of the most successful pageant talent music, listed by type of talent (singers, musicians, dancers, baton, gymnastics, acrobatics, etc.)
This page discusses how what to do if you don’t have a talent, unusual talents that have competed well, and how to handle mistakes during the talent competition. Related: Introduction to the Talent Competition
Need a Pageant Talent Late in the Game?
Quality training can help a pageant contestant develop a talent even at a late stage in her pageant career. (Read about Debra Maffett’s beginning pageant talent training at age twenty-one and going on to win the Miss America Pageant talent competition at age twenty-six!)
Girls seeking to develop a pageant talent quickly should bear in mind that it is easier to learn to sing in a limited time period than to master other musical skills. “It’s easier to develop a vocal talent than it is an instrumental talent,” says Keller. “An instrument takes years and years and years of practice, so you can’t suddenly decide when you’re eighteen that you want to play the piano in the Miss America Pageant. It just doesn’t work that way. You would have to have several years before you could get a degree of difficulty acceptable for that level. But with vocalists, voices develop much later in life, so a lot of women don’t know they have a voice until a music instructor at school or something says, ‘Oh, you have a voice! Why don’t you do a little solo here?,’ and they’re off and running.”
The key is it’s got to be entertaining. The secret to selling any talent is showmanship. Any talent, if it is entertaining and performed well, can gain high scores.
Related: Introduction to the Talent Competition
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