Failing is just part of the process and it's okay to be rejected.
19 Jul 2017 - 2:11 PM  UPDATED 19 Jul 2017 - 2:12 PM

Another week and that means only one thing - Prince Mak is back on SBS PopAsia radio with "The Prince Mak Hour."

In the latest episode of his radio show, Prince Mak tackles the topic on how to handle being rejected for auditions and tips on how to handle auditions.

Despite having his share of success within the industry, Prince Mak has had his share of rejections, some of which were beyond his control. There were times when he was rejected for movie roles for being "too skinny," there were times when he was rejected for being "too buff," and it ultimately boils down to what the casting directors want. Thus, there will be many occasions when rejection comes and it's simply out of your control to sway the final result.

Having said that, Prince Mak says it is perfectly okay to fail auditions. To him, auditions are a chance for something, and thus you should be prepared at all times for anything.

As for tips to improve at auditions, Prince Mak has a few handy tricks for all those people wanting to audition:

  • Look back at why you initially failed - What did you do wrong? Why did you fail? What can you improve? Don't do what didn't work the 1st time again!
  • Always have a dance (or 2) you can perform very well - This is much better than freestyling; blow people's minds away with a song you know very well rather than making up a dance on the spot!
  • Always have a song (or 2) you can sing very well - Same as the dancing tip, except with singing!

Listen to Prince Mak talk share some audition tips and how to handle rejection at the 7:35 mark:


Catch Prince Mak's SBS PopAsia radio show "The Prince Mak Hour" every Tuesday @ 8PM (AEST). 

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