I'm about to state the obvious.
When I was little, I wanted to be a rock star.
I dreamed of the day I'd be old enough to stand on a stage, sing my heart out to a crowd of adoring fans.
Of course, my parents dismissed that dream, but I sang in a band long enough to tell you that I'd rather jab my eardrums out with ice picks before listening to certain songs again.
After seeing the number of people who audition for American Idol, I believe I'm not the only person who has dreamed of rock 'n' roll greatness.
Unfortunately, I'm too old to try out. But I often wonder whether or not I'd make it to Hollywood, baby.
I found myself wondering this again as I cleaned the house on Saturday, belting out the verses of "Hair of the Dog" at the top of my lungs. (BTW: Broom handles make good make-believe microphones.)
I started thinking (quite arrogantly, might I add), "I would so knock Simon Cowell on his butt with my rendition of this song."
Then I thought, "No, this isn't the song I'd use to audition. I'd use..."
There are so many good songs out there, so many different genres of music, so many different styles of voice, what would I choose?
That really started my gears turning: What song would others pick for their audition? What would you pick?
Now don't be telling me you can't sing. Everyone has a song they like to belt out when they're all alone (in the car, in the shower).
So tell me: If you were auditioning for American Idol, which song would you sing?
Come back on Thursday and I'll tell you what I decided.