Ben Caroccio's Response to Barbara
by Ben Caroccio
Ben Caroccio, Vocalist
Thank you for your posting of me on your wonderful site. I appreciate your personal insights shared with me. It made me ponder why am I pursuing the X-Factor auditions. Being #1 is not my goal because it really is not logical at all. The judging is very subjective for both judges and audience - most of the voting public are not trained as judges and may not even know "of" music - and what constitutes an excellent, good, or fair performance.
Yes, in the 70s and 80s I wanted stardom but had no connections or the best business skills. I just wanted to be found and make a living at what I love to do best.
So my point here is that I should have sought more auditions back then, in addition to the club work that put food on the table.
I am thinking there is a chance that getting TV exposure would lead to recording contracts, performances, etc. I am putting my ego at age 62 on the line by going to Dallas auditions. But I figure it is now or never.
BTW - I was to hear from Fox - the local Houston audition on or about the 13th of this month. I was not a chosen one I guess.