Here are steps to prepare yourself for a perfect performance, according to Sumo Entertainment JD3. You will need the vocal chops to follow it up, so here we go:
- Prepare by observing the three-day rule: Since your body is your instrument, you need to treat it with care. Three days before the big show, drink 8-10 glasses of water and avoid dairy and alcoholic beverages. Caffeine should also be avoided. Do NOT smoke and get at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
- Watch yourself rehearse- yes, watching yourself rehearse will seem weird. The magic of the madness is that you can see what you are doing and improve it. Practice in front of the mirror. Performing for yourself is the first step before doing so for others.
- Practice eye contact- Establish eye contact with your audience (not with a single person), if that makes sense. Gazing into someone’s eyes during an entire song can be awkward and can throw you off. Instead, choose a few places in the crowd such as the horizon line or the band during an emotional moment or during the first line of every chorus.
- Practice and plan for body language- You don’t want to look like a robot, so you should practice your body language for performances. Plan what to do with your hands and hold your posture. A good dance choreographer can help you with this.
- Don’t forget to warm up- rehearsing is important to warm up your vocal cords and mentally prepares you as well. Come up with a warm-up ritual before the show.
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