An Island Life Audition

January 9, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under blogging

The Auditions are now closed. A winner will be announced shortly.
Thank you for your participation!

Update: You guys are hilarious! Who knew there was so much talent out there! ROFL! Don’t forget that you can come back and audition as many times as you wish. The more times you audition, the better your chance of winning! Good luck!

Do you remember Wendy’s Monthly Casting Calls? Sadly, a while back she decided to leave the blogging world and I really miss her and her auditions. It was a fun way to get to know new bloggers and so cool to interact with them in real time. In fact, I made some really great friends there and still keep in touch with them today.

For those not familiar with it, this is how it works. Auditions run for about 48 hours. During this time you should leave a comment showing off your virtual talents – singing, dancing, juggling (hee hee), etc.) – and shining in the spotlight. Everytime you “audition”, you’ll also need to visit the person who came before you and leave a comment on their blog. You may want to mention that you’re visiting via The Auditions so they know what’s going on. The person who comments after you will stop by your blog and leave a comment with you. . . and so on. Make sense? Feel free to come back and audition as many times as you wish. The more times you audition, the more visits you’ll get from other bloggers.

What do you think? Not only will you get to meet new bloggers and hopefully increase traffic and comments to your blog, a random winner will also be selected to receive cool button to display, and a permanent spot on my blogroll. If there’s enough interest, I may make this a monthly feature and add a spot in my sidebar to display the winner’s blog link until the next audition.

So if you’re ready, The Auditions are about to begin. Warm up those vocal chords, dust off the piano, or maybe even bust out the magic tricks – whatever your talent is, now it’s your turn to shine in the spotlight!

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


45 Responses to “An Island Life Audition”
  1. Krista says:

    I don’t think I get it. How are we supposed to show off our skills? And where do we leave them and know who to visit?
    Not a clue here! :)

    Krista’s last blog post..Internet Goodies

  2. Renee says:

    I’ll have to show Krista how this is done…huh? LOL!


    “Smelly Cat, smelly cat,
    what are they feeding you?
    Smelly Cat, smelly cat,
    it’s not your fault.

    They never take you to the vet,
    you’re obviously not their favorite pet!

    Smelly Cat, smelly cat,
    it’s not your fault!”

    Renee’s last blog post..Birthday wishes & questions

  3. Renee says:

    just in case you’re totally confused…that was the Smelly Cat song from the TV show Friends.

    Renee’s last blog post..Birthday wishes & questions

  4. Kailani says:


    Sorry I confused you! It’s basically all pretend. You can type a short portion of a song (if you want to sing) and pretend it’s you singing. For example:

    *singing* Oh beautiful, for spacious skies . . . *while tap dancing in my stilettos* Now that’s talent! LOL!

    Leave it in the comments on this audition post. Then look at the comment left before yours and visit that person’s blog. Since you were the first to comment, there isn’t anyone ahead of you.

    Hope it make sense now! :-)

  5. Krista says:

    Okay, now I get it! But I’m here visiting you already! And I visited Renee too. We need more auditioners I guess!

    Krista plays Flight of the Bumblebee on her flute (very badly as she hasn’t touched it in over a year).

    Krista’s last blog post..Internet Goodies

  6. Angie says:

    I am playing peanut butter sandwich on my violin, which is a real feat since the bow needs to be re-strung.

    Angie’s last blog post..The Great Escape…..

  7. Mar says:

    Oh, I have missed the casting calls!!!! I should impress you with my tap dancing (I wish!) and in the meantime, as long as I am here, I will visit Angie, just in case the spot lights are on :)

    (Thanks Renee for spreading the word !)

    Mar’s last blog post..weekend snapshot

  8. Alice says:

    it’s been quite a while since i’ve been in here and i thought this was such a cute idea! i don’t get around the bloggers world much because there was a time i did that quite a bit and i think i overloaded myself. but, here’s me giving it a go!

    “Iiiiiii’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts,
    Deedlee deeddleee dee
    big ones, small ones, some as big as your head”

    I don’t quite know where that song came from but a friend of mine used to sing it all the time!

    Alice’s last blog post..I wish there was no reason to hurt you, but there are so many.

  9. Baby Advice says:

    “I’m going to color my world crayola,
    with colors from red to green,
    color my world Crayola,
    with every color in between
    with so many colors from which to choose
    it’s going to be hard to decide which ones to use
    I’m going to color my world Crayola
    Going to color my world with love”

    This is currently Alex’s favorite song, so it is ALWAYS in my head! I have to say that Renee has one of my favorites though!!!

    Baby Advice’s last blog post..Question: Should I Use The Regular Potty For Potty Training?

  10. Jacki says:

    Hahha….this look like fun. I’ll give it a try.

    For my act, I’ll sing a stanza from the theme song of my daughter’s favorite cartoon:

    We’re going on a trip
    in our favorite rocket ship
    Zooming through the sky,
    Little Einsteins
    Climb aboard,
    get ready to explore
    There’s so much to find,
    Little Einsteins
    We’re going on a mission,
    start the countdown

    Jacki’s last blog post..Have Luggage, Will Travel

  11. Ladybug Crossing says:

    Okay, I’ve dusted off my tap shoes… I’m warming up my voice… I’m ready to audition!!
    Which way is the stage??
    Pick me, Pick me… puhleese!!!!

    Ladybug Crossing’s last blog post..Paying Attention…

  12. Karen (Pediascribe) says:

    I’m schooling the kids, cooking breakfast, doing laundry, schlepping the young un’s to the theater for rehearsals….

    oh, wait, that’s real life!

    I’m a gymnast performing my best beam routine *evah*

    Karen (Pediascribe)’s last blog post..MONDAY MORNING MEME

  13. Jean says:

    Oh this looks fun!

    I will now rock the house by playing Hit Me With Your Best Shot on Guitar Hero III.
    /thank you, thank you very much

    Jean’s last blog post..Just Call Me Rockin Momma 247

  14. Heather says:

    Ooh! This looks like fun!

    All I can think of are songs from my daughter’s Fisher Price piano….*ahem*clearing throat*singing….

    Itsy bitsy spider, went up the water spout
    Down came the rain and washed the spider out
    Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,
    And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again!

    *takes bow* Thank you! You are too kind!!

    Heather’s last blog post..Give Us Some Love

  15. Cathi says:

    I’ll audition!!!
    Okay…I’m going to sing and dance.

    “Oh dancing with myself
    Oh dancing with myself
    Well there’s nothing to lose
    And there’s nothing to prove
    Ill be dancing with myself”

    Need a better “picture of me doing this?

    Now, singing is not my forte. I knew this when my mom said to me, “Cathi, your kids would sing on key if you weren’t the one teaching them the songs!”

    Big Smile!!

    Cathi’s last blog post..Project Noah – week 9

  16. Rebecca says:

    Renee took a great song and I was thinking the same idea as Karen but she already did it – though dishes, laundry, little kids and everything else really is a juggling act and a talent!

    So for my performance I’ll sing a portion of my son’s favorite Backyardigans songs.

    If you want to be a pirate,
    Get up on your feet.
    You can’t be a pirate,
    If you’re sitting in your seat.
    Swing your arms tough,
    And stand kind of low,
    And make this noise wherever you go.

    Arrr! Arrr! Arrr!
    A pirate, a pirate, a pirate says “Arrr!”
    It might seem strange, just a bit bizarre,
    But they know you’re a pirate,
    When they hear you say “Arrr!”

    *curtsy* thank you

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Do You Have a New Calendar?

  17. Cathi says:

    Oops! Are we suppose to post our audition on our blog?

    Cathi’s last blog post..Project Noah – week 9

  18. Renee says:

    Borrowing this from Darly…

    “here’s a bunny
    there’s a bunny
    and another little bunny
    fuzzy bunny
    funny bunny
    bunny bunny

    bunny bunny
    bunny bunny
    bunny bunny

    i was once a treehouse
    i lived in a cake
    but i never saw the way
    the orange slayed the rake
    i was only three years dead
    but it told a tale
    and now listen, little child
    to the safety rail

    did you every see a rabbit
    kiss a rabbit
    on the rabbit
    rabbit’s rabbit
    tastes of rabbit
    rabbit rabbit

    half a rabbit
    twice the rabbit
    not a rabbit
    rabbit in a car
    VW rabbit

    is THIS how it’s told now?
    is it all so old?
    is it made of lemon juice?
    now my song is getting thin
    i’ve run out of pop
    time for me to retire now
    and become a LOP!”

    Renee’s last blog post..Auditions are on again!

  19. groovyoldlady says:

    Groovy takes a deep breath and climbs the ladder. The crowd watches in hushed expectation. What stunt shall she perorm? Will it be a triple somersault? Her graceful princess wave leap? Her powerful handspring dismount?

    She poises herself carefully 3 rungs from the bottom and leaps off backward.

    OH NO! Something has gone drastically wrong! Groovy misses her landing and stumbles backward over an errant Christmas tree (why is there a Christmas Tree laying on its side behind her?) . Now she rolling pell-mell down some steps and…OW! She just slammed the back of her head on the concrete floor (discretely hidden by a thin layer of multipurpose carpeting).

    The crowd (all 1 of them) screams and calls the for the medics. Surely there is a concussion. Surely there are broken bones.

    Groovy surprises them all by standing unsteadily to her feet and yelling, “Im ALL right!”

    The crowd cheers! The judges give her a 10. Her fans throw rose petals at her.

    Her chiropractor sends her bills…

    groovyoldlady’s last blog post..Groovy is Speechless

  20. Tara says:

    I am artfully poised, waiting for the music to begin… my size 1 self is dressed in a beautiful pink ballerina tutu, the music begins and I pirouette around the stage with my hair flowing behind me, Prince Charming steps onto the stage ready to catch me as I gracefully leap into the air (and of course he wouldn’t drop me since I am only a size 1 and very light), he spins me around and then I dance beautifully off the stage to the sounds of uproarious applause.

    Tara’s last blog post..I want to skip this month

  21. matt says:

    I can’t sing (though I try) and I can’t dance…hmmm…. I can cook!! Anyone want to try some tasty virtual treats??

    matt’s last blog post..Woman Finds Dog – Solves Problem

  22. Heather says:

    *cue marching band*

    She begins her routine slowly, twirling serenly. Add a few acrobatic leaps, a few more twirls gaining speed. Suddenly, she tosses the baton into the air with all her might. Uh-oh. The sun!! It’s in her eyes… The crowd takes a breath and holds it… The baton is careening toward her, and…. she catches it!!! And ends with a dramatic flourish!

    *cue crowd uproariously applauding*

    Heather’s last blog post..Give Us Some Love

  23. Marie says:

    So what if no one comes after me?

    I can play the William Tell Overture on my cheeks. Top that!

    Marie’s last blog post..Hit me Baby

  24. Kim says:

    You can’t see me right now, but I’m rolling my tongue.

    This is a cute idea. Thanks, Kailani.

    Kim’s last blog post..Moving On Up

  25. Amy says:

    The Island Life is where I want to be
    And go shopping with Kailani!
    To visit Baby Bug and Girlie Girl
    Watch them laugh, dance and twirl!
    Just to sit and chat and get to know her
    and let Kailani know she’s a great encourager!
    And then let loose and watch our darling Zac
    At least until our husband’s get back! ;o)
    Yes, this is where I want to be
    Because she is a dear friend to me!

    Amy’s last blog post..News Update

  26. Sarah (Real Life) says:

    Great poem, Amy!

    I’m singing opera (Very high and lilting-ly-wink)… in Italian…

    “Caro mio ben…”

    Anyone know that one?

  27. Kailani says:


    No, it’s not necessary. The person that comes after you can comment on any post on your blog.

    Thank you for participating!

    Aloha ~ Kailani

  28. Stacey says:

    Yeah, this is way cool and I say this standing here in my leotard with my pink braided sweatband and matching pink leg warmers. I’m all stretched out and my legs are fluttering (okay, they quit fluttering years ago) and I’m belting out Maniac…can you here?

    “Just a still town girl on a saturday night, lookin’ for the fight of her life
    In the real-time world no one sees her at all, they all say she’s crazy

    Locking rhythms to the beat of her heart, changing woman into life
    She has danced into the danger zone, when a dancer becomes a dance

    It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire
    On a wire between will and what will be

    She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
    And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before
    She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor
    And she’s dancing like she’s never danced before”

    Whewww! Need to cool off a bit. And put things back on the walls that might have fallen off! You’re too fun, Kailani! xo

    Stacey’s last blog post..Sand Art And Border Control, Of Course!

  29. H.N. Eisley says:

    Watch as I pull a rabbit out of my hat….



    _ _
    \`\ /`/
    \ V /
    /. .\
    =\ T /=
    / ^ \
    {}/\\ //\
    __\ ” ” /__

    TAH-DAH! :)

    Thank you, Thank you… I will be here al—errr at least another minute.

    H.N. Eisley’s last blog post..Prejudice?

  30. Alice says:

    “I cloooooose my eyes
    only for a moment
    then the moment’s gooooooone”


    *insert diva-like singing gesticulations*

    Alice’s last blog post..With things that matter, things untold.

  31. Ladybug Crossing says:

    Is it call backs? Did I make the first cut? Oooh Oohh…. Umm… I can sorta play the piano…
    Do you need one of those?

    Ladybug Crossing’s last blog post..Paying Attention…

  32. Jen says:

    OOO! Fun! Okay, I love to sing. I sing solos, in groups, etc. My favorite way to sing is in my women’s barbershop chorus, so I’m going to sing a line from our competition uptune! And I’m also doing the choreo with it!!! Imagine, if you will, a parade coming up the street…

    “Do you hear the beat? A way down the street?
    Do you hear the neat little rhythm of the happy dancing feet?”
    “Well, look there, the people are runnin’ and RIGHT now, they’re gonna have a lot of fun!
    Make way, ’cause everybody’s comin’ and YOU’LL see a big parade!
    “HEY, BOY, you’re really gonna celebrate! Hear that! Listen to the clarinet…Your feet are really gonna palpitate when you march around!”

    Whew…how was that?

    Jen’s last blog post..Behind the Scenes with Abby

  33. Baby Advice says:

    I see that no one has yet done the moonwalk across the stage yet!! Well here I go!

    “I just need your extra time and your *smooch smooch smooch smooch smooch* kiss”

    Baby Advice’s last blog post..Make Sure You Get Your Baby?s Lead Level Checked

  34. Amy says:

    I always knew that somehow, someway this dream would come true. And today is THE day!

    As I walk nervously towards the stage my heart is pounding harder and heavier than it has ever pounded before. I get the giggles. I can’t help but smile from ear to ear.

    He meets me at the steps and takes my hand. My heart skips a beat! He leads me to a stool and as I climb on it the music begins. We look into each others eyes and he begins to sing….

    “And they called it puppy love
    Oh, I guess they’ll never know
    How a young heart really feels
    And why I love her so

    And they called it puppy love
    Just because we’re in our teens
    Tell them all, please tell them it isn’t fair
    To take away my only dream

    I cry each night my tears for you
    My tears are all in vain
    I’ll hope and I’ll pray that maybe someday
    You’ll be back in my arms once again

    Someone, help me, help me, help me please
    Is the answer up above
    How can I, oh how can I tell them
    This is not a puppy love

    Someone, help me, help me, help me please
    Is the answer up above
    How can I, oh how can I tell them
    This is not a puppy love

    Not a puppy love”

    And after all is said and done he gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. Of course I say YES! And we live happily ever after!

    Oh, and my talent during all of this was swaying back and forth and giggling and not breaking a sweat as Donny sang to only me!

    What a nice day this has turned out to be!

    Mrs. Amy Osmond – that sounds nice, doesn’t it? LOL!

    Amy’s last blog post..News Update

  35. H.N. Eisley says:

    For my next trick, I will sing in the proper key of Julie Andrews as she sings…

    *music meastro*

    Let’s start at the very beginning
    A very good place to start
    When you read you begin with

    When you sing you begin with do-re-mi


    The first three notes just happen to be



    Oh, let’s see if I can make it easier

    Doe, a deer, a female deer
    Ray, a drop of golden sun
    Me, a name I call myself
    Far, a long long way to run
    Sew, a needle pulling thread
    La, a note to follow sew
    Tea, I drink with jam and bread
    That will bring us back to do…oh oh oh

    Doe, a deer, a female deer
    Ray, a drop of golden sun
    Me, a name I call myself
    Far, a long long way to run
    Sew, a needle pulling thread
    La, a note to follow sew
    Tea, I drink with jam and bread
    That will bring us back to Do

    Doe, a deer, a female deer
    Ray, a drop of golden sun
    Me, a name I call myself
    Far, a long long way to run
    Sew, a needle pulling thread
    La, a note to follow sew
    Tea, I drink with jam and bread
    That will bring us back to do

    Do re mi fa so la ti do, so do


    H.N. Eisley’s last blog post..Prejudice?

  36. Renee says:

    Well now I’m gonna prove that I’m a double threat…lol

    I’m dusting off my gymnastics skills…

    run…run…run…Round-off, Back Handspring, back handspring, split! Flip over and touch toes to back of head, hop up, hand stand, walk on hands, front limber, back walk over, back walk over… CRASH! oops! I fell off the stage. Someone call 911 please as I fell into the drums that were there.

    Renee’s last blog post..Meme coolness

  37. Jenny says:

    *sings opera in front of millions of viewers*

    Yea….that’s about all I got. LOL

    Jenny’s last blog post..New Theme for a New Year

  38. Dee says:

    VIGARO……VIGARO…………..Uh Humhrp Dee’s last blog post..Jury Duty

  39. angie says:

    Well, this still doesn’t compare to Renee’s routine, BUT, I can to backhand springs and type at the same time. :)

    angie’s last blog post..Tagged.

  40. diana/sunshine says:

    i’ve been practicing…

    i’m playing barracuda on guitar hero three – expert of course.

    okay, i can only master it on medium ;)

    diana/sunshine’s last blog post..rocky mountain high

  41. Judy says:

    “Oh, where is my hairbrush? Oh where is my hairbrush? Oh,
    oh, where, oh, where, oh, where, oh, where, oh, where, oh,
    where, oh,
    where oh, where … is my hairbrush?”

    Judy’s last blog post..I Am SO Excited

  42. Darly says:

    run, run, run, hurdle, roundoff, back handspring, triple flip off the spring board that sends me up, up, up and SPLAT!

    okay who put the spring board under the low ceiling??? OUCH!

    BTW: Darly is using my account.

    Darly’s last blog post..Meme coolness

  43. Renee says:

    had to post this so it wouldn’t remember me as Darly

  44. Renee says:

    had to post this so it wouldn’t remember me as Darly


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