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What Should I Sing at the Talent Show? A List of Awesome Songs

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At a loss for what to sing at your talent show? This list has tons of ideas!

At a loss for what to sing at your talent show? This list has tons of ideas!

6 Tips for Choosing a Great Song

Picking the right song is crucial to your talent show debut. While it might be easy for an experienced, trained singer to pick their favorite song of the moment and belt it out perfectly right off the bat, the rest of us need to choose a song carefully and put in plenty of rehearsals. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a song:

(If you want to get straight to the list, feel free to skip this part and keep reading.)

1. Know your voice and your range

If your voice has never been evaluated and you don't know whether you're a tenor, soprano, or alto, or whether you can sing well within one octave or seven, ask your school's music teacher to help you determine this and choose a song that fits your range. If you don't know anyone who can help you, choose a few songs you like, video yourself singing them, and choose the one that sounds best with your voice. Pick a song that falls within your limit of high and low notes.

2. Ask for help.

Show the videos you've made to friends and family and ask for honest feedback to help you choose the best song. Keep in mind that these people love you and think you're awesome. You can try posting your efforts and asking for opinions on YouTube, but it's likely that you'll end up with a bunch of troll comments rather than useful feedback. It might be more helpful to post your videos on a singing forum and ask for honest opinions from the trained singers and vocal coaches who frequent such forums. It's good when critics a) don't know you and b) know what they're talking about when it comes to singing and performing.

Here are links to a few singers' forums:

http://themodernvocalist.punbb-hosting.com/index.php

http://www.8notes.com/f/forum46.asp

3. Be wary of the "untouchables."

Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Freddy Mercury, and Adam Lambert are a few of the singers considered to have the best voices in the business. Sing one of their songs with extreme caution, as they often sing very difficult songs and sing them extremely well, leaving imitators to pale in comparison. Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis are a few others known for singing songs that require a huge range, advanced skill, and precise technique.

4. Choose a song appropriate for the show.

It will seem weird and inappropriate for a young girl to sing "Sexaholic" or for a young boy to sing "I'll Make Love to You." Because of their lyrics and subject matter, it is doubtful these songs would be allowed in a school or church talent show, anyway. Before choosing a song, read all the lyrics to make sure they are G-rated, if that is what your school or church requires. Once you have chosen a song, make a photocopy of the lyrics and be prepared to present it to the administration, as many schools and churches require this step before an act will be approved for their show. If the song you want to sing contains inappropriate lyrics, some schools will allow you to substitute "clean" words in place of profanity, while other schools will have you ditch the song altogether.

Also, make sure you understand what the lyrics mean and the message the songwriter is trying to convey. This will help you sing the song with emotion, rather than simply reciting the words.

5. Choose your song's mood.

While slow, sad songs are filled with emotion and often showcase a voice very well, they can bring the audience's mood down. A fun, more upbeat song is more likely to be a crowd favorite. I'm not saying one of these is wrong or right, just that when choosing a song, you should consider the impact you'd like to make on the audience. Do you want to leave a lasting impression with a sad but moving song about the plight of orphans, get the crowd dancing and clapping with a funky dance party number, or something in between?

6. Choose your song's length.

When it comes to amateur talent shows, unless you have quite a bit of stage experience, shorter is almost always better. Dragging out your act long past the audience's interest and attention span doesn't help with its success, and neither does singing a song that tires out your voice. Longer songs also mean more lyrics to memorize and recall on the big night.

If you do choose a lengthy song, consider shortening it, especially if you are new to performing or tend to get nervous on stage. Choose a few of the verses that are most meaningful to you and cut the rest. One benefit of choosing your favorite verses is that they'll make a bigger impact when you highlight them this way. Another is that the audience is more likely to give you their full attention. You'll also have fewer lyrics to worry about memorizing, which means you'll feel more relaxed. Shorter can definitely be sweeter.

Ballads Are a Great Choice

Ballads are heartfelt songs that tell an emotional story. A ballad gives you—the singer!—an opportunity to connect with the audience by singing the lyrics in a sincere and expressive manner that makes listeners feel as though you lived through the story and wrote the lyrics yourself. Although "power ballads" are sometimes vocally challenging, ballads come in all shapes and sizes, many of which are well suited to an amateur singer's vocal skills. You may find some songs listed in this section just right for you; others may be a bit difficult. Because every voice is different, try out your favorites and see which you do the best with.

Great Ballads for Boys

"So Beautiful" (Pete Murray)
"Man in the Mirror" (Michael Jackson)
"You Raise Me Up" (Josh Groban)
"Georgia on My Mind " (Ray Charles)
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel)
"Whatayawant From Me" (Adam Lambert)
"Let It Be" (The Beatles)
"What Makes You Beautiful" (One Direction)
"Ain't No Sunshine " (Bill Withers)
"I Won't Give Up" (Jason Mraz)
"Say What You Need To Say" (John Mayer)
"You Found Me" (The Fray)
"Waiting on the World to Change" (John Mayer)
"In Your Atmosphere " (John Mayer)
"Smile" (Uncle Kracker)
"I Don't Want To Be" (Gavin DeGraw)
"Crush" (Gavin DeGraw)
"Stand by Me" (Ben E. King)
"End of the Road" (Boys 2 Men)
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" ( Green Day)
"When September Ends" (Green Day)
"Allison" (Elvis Costello)
"She" (Elvis Costello. This one is awesome. Check it out if you've never heard it. You'll leave the audience in tears.)

Great Ballads for Girls

"You and I" (Lady Gaga)
"A Thousand Years" (Christina Perri)
"Set Fire to the Rain" (Adele)
"Rolling in the Deep" (Adele)
"The Climb" (Miley Cyrus)
"The Greatest Love of All" (Whitney Houston)
"Hero" (Whitney Houston)
"I'll Stand by You" (Pretenders)
"If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys)
"Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera)
"My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Deon)
"Bubbly" (Colbie Caillat)
"Landslide" (Fleetwood Mac)
"True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper)
"How Do I Live" (LeAnn Rimes)
"These Four Walls" (Miley Cyrus)
"Invsible" (Taylor Swift)
"You Belong with Me" (Taylor Swift)
"Halo" (Beyonce)
"Taking Chances" (Celine Dion)
"At Last" (Etta James)
"The Rose" (Bette Midler)
"Think I'm Fallin' For You" (Colbie Caillat)
"I Do" (Colbie Caillat)
"Girl Put Your Records On" (Corinne Bailey Rae)
"Suddenly I See" (K.C. Tunstall)
"Our Song" (Taylor Swift)
"Love Song" (Sara Barielles)
"Mercy" (Duffy)

Great Ballads for Anyone

"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John)
"Up" (James Morrison)
"I Believe I Can Fly" (R. Kelly)
"I'll Be There" (Michael Jackson)
"Realize" (Colbie Caillat)
"Truly, Madly, Deeply" (Savage Garden)
"Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey)
"What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong)
"Believe" (Elton John)
"Out Here on my Own" (Irene Cara)
"We Are Young" (Fun)
"I Sing the Body Electric" (Fame)

Get the Crowd Going With a Fun Party Song

While singing a slow ballad is a great way to show off your chops and impress the audience with your singing skill, singing something more upbeat will make the crowd go wild. More upbeat songs are more exciting for the audience, and also make it easier for the singer to move around to the beat. You may or may not win awards from the talent show's judges, but these fun songs often win crowd favorite awards.

"Party in the USA" (Miley Cyrus)
"Party Rock Anthem" (LMFAO)
"I'm Sexy and I Know It " (LMFAO)
"Forget You" (Cee-Lo Green)
"Get the Party Started" (Pink)
"Dynamite" (Taio Cruz)
"Blitzkrieg Bop" (The Ramones)
"Born This Way" (Lady Gaga)
"Play That Funky Music" (Wild Cherry)
"Get Down Tonight" (KC and the Sunshine Band)
"Party Like a Rock Star" (Shop Boyz)
"Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf)
"Wild Thing" (The Troggs)
"I Love Rock and Roll" (Joan Jett)
"Rock and Roll All Night" (Kiss)
"Not My Name" (The Ting Tings)
"Let's Get It Started" (Black-Eyed Peas)
"I Got a Feeling" (Black-Eyed Peas)
"Jungle Boogie" (Kool and the Gang)
"Bustin' Loose" (Chuck Brown)
"Hot for Teacher" (Van Halen)
"YMCA" (Village People)
"Rock Your Body" (Justin Timberlake)
"Shake It " (Metro Station)
"Feel Good Inc." (Gorillaz)
"The Anthem" (Good Charlotte)
"Hot N' Cold" (Katy Perry)
"I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor)
"Fame (Remember My Name" (Fame)
"Footloose" (Kenny Loggins)

Awesome All-Purpose Songs for Boys and Girls

"Keep Your Head Up" (Andy Grammer)
"Blackbird" (The Beatles)
"Yesterday" (The Beatles)
"Imagine" (John Lennon)
"Hey Jude" (The Beatles)
"I Walk Alone" (Green Day)
"She" (Green Day)
"Know Your Enemy" (Green Day)
"Semi-Charmed Life" (Third Eye Blind)
"Holiday" (Green Day)
"Desperado" (The Eagles)
"Beautiful Girl" (Sean Kingston)
"Hey Soul Sister (Train)
"Dumb Love" (Sean Kingston)
"Just the Way You Are" (Bruno Mars)
"The Lazy Song" (Bruno Mars. This one is really funny if you get some friends to dress up in monkey masks, just like the video.)
"I'm Yours" (Jason Mraz)
"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" (Chris Brown)
"With You" (Chris Brown)
"Run It!" - Chris Brown
"Stronger" (Kanye West)
"Just Friends" (Musiq Soulchild)

High school production of the classic musical "My Fair Lady"

High school production of the classic musical "My Fair Lady"

Old-Fashioned Classics and Broadway Show Tunes

Classic songs may be a pleasant surprise for people in your church or school audience who have long memories.

For Girls:

"Tomorrow" (Annie)
"Defying Gravity" (Wicked)
"Don't Rain on my Parade" (Funny Girl)
"I'm Not Afraid of Anything" (Songs for a New World)
"All That Jazz" (Chicago)
"As Long as He Needs Me" (Oliver)
"Wouldn't It Be Loverly" (My Fair Lady)
"My Strongest Suit" (Aida)
"Nothing" (A Chorus Line)
"Think of Me" (Phantom of the Opera)
"Chattanooga Choo Choo" (Sun Valley Serenade)
"Till There Was You" (The Music Man)
"Many a New Day" (Oklahoma)
"Memory" (Cats)
"You Must Love Me" (Evita)
"Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" (Evita)
"On My Own" (Les Miserables)
"I Don't Know How to Love Him" (Jesus Christ Superstar)

For Boys:

"Music of the Night" (Phantom of the Opera)
"If I Was a Rich Man" (Fiddler on the Roof)
"I Still See Elisa" (Paint Your Wagon)
"Sandy" (Grease)
"She Cries" (Songs for a New World)
"If Ever I Would Leave You" (Camelot)
"I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (My Fair Lady)
"Ol’ Man River " (Show Boat)
"Some Enchanted Evening" (South Pacific)
"This Nearly Was Mine" (South Pacific)
"Younger Than Springtime" (South Pacific)
"I Talk to the Trees " (Paint Your Wagon)
"Wandering Star" (Paint Your Wagon)
"Gold Fever" (Paint Your Wagon)
"They Call the Wind Maria" (Paint Your Wagon)
"Amazing Journey" (Tommy)
"See Me, Feel Me" (Tommy)
"I’m Free" (Tommy)
"Pinball Wizard" (Tommy)
"Why God Why?" (Miss Saigon)
"Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" (Oklahoma)
"Surrey With The Fringe On Top" (Oklahoma)

For Anyone:

"Amazing Grace"
"You'l Never Walk Alone" (Carousel)
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (The Wizard of Oz)
"Tomorrow" (Annie)
"I Dreamed a Dream" (Les Miserables)
"Hushabye Mountain" (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
"Moon River" (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
"Call Me Irresponsible" (Papa’s Delicate Condition)
"Pure Imagination" (Willy Wonka)
"The Journey" (Lea Solanga)

Duets

You can turn just about any song into a duet, either by singing in unison, or by taking turns singing verses. Here is a list of songs that have either already been recorded as duets or would work especially well as a duet.

For Anyone:

"Count on Me" (Bruno Mars)
"Stuck Like Glue" (Sugarland)
"Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" (Annie Get Your Gun)

For Two Girls:

"True Friend" (Miley Cyrus)
"What is This Feeling?" (Wicked)
"For Good" (Wicked)
"Stepsister's Lament" (Cinderella) by Rogers and Hammerstein
"Breathe" (Taylor Swift and Colby Caillat)
"I Still Believe" (Miss Saigon)

For a Girl and a Boy:

"Somebody That I Used to Know" (Gotye)
"Need You Now" (Lady Antebellum)
"Up" (James Morrison and Jesse J)
"When I Fall in Love" Cinderella (Disney)
"Dynamite" (Taio Cruz; one sings, one raps)
"You are the Music in Me" (High School Musical
"No Air " (Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown)
"You are the Sunshine of my Life" (Stevie Wonder)
"Sunrise, Sunset" (Fiddler on the Roof)
"People Will Say We're in Love" (Oklahoma)
"Sun and Moon" (Miss Saigon)

Songs for Younger Kids

While younger kids don't necessarily need their own list of songs, the songs listed here are especially appropriate for littler ones. I have seen so many six-year-old girls singing Taylor Swift songs about breaking up with their boyfriends, and it always strikes me as a bit out of place. At least Taylor Swift's songs are generally fairly innocent and easy to sing, and little girls seem to love her, so if that's your daughter's dream, she should go for it. On the other hand, if you'd ike to encourage your young child—girl or boy—to sing something age-appropriate, the songs below are some ideas.

"Castle on A Cloud" (Les Miserables)
"In My Own Little Corner" (Cinderella)
"Home" (Beauty and The Beast)
"Consider Yourself" (Oliver)
"Tomorrow" (Annie)
"It's a Hard-Knock Life" (Annie)
"Maybe" (Annie)
"Animal Crackers" (Shirley Temple)
"Under the Sea" (The Little Mermaid)
"Part of Your World " (The Little Mermaid)
"Fly To Your Heart " (Tinkerbell)
"Somewhere Out There" (An American Tail)
"When I Fall in Love" (Cinderella)
"Chim Chim Cheree" (Mary Poppins)
"He's Got the Whole World in his Hands"
"Jesus Loves the LIttle Children"
"My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"
"You Are My Sunshine"
"Put on a Happy Face" (Bye Bye Birdie)
"Friend Like Me" (Aladdin)
"Bare Necessities" (The Jungle Book)
"My Favorite Things" (The Sound of Music)
"Queens are Never Wrong" (The Backyardigans)
"Talk to the Animals" (Dr. Doolittle)
"Hakuna Matata" (The Lion King)
"Get Happy" (Summer Stock)
"Edelweiss" (Sound of Music)

Songs for Beginners to Avoid

The songs listed below are popular, but quite difficult. If you are a beginner or the thought of singing in front of an audience makes you sweat, don't attempt one of these songs, which most experts agree are difficult for one reason or another:

"Star-Spangled Banner"
"Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen)
"Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
"Fantasy" (Mariah Carey)
"Emotions" (Mariah Carey)
"Fly Like a Bird" (Mariah Carey)
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Dream Girls)
"I Will Always Love You" (Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton)
"I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston)
"Run to you" (Whitney Houston)
"Defying Gravity" (Wicked)
"My Heart Will Go On" (Celine Dion)
"All By Myself" (Celine Dion)
"Ray of Light" (Madonna)
"Fallin' (Alicia Keys)
"If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys)
"Doncha Know (The Sky is Blue)"
"Bleeding Love" (Leona Lewis)

I'd love to hear from you! What great songs have I left off the list? Let me know in the comments below. I'd also love to know what song you sang in your talent show!

Comments

anonymous on March 18, 2020:

They put a recommended song as Defying Gravity from Wicked, but under songs to avoid one of the songs they put is Defying Gravity- wondering should it be used or not?

Elise on March 14, 2020:

i sang firework at my talent show when i was 9. it was a hit. i got first place

Crystal on March 14, 2020:

hi! my friend and I are doing Dynamite by Taio Cruz and wearing glow in the dark costumes. is that a good idea? I have no clue, I mean LOOK AT ME I'M DUMB.

Jimmy on March 10, 2020:

Watch the sound of music

Summer on February 03, 2020:

Y'all should sing rock and roll from just dance four I rock at de dance moves

Summer on February 03, 2020:

Is Blah Blah Blah a good song to sing?

hey on January 15, 2020:

you should add feeling good it is very difficult

Jacob Miraflor on January 07, 2020:

I am a high school Drama student and I have to audition for a talent show in front of my classmates. I was thinking of singing because that is my strength. I know christian songs, Disney songs, and classics.

Anonymous on January 02, 2020:

This was really cool and very helpful! thank you. (however I think the Star Spangled Banner would be fine for beginners)

unknown on January 02, 2020:

literally any song from the Muppets is good!

Thankful on December 15, 2019:

I want to thank you this is so helpful. But I think rainbow connection from the muppets would be an awesome song to do and you should add it to the list.

Thanks!

u got it! on December 07, 2019:

i need a song to sing @ my schools showcase. this helped so much. thank you!

Hello! on November 27, 2019:

this is good

Libby on November 22, 2019:

This helped a lot

I won

Newbe on October 13, 2019:

I am doing a town talent show, and I really want a showstopper song to sing to win the prize. I want it to be slow and sad, but then transform into upbeat. Are there any songs for this occasion?

Michelle on May 08, 2019:

I am a big fan of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift but I’m not sure which I should sing for my end of the school year talent show. Best day - Taylor Swift or One Last Time - Ariana Grande

The girl who is on fire on March 08, 2019:

Last year I sang girl on fire and I burned the house down! This year I am lost my enemy faith has a song already. I’m obviously a better singer but I have no idea what to sing I’m 11 HELP ME D:

Aiden on February 24, 2019:

Just so you know, there are a few songs with incorrect song names.

"When Septemper Ends" is actually "Wake Me Up When September Ends". As well, "I Walk Alone" is really "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (Both by Green Day, but those are the ones I noticed).

Maggie Alison on February 18, 2019:

I a have dining lessons in a few hours and this website helped me find a song o sing. First singing lessons.

jazzhands on January 26, 2019:

Hi I sang Different by Mica Tyler. It won the talent show and is a great song for anyone to sing.

Some other guy on January 16, 2019:

I'll do Hello by Lionel Richie. That one's really good. Maybe add it to the list?

pretty on December 15, 2018:

hi, my name is pritty. i am 12 years old and i am having this talent show next year and having a hard choosing a song to sing.i like all of the songs but i dont know which one to choose. P.S.I have an alto voice and i am also a huge fan of Rihanna.

Some guy on October 31, 2018:

Maybe try "Three times a lady" by Lionel Richie/Commodores.

I found it suitable to sing while playing piano and it offers much room for variation (melody/dynamics/etc) so you can really put your emotion in it to tell the story.

Dat random person in the corner on October 07, 2018:

Should I do "Let her go" by Passenger?

emma-grace kelly on September 27, 2018:

I sang hallelujah at my talent show its a really good song to sing the range is big but not too big. and there isn't a lot of ups and downs its pretty easy and always brings a tear to the audience.

issah Ibrahim on August 20, 2018:

Ilove your magic tricks but very difficult to do sorry man truth hurts

singsleepandeat on August 18, 2018:

im going to sing treat me like sombody by tink on the talnt show since in 10 its a good song

Me on August 17, 2018:

Stay away from firework by Katie Perry

R on August 03, 2018:

Do you think my school would let me sing All We Know by the Chainsmokers?

Heather on July 22, 2018:

So. I have a relatively common range of Alto/Mezzo-Soprano but I'm able to hit the odd few high notes. Any recommendations of Mezzo-Soprano songs with a few Soprano notes?!

Thanks!

TaylorBaldwin67@gmail.com on July 18, 2018:

Hi people

Kalani Pinga on June 20, 2018:

Hi, I really love these songs but I dont know if i should do solo or with one with my friends.

Kind regards, Kalani

Leah Carroll on June 05, 2018:

I won my school's Talent Show with Aerosmith's "Dream On" :)

j on May 29, 2018:

I think the song "Bad at love" by Halsey and "One Day" by Tate Mcrae are good songs for a girl to do in the talent show. I did it and everyone seemed to love it

Liam O'Grady on May 22, 2018:

Hi everyone,

if you do not know me my name is Liam O'Grady.

I think these songs were fantastic I really liked the ones from High School Musical songs and the grease songs I really liked the grease songs because I am a grease fan. I have been a grease fan ever since my dad showed me the movie and I would watch it all over again.

so yeah that is pretty much me so I like High School Musical 1,2&3 and grease but mainly Grease.

Kind Regards,

Liam O'Grady

Leilah J Zaheer on May 09, 2018:

It is wonderful. Maybe the new singers that want to be a star and make it in time will Think about this. It would be brilliant if they gave it a wirl. It will be up to them to make a Decision.

Dbz lover #1 on April 26, 2018:

Will any other kiss songs work

rhonda hoover on April 12, 2018:

Want to sing Desperado by the Eagles now do I apply

wh@ts my N@me on April 03, 2018:

I am singing in the talent show, I'm signed up for auditions, and I'm going to be singing titanium. I'm hoping the crowd will enjoy it, and that I get past auditions. i think it's gonna be fun!

Liam O'Grady on March 25, 2018:

I think these songs are really good songs.

I really like the songs from Grease and High School Musical.

And I also like the song from Dysney.

Cat on February 27, 2018:

Yes thanks SOOO much! I sang Rolling In the Deep (Adele) for my talent show and I won 1st place! Thank you so much I couldn't have done it without you!

Seed on February 12, 2018:

This helped so much! I'm in middle school and im just SO nervous about singing the right song in front of everyone, it's really scary, even if im a good singer... i have STAGE FRIGHT!!!!!!!!

your name on January 23, 2018:

this helped but ad songs that are newer

Milah on January 16, 2018:

I'm going to try to sing Greatest Love Of All By Whitney Housten at my schools talent show.

Colllon on January 15, 2018:

Hi I sing one Millie by sally Porter you should search her

Anonymous on January 13, 2018:

Impossible by Shontell

Gdazzle04 on December 11, 2017:

OMG you are so right, Hamilton should be on this list!

No no on December 10, 2017:

I want to do a song by Justin Timberlake

Random (again) on December 10, 2017:

'A thousand Years' By Christina Aguilera is also a good song ;)

Random on December 10, 2017:

Listen by Beyonce is a good song if you can manage the high notes. Perfect Two is a good duet. Diamonds by Rhianna is a good song for girls.

SuperdoggiegamerSings on November 18, 2017:

John Legend- All of me

Maddy on November 04, 2017:

I'm not entirely sure if I will even try out, but for a mezzo soprano, would If I Die Young be a good choice for a middle school talent show? I don't really ever song happy upbeat songs

yo on November 01, 2017:

Needs more Beyonce

Blah blah on October 25, 2017:

Tho she website was good and there's a talent show coming up but I already know what I'm doing. Just looking for a backup. Me and my friend are singing creep Radiohead

Fluffy unicorn on October 23, 2017:

I an 14 andi an am a semi beginner although i have a very strong voice and i am in varsity choir. Whould it be weard for me to sing star spangled banner at my 8th grade tallent show this year? I am very good at the song but fear it is a weard song for a tallent show

Forrest Harlow on October 06, 2017:

I sang White and Nerdy by Weird Al Yankovic. Girl on Fire is a good choice for beginners.

OMG on September 27, 2017:

It Should have had HAMILTON

N on August 23, 2017:

I’m going to pretend that you had one Hamilton song

carri young on July 22, 2017:

a great age appropriate song for all ages is Electricity from billy Eliot the musical. if you do use it though, make sure you have a dance break cut off. if is a boys song, but it suits girls really well as well.

anonymus on June 27, 2017:

Thanks so much, i won first place in my talent show singing you and i by lady gaga because of you!

Stella on May 19, 2017:

i think it is a good website but there was no songs i was looking for.

AMEERAH WASHINGTON on May 10, 2017:

THANKS FOR THE ADVICE I HAVE A TALENT SHOW COMING UP SOON

Izzy on April 14, 2017:

I found these tips really helpful! Would you be able to do emotional/moving songs for pre-teens? We have to audition to get in at my school and the judges LOVE these types of songs! Luckily, my voice has quite a wide range so I think I'll be able to pull one off!

Bri on April 10, 2017:

It's boulevard of broken dreams not I walk alone

Stella on April 10, 2017:

another song to add is also "Stay" by Rihanna

lillian Shuman on April 06, 2017:

thank you im singing at my talent show and i only 11 this helped me alot

Pia on March 21, 2017:

This was really, REALLY, helpful thank you.

ava on March 03, 2017:

im having a talent show i hope this nhelps

Pia on March 02, 2017:

should i sing set fire to the rain at this thing in my school, everyone always says i am a great singer, but i do not know if they actually mean it and i am really nervous.

ArxerFyre on February 27, 2017:

I saw Our Song and I was like,"The first purpose of this song was for an actual talent show! Wow!" Glad that song went into this list.

Cece on January 25, 2017:

These are good songs for a talent show.I can not choose a song at all.That is how good the songs are.

Ai-Nora on January 01, 2017:

Singing is very important to me. And though I may be a beginner in the musical world, I want to show everyone just how much I love my music!! This list helped me so much in choosing the right song. Thank you so much for helping keep a 14 year olds dream alive!

the girl who sings on December 26, 2016:

do you think I could sing step into Christmas for m talent show because it is on the day we break up of Christmas holidays

Kelsey.^. on November 03, 2016:

Hello!! Thank you so much for your advice. I am a regular Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey singer... so I think I'm going to stick with one of those songs. I can sing Emotions like a pro!! But not quite like Miss Carey herself. Which song do you think I should sing?

Allie on October 22, 2016:

How is, "This Girl is on Fire?" for a girl? I'm thinking of choosing that one, but lowering the tone down a bit.

SmartAndFun (author) from Texas on October 21, 2016:

Hi Marissa, go for it!!! Record yourself singing, play it back, and listen to your voice for yourself. Then you'll know what to work on. Practice, practice, practice and you will kill it! Best wishes and have fun!

Space attempt on September 26, 2016:

Great advice but how do you get a boyfriend so you can sing somebody that I used to know

Ashley on September 01, 2016:

Watch out Marissa, you might sing Tell me on A Sunday!

Marissa on August 25, 2016:

Thank you so much for your advice ! I am thinking about doing the talent show at my high school but I am just afraid that people might think I sing bad and might say mean comments to me. All my friends and my family think I sing really good and that I should do the talent show but my fear is holding me back. I would like to hear some advice back if you have a chance. Thanks !

Ddfff on August 23, 2016:

Im ten but I love singing songs like : change is going to come.

I don't know what kids songs there are in that range.i want to go onto the voice kids. Can you help me?

Mandy on August 14, 2016:

I have an audition for a musical but I don't really know any musical audition songs. I was just kind of thinking of doing Introducing Me by Nick Jonas when he was in Camp Rock on Disney Channel. My vocal range is F5 to F3. Any thoughts or recommendations?

Ashleigh on July 14, 2016:

Hi Janae, you should sing Love on top.

Ashleigh on July 11, 2016:

I am 10 years old so I should suggest "Jersey" by Bella Throne my winning song in my school talent show!!! :) It is an upbeat song!

Ashleigh on June 12, 2016:

Should sing fly to your heart, but it is hard.

Janae on May 04, 2016:

We're having a talent show next month and I'm a HUGE Queen B fan ( Beyonce' )! Should I sing " Love on top" or " Halo" ?

Cadence on April 20, 2016:

I'm singing for the talent show but I don't know what to sing

Lizzy on March 07, 2016:

I would reccomend 'Fight Song' by Rachel Platten if it's not already on here. It may not be good for some singers because of the amount of voice and feeling in this song.

dessie on January 24, 2016:

hi um i have a question which song i should do for my talent show i love r&b but i have a very strong voice so any suggetions on what song i should sing.

SmartAndFun (author) from Texas on January 09, 2016:

Sorry for the conflicting advice, winner. I recommend that only those with trained voices go for these difficult songs. But if you're just in the show for fun and don't mind the possibility of not quite achieving the performance of Mariah, Celine or Whitney, then go for it! :)

SmartAndFun (author) from Texas on January 09, 2016:

Jake, "Superstition" is an awesome song! Sorry this rely is so late -- I bet your act was da bomb, especially if you had live musicians!

Makayla on October 28, 2015:

I have found my song that i am going to sing for my solo thanks to this site.

Ashley on October 28, 2015:

Im barely gonna do my first talent show and i was wondering if "Let there be love" from christina aguilera would be good? If not what other christina aguilera song would help me win the talent show?

Carly on October 03, 2015:

Thank you this was helpful me and my friend wanted to sing together in the talent show but we couldn't find a song for both of our voices I think I found a couple on this list! :D . Again thank you LOTS!

Natalie on September 16, 2015:

Super singer you should sin Red it is a good and easy song to sing

SuperSinger9950 on July 27, 2015:

I found your article very helpful. I am going into fifth grade and tend to be around the soprano voice range, and I think I'm a pretty good singer. I think I should sing something of Taylor Swift's, but I'm not sure what I should sing of her's! Please help me if you have time.

David on July 21, 2015:

I'm in seventh grade and I can hit very high notes. Any suggestions?

Hayley on May 05, 2015:

that's good information but I was wondering if skyscraper by Demi Lovato is a good song for beginners

Lexi York on May 03, 2015:

This really enspired me!!!!

Ale xD on April 27, 2015:

I would really really like to sing Defying Gravity but I think I'm gonna do, Imagine, Someone like you, Make you feel my love, Jar of hearts or The climb (help me choose)

Natalie on April 21, 2015:

This helped so much won first place with Defying Gravity!!!!!! Am in sixth grade.