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November 29, 2008

The Dice Was Rolled And I Lost

Melissa speaking here. I have such sad news. I didn't make it through the "pre-audition" round today. I don't know what went wrong but all I can say is, the pre-judge(not the real judges for the real audition & the show) probably was not into country pop song. I gave it my all infact, this was the 1st time ever that I was not nervous for a singing competition. I didn't want to be because I didn't want to screw up my singing as this is my only chance to become a star & win RM1,000,000. There were ten contestants including me in a small room. Two girls sang well but the guys didn't do too well. The two girls did a lot of blasting while I did more feelings in the song. I was pretty shocked when I was not chosen but a guy that went out of tune in some parts of his song & was copying the voice of the original singer, made it through the next round which will be on tomorrow. I sure still don't understand. In each group, there must only be 3 contestants that can make it through the next round. So maybe one boy, two girls or two boys and one girl. I don't think they can pick all girls or all boys only. I don't know. So since the other two girls did more blasting than me, they were chosen. And since they have to pick a guy anyway, they picked him when actually one or two other guys did a little much better than him. So I don't know whether it is because the pre-judge didn't appreciate country music coz it was not her thing or whatever. I noticed she was more into R&B & soul because she kept asking another girl to sing one of those if she knew one but she knew none. So, what more can I say? I am very upset but then again, I am glad that I didn't have to leave my family for three long months. I am basically emotionally not ready for it honestly. Now that the DWB Christmas cards are coming in, I want to be able to enjoy looking through them all with my dogs & family & oh by the way, we have a new Golden Retriever pet named Joy. She was a stray found at a dumpster near our home so we picked her up & now decided to keep her. Our three stooges like her very much but she's a bit of a nutso but incredible in Obedience! More stories & pictures of her to come.

Anyway, we're just gonna forget about it. It really isn't the end of the world for me yet. I'm gonna go back to my normal life for the meanwhile while & find a new job & just wait for the next One In A Million competition again next year. Maybe for all you know, the next pre-judge will appreciate my singing better or maybe I'll just have to do some blasting too with one of Jeniffer Hudson's songs if that's what they want. This is reality isn't it?


Ms. ___ 2 be!! said...

Sorry to hear about that!
Be strong and don't give up your dream!

Yogui said...

Go on Amber!, you can do it the next year, I'm sure.
little pawhuges

Sabrina de Cutie-Pie :) said...

there's always good things n bad don give up least u nonid to separate wif ur doggies for 3 months..cheers!

wet wet licks,

natalie said...

Hi Melissa,

Sorry to heard about that, but don't give up just yer. keep trying :)

Hope to see more pictures of your incredible dogs though. I love Goldies!

Raising Addie said...

Sorry it didn't work out for you.

It just wasn't meant to be this time. But next time, you will take it all!

We can't wait to meet Joy! Now that is something to be happy about!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Sorry to see that but....

Addie beat me to saying what I would have wooooo'd:

It just wasn't the time yet....

Khool on the new bundle of khrazy fluff and stuff!

Between Joyce and now your new found Joy (BOL), we'll have plenty of golden moments!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...


We think you have a beautiful voice!!! Hang in there for next year...

CONGRATS ON JOY! What a great name!! We can't wait to see pix of the new cutie!!

Lotsa love,

Lacie and Mumsie!

Eduardo said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear that you didn't make it! I know you will make it next year! Thats so great of you to take care of Joy!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Daisy said...

Oh rats! I'm sorry they didn't pick you. I hope you will not be too sad, because you never know what goes through the minds of judges.

I can't wait to learn more about Joy!

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Khyra , you're right , and maybe next time I will call our Joyce , Joy ! BOL ! They sound very a like :D
Can't wait to see that hyper active JOY !

Lots of Loves ,
Four Musketeers

Moco said...

Do not give up and do not beat yourself up. The next time could be a much better time. Enjoy life as you live it and don't worry much about the future.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Yep, ditto on what a everyone has said. Mom always says, everything happens for a reason.
We look forward to seeing your new pup!

Joe Stains said...

We are sure that you did great and it was just one person's opinion, but unfortunately they were the judge that day. Just enjoy what you DO have, a wonderful family, great dogs and lots of friends all over the world who think you sing beautifully.

Niamh said...

I guess that judge just doesn't know good singing when she hears it. Looking forward to seeing photos of your new Golden sister.

Your friend,

Honey the Great Dane said...

(Hsin-Yi): Aw Melissa - they're idiots!! They don't know what they're missing - the judge just sounds completely biased! And besides, I've heard that these competitions are often not based on real talent anyway but on stupid rules (like you balance betw boys & girls) or what they think is commercial or whatever...
You know and we know that you have a wonderful voice and you are already a star for us! :-) If they can't appreciate it, then it's their loss!!

We've just had a big setback too in our life plans so we know exactly how you feel - but as everyone keeps telling us, things happen for a reason and maybe it was for the best!

(Honey): Woof! Slobbery kisses...

Homer said...

Hi Melissa,

It's the judges' loss that they didn't pick you. Tell me who they are, we will go kick their butt!

We hope you'll have better luck next year. You will always have our support! And, keep up updated on Joy!



the 4 Bs said...

hi Melissa, don't fret about not being selected. it doesn't mean you are bad, it just means that the pre-judges had a different idea. they are dumb that they didn't pick you! don't give up, you will have another chance sometime. you have a beautiful voice.

this is exciting news about Joy. we are anxious to see some pictures of her.


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a bummer, Melissa! We're so sorry! So now you pick the perfect song for next year and you enjoy your holidays with the family!
Next year will be your year, right?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Melissa!
I am so sorry to hear that. I am sure you did it pretty well. Things happen for a reason and maybe there is something better for you soon!
Enjoy your time with the family and tell us more about Joy!
Kisses and hugs

Thor said...

So sorry to hear about that. You have a wonderful voice!
Looking forward to see pictures of Joy and read about him!

Love and licks

Rudy said...

I'm also sorry you didn't make the cut, Melissa, it seems they all want R&B in these competitions and not everybody likes that... not my Mom that's for sure. Keep trying!

Can't wait to meet your new friend Joy!


parlance said...

Melissa I'm sorry to hear you didn't get through to the next round. But there's always next year. I hope the new pup Joy does bring joy to your household.

Comet and BLU said...

Melissa, We are sorry to hear that the competition didn't work out for you this year, but there is always next year (or other ways for your talented voice to be discovered).

We can't wait to meet Joy!
Comet and BLU

Terra said...

Sorry to hear about not getting through, Melissa... But you're right, there's always next year! And now you have the experience to help you for next time.

Welcome Joy!!!!!! We can't wait to meet her!!!!!!

~ Nik & Jedi ~

Georgeous said...

Don't be upset Melissa, Your pack sure will be pleased to have won you.
Love n Kissies

Dino and Family said...

Hugs to you Melissa! Don't be upset! I bet it's a great experience for you, so go for it again next year!
Joy!!!! I am excited! You guys are so kind to take her in. Love, Dino

Marvin The Returned Hollow Hound said...

Well sorry to hear this, we did not know about this new adventure, coming back to the blog world so suddenly, but we feel for you.

Sometimes though, things are not meant to be. Perhas this is not "your moment". Have patience, it was not meant to be this time.

Good luck with the new member of the family.

love and much light,
Jeannie xxxxx

licks and much love Marvin xxxxx

BrandytheGreat said...

Hello Melissa! Don't be too down in the dumps, kay? We feel sorry for you, but maybe it just isn't the right time for the competition. Its the experience gained that counts anyways! Keep pursuing your dream! We LOVE to see people who are determined! On the bright side, you have more time for Amber and her sisters, and Joy! We're excited to hear about Joy, and CAN"T wait to hear more about her!!!!

My History: said...

Hi Amber! Just found your blog and you are an awesome doggie! Hope we can keep up a woofy communication! Bark! Love, Sammie!

Andra said...

Thanks for our pawesome Christmas card!! We are pleased to meet you! Talk to you later!!
-Luke and Liesel

Hero said...

Bleh! That pre-judge obviously doesn't know anything about true talent. Even if it didn't work out this time there is always next year. Keep your head up and be assured that you've got a lot of friends all over the world cheering for you! I can't wait to see pictures of your new puppy!

My History: said...

So sorry about the audition - surely NEXT time! Keep going! Cool news about Joy! Look forward to hearing more about her and pix. How awful to find her in a dumpster - that's so inhumane. We are from just north of San Francisco in California. You are certainly a long way from us. We'll keep checking in! bye!

Rambo said...

Never give up your dream Melissa. Some day it will happen.
Can't wait to see pictures of the new pup.

Deefor said...

Sad news about your audition. Who knows how they decide those things. Don't give up. Waiting to meet Joy,


Huskee and Hershey said...

Dear Melissa,
Don't give up!! I am sure your big break is somewhere in the horizon waiting for you.. you are still young so take this competition as a warm up for the real thing!
OMdoG.. you got another dog?? We can't wait to meet Joy.. (psst.. my parents went to the pet store where they got Hershey and guess what, they saw a boy Border Collie and ALMOST brought him home!! Fortunately mom still had her head firmly intact on her shoulders and didn't bring the pup home..)

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

So sorry to hear the audition didn't go well...some 'judges' have it all wrong I think! Mom said in the last One in a Million auditions on TV, some of the contestants who went to see the real judges were SOOOOOOO bad! And to think they'd have NOT gone through the pre-judging...pfft. No matter, we still believe you have a real talent...don't give up! *wink*

We can't wait to hear about Joy and see her photos! She must be a lovely gal just like Amber, Chloe & Faith...*grins* Till then, hope you had a great weekend!


Achilles Wong said...

hellow amber's mum:

we are so sorry to hear that you didnt make he audition.. :( manang keeps on telling us that there is always a reason for everything and perhaps joy is one of them

we hope that you will continue your dream and never give up. for now, i think the girls are more than happy to have you around.

we wish you more luck for next year and in the next contests to come.

drooly kisses,


Bae Bae said...

Aw... so sorry to hear that. But never give up hope. You can always try again next time. ;)

~ Bae

Helios said...

aww... I'm sorry you didn't get chosen. But don't give up, I'm sure you'll be selected the next time!

Cassidy said...

Aw, big hugs to you Melissa, I hope in a few days you'll be feeling proud of yourself for even going to audition, that alone takes guts!

Katy x

duo_disaster said...

Cheer up, Melissa.

Always have a positive expectation of good things to come =) *hugs*

God closes a DOOR because he is opening a GATE for you!

Loads of Love from us!

Almighty King King said...

Dun lose heart in music Melissa.. i am sure your talent will be recognize soon.. dun worry.. you are already a shining star in our heart.. *wet lickes from King King*

Arabella said...

Sorry you didn't make it. Keep trying, judges do strange things sometimes.

Congrats on the new pup, now you'll get to spend lots of time with her.