Tryouts

Tryouts

A Chapter by Khyrro

"Alright guys one at a time." Mr. Archer announced as large groups of people flooded into the chorus room. "James, as the only senior your up first." he added.
Reed watched as his half-brother stood up to sing. 
"I will be singing 'Your Song' by Elton John." James said.
It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you


He spotted Mr. Archer smile slightly as he watched James sing. It was no secret that 'Your Song' was one of his favorites.

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

Everyone clapped, but Reed knew why he was singing the song and it was not to be in the after school chorus. He knew James. James could sing a harder song, but instead he sang this.

Upon getting up to turn to get the seat farthest from James he saw his brother look at him, his eyes almost saying 'sorry'.

"Thanks for volunteering Reed!" Mr. Archer laughed and guided the him to the front of the room. Oh why now....

"I-I'll be singing 'Seasons of Love' by Westlife." Reed announced shakily 

Goodbye to you, my trusted friend
We've known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we climbed hills and trees
Learned of Love and ABC's
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees

Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and Ill be there

It was a sad song, it truly was, but Reed was good at that, putting emotion into the saddest of songs yet not crying. Everyone else however...

We had joy, we had fun, we had Seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just Seasons out of time

Goodbye Papa, please pray for me
I was the Black Sheep of the Family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Wonder how I got along

Goodbye Papa, it's hard to die
When all the bird's are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little Children everywhere
When you see them I'll be there

His gaze switched to James, who was staring at him intently. It may not be clear to everyone else, not even maybe to James himself, but Reed knew that his brother would give anything to leave the room.

We had joy, we had fun, we had Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the Seasons have all gone

We had joy, we had fun, we had Seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time

Goodbye Michelle, my little one
You gave me Love and helped me find the sun
And every time when I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground

Goodbye Michelle, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there

we had joy, we had fun, we had sesons in the sun
but the hills that we climbed,are just seasons out of time

We had joy, we had fun, we had Seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song, like the Seasons, have all gone

As the song ended Reed was sure that he turned the brightest red as everyone clapped. "Thank you." he said in a small voice and made a bee-line to the back row.

"Hmm... Sami?" Mr. Archer said, nimble hands on his glasses as he read off a list of people.

"Right then. I'll be singing 'Raise Your Glass' by Pink." he smirked gazing at all of them.

Right right, turn off the lights,
We're gonna lose our minds tonight,
What's the deal, yo?
I love when it's all too much,
5am turn the radio up
Where's the rock and roll?

Party Crasher,
Penny Snatcher,
Call me up if you want gangster
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass

Slam slam, oh hot damn
What part of party don't you understand,
Wish you'd just freak out (freak out already)
Can't stop, coming in hot,
I should be locked up right on the spot
It's so on right now (so f* on right now)

Party Crasher,
Penny Snatcher,
Call me up if you want gangster
Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?

So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass

(oh s* my glass is empty, that s*)

So if you're too school for cool,
And you're treated like a fool,
You can choose to let it go
We can always, we can always,
Party on our own

(so raise your) So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks
So raise your glass if you are wrong,
In all the right ways,
All my underdogs,
We will never be never be anything but loud
And nitty gritty, dirty little freaks
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass
Won't you come on and come on and raise your glass,
Just come on and come on and raise your glass

It was classic Sami, doing a song that had a great party beat. She was already known to do these type of songs. Even he laughed when she started to do crazy dancing, not that it was unusual for her to do that.

"Next... Alice." he called, flicking his hand to the new girl to stand up and start singing.

"I'm going. To sing 'Rolling in the deep' by Adele."

There's a fire starting in my heart, 
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark, 

Finally, I can see you crystal clear, 
Go ahead and sell me out and a I'll lay your ship bare, 
See how I'll leave with every piece of you, 
Don't underestimate the things that I will do, 

There's a fire starting in my heart, 
Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark, 

The scars of your love remind me of us, 
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all, 
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless, 
I can't help feeling, 

We could have had it all, 
Rolling in the deep, 
You had my heart inside of your hand, 
And you played it to the beat, 

Baby, I have no story to be told, 
But I've heard one on you and I'm gonna make your head burn, 
Think of me in the depths of your despair, 
Make a home down there as mine sure won't be shared, 

The scars of your love remind me of us, 
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all, 
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless, 
I can't help feeling, 

We could have had it all, 
Rolling in the deep, 
You had my heart inside of your hands, 

And you played it to the beat, 

Could have had it all, 
Rolling in the deep, 
You had my heart inside of your hands, 
But you played it with a beating, 

Throw your soul through every open door, 
Count your blessings to find what you look for, 
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold, 
You'll pay me back in kind and reap just what you've sown, 

We could have had it all, 
We could have had it all, 
It all, it all, it all, 

We could have had it all, 
Rolling in the deep, 
You had my heart inside of your hands, 
And you played it to the beat, 

Could have had it all, 
Rolling in the deep, 
You had my heart inside of your hands, 

But you played it, 
You played it, 
You played it, 
You played it to the beat.

She actually sounds a loud like Adele, he thought to himself as he clapped along with everyone else.

"Nice job" he commented as she came to sit next to him. I probably look really lonely.

"Next up... Blaise and Amber." he called the two twins and they came racing down.

"We're going to sing 'Jar of Hearts' by Christina Perri." they said in harmony.

I know I can't take one more step towards you
Cause all that's waiting is regret
And don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are

If there was one thing they are good at its harmonizing, he commented silently. Blaise was singing slightly lower that Amber whom was singing the melody. It was odd because their voice's were so alike they sounded like one awesome voice.

I hear you're asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms

And learn to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are
Dear, it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed
Cause you broke all your promises
And now you're back
You don't get to get me back

And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Don't come back at all

And who do you think you are
Running 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don't come back for me
Don't come back at all

Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?

Right after they ended there was an uproar in applause. It would seem like Freddy and Jordan would have to work hard to beat them. Still though, the brother duo seemed confident and they stepped up and said their song choice, "We're going to sing 'Party Rock Anthem'"

Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind
Everybody just have a good time [X2]

We just wanna see yaa!

Shake That !

Jordan and Freddy weren't as good at harmonizing as Blaise and Amber were, but they definitely had more energy and spirit then they had. Blaise and Amber weren't impressed, even as Jordan did is famous back flip while holding out a random high note that wasn't in the actual song.

In the club party rock look up on your girl
She on my jock non stop when we in the spot
Booty move away like she on the block
What the track I gots to know
Top jeans tatto cause I'm rock and roll
Half black half white diamino
Gane the money out the door

Yoooo!!
I'm runnin through these hoes like drano
I got that devilish flow rock and roll no halo
We party rock yea! that's the crew that I'm reppin
On the rise to the top no led in our zeppelin
Hey!!!

Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind
Everybody just have a good time [X2]

We just wanna see yaa!

Everyday I'm shuffelin

Shuffelin shuffelin

Step up fast and be the first girl to make me throw this cash
We get money don't be mad now stop hatein is bad

One more shot for us
Another round
Please fill up my cup
Don't mess around
We just wanna see
You shake it now
Now you wanna be
Your naked now

Get up get down put your hands up to the sound [X3]
Put your hands up to the sound [X2]
Get up [X9]
Put your hands up to the sound
To the sound
Put your hands up !!!!!

Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind
Everybody just have a good good good time

Ohhhhh!!Ohhhhhh!!!Ohhhhhh!!!Ohhh!

Some how at the end of the song Freddy ended up doing a weird version of the jerk half way to the hall while Jordan did cart wheels.

"That was a.... nice performance." Mr. Archer laughed and took out his list of people to call out the next student.
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"Do you think you made it?" he asked Alice whom was impatiently waiting for the list of accepted students to be given.

"I don't know maybe? I hope so." she shrugged and turned to ask Declan whom was coming back from the bathroom.

"You bet I got in! Nah, I don't know. Some of you guys actually sounded better than me." Declan laughed. At least he's not as selfish as he seems.

"Alright guys here's the list of accepted students." Mr. Archer called and everyone rushed over to James who was holding the list now. 

"Here's the list guys:
James, Reed, Sami, Alice, Declan, Blaise, Amber, Jordan, Freddy..." James went on to say about 18 other names that he didn't recognize.

"What? I didn't get in!" was mostly what he heard. He could spot a few faces that he knew: Lily, Zack, Sean.

Reed looked around, and everyone who got in seemed happy, he however looked shocked. Of course everyone kept saying that he was on of the best singers at the school, but still.


© 2011 Khyrro


Author's Note

Khyrro
Mwahaha! I'm doing this mystery style. What's up with Reed and James you say? I'm not gonna tell you!


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I'm a 13 year old girl who just loves writing. I'm not the best out there, but people say I'm good and so why not share it? Anyway have fun reading my stories. I have written multiple unfinished stori.. more..

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