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18 Things Every Singer Understands

"I need to sing to stay sane."

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1. The list of things you CAN'T eat and drink is infinitely longer than the list of things you can eat and drink.

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"Sorry guys I can't have any dairy, coffee, alcohol, soda, or spicy food so please...go on without me."

2. Practicing means you're going to get a guaranteed noise complaint, especially if you're belting.

"NOBODY UNDERSTANDS HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS."
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"NOBODY UNDERSTANDS HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS."

3. You're healthy most of the time, until the day right before a huge performance.

"Sinus infections have perfect timing."
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"Sinus infections have perfect timing."

4. The pride you feel when you add a note to your range.

"Yep, that's all me."
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"Yep, that's all me."

5. You freak out when you're around anyone who is sick.

"STAY. AWAY. FROM. ME."
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"STAY. AWAY. FROM. ME."

6. Some days, the passaggio just doesn't feel like participating.

"I guess I'll just warm up until these notes actually phonate."
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"I guess I'll just warm up until these notes actually phonate."

7. Tea and water are your absolute best friends.

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"I'm not even thirsty but I must. keep. drinking."

8. The first thought you have when you hear someone screaming is:

"Now now, don't go and ruin your singing voice."
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"Now now, don't go and ruin your singing voice."

9. When the doctor tells you that you have to go on vocal rest.

"But I need to sing to stay sane."
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"But I need to sing to stay sane."

10. You get the overwhelming urge to sing when it's not acceptable.

"I CAN'T KEEP THIS INSIDE ANY LONGER."
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"I CAN'T KEEP THIS INSIDE ANY LONGER."

11. Sometimes your warm ups straight up sound horrible...

"Well. This does nothing for my crippling self-doubt."
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"Well. This does nothing for my crippling self-doubt."

12. ...but other days, you throw down at a huge performance and you're like:

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"You know what? I'm pretty awesome."

13. Audition day = liquid diet.

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"I'm going to get a giant cupcake after this and no one can stop me."

14. The steamer is your friend.

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"No, actually it's my best friend."

15. When you feel yourself getting sick.

"IS THAT MUCOUS I FEEL?!"
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"IS THAT MUCOUS I FEEL?!"

16. When someone says a line from a song without realizing it and you have to struggle not to sing it.

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"The world would be a better place if we all just broke out into song."

17. You know NOBODY becomes great without sounding crazy in the practice room first.

"I'm just gonna OWN THIS."
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"I'm just gonna OWN THIS."

18. Yup, YOU ROCK.

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