14 June 2010

Outtakes and Interview!

Now we know where that luscious photo shoot came from! Siobhan is on the MOT Models website and there are a few new photos that haven't been seen before. The outtake above I really love, I want it on the front page all the time!

Check out the rest here:

MOT Models

Broadway World recently posted a mini biography of Siobhan. Usually I wouldn't care if it was just another biography but this one mentioned some interesting stuff. Her quote on her memory of the Maria show sounds like it was definitely a tough experience but if she was asked to do it again I'm sure she'd do it.

"The overall scale and grandeur of the experience. The masses that auditioned, right through to the millions that watched us. That feeling of sink or swim will always override every lasting feeling. The sense of unity between us will stay with me forever…although some girls tried to isolate themselves, it was never for too long!"

I do think HDYSAPLM was the most tense of the shows. The Marias got along well but the Nancys and Dorothies just came across as a big group of friends. The Marias just had a bit more drama. But what do I know? I wasn't there!

"I learnt a huge amount in a very short space of time, and a lot of information was thrown at us from all angles! For every song there would be intensive lessons dissecting each piece: breaking the song down into dialogue by stripping away the music, building different skills and using different singing techniques and starting from basic movement with the dance part. We had such a short preparation time for each number, we had to learn quickly how to control our nerves and be ready for any question thrown at us on live TV with millions of viewers! As well as be able to deal with any mistake or technical hitch that cropped up!"

That's a great description of everything that goes on on the show. I thought about all that goes down behind the scenes and always wondered if the questions they're asked by Graham were pre-known or if they just had to be ready for anything asked about them. With the way the girls/guys handle themselves I always thought it was the former!

"Learn everything you can. In my experience in Musical Theatre, being a competent singer is a very strong tool. That, and having a good understanding of movement and acting, obviously. It sounds straightforward, but you really do need to have these things covered. Being outstanding at all three is almost impossible, but a solid understanding is important. And experience. Even if it's in a local youth Theatre or operatics society, it all helps!"

That's good advice! I'm just hoping she's not referring to herself as a competent singer! Haha

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