Today's question is......

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to sing. Not just that. I love to write down the lyrics to songs. But I gotta say, I'm not ready for "American Idol." (I have one of those voices that sounds good if I'm singing the right song.)

So when I saw this question from Kathleen, I knew it would be our question of the day. Her question involves singing and a dilemma with a friend.

Dear PLS,
I loving singing but i don't think i have a good voice. My best friends signed me up for a singing contest WHAT DO I DO?
Kathleen, 12 and a half

Please give her some advice on this question!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kathleen..

My voice SUCKS!!and Iam sure that your voice sounds much better than mine!..Ireally sound like a frog!but it doesn't matter to me..My advice to you is:sign up for that singing contest,practice every day,and you'll be the Best!wish you luck!

May 11, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You love singing so, SING! Do the contest, do your best ....DO WHAT YOU LOVE!

May 11, 2009 at 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should go sing for the contest because do hat you love and i bet you that you will be the best! Good Luck!!!! :)

May 11, 2009 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girll just do it! im suree ur goingg to do superr lol.. butt yeah do all ur best. and if they dont like u hey u try and you can pratice moree

May 11, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just go out there and do what you like to do sing don't be embarassed you can do it. you go girl! Just have faith in yourself.

May 11, 2009 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just go out and do your best and have faith in yourself. u go girl!

May 11, 2009 at 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Dear Kathleen

I WROTE THIS!!!!!

YOU ALL GAVE ME GET ADVICE AND I WON THE CONTEST!!!!! THANK YOU ALL. ME AND MY FRIEND ARE NO LONGER FIGHTING.

May 11, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try your best

May 11, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Jemma said...

Kathleen,
That is SO COOL! Congrats and glad the Pink Locker Society could help!
Keep singing - and thinking pink!
Jemma

May 11, 2009 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear whoever,every1 i know is staring at my breasts. what should i do? from kelly age 13.

May 11, 2009 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi

May 11, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathleen, that is so cool and your a great friend i know your voice is great and lovely

May 11, 2009 at 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you love to sing, but you dont think you have a great voice then tel them you dont want to do it. Tell them to take you out. When you have built up enough confidence to sing in public,sing! SING YOUR HEART OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOve,
ArIEl,10

May 11, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous billie said...

hi.
i believe if enjoy something no matter what it is you should do it.
dont worry about what other people say becuase they will only want to get u down and thats becuase they are jealous. i think that u need to get the advicw of somebody who is critcal but kind to give u advice.
Good luck

May 12, 2009 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kathleen,
I love to sing too. and i know how you feel. if i were you, i'd go to that competition and blow the judges away, and give them something they've never heard.good luck and have fun!!

May 12, 2009 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey

May 12, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm glad you won and i love to sing too and i think i'm horrable but did i give up? nooopee! and guess what when i was little i had a great voice. i even won a pagent when i was 5. but now i don't sing that much, but i do it sometimes but to pratice why not buy sing it for wii if you have a wii but pratice makes perfect and thats what i did and i won too so just be cofedent in yourself go out on that stage and blow the judges mindsjust like i didd. yeah you might be scared at first the first time i tried to win a pagent i lossed to some other girl, but i didn't give up and i won the next year. Hope my advicce helped anyway -mckenzie

May 12, 2009 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg i love that ! go girl u know u can do it bbg !

May 12, 2009 at 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know what i do singing contest around my house to make sure im ready

May 12, 2009 at 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kathleen,
If your friends think your a good singer then i think you should go for it!!!! If your still nervous after that then ask a bunch of other people who have heard you sing!!! If they say yes or a majority of them anyways then you should DEFINATLY GO FOR IT!!! IF THE JUDGES DON'T LIKE YOUR VOICE IT'S THEIR LOSS NOT YOURS!!!!!!
sincerely,
cc

May 12, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATS Kathleen!!!!!!

May 12, 2009 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg... nothing should hold you back!!! IF YOU LOVE SINGING THEN YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GO FOR IT!!!!! JUST TAKE MY ADVICE... DON'T GIVE UP LOOK AT THE SINGERS AND CELEBS DID THEY GIVE UP? NOOOOO...!!!!! IT'S WHAT YOU LOVE SOOOO GO FOR IT!!! PRACTICE EVERY SINGLE CHANCE YOU GET!!! DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!! JUST DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND DON'T FORGET THERES PEOPLE RIGHT THERE WITH YOU TO TAKE IT ALL IN!!!! AND ALL I KNOW IS THEY CAN CATCH YOU WHEN YOU FALL!!!!!! TRUST ME MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE THE BEST I'M NOT JKING EITHER!!!! WELL I TOTALLY SUCK... NOT JKING THIS TIME EITHER!!!!! I SOUND WORSE THAN A HORSE, A FROG, A DYING SHEEP ALL PUT TOGETHER AND THAT SOUNDS HORRIBLE I BET YOU!!!! WELL THATS ALL I GOT TO TELL YOU... WAIT TOTALLY FORGOT BREAK A LEG!!!!!! HOPE IT ALL GOES WELL!!!!! AND REMEMBER THERES ALWAYS SOMEONE THERE TO CATCH YA IF YOU FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-CAITLIN

May 12, 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Lowell said...

I cant really sing that great either, so I don't think its a big deal. You should go to the contest and try your best. Face you fears head on and just be brave. People respect that. And if anyone makes fun of you that was watching, just remember, they didn't even have the guts to enter. Good Luck!
P.S. Have you seen the Hannah Montana episode were Lily entered the singing contest and she couldn't sing? A lot of people couldn't either and everyone liked her. Be like that.

May 12, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you like singing than you sing!! if anyone makes fun of you than you should do your best and blow them away with your singing!!! DO YOUR BEST AND DON'T BE LIKE ETHE REST!!!!

May 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear Kellie i have the same problem. . . . but i dont let it bother me I even went to school one day without a bra it was soooo fun :]

May 12, 2009 at 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a problem. . .my bestfriendds cousin and my other best friends cousin like each other and were making out. But i like my best friends cousin well not my other best friends cousin but this best friends cousin and i dont know what to do cuz i made out with him but like then he moved on i guess...im sooo confused


PLEASE HELPPPP!!!!

May 12, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if I were u i wouldn't care since i love singing to i would do it if i wanted to

May 12, 2009 at 8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear K:
if you really really reaaallllyyy dont want to do it...you need to tell your friend(s) who signed you up. if they are really your friend they will accept the fact that you just simply dont want to do it. on the therhand if you LOVE to sing then you should DO IT! i bet your voice is beeeutttifull GO KATHLEEN!
luv J :)

May 12, 2009 at 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear K:
Maybe you should just work hard at it if its something you really love it will work out in the end. Ive been where you are for example I love to sing but dont have a good voice either i joined my chorus class in school and my voice has improved soooooo much! it worked for me! Give it a shot mabey it will work for you.
xoxo,
Bella B

May 12, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous nikki. said...

Sing for you life i say!
xx

May 13, 2009 at 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys you are so hot and gave me the best advise and work for wat u want i love
u

May 13, 2009 at 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think I'm very good either. I was in a talent show where I sang and I messed up a lot. Nobody knew! Everbody thought I was great! And, I would suggest talking to God about. If you really still don't want to then tell your friends.

May 13, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Brittany said...

hey wats up if u love to sing then sing your heart out and since im so nice ill cast a charm on you so u do have a good singing ok.
ok love ya brittany and if u dont type back ill put a hex on u mahahahahaha (i'm not kidding)

May 13, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous jemme said...

yo peoples

May 13, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Nikki said...

Don't be nervous!!! If you like to sing, sing like no one is watching and just enjoy yourself! You may be afraid of what others think but don't be, you should want people to like you for who you are not how well you can sing.

May 13, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched Karaoke Star Junior, and was jealous of all the great singers. I stood in front of the mirror, and started to sing. I wasn't very happy, with my voice. So I practiced and practiced, and finally, I sing like a pro! All thanks to a little thing, I call confidence.

May 13, 2009 at 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you love singing, you shouldn't be afraid. Your friend probably signed you up because she thought you had a good voice. But still, the most important thing is to HAVE FUN.

May 13, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell your friend that you dont want to singing cause you get stage fright

May 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kathleen,
I have to say that is a pretty hard one. This is entirely up to you. If you aren't comfortable singing in front of others because you don't think you're a good signer, then don't sing. But, I love giving advice to young girls; because I am one. So here it goes. In my opinion, you do not have a bad voice. Most of us are just afraid to sing in front of others. The chances are you can sing really good. You may lack self confidence though. You need to think highly of yourself and believe in yourself. You also need to convicne people that you are confident, even though you may not be. Fake it until you believe it. Have fun and enjoy this singing contest. In fact you may just win! Remember, do not be mad at your friend for signing you up. She probably did it because you have a wonderful voice and she thinks you could win. And you can. Best wishes and good luck!
Sincerely,
So Called Singer

May 14, 2009 at 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok. my opinion is that you sjouldnt care what people think. if you want to sing then go ahead and sing. do you think just because someone sings bad means you arent aloud to sing? well i say no. and i say go ahead and do it. sing with all your heart. pretend the audience is in there underware if you have to. just put on a good show. you'll do great either way!
from,
angel ca

May 14, 2009 at 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey kathleen,
i know how you feel! Last year i was entered in the school talent show and my friends decided to keep it a secret from me. They picked my fav song and brought a costume and all. When i heard my name called, i freaked out. The point i am getting to is its no biggie! It may seem scary at first but if you love what you are doing and enjoy it, you will be good to go. If you are REALLY sure this isnt for you then do what you feel comfortable with. But trust me, you feel so much better afterwards because you have achieved something! Hey, you may even win... I DID!!! Have fun, goodluck and rock on girlfriend!

May 14, 2009 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous bubbles said...

Kathleen...you love singing..I don' think i have a good voice either..but I don;t let it stop me from singing!!! Do wat u love..

H

May 14, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger robert said...

you should give it a try. I love to sing too. i was not good at singing either but i got better by practicing.

May 15, 2009 at 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i kept on singing to get better

May 15, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

So you did have a great voice you just needed cofidence and your amaazing powerful voice.I hope our comments are really helping because 1 is always mine!!!So I would give you the biggest well done because you really deserved it.(sorry about my bad spelling english is not my first language.)

May 16, 2009 at 5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Practice singing and Just Try.

May 16, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you Kathleen! Im glad you won the contest. If you ever do get scared or nervous just think to yourslef and belive in yourself by saying I can do this. Just practice and if you get nervous turn around like no one is there. There's some advice if it happens again.

May 16, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Anonymous cassabelle said...

Great job.....you must feel so proud.I have been singing for about 10 yaers and i still get scared when i go up there, to have enough confidence in yourself to go up there, belt it out, and win it, thats awsome your confidence must have shown through!!!!
-casssabelle

May 16, 2009 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter how well somebody sings there will always be people who don't like their voice, so what go up there and sing your heart out, whoknows who will like your voice. I also think you probably don't sound that bad, everyone thinks they can't sing,your friend probably signed you up because she believes in you. But if you really don't want to sing I'm positive that your friend won't be offended.

May 17, 2009 at 5:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello , im deema

Why don't you try to sing if you love singing so much ? practice with your friends or let somebody to help you .

or even you can cancel the singing contest and practice first .

May 17, 2009 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

hey im 13 well my advic is well if u have (A) friend(s) over (maybe 1 at a time)sing infront of them. and ask them how was that,. if this dosen't ansser your question sorry.

May 17, 2009 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Jemma said...

Did anyone else notice that MELODY has the perfect name to be giving advice about singing?
Think pink!
Jemma

May 17, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got the same problem. I don't think my voice is very good, but I LOVE to sing! All my friends tell my my voice is great so I went to my music teacher and asked her for help. I sang for her and she signed me up for the talent show! I could've said no but I didn't. I'm very glad I did it and if you chose to do this thats great you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you tried! Best of luck!

May 17, 2009 at 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

relax..you can do it de!!!

May 18, 2009 at 7:09 AM  
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May 18, 2009 at 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am just like u! my whole class and family think that i have a great voice, but sometimes I dont think that i do have a good voice!
My advice is, listen to your friends because if they are your real friends, i dont think they will sign you up if they think you voice. SO JUST SING!! And dont be afraid!!

May 19, 2009 at 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You probably have a great voice if you are denying it. Listen to your friends 'cause they're the one that are hearing you. Don't be modest. If you have a great voice, show it off. I would! Don't be afraid!

May 19, 2009 at 6:27 PM  
Anonymous caitlin r. said...

just sing your heart out your the star and no1 can stop that so just do it girl you r a brilliant singer if you just believe in yourself

May 21, 2009 at 5:12 AM  
Anonymous Allison said...

Believe in yourself! Always think positive and do what you and love what you do!!

May 21, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Go for it, hon! they wouldnt sign u up if they didnt think that u were good enough! my friends did this to me and i ended up winning... so just let loose and have fun! ;D

May 21, 2009 at 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If youre soooo worried about it then do what I say: Record yourself singing on u phone or something and listen to what u sound like ok? If u rnt happy with it, just tell ur frndsu would rather not sing in a comp, bcos u rnt too confident. :-) hope i helped! *muah*

May 23, 2009 at 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear kathlen,
Never think about what other people say, no matter what, because they are going to talk trash, people are just jealous because you can sing and they try to ruin your life so you can end up like them. im a singer myself and some people i can tell is jealous and trying to hurt me because they they are going to see me on tv once and a while. but thats ok because i still stand strong and thats when they leave me alone.so all you got to do is be brave and be confident in yourself....
Sincerly,Dominique

May 24, 2009 at 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should totlly go for it! i bet you are a very good singer and youd do great in the contest. if you dont win, well then you dont win. just deal with it and remember this: if you mess up in the song and people laugh, laugh with them like it was no big deal.and if you lose your words do this: if it is a popular song ask the audience to sing with you. Trust me it works.! ;]

May 26, 2009 at 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sing and I am sure you will be great cloose your eyes and sing what is right for you your friends wanted for you to have a head start maybe in a career.

Sincerly,ALC

May 27, 2009 at 4:55 PM  
Anonymous natural pinkgirl said...

I love to sing too and I didn't think I had a good voice either until the year before last I was at camp and my counsler signed me up for the voices competition. I was really scarred but with a little encouragement from my friends I went up there and sang my heart out. Now when I go to camp the kids beg me to sing for them again and I don't even have to have any music. So my advice to you would be to pour your heart into your singing and do your best. byebye for now, Voila

May 28, 2009 at 12:44 AM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

i love to sing, and let me tell you, people listen, but wat really matters is not whether or not your voice rocks, but that you have fun!!!sure you might get nervous(cuz i always do!!!!) but as long as you go out there and do your best and have tons of fun, thats all that matters!!!go on, take a chance!!!!!good luck!!!!

May 28, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

practice practice practice

May 31, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous danijoy747 said...

well if your friends signed you up they may think you're a a good singer. But if you dont think you are ask your parents or some other family for their opinion. But anyway PRACTICE! GoodLuck!

June 1, 2009 at 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when your friends sign you up they think you're a good singer trust them my friends signed me up for a singing competition! i won 3rd place! just trust your friends they KNOW! hhope you do well!!!!!!

June 1, 2009 at 7:12 PM  
Anonymous gina said...

!!!!!!DONT WORRY ABOUT IT. FIRST OF ALL WHAT SONG ARE YOU GOING TO SING? SO PRACTICE IT AND MAKE YOUR VOICE TRY SINGING IT HIGH THEN SINGING IT LOW AND THEN SINGIN IT IN THE MIDDLE. WHICH VOICE SOUNDS BETTER TO YOU? HOW ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS? PLEASE LISTEN IM TRYING TO HELP YOU!!!!!!!!!

June 5, 2009 at 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just don't worry about it and do the best you can it doesn't matter if win it just matters if you tried.

June 9, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love karaoke and ive entered several talent expose and competitons and its very nerve racking so wat i did at a comp. in oct.where i had 2 sing in front of about 1000 ppl or more i actualy sang a duet and b4 the show we were backstage yelling and jumping and screaming we even ran across the stage it was fun and got us pumped so jst b goofy and get loose then go sing ur heart out

June 10, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do it. If your friends think you can do it, you rock. And girl, ya don't have to be so humble! Break a leg! :)

June 12, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should go for it. If you weren't that good your friends wouldn't have signed you up. Your freinds must think you are a good and they believe in you. So do your best and invite them to the show! :*)

June 24, 2009 at 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that is the sweetest thing i have ever heard! Your friends are so nice! Now suck it up and sing lady! You are probably mentally strong if you work at it you wil succed! Practice makes perfect!!!!!!!

July 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo zat is zveet!

July 3, 2009 at 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Lachelle said...

Kathleen,

First of all, don't worry if you love to sing who cares what other people think if it makes you happy.Just remember if they tease you they are probably just jealous.I remember my first time I sung in front of my whole entire school. I did it for a talent show.I was very shy at first, but I sang it with one of my friends.If you're scared sing with a group of friends that way you can all support each other.

July 3, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Tammy said...

Dear Kathleen,
I'm known in school for my voice. My advice is that,you need to believe what you want people to believe in you.I've joined contests and that made me popular in school,plus I made lots of friends. Mind you, it might happen to you!!!
BELIEVE+ACTS=FAME AND FRIENDS!!!YAY!!!

July 8, 2009 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's okay. Actually, a lot of people aren't good at singing. Be confident about your voice. If you are, it will be better.

July 9, 2009 at 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go for for it. Do your best. And have a good time.

September 11, 2009 at 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Eesha K said...

Dear Kathleen,
If Ur friends signed u up for a contest, they know u sing well. If ur still not sure sbout singing well ask ur parents to listen to u everyday so u can join the contest.And JUST HAVE FUN!!!
;)

September 13, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Cailie said...

Dear Kathleen,
I think that if u love singing u should just keep practising and if u think u still don't sound good just go to the contest and just do ur best.It doesn't matter if u win or not,the only thing that matters is that u tried!

P.S. I bet u sound better than me! :)

September 14, 2009 at 5:04 AM  
Anonymous Magentakick850 said...

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Louder sing it clearer knowing everyone's gon hear ya




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