When you’re first starting out, choosing the right audition songs as a beginner can be overwhelming, especially when you know you only have a few minutes to prove yourself. But there are plenty of songs that will suit your voice and will be easy to sing.
Before you choose a song, make sure you pinpoint what sort of voice you have which will make it easier to narrow down your choice. Whether it’s a tenor, a soprano or a mezzo-soprano, knowing your voice is an essential part of finding the best audition song.
We’ve put together some of the best song choices that we think are easy to sing and will give you the best chance of success in your audition.
Easy audition songs for beginners
There are a variety of songs to suit different voices whether male or female. Try them out and see which ones you think best suit your voice and the type of artist that you want to be.
Don’t rush this decision – it’s important you spend some time choosing the best song for you.
- Castle On The Hill by Ed Sheeran
- Rolling In The Deep by Adele
- Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae
- Adore You by Harry Styles
- Sweet but Psycho by Ava Max
- Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
- Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart by Alicia Keys
- Power Over Me by Dermot Kennedy
- I’m Not The Only One by Sam Smith
- This Town by Niall Horan
- Payphone by Maroon 5
- Treasure by Bruno Mars
- Breakeven by The Script
- Let It Go by James Bay
- Another Love by Tom Odell
- See You Again by Wiz Kalifa
- Company by Justin Bieber
- Ghost by Ella Henderson
- Roar by Katy Perry
- Love Me Like You by Little Mix One
- Last Time by Ariana Grande
- Malibu by Miley Cyrus
Easy songs to sing for auditions
#1 Castle On The Hill by Ed Sheeran
Some of Ed’s songs can be a challenge to sing but this is perfect for an audition due to the tempo and the range. It gives you the chance to show off your vocal skills without being too challenging and it is a beautiful song to sing.
#2 Rolling In The Deep by Adele
Yes, she’s one of the world’s greatest singers, but not all of Adele’s songs are difficult to sing. This works great for an audition because it’s catchy and will enable you to really connect with the song and your audience without it being too difficult.
#3 Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae
A great pop song which will work well for both male and female singers and is also great fun to sing. It’s a simple song to learn and allows your vocals to shine through.
#4 Adore You by Harry Styles
A current pop track, this is really easy to sing along to and is easy to pick up. It works well no matter what type of voice you have and is also great fun to sing and you can really enjoy the performance.
#5 Sweet But Psycho by Ava Max
Another great pop song, this is really upbeat which gives you the chance to move around the room and show your talents as a performer as well as a singer.
#6 Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
Ellie has a really unique voice but this song will work for all types of singers. It’s also a song that you can be versatile with and impress the judges by making it your own.
#7 Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart by Alicia Keys
This is another track that is packed full of emotion so it works great for an audition as you can show that through your performance. This song is also fairly simple to get the hang of and to remember the lyrics so it’s a good one to practice at home.
#8 Power Over Me by Dermot Kennedy
A great pop song that is easy to learn and fun to perform, this is a great song for beginners to perform at an audition.
#9 I’m Not The Only One by Sam Smith
As Sam has such a wide range this works well for all different types of singers and is easy to learn and to remember for your audition. It’s got a lot of power to it which gives you the chance to show off the strength of your vocals.
#10 This Town by Niall Horan
A simple song to learn but one that works well for male artists looking for something that suits their voice without being too challenging.
#11 Payphone by Maroon 5
They know how to produce a good pop song and the melodies within this track are easy to learn yet still give you the chance to show how talented you are.
#12 Price Tag by Jessie J
This track has a great melody which is enjoyable to sing and easy to remember, making it perfect for a first audition.
#13 Treasure by Bruno Mars
The ultimate pop song, this will work well for both male and female singers and also enables you to really enjoy the performance and make the most of your time on the stage while also showing that you can sing.
Male pop songs for auditions
There are some songs which as a male singer, will be more preferable and easier to sing so we’ve made a list of some of the best (and easiest) ones to try out.
#14 Breakeven by The Script
As one of Ireland’s most successful groups, The Script know how to produce a good pop song and this is no exception. It works really well for male singers and is also a fairly easy song to sing while still enabling you to show your true potential.
#15 Let It Go by James Bay
A moving song yet one that is fairly simple to sing and which remains fun. It’s also got that emotional side to it which means you can convey those emotions within your performance.
#16 Another Love by Tom Odell
This is a great pop song and is easy to sing. It’s also a song with a lot of tempo and is good fun. It works very well for male vocalists whatever type of voice you have.
#17 See You Again by Wiz Kalifa
Although this song originally has a rap in it, there is also a version that solely encompasses singing and this is a great audition song. Due to the powerful meaning of the lyrics, it also means you can put a lot of emotion into it and really enjoy your performance.
#18 Company by Justin Bieber
Another very easy song to sing, Justin’s voice is easy to follow and this song is perfect for an audition.
Female pop songs for auditions
For the girls, we’ve got a list of some of the best songs for you to try out before your audition from a range of artists.
#19 Ghost by Ella Henderson
Another great pop song, Ella came through The X Factor herself. This is a brilliant pop song and is perfect for female singers to show off their vocal skills while having fun at the same time.
#20 Roar by Katy Perry
This is one of those brilliant girl power songs that you can really own when on stage. It’s not too difficult to sing but it’s got a lot of power to it and is a great one to belt out with confidence.
#21 Love Me Like You by Little Mix
A great ballad to sing, this is easy for female singers to take on no matter what type of voice you have. As the girls sing in harmony, it gives that flexibility to choose what vocal you want to present to the song.
#22 One Last Time by Ariana Grande
She’s a fantastic popstar with a great deal of variety to her voice and this song is a truly enjoyable song to sing. The power of the lyrics mean you can really show your emotion and passion through your performance.
#23 Malibu by Miley Cyrus
This is a great pop song with an easy melody which is exactly what you want when you’re going to your first audition. Not too challenging but still very enjoyable to sing and to perform.
How to prepare for an audition
Preparation is key for anything and an audition is no different. Once you have chosen your song, it’s important that you sit down and practice it until you are happy and feel like you’re giving it your best shot.
Make sure that you are confident with your choice of song and that you know all the words. Put something into your performance – practice moving around the room so the judges get a feel for how confident you are as a performer.
Also make sure that you have at least one or two other song choices in case the judges ask you to sing something else, and make sure you have rehearsed all the songs well enough and that you have remembered all the words.
Try performing in front of your friends and family if you like – they might be able to give you some more tips to add to your performance. If you are nervous, it will also help with your confidence levels if you can practice in front of an audience first, no matter who it is.
Before the audition
Carry out some simple warm up exercises to make sure that your voice is ready. Have a good healthy breakfast, nothing too salty that might dry your voice out and make sure it’s lubricated with lots of water.
Make sure you’ve had enough rest the night before. Get an early night as being well rested will enable you to perform at your best and will give the judges a true glimpse of who you really are and will help your talent to shine through.
Once you are happy with your preparation take some deep breaths – you might feel nervous but that is perfectly normal. Just believe in yourself – and if you make a mistake during the audition, soldier on. Take a deep breath, compose yourself and carry on. The judges are more likely to send you through if they can see you’ve got that positive mental attitude and don’t give up.
Song choice for beginners
How many times have you watched someone’s audition on a talent show and thought the song choice didn’t suit their voice? It happens quite often and you don’t want to be that artist. The judges can tell straight away if the song doesn’t suit the artist.
Make sure you understand the type of voice that you have whether it’s a tenor, a soprano or a mezzo-soprano. This will help you to nail that song choice and pick the one that suits you best.
Why does song choice matter?
Song choice also helps you to gain a better understanding of your voice, the type of artist you want to be and the genre of music that you want to sing.
This is a task that requires a lot of your time and attention so make sure you do it properly. You need to feel confident and happy with your selection of songs. Spend some time trying out different songs and seeing which one suits you best.
It’s also vitally important to make sure that you pick a song you enjoy singing. If you don’t really enjoy singing it and you’ve just chosen it because you think it suits your voice, the judges will pick up on it from your performance.
Have fun with it, after all, if singing is what you want to do for the rest of your life, this shouldn’t be seen as a chore. You should embrace it and enjoy all the extra practice.
Ready for your audition?
You should have a whole host of suggestions for songs to sing at your audition by now and lots of tips about how to prepare for it.
Have you performed at auditions before? What songs did you choose and what advice can you give? Share any tips and experiences below.