It's the 29th June, it's Sunday and it's 9.00am…
What's wrong with this you're asking? Well for once I'm not just getting to bed, I've had a good night's sleep, my alarm's just gone off and I'm getting up, ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!
I'd known about the tryouts for a while but wasn't sure if I'd go along or not. Well REALLY I did want to go to do my nosy, but wasn't sure if I was brave enough to go through the actual audition.
I was trying to think of a disguise of some sort that would get me 'behind the scenes', without having to try out, so I thought, 'maybe I'll get a false big nose', that way I could have posed as George Bowie (heard he was going to be one of the judges!).
So I'd been trying to get up early enough to give time to let my face disappear of that 'just been hit with a shovel swollen crusty eyes look!' I made everyone in the house a cuppa (not through the goodness of my heart, just because I wanted the teabags for my eyes!) And done my best to look semi glam.
Away I went to pick up Claire (fellow squad member 'go Claire Bear go Claire Bear go!'), leaving me with plenty of time should I get lost, which by the way, was a dead cert… not exactly the sharpest tools in the box, we got there in the end, in more ways than one!
It was good to see so many familiar faces, and VERY nerve wracking that there were just as many un-familiar faces… EEK… All the girls looked so glamorous, and well organised, you were tripping over make up boxes and hair dryers, and there was me with my old faithful lip gloss stuck down the side of my trousers!
The turn out was excellent, and once we were all signed in and photographed, that was it… no turning back, no slipping into my big nose freak costume… I couldn't… George was already there!
Carole Anne took us through a work out… HULLLLLOOO… I WOZ DONE IN! I looked similar to a bear that just stepped out the shower (think soaking wet hair stuck to your face) so you can well imagine how I looked and felt after learning the routine… 'I begin to wonder', I used to love that song…
I did at one point think 'Go home Betty', but I was enjoying myself, and as corny as it may sound everyone was so nice and had bonded really well, and were helping each other along if needed, all very encouraging too.
Right, practice over time to go in… It was all very professional, judges all lined up asking questions, and I froze… I just couldn't speak (I know, I couldn't believe it either!) Kat was in my group so I didn't really have to worry, she made up for us all!!!
We were one of the last groups in, and we were all told to wait outside while the marks were tallied. Although probably everyone (like myself) was feeling a bit apprehensive we got a wee sing song going! It was good fun, and it took away the edge of waiting on the results. I was desperate to do a wee solo but every time I started everyone would join in hahaha!!!!!! I was thinking, 'hold on Liz, it's not Pop Idol', tho Clayr (other new squad member) was belting out with Britney 'Hit Me Baby One More Time', so I think she was getting a tad confused as well, she was trying the Darius tactics!
Right, time to go back in… OH MY GAWD!!!!
The girls were all closely grouped together, and Carole Anne called out the numbers of the girls that had been lucky enough to get through, it was dead exciting, and we were all cheering and clapping, so much so that I never heard my own number being called!
I REALLY couldn't believe it, I was delighted, I really was, considering I wasn't sure whether to go through with it or not, but now that I'm in I'll give it my all and I can't wait till the new season starts.
There are 10 of us and we all seem to have clicked instantly, it's going to be fab, I can't wait!