May 31 / Molly McLinden

19 Happy Songs for Kids to Sing at Auditions!

You're probably here because you're panicking: your super talented young or son and daughter wants to audition for something, and you're clueless about what is RIGHT for it!

Obviously you'll want something that is appropriate and not too difficult to pull off (you'd be AMAZED at what some kids have sung at some auditions. "Dreamgirls"? REALLY?)  But! You want it to be something that'll show off their talents!

This list is especially helpful for people that may need a good song for one of the popular Broadway Junior shows that are often performed in schools, arts camps, or in the community. 

Having said that, these audition songs would also work for professional productions that hire children, too! I have also included pop songs that work for auditions for things such as talent shows, fundraisers,  vocal contests, and non-theatrical events. 

Here are 19 fun songs that kids love to sing for auditions!

You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile- from Annie

Who Will Buy? - from Oliver!

Put on a Happy Face- from Bye Bye Birdie

Journey to the Past- from Anastasia

Fight Song- Rachel Platten

Count on Me- Bruno Mars

Naughty- From Matilda

Pure Imagination- from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Climb- Miley Cyrus

Roar- Katy Perry

A Million Dreams- from The Greatest Showman

My Favorite Things -from The Sound of Music

Friend Like Me- from Aladdin

I've Got the Sun in the Morning- from Annie Get Your Gun

You've Got a Friend in Me- from Toy Story

Almost There- from Princess and the Frog

When You Believe- from Prince of Egypt

What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

The Ugly Duckling- from Hans Christian Anderson

There you have it! 19 tried and true audition songs your young singer is bound to love.

When I say "tried and true", I mean many of these songs have been used ..several my own singers...aaaand they got results! 

I hope you found a few songs that work. If you'd like your talented kiddo to try polishing this song with me, I'd love to meet them! Let's sing together. Schedule here!

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