Why do i strain so much when trying to sing belty show tunes? Should I see an audiologist?

I am hoping to audition for a musical and the belting phrases in the show tunes cause me to really strain and my friend said that it sounded really bad and strained and that if i am hoarse afterwards I am "playing with fire" and i could really mess up my ears and throat? Is there something wrong? Should... show more I am hoping to audition for a musical and the belting phrases in the show tunes cause me to really strain and my friend said that it sounded really bad and strained and that if i am hoarse afterwards I am "playing with fire" and i could really mess up my ears and throat?

Is there something wrong? Should I see an audiologist about it? What is the problem?

Ps. I don't smoke
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