3/11/2015 2 Comments
Post Up! #APOLLO
My frustration is starting. I somehow lost entire blog I just typed! I lost my weekly metro card Monday and had to get another one Tuesday ($30), then I left it at home on the way to the Apollo today! I also lost a ($30) charger I bought for my phone while at work Sunday. Smh I can't take another loss this week.
The evil old roommate created so much noise this morning that I had no choice but to get up. He slammed every door he could, gargled with the door open and ran out ALL the hot water before he left. Good thing I needed to do laundry so I needed to get up early. The walk gave me the fresh warm air I needed, plus time to rehearse. I did do a bit of binge eating of cheese and vanilla wafers. Smh I am sitting here now in the green room of the Apollo. Once again waiting to do sound check. I hope it goes as good as it did while I was in the bathroom. No sinus infection like I had the last time I sung "Listen " from Dream Girls. Wish me luck!
The line up for tonight is like WHOA! One lady brought tears to my eyes and this other dudes falsetto is killing me softly! Tonight will be BANANAS!
I JUST WENT ON STAGE! I got boo'd. I think the people that is with this teen dance team was behind it. BUT I still prevailed! I kept singing and the rest of the crowd drowned out the booers! It's now intermission. 4 more acts till then end.
All of the contestants were so nice to eachother. I helped coach the Lauren who beat me for 1st place last week. She was super gittery because she ruined her voice cheering for her sister the days before. She wasn't hitting her notes right so I told her about breathing through her nose and singing with support. I took her into a side room and helped her practice my method which she got right after trying to convince me it wouldn't work. Smh. She was so greatful for my help she gave me a long hug. Sweet girl. Almost sobbed. I told her to "get it together girl and get ready". She was the first act and I was the 5th. Another lady Maryland, offered me her earrings to switch between us. She was right before me. We all kept complimenting each other and encouraging the Littles ones. It was a very bonded event backstage. But on the stage is where all that ended.
Everyone brought their A game! Then by person #3 there was the first Boo. At the turn of Kimberly's song (something Whitney) the song kind of stalled and it took a noticeable time for her to recover and then they boo'd her. We all felt bad for her backstage. She came off the stage like a trooper though. I was the last person before intermission. Into the second line of my singing I started to hear noise from my right side. Some people were starting to Boo me! There was no way I was gonna give up so easily. I dug in and sung my butt off. At one point I had kicked off my shoes! The crowed really rallied behind me and shut the hecklers down! That had me a bit nervous about the voting. Luckily I placed. I came in 3rd place! As soon as I see my friends that came I will have the full video to post. YAAAAAAAY! NEXT SHOW WILL BE JUNE 3RD! SEE YOU AT THE APOLLO!
Yay inspiring me to follow
3/12/2015 09:27:50 am
3/12/2015 12:50:10 pm
You go head. Backstage support is always great! There is nothing wrong with that. Stay blessed and humble. Even the big stars are humble and supportive.
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