Thursday, January 28, 2010
Fear of forgetting
Last Saturday I auditioned for a local version of American Idol. I sang Zdes Khorosho, a Russian piece that I sang in Ukraine in 2008. The judges called me back the next day to say that I was one of the 20 semi-finalists. So tomorrow I get to sing a song at a festival. I am going to sing Think Of Me with a backing CD. I am excited for this opportunity, but it is stretching me. You see, I have to have the words memorized. And I have this fear of forgetting the words. I've been working on memorizing the words since Tuesday and I feel 85% good about the words tonight. I've been singing for most of the my life and I enjoy it - but I still get nervous. I try not to eat anything for a couple of hours before I sing AND I make sure that I am drinking enough fluids for days in advance. I just hope that I can not only get up on that stage and sing well and remember the words - but that I can enjoy the experience and feel confident in myself. Prayers are appreciated around 7pm EST. Thanks.
Articulations by Jill Pierce at 10:24 PM