When I saw this weeks theme, I knew it was just going to be the craziest week ever, with a lot of twists and turns!! it was inevitable. “Don't Stop Believing,” is GLEE. So, for me, there was a real sense of achievement for reaching the final, and I'm not gonna lie, a sense of relief that this was nearly over. It has been crazy, amazing, straining, hard work, emotional....I could go on forever!!!!
Going into the homework assignment, it felt more fun than competitive. I think we just had to show Ryan how each one of us is GLEE and I think we just were ourselves this week, so it wasn't hard. We didn't have to be something we are not and we didn't have to portray somethcing different like theatricality, etc....
When Ryan stopped the performance during our homework assignment, I was terrified -- truly terrified. It was an awful moment. We all looked at each other, and it was like....wow. What are we gonna do? Especially because he stopped it during ME singing!!! It HAD to be me......right?!?!?! It was so nerve wracking. Then, when the contenders ran through the door, it was amazing. They all looked so fresh compared to us. Hahahaha. We looked run down!!! But it was amazing being back with our friends.
I LOVED this weeks video. I am a little terrified of heights, I wont lie, so when we got to the top of that building it was scary for me. But it was an amazing shoot. We were all together again, we had lots of fun, and it was a real end-of-season feeling. We knew this was over in a day or 2. We knew we were going home for the first time in a long time. It was great.
It was AMAZING to choose our songs for our last chance performance. I felt like, it was the first time I got a chance to truly show Ryan what I could do. Before that, I was constantly worrying about remembering words and remembering the song, and that can affect your performance. This time, I knew the song, didn't have to worry about forgetting words, and I could just perform and enjoy myself. That’s what I did. I chose “Beyond the Sea” because it's a song that everybody knows, and it’s a song that really suits my voice. So in a final, you have to play to your strengths. We all did that. I wanted an upbeat number too so I could have fun, embrace myself, and show Ryan that I can own a stage and be the leader he wants me to be.
When I saw the contenders and the other guest mentors, I thought, this really is the final!! Haha....it was incredible. It was the most enjoyable performance of my life. I had such a good time, just loved every single minute, and I feel it was a great ending to an incredible journey!
I dedicated my song to Hannah and Cameron because we had such an incredible time together as friends on the show. It was a real journey for a friendship and they will be my close friends for life. And in that moment, I was living my dream not only for me but for them too. So I felt it was appropriate.
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