Today was a big day! We all met with our coaches and found out who we're battling and what we are singing ... nail biter for sure! I'm not gonna lie ... I've been so nervous about this. It's very difficult to have someone else choose a song for you. You want to feel like you're going to be given a fair shot and have something that allows you to shine just as much as everyone else. We all stood in a line when we met Christina
as she made the big announcement. She chose Lily
to be paired with me/against me singing "Since U Been Gone." I was shocked. Lily
and I could not be MORE opposite as far as music goes. I do love the song but didn't feel like it would showcase me with what I can do. Christina
was great to work with. She came across as a strong, confident woman who is 100% professional but also warm, funny and sweet. It was a pleasure to work with her! She divided up the song between us, and that was difficult. It was at the end of a long day and neither one of us had a chance to sing through it or anything before we were singing in front of Christina
. It was hard not being able to warm up and to be given an incredibly challenging song. I didn't have the chance to know what I could and/or could not do in it before I was standing in front of everyone with cameras all around. I am happy to have the day over with and know what I'm singing on so I can get to work on it. I must admit, I do feel like I have a disadvantage being the only person on her entire team that's not a soul singer ... I am hoping that my disadvantage could become my advantage. Maybe she will find working with someone who is so different (from the Country world) an enticing challenge...you just never know. Time to get to work!