So the battle round was the single most intense week of preparation of my life! You get to know all of the other artists and you wish them the best and then you have to go against them! The worst part for me, was not knowing who I was battling. That grey area of not knowing who is paired with who drove me absolutely insane!
When Adam Levine
said that I had to battle Rebecca Loebe
my heart sank. She's the sweetest girl and the last person I wanted to
give my all against. As if this wasn't enough torture, after hearing us
sing through our song assignment " True Colors", Adam
said he hated it! It was cool though because it's a very feminine song
and it would have taken me a lot of work to get in touch with my
"feminine side". THEN, he said I'd like you to sing "Creep" by
Radiohead and my heart sank even further. I knew the general form of
the song and I knew that this was not my genre. The whole 90's grunge
feel is completely out of my comfort zone and was definitely more Rebecca's
song. After all she absolutely killed it with "Come as you Are" by
Nirvana and that made me feel even more hopeless. I re-ran the song over
and over and still couldn't make it work. After talking with other
artists about it, everyone seemed to say make it your own. That really
stuck with me. I ended up trying to find ways to relate to the song.
It's a story of feeling slightly out of place and a little lost and once
I applied that to my life something clicked. The song completely
changed for me and although I didn't switch up too much melodically, I
think the way I felt about the song changed the way I sang it. It feels
really good to have a break through.