When I finally got in front of the staff and judges, I froze up. The person who went before me, who I got to watch, was very good but got sent away. When I walked up with my guitar my hands were shaking so bad I could barely hold the B chord down. Playing in a bar with my sister and friends somewhere south of downtown Austin, Texas is a different animal than playing in a small room in front of 10 searching eyes with a spotlight on you that is way too hot. I played anyway. And they asked me to come back the next day. I was surprised. I was surprised they wanted me to come back, and also a little freaked out I'd have to play again in the same atmosphere.
Side Note: A little about me. I'm 23. Half Korean, half Dutch. I play a little piano, a little guitar. I have 5 sisters, 4 younger, one older. I live in St. George, Utah with my parents. (Embarrassing, I know. I've moved out 4 times but continually move back to Utah cause of funds! Yikes!) I love dogs, cooking, yoga, and writing songs. I also love reading and have recently started writing novels. I've written four now. Two are adult fiction, and two are young adult fiction since I like to write novels that my little sisters will enjoy too. (The youngest of my sisters is twelve!). I've been on a label, and have been dropped. The last few years I've been working with my band independently. Paying for our recordings, videos, touring, mixing and mastering, out of my own pocket but have been loving the journey.