Wow, what an intense 48 hours! We met with our coaches and learned our pairings and song assignments for the Battle Round. This has always been the part of the process that I'm most nervous about - I am not a very competitive person (I'm the oldest of 4 siblings and had to learn early in life that it's way more fun to play nice :-), especially when it comes to music. I have this deep conviction that there is enough room in this world for everyone to express themselves and find happiness. It seems that if, as a professional music, you spend energy begrudging other people their happiness, that's just energy you could be spending on pursuing your own.
I'll confess that when I came out to LA to audition for the show I
didn't really expect to make it as far as the Battle Rounds, so I didn't
really give much though to preparing mentally for the experience. So
now here I am, and the best I can think of to do is approach it like a
duet - a slightly awkward duet, but a duet nonetheless. And the great
news is that I get to sing a song that I love with a person that I get
along really well with. I can't really control what Adam's looking for,
so I'll just focus on getting the song sounding as good as possible and
let the rest work itself out.
K, now time to practice. Gotta go get some rest!