Every time I think back to the Blind Auditions, my heart beats a little
faster. What an amazing, yet exhausting day. After very little sleep the
previous night, I needed to be hair and make up ready by seven a.m. My
mom and guitar player were there to support me, so I wasn't too stressed
out. However, watching other contestants walk out of the initial
meeting room started making me impatient. I wanted so bad to get out
there and sing. My performance was twelves hours later, so I started to
mellow out by the time I got called. Instead of riding a wave of
adrenaline onto the stage like a crazy person, I floated in on a zen
cloud. I was very calm... until I struck the stage with LIGHTNING.
Hehehe OK, I tend to exaggerate a little. I was fortunate enough to sing Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which not only has a powerful message, but is also written by a strong, intelligent woman. I stand behind the lyrics, and it's a really catchy tune. Anyway, back to the performance. The crowd was a wild lot. They were standing up, screaming, and saying "Good Job, Casey". It made me feel really special. Within a few lines, Adam Levine turned around. I was sad that no other coaches did. It's fine though, because they all had positive feedback for me. They compared me to Madonna, and said they wished they could've seen what I looked like. Afterwards, I was led into a holding area for my family and friends. My mom was crying a little, and Taylor looked really excited. Then I did a short interview with Alison. She is so pretty, and witty! I can't for the life of me remember what I said to her because I was just so full of excitement.
Now that we are back at the hotel, I making amazing new friends. Everyone here has so much talent, it's inspiring. Everywhere you turn there's a circle of folks playing music and singing together. We're all bonding which can be a beautiful thing, or a stressful thing. In the end this is a competition, and we're all supposedly up against each other. However, I just don't see that fact penetrating the love bubble that's surrounds this group of people. I think we're going to keep it all about love, support, and music here at HOTEL THE VOICE. Peace, hippies!