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OK, if you’ve read my other questions, you’ve probably worked out that my true desire is music.
I have been having keyboard lessons since I was 10, I have a Grade 3 certificate, and because of this, I also have the ability to play a little piano. Furthermore, my mother gave me one of her guitars when I was 12, and I’ve been playing it almost everyday ever since. Finally, I have been told by many people, all through my life, that I have an amazing voice. Even though I play keyboards and guitar, my biggest joy is singing. I’ve always had the dream to be on stage in front of thousands of people, and to show them that I have a gift.
Last year I got the chance to audition for the X Factor, because they lowered the minimum age to 14. However, when I asked my mother if I could audition for it, she threw away my chance by saying, “No.” I had that feeling that you get when your heart drops down and it starts racing, and in the end I was so upset, I ran to my room and cried into my pillow. My first bad comment, and from my own mother! She lowered my confidence, way down.
But a couple of weeks after, although I was really worried about what would happen if I didn’t, I auditioned for a solo in the Christmas concert at school. I got the solo, and I sang in front of over 200 people. I was really nervous when the spotlight hit me, but there were some other girls in my year in the audience, and when the concert finished, they told me they were shocked by me.
My confidence has been getting higher and higher ever since then, and now I really do feel that I can be able to perform again. My RE teacher is a church singer, and she’s created a songwriting group at school, and it came to no surprise to her that I joined. I’ve already written a couple of songs, and all my friends say they’re really good. My mom still won’t let me audition for reality shows like Britain’s Got Talent, so is there any way that I can become famous without going down that path?