I’m Joanna, a singer, a music writer, and a composer. This is my story of when I started my career as a singer.
After completing college, I participated in various singing competitions, but none worked for me until one day, everything changed, and I felt like I was part of something big.
The audience loved me, and my singing was appreciated for the first time.
How did it all start?
Let’s start with my childhood…
As a child, I loved to sing and dance in front of my friends. My favorite pastime was singing songs from the Disney movies like The Little Mermaid or Cinderella.
And when we had some free time at school, I always ensured that the music took over. Most of our teachers didn’t mind if we sang along to the music.
And I never gave up on my dreams of becoming a singer when I was younger.
My friends and family members always appreciated my songwriting skills.
Still, no one ever told me to pursue this as a profession until much later in life, so it took some time before I finally decided to go ahead!
As time passed, my passion was taken over by higher studies, and by the time I finished college, there were no more songs to sing or dance.
But as soon as I started pursuing my dream of becoming a singer and composer, everything just changed for me.
I was accepted into that singing competition, and after some tough rehearsals with other participants from different countries around the world, one day, we finally performed in front of a live audience.
I felt like what we were doing was something big.
The applause, the love they showed me… It just made my day!
And since then, life has never been the same: I’m finally pursuing my dreams and making them come true.
On the day of the audition
I was accompanied by a handbag from Wholesale Leather Bags, a guitar, and a notebook with my lyrics.
I had been practicing on stage for months, and I needed to be prepared if something were to happen during the audition in front of judges, who might ask me questions such as: “What are your favorite artists?” or “How would you define yourself?”.
But also because it’s pretty hard not being able to use your phone backstage.
The night before the audition, I had just finished my last song for this round, so in a way, everything was already decided and set.
I felt like I couldn’t do anything wrong anymore. And that feeling is something you can only understand if you have been through it yourself!
But what made me feel like I couldn’t fail is that I now knew exactly what song to sing:
I’m not the same without you.Donald Fagen
It’s a song about how everything changes when someone leaves and tells us that even if we are sad for a while, life goes on.
It was my favorite because it had this sense of hope in its lyrics, even if the melody wasn’t very happy.
So I was excited to sing it on stage and show everyone what a great thing had happened in my life so far: leaving college for music full-time!
But before that could happen, there were still some preparations left…
When I finally went on to the stage
I was full of anticipation because it felt like a dream come true for me.
I had been taking singing classes throughout my life, and when the moment finally arrived where I could show what I am capable of, all those years started to pay off!
It’s not that easy being an artist today, but I have a good feeling about this.
The show was going to be broadcasted live, so I had to try my best, or else it could have been a disaster for my family and me.
I still couldn’t believe that we, the participants, were able to share our talent with the world.
It’s always a privilege to know that people will hear you and appreciate you for who you are.
My worries disappeared as I walked on the stage because this was finally happening!
The bright lights were shining down on me, making it a dream come true.
At that moment, everything felt possible as long as I accepted myself first before anything else could happen in my life.
How did the audition change my life?
I realized that I could pursue my dreams and make them come true.
I’m very grateful to have this opportunity because so many people can’t reach their potential as singers.
The journey is never easy, but with the support of friends, family, and music lovers, everything will always be worth it.
I fought for the win but came as 2nd.
I came second in the competition, but I won in my heart.
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I’m not disappointed at all because this is just the beginning of a new journey for me, and I know that one day, I’ll be able to say, “I told you so!” when people doubt me.
This is it! It’s time to take charge of your journey with courage and conviction, like me!
Be a light to the world. Be someone who inspires others from your journey, and never, never, cause that’s how you’ll achieve big things in life!