||[Jun. 15th, 2007|03:00 pm]
The Question Club
So, I need some help. This afternoon I'm going to the pianist who is playing the piano for my two songs for a small eisteddfod I'm in. I'm nervous about singing my songs in front of a stranger, especially since I'll have to do it 'properly'. I'm trying to get myself to stop being so scared, by being in this eisteddfod. I can perform stupid songs complete with made up on the spot actions, to 50 of my choir friends...but I *can't* rehearse in front of people, and I'm freaking out about the *actual* performance as well, because there's judges and people are really really good there, they actually know what they're doing.|
Sunday I'm rehearsing in front of a few of the other contestants.
I'm really nervous because one of my songs is vivaldi, and when I'm nervous I can't get the breathing right.
The other song is "Popular" from Wicked, which I chose because it's just so funny, not because I look or am anything like Glinda. I'm short, a bit overweight, with brown curly hair and brown eyes, so I'm sort of doing my 'own' version of it, rather than trying to be her, so no wigs for me. (and hey,there were overweight popular girls at my highschool) I'm *nothing* like her, with the whole 'confident arrogance' thing... but, I'm not just standing and singing the song, I'm supposed to act it a bit... but I can't *think* of anything to do. Especially when my music teacher is standing staring at me saying 'go on, pretend it's the day!' I tried practicing in front of the mirror,and i'm heaps better then, but that's when I'm alone. And I still don't think I pull off the confidence enough.
Um... so my questions are: How can I get over the stage fright?
How can I try and 'be' the character some more?