Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hallelujah!

Hallelujah. It's a fairly common word that people use when good things happen. The defenition of Hallelujah is "praise Jehovah". That really means a lot to me. Saying Hallelujah is a cry of praise to God, and, in my opinion, it should be used with care and for God only. I went to a concert last weekend, and Jason Castro from American Idol was there. One of the songs he sang was Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. I think some people tend to look over the awesome meaning in that song. The whole chorus of the song is the word Hallelujah over and over again, a cry out to God. It's a really powerful song, and its one of my favorites (:



When I was looking for a video of Jason Castro singing that song, I found his I Am Second video, where he talks about how awesome it was to get to sing Hallelujah to God in front of millions of people. Love him! <3

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nana!

   Grandmas are a real blessing. I have three of them. A lot of people aren’t as lucky as I am, in the fact that their grandmas are no longer living. I’m also very blessed that I have awesome relationships with all of my grandmas. My grandma that I call Nana (which is my mom's mom), lives next door to me. I often walk to her house to visit. I defiantly get my singing voice from her, and we love to sit down at her piano, flip through her song books, and sing whatever comes to mind. Here's some clips of us singing together. (:


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My Nana really inspires me to sing to glorify God. She is very kind and compassionate, and really lets Jesus' light shine through her. I really hope that as I grow up, I will become as wonderful of a woman as she is. I love you Nana!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Audition.

Today I was given the wonderful opportunity of auditioning to be a singer for the local Creative Arts Center's summer music program. The board members of the music program held individual auditions to decide who will be a part of this program. When I was informed about the audition and got all the details about it, I was asked to prepare three songs; a glospel song, a classical song, and a song of choice. The three songs I choose were Wonderful Merciful Savior, Song of the River, and A Living Prayer. They had four board members present and they called the audition " American Idol style" because they had me sing three songs, and gave me feed back and asked questions. When my audition was finished, I was told  they would make there final dicision after everyone else had auditioned. All of the board members were very friendly and made the audition casual and comfortable. Even then, I was nervous. I just had to keep thinking to myself, that God gave me my voice, and it's up to him how he wants me to use it. I just pray that everyone who sees me preform, will see God'd light shinning through me.
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This is me singing part of one of the songs I sang for my audition. Excuse the piano playing... I'm just learning... (: