Makeup, hair, and touch-ups, we were ready to go to Crystal Mall for the talent show!
We were happy when the food court was bustling with people, because a few days ago it was closed due to a terrible leak. Sound and equipment check were done, and I had a chance to test out the durability of the carpet-covered stage.
Janice ordered delicious sandwiches for all of us. Despite myself being very hungry, I had arbitrary worries of my own that stopped me from eating too much... I often believed that if I ate too much before I performed, there might be a good chance that I would puke on stage. To avoid this from ever happening, I refrain from eating before all stage-appearances, but I splurge immediately after these nerve-wrecking occurrences.
I tried my best to calmly wait for my mom to bring me my keyboard. When she finally showed up I was finally able to relax a little. Although I had performed many times in my life, I was still anxious to get this show over with, and to celebrate the success afterwards.
Ginny came around and touched-up our makeup, while we silently practiced our talent in our backstage tent. I took out my knee pads, started stretching my legs, and hoped that I would not have problems doing the splits on stage.
We, the Sunshine Girlz, were agitated and excited. We knew each other's talent by heart and we sang and danced together to give each other the necessary dose of mental support. We were a team that worked as a whole to accomplish our goals.
The time came, and the food court was packed. Mandy and Richard introduced us one by one, and we did our little self-intro dance as well as our self-intro, before we quickly changed into our talent outfits. I was invited back onto the stage when it was my turn, and I was asked similar questions like yesterday, such as "what is your favourite city" and "what is your talent." My answer for the former was Vancouver, because it is such a beautiful city to live in, and it has given me countless opportunities to discover my potential. My talent, on the other hand, was to play a piano piece (although I played it on the keyboard) and to dance hip-hop, which was almost identical to what I did last year for Miss Teenage Canada's Talent Competition.
After the brief Q & A, I quickly got ready, and I had a great time performing my talent to the audience of Crystal Mall food Court. The carpet floor did prove to be a little difficult to dance on, but since I did not trip and fall, I deem the carpet floor perfectly fine for the purpose of my performance.
We all went back onto the stage for a final shout out: "I like sunshine, YEAH!" Pictures were taken, and the Sunshine Girlz laughed because we successfully finished the show. I thank the crew for their generous help in assisting my mom and I in carrying my gigantic keyboard and all other equipment; I also thank the crew for their aid in making sure that everything went smoothly during the show!
I cannot wait for the finale that is only 13 days away! There is much to improve about my talent and I hope to deliver my best for the final show!