Peyton put on some music. I knew the song but I didn’t know the lyrics.
Peyton: I know that you have a great voice for this song and it will give you the power to use all of your air.
Allie: I love this song! There’s just one problem. I don’t know the lyrics.
Peyton: You will soon. We’re going to bed at 2am and by then you’ll know at least five new songs that you’re going to sing tomorrow. Come on you can do this. You’ll get the lyrics on the screen.
I looked at the screen and sang as hard as I could. It took me a while but after singing the song over and over for 40 minutes I knew the lyrics for it.
Peyton: good now give it everything you have as if your life depended on it.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taler
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.
Peyton: if you’re singing like that tomorrow I’m sure they’ll take you in.
Allie: thanks. Next song?
Peyton: what about something with Lady Gaga?
Allie: I don’t know. What about Rihanna it’s hard to sing.
Peyton: Yeah but don’t push yourself too far.
Allie: I promise I won’t.
We worked on new songs until it was around 2am and I couldn’t keep my eyes open.
Allie: thanks for everything Peyton. You’re a true friend.
I kissed him and then walked over to the bed.
He looked at me and seemed like he wanted to say something but kept it inside of him. I wasn’t in the mood for drama so I just lie down and fell asleep quite fast.
Peyton’s mom woke us up next morning. It was about 10am and I was kinda tired but I was out of bed really fast. I wanted to make something special out of myself so I spent a lot of time in front of the mirror that morning after I had finished my shower.
Allie’s mom: Allie sweetie! We have to go now! Jake is here.
Allie’s mom: you’ll have your breakfast out in the car.
Allie: I’m not hungry.
Allie’s mom: I don’t care.
I ran down the stairs and out into the limo that were picking up all of us. Peyton took my hand when I sat down beside him.
We were the last ones there were picked up so shortly after we were at the place where we were going to sing in front of all those people.
I was about to go up on stage. It was a tough audience. I was the last one and the others had done really good but there were no clapping. Austin stood on one side of me and Peyton on the other. They both held my hands.
Austin: You can do this.
He hugged me and kissed me on the cheek.
Peyton: it’s now you’ll have to give it everything that you’ve got.
I took a deep breath and then walked up on stage.
There were so many important people in there and I knew some of them. Jake sat in the front like some sort of judge.
Jake: Please tell a bit about yourself.
Allie: Hi… My name is Allie Raff. I’m 16 years old. I’m from Denmark and I’m a Teen Hoot artist. Singing has always meant a lot to me and I’ve always been another person whenever I was singing because it completed me as a human. Though I didn’t know how serious this was before my friend asked me to put up my music on YouTube. It’s been the most incredible ride since then, and I’ve done things that I didn’t think was possible for people like me. The reason I’m doing this now is because I’m being told that I make people smile every single day and that’s what I wanna do with my life. I wanna make people happy through my music. Before I start I’d like to thank my mom for letting me do this. It hasn’t been easy for her to let go of her little princess but I’m proud that she did because she truly made my life this amazing.
Jake: which song will you like to start off with?
Allie: Actually I changed the plans a little.
I walked up to Jake and gave him the new list of songs. It was songs that I knew he had.
Allie: Besides singing alone I’ll also like to sing with a person that inspired me a lot. But first… this is This Is Me by Demi Lovato.
I took all of Demi’s moves and I was singing it like I was her. I had always loved the song and Demi was also a huge inspiration to me. There was no reaction when I finished the song, only a girl in the back that seemed to cry a bit.
Allie: Excuse me? In the back! Miss, are you okay?
There was no reaction on what I said so I just continued.
Allie: this next song is a song that I grew up listening to. It’s a song that helped me go through everything. Thank you MJ for being you. This is Rocking Robin by Michael Jackson.
After rocking robin and stronger and a lot of other songs I walked off the stage. It was time to sing with Peyton and then Austin. When I was behind the stage someone came up to me.
….: maybe it’s time to take this to another level.
I couldn’t stop smiling when I heard the voice.
Miley: Hey sweetie.
Allie: OMG what are you doing here?
Miley: Jake asked me if I wanted to help out a friend.
I hugged her.
Allie: you’re the best. Let’s take our song as the last kick. I have 3 songs left.
Miley: you can do this. I know it’s hard but you can. It’s easy just smile and be yourself.
I walked back up on stage. First I was singing with Peyton and then with Austin. I had great chemistry with both of them when we were on stage. But this is when I started to get nervous. I had never been performing me and Miley’s song before and I was scared that we wouldn’t be doing as great as I did with Austin and Peyton.
Allie: My last song, is also my first single. It’s a song that means everything to me because it’s a duet. It’s a duet with a person that I through my whole life have loved and seen as one of my biggest inspirations. I used to watch her on Disney channel when I was just a kid but now she’s here with me. Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only Miley Cyrus.
Miley: Before we start singing there’s something I’d like to say. When I first met Allie she was fangirling but she did it in a way of respect because this girl is a girl of respect. When we were working on our song she just did everything she was told to but when she didn’t like what was said, she said it. This girl has been one of the best girls I’ve been working with through my whole career and if neither of you take her, then I will because her voice and personality is just the best. She’s still a grounded human and that’s something that people will never be able to take away from her. Give it up for my girl.
The song started playing. I realized that it was now or never if I wanted the chance of being some. I could do this.
Allie: If only you knew you’ve done something to me that I have never felt before
Miley: A picture of you or just the sound of your name is enough to get me flying
Both: You’ve touched something deep inside of me But you’re so far away
Allie: You gave me my voice to speak you gave me air to breathe but now that you’re far away I feel so incomplete
Allie: You’re my world My chance of breathing
Miley: you keep me grounded even when I’m flying in the skies you’re the one who make me feel like I’m the one
Both: now that we’re far away I miss you more than ever I just wanna get back in your arms it’s where I find myself and everything that I need.
Miley: You gave me my voice to speak you gave me air to breathe but now that you’re far away I feel so incomplete
Both: You’re my hero and everything that I want and need You’re the one that make me complete you’re my whole heart which you will never get to fall apart.
Allie: Fall apart.