"Hey, Izzy!" Mickey greeted me. She was sitting on the top level of the float with Ty mad Kylie, who were looking over a notepad. "Right on time! Oh, Kylie will help out with your audition."
"Hi!" She waved, cheerfully.
"Okay, so lets start." Mickey sat up straighter, and crossed her legs. "It's an informal audition." She grabbed the notebook from Ty, flipped to a new page.
"Gimme that." Ty took it back. "Your handwriting sucks. So you're auditioning with keyboard and singing, right?"
"Yep." I stepped up to the keyboard. "I'm gonna do Animal by Neon Trees."
"I love that song!" Kylie said, excitedly. "Neon Trees rock! If you do we'll - which you probably will - I know some awesome songs we could do for this week's show!"
"Cool!" I smiled, and adjusted my hands to the first notes.
"Whenever you're ready." Ty nodded, ready to write notes about my performance.
"Kay." I began to play the intro, when my heart began to race and a tsunami erupted on my stomach - no, not butterflies. I sang the first verse quietly, but gained more confidence as I went, and my voice grew stronger and louder.
Thoughts raced through my mind. I wondered if I was good or not. I felt like my hands moved around, awkwardly. Was I too rigid?
"Wow, great job, Izzy!" Mickey said, as I finished up. I didn't even know I was done!
"Thanks!" I smiled with pride.
"But you still need to work on some stuff." Ty reminded us. "Your voice and your playing are great, but you gotta shake out those nerves and make more contact with your audience. But we'll help you with that."
"Yeah." Mickey added. "It starts off seeming scary, but its really fun, so you'll get better. There are lots of people on and off stage to interact with, so you play off that. My first time of stage was worse than yours. I shook so much that I fell down during the intro."
"We're you okay?" I asked.
"I twisted my ankle. No biggie." She shrugged.
"Stop making the girl scared!" Kylie warned. "I think you we're great, Izzy. We letting her in No Gravity?"
"Yes." Ty said.
"I agree." Mickey smiled. "Now lets get to working on solos!"
Oh gumph, not another one.