Just Try

Rian had always had a dream of making it big, but no one around him, besides his family and friends had known of his brilliant voice. Every now and again he would daydream of being on a stage in front of thousands and singing. Maybe one day he will become successful. That was, if he could survive high school.

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2. Chapter Two

The next week few days rolled by very slowly, I kept practicing 'Mirrors' by Justin Timberlake as much as I could. I had to fit it in between football practices and homework. I told my mom about the talent show and how I was going to tryout, since I had NOTHING else to lose. At school the day before the tryouts, over the loudspeaker, Mrs.Robinson, the principal, announced that there was going to be a 'special guest' at the actual show. I kept flipping through my mind about who the special quest was.. It was probably some no name talent scout that no one has even heard of most likely. I sighed as it was my turn to go onto the stage. The instrumental to 'Mirrors' started to play. I could feel the feeling of nausea rising in my stomach, but I pushed it away, and began to sing. By the middle of the song one of the judges, Mrs.Cameron, was standing up, two more were staring with wide eyes. I smiled and continued singing. The few popular kids that they let through were in the audience, having the same reactions as Mr.King and Mrs.Dupuis.  The feeling in my stomach went away and my smile was beaming. When I was done singing, I had passed onto the actual show, without a doubt. When I got into my mom's Camaro, I had told her the news, and turned up the radio, 'People Like Us' by Kelly Clarkson was on. I pulled back the sun-roof and cranked up the music. When we got home I started practicing the song I was going to sing for the actual Talent Show. I had to sing two songs, I was going to sing, 'Give Me Your Hand' by The Ready Set, and 'Can't Hold Us' By Macklemore Ft Ryan Lewis. The talent show was going to be this Friday, which only gave us two days to practice singing. I spent that entire afternoon and night figuring out what I wanted to do with each song.

I woke up the next morning, still quite tired from going to bed pretty late. I got out of my bed and quickly found a shirt and some pants since it was freezing in my room. I walked out of the door and into the bathroom. On the bathroom mirror was a sticky note, "Go back to sleep, you need it, and you need time to practice, you can stay home today. (: ~ Mom" I smiled and pulled it off of the mirror. Today was like the fourth day I had missed this year, and the year was almost over. I brushed my hair and teeth and walked back into my room, and began practicing both songs. I worked on one for a while, then I would switch. When I was on my last round of 'Give Me Your Hand' and was about to switch to 'Cant Hold Us' for the third time my phone went off. I stopped the music and grabbed my phone off of the desk. I slid the 'accept' bar at the bottom of the screen, and felt the phone touch my ear.

"Hello?" I asked, since it was an unknown number.

"Hey, Rian, this is Mrs.Cameron. I just wanted to tell you that you need to help the special guest. They are going to be singing, and so you need to do backup vocals for 'Heart Attack' by Demi Lovato." I could hear the excitement in her voice.

"So the 'special' guest can sing?" I asked in shock.

"Yes, they can. They chose you out of everyone, that's why we were recording the auditions."

"Well that's nice. Are you going to tell me who the special guest is?" I was almost positive it was going to be a girl by the song choice.

"No, I would if I could though, trust me." I could tell she was smiling on the other end of the line by her voice.

"Alright well I will add that to my things to practice." I said, going over to my laptop and adding it to the playlist.

"That's why you didn't come to school.. Isn't it?" She asked.

"Umm. Yeah..." I said, sheepishly.

"Have fun, and good luck." She said happily and then we hung up.

I looked over the playlist. I had to practice three songs, and I only had one day to get them to sound really good. I sighed and pressed play, and continued practicing.

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