I went into the bathroom and looked at my reflection, "I can do this" I whispered to myself, I took deep breathes and splashed some water on my face.
"Harper, honey?, it's your turn" my mother walks into the restroom, "oh um ok" ,I walk backstage and heard loud clapping from the audience.
"you ready?" a man handed me a microphone, I nodded and slowly walked to the center of the stage, everyone cheered and whistled.
"Hello" I spoke into the microphone, "Hello, what's your name?" Simon asked, "Harper Jones" I smiled even though I was so nervous I felt the microphone will slip out of my grip, "What will you be singing today?"
"I will be singing Breathe Me by Sia" everyone cheered, "alright, go ahead" the music started and I cleared my throat,
"Help, I have done it again, I have been here many times before, hurt myself again today and, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame
be my friend hold me, wrap me up unfold me, I am small and needy , warm me up and breathe me
ouch, I have lost myself again, lost myself and I am nowhere to be found, yeah I think I might break, I've lost myself again and I feel unsafe..." the music slowly fades and I am in tears,
"that was amazing" Demi tells me with tears and everyone chant my name, "Thank you" my voice cracks, "I really loved your voice, it's unique and it has a powerful emotion" Britney smiles and I nod, "time to vote, demi" Simon looks at her.
"absolutely!" she laughs.
"eh, I'm sorry, I really didn't feel it" the crowd boo's and Simon gives her 'wtf' look
"well I disagree, Harper you're going to boot camp!" he yells and I jump up and down with tears streaming down my face, "thank you so much" I wave at the crowd and walk back stage again, "I'm so proud of you, darling" my mom brings me into a bear hug, "so, how do you feel?" the camera man asks, "I feel amazing... never been so happy in my life" I smile and wipe tears away.