I pressed the stop button to pause the video. I stared at the camera and at the laptop next to it. The video was already recorded, now I only had to fix some minor details and upload it.
I sighed and tied up my hair into a ponytail before I started to work on the video. I sat cross legged on my arm chair and started doing some 'magic'. I knew that my chances of winning were as slim as me getting an A+ on my next chemistry test, but hey! What's life without a risk?
Once my video was edited, I opened the page where I was supposed to upload it, and no, it wasn't youtube, it was 5sosoacontest.com. This contest was to find the opening act for the next headline tour 5 Seconds of Summer was going to do.
I had to write a brief summary and a cover, before writing a paragraph in why I should be the one opening for them. I bit my lip as I started writing what was required.
Hello, my name is Andreu Francois.
I live in Sydney, Australia.
I am 18 years old, currently finishing my last school year, aka I'm a Senior...
The song I covered is Voodoo Doll
Why do I want to become 5sos' opening act?
Well... To be sincere, I really don't know. I simply saw the add and thought 'why not take a chance?' and so here I am typing away an answer that I don't even know.
So yeah, the chances for me to win are the same chances for me to get a boyfriend... Aka none.
So go ahead and laugh, but take note, I took an opportunity and no matter if I look ridiculous, you'll never know how good you are until you try.
After I wrote what I had to, I uploaded the video and sat down staring at my laptop to get a reply. There was an immediate email saying that my submission was received and that in a week, I was supposed to hear from them once again.
I packed my camera and placed it on my closet before walking out of my room. The house was quiet, meaning that my annoying twin brother was out with his friends,my father was still at work and my mother was lost since the day she left me to fend for myself at the park when I was four. Yeah, yeah, what an awful story...
I threw myself on the couch flipping channels. There was nothing left for me to do. I, Andreu had to wait.