Doing Time For Patsy Cline
To be honest I was quite nervous about reliving the experience (like they say you are your own worst critic).
But from beginning to end I couldn't wipe the smile off my face.
From Grease through to This Kiss, I thought the entire cast (and crew) put on a great show and most importantly we all had a blast!
Yes my nerves got a hold of me again and my pitch was far from perfect, but what an opportunity – performing a Patsy Cline number with such a remarkable country crooner.
It was particularly special to have my Mum in the audience. If `you are your own worst critic’ then surely as Slim Dusty wrote in 1966 `you can never do wrong in a mother’s eyes.’
Each week we survive is icing on top of the cake and next Tuesday we’ll be serving up a feast of rock and roll.
I actually saw Adam perform the song a few weeks ago at his gig in Albury and he rocked the stage.
It’s going to take some serious choreography so this Sunday we’ll be put through our dancing paces. Then on Monday we have a good half an hour or so to rehearse on stage before the final run through on Tuesday afternoon.
It’s amazing how much time and effort goes into a two minute performance. From song selection through to movement classes and wardrobe, the lead up is as much fun as the actual show.
But of course the hardest bit is actually forgetting everything you've learnt when it comes to the night - throwing it all out the window and just letting loose on stage.
I think our next song will be the perfect opportunity to do just that!