Sunday, February 10, 2008

It Takes Two

So I’m sitting in my hotel room enjoying a steak and trying to catch up on a few emails. The television is on quietly in the background and has so far served only as a faint distraction. But my ears prick up as a familiar chorus kicks in.

I look up to catch the final seconds of an ad for It Takes Two and the super at the bottom of the screen sends a nervous shiver down my spine. It says `LIVE TO MILLIONS.’

That was an hour or so ago and I’ve now followed up my steak with one and a half chocolate bars. I deserve it after such a rigorous day of rehearsals ahead of my first performance on
It Takes Two.

In less than 48 hours I’ll be singing live on national television. It’s a daunting thought but my nerves only add to the excitement. I know I’m going to have a ball!

Today was our first day of rehearsals since we all got together several weeks ago to shoot the promos and publicity shots. My partner Adam `country singing sensation’ Harvey has been a busy beaver these past few weeks (he won Album of the Year at the Golden Guitars) so we haven’t had much time to rehearse together.

Fortunately I have a copy of his vocals on CD so I can practice lots without him even being there! In fact the drive to and from work has proven to be invaluable rehearsal time, although I’ve had a few strange looks at the traffic lights.

Adam has an incredible voice – it is so deep and mellow. I have to admit I wasn’t really familiar with his work but I have since given his album a workout on my iPod. I am already learning so much from him, especially in terms of relaxing my voice or as he says `being lazy with it’ rather than just sticking to the song as I know it.

Anyway, I’ll try my best to do just that along with working the stage and negotiating my high heels and fending off my nerves this Tuesday night at around 7.30pm. While I can’t reveal our first song, it’s one of my all time favourites and I hope you enjoy it because we’ve had a lot of fun putting it together. Thanks for your support!


  • At 9:02 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wasn't fussed about watching It Takes Two, but knowing you'll be the star Sara, means I'll now be glued to the screen. You're the best thing that's happened to telly in years.

  • At 8:23 am, Blogger Peter said…

    Man, this is terrific! The most gorgeous gal on TV is having a warble! Congratulations on your rise through the ranks Sara. I've never used SMS before but I'll be starting as soon as the show does. All the very best.

  • At 9:41 am, Anonymous Lex said…

    GOOD LUCK tonight Sara! Have so much fun up there, and know that we'll all be cheering ourselves silly for you, back here in Sydney! xoxoxox

  • At 8:17 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Fantastic performance Sara. I predict you'll win the whole shebang. Ross's silly 10 scoring will fade (it was a Mossy tribute), and the weather girl will prevail. ;o)

    BTW the log-in thing is seriously flawed. Password rejected twice, easier to post as anon.

  • At 11:46 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nice one Groen!

  • At 3:42 pm, Blogger Lin said…

    You are amazing Sara Groen- on stage, on TV, live! You will kill the competition tonight and every Tuesday night with your talent!

    Loved the first song- I heard another version of it while I was out shopping the other day and thought how brilliantly you and your country hero had sung it!

  • At 6:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    sara,keep up the singing voice i like you to stay in the ranking and hope you will do the best song next time i see IT TAKES TWO EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT


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