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Did you hear? The talent show's in two weeks. Any one of your songs would win, no doubt!
I'm always stuck in the background at school! Maybe if I perform at the talent show, I won't just be another ordinary girl.
Hi, there. My name's Wendy Johnson, and I'm just a girl from Kansas with a couple o' dreams. My best friend, Eva, and I always hang out together. We've done everything together since Kindergarten. She's the only one who knows about my songs.
Music is the way I escape from my life. I can focus on the lyrics and go into a completely different world. Songwriting is my passion! I can sometimes feel lonely in the wide, empty fields of Kansas. Without music, Eva, and my family, I'd be totally lost.
One day, as Eva and I were heading to my house, Eva brought up the talent show. I've never told anyone about my songs, and I also have major stage fright! Normally, I'd immediately turn it down, but I'm tired of blending in. Maybe this year, I'll stand out.
Eva, I don't think I can do it! I-I think this was a mistake!
Don't worry! I need to go set up the lights and sound. I know you're going to be great!
Wendy, you're up next!
The next two weeks, I sang and sang and sang. After looking through all the songs I wrote, I chose the perfect one. Eva helped me practice, and then came the fun part.
I knew that if I wanted to win, simply singing a song won't do it. I needed an epic costume and set. Eva and I pieced together the perfect outfit, and we managed to convince the principal to let us use the lights in the auditorium. I finally felt like it was all coming together.
I was absolutely terrified. What if my hands are so sweaty that I can't hold my guitar? What if my feet freeze and I'm stuck on stage? I shouldn't have done this...