I like to believe that you don’t need to reach a certain goal to be happy. I prefer to think that happiness is always there, and that when things don’t go the way we might like them to, it’s a sign from above that something even better is right around the corner.
I want to figure out what kind of artist I want to be, because with the ‘American Idol’ process, it just works really fast. The night of the finale, they said, ‘OK, here are all the label people that you’re gonna work with, this is the album you’re gonna make and blah, blah, blah.’ So...
My mom is just someone who’s easy to talk to and hang with. My sister, it’s always cool to be able to help her out with things. My brother is fun when we’re just joking and messing around. And my dad is someone who’s helpful with my music and easy to talk to about that...
If not music, I think it would be pretty cool to be an ear, nose and throat doctor.
It’s cool when people notice that you make an effort to live certain values.
I like the pop music, but I still want to have meaning in my music.
I love Sara Bareilles. She’s just so clever. I wish I were her. She’s so awesome.
Before ‘American Idol’ and all this stuff, I was obsessed with music charts, and I used to go online to find out what was popular in other countries. I’d log on to the BBC website, and that’s how I found out about artists like Natasha Bedingfield, Daniel Bedingfield and Take That.
I’ve never had a celebrity crush! I don’t believe in those, really. I feel like you have to get to know the person before you start to feel anything like that. People always think they know celebrities, but how can you when you’ve never met them?
You’re reaching outAnd no one hears you cryYou’re freaking out again’Cause all your fearsRemind you another dream has come undoneYou feel so small and lost like you’re the only oneYou wanna scream ’cause you’reDesperateYou want somebody, just anybodyTo lay their hands on your soul tonightYou want a reason to keep believin’That someday you’re gonna see...
Relationships are about helping motivate each other to be all that you can be.
I really wanna do a Spanish album. I have that Latin culture background. It’s a part of me. I’m not the best Spanish speaker, but I have a longing to connect with that. I just think how supportive the Latin community has been, even during ‘Idol.’ I’d like to give back with something like that.
What I’ve learned is that music affects the way you feel. A song can change someone’s life.
What I find is really interesting is the Ear-Nose-Throat doctor thing, which I know would take a lot of work and education, but it’s something that really interests me, because it’s something that helps people who’ve had the same problems as me, with the whole hearing and nose congestion and problems with your voice.