When the top ten was reunited it was one of her favorite moments
How do you think gender is going to play itself out?- Whoever’s performance does better, total toss-up
Do you think the teenage support Kalen is getting is going to help him?- Kalen has a lot of teenage girls behind him, deserves teenage votes
How’s your voice holding up?- Doing okay, not so great
How are you preparing for Wednesday?- Concentrating, running over a lot of camera angles, trying to stay relaxed.
Did you finish your college music program?- No, only did a half year.
A. What’s going on with the voice and How do you maintain it- Lots of tea and rest, doesn’t like to drink water. Has a very tired voice
Discuss relationships with the people you’ve lived with- Very supportive group, never any stress behind the scenes? Had to release anxiety, but there was never any competition.
How important is age going to be tomorrow night- It’s just a question of taste’
Can you tell us about you’ll be singing- She can’t.
What is your preferred style of music- A jazzy-folk kind of feel, likes Norah Jones
What’s it been like having Saskatoon behind you?- It’s amazing, feels such warmth. Incredible to have support. The caricature Star Phoenix drew for her is most memorable
Will there be a sense of relief?- Absolutely. Nice to get some rest
When will you be in Red Deer again?- Going to be there hopefully in the next three or four weeks
Have you thought about your routine, what are you wearing, eating- Will probably just eat some tofu, and think about my performance. It’s going to be a lot different than any performance day. Says she’s a vegetarian.
What do you think of the new single “Awake In A Dream?” Huge possibility of being a hit, very relatable lyrics. She’s having a lot of fun making it her own. The songwriters give you say on what you like to do with a song.
What’s going to happen if you don’t win, what are your plans?- Taking some time off, and writing. Not going to give up music. Plans on staying Toronto
How much time do you spend with the judges off camera?- Not much. They can’t really chat with you that much. It’s fraternizing.
Is there a judge in particular you’d like to get along with?- Gets along with them all well
What will you and Kalen be doing and will you spend time together?- Will spend time with their families. Missed her family a lot, has spent a lot of time with Kalen already.
She’s really excited about the finale.
Do you think you’ll win- You realize win or lose, you’ll still be okay. She’s keeping her fingers crossed
Have you had any serious offers from record labels?- She hasn’t had any offers, since legally there’s three months of time off, where she can’t do anything contractual.
Do you feel people are voting based on looks?- She doesn’t, she thinks its based on talent.
If you come out on top, will you write your own songs- .Says there is talk of including one or two original songs on the new album. Thinks its good to have a compilation of songwriters
Who would you like to be facing in the Top Ten?- She says Shane, who would be a fantastic Canadian Idol
Who supports you and who will be there at the performance?-her mom, dad, grandma, aunts, uncles, and sister
The premier of Saskatchewan is in the audience, did you have anything to do with that?- She didn’t, though she’s glad he’s there.
She really wants “Vico more than anything”
How do you think your confidence has grown, leading into the competition tomorrow night- Feeling very nervous, and less confident. Songs are longer, and that’s new to her.
How are you going to deal with your nerves- Jumping and breathing, lots of breathing
Do you think you need a perfect performance, or does she expect the fans to help her-She needs a good performance to win.
Any marriage proposals yet- None whatsoever
How do you deal with recognition- In Toronto not many people recognize her, but in Saskatoon they would. She was once in a store and someone identified her, which felt really cool. Life is still normal
What has it been like dealing with the press and the media- It’s definitely a learning experience. Been very shy most of her life.
How do you feel about the support your getting from your old college- Is in correspondence with her friend J. C. there.
Thinks it great that the college is holding a Canadian Idol night for her
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from Canadian Idol- Dealing with nerves. Very nerve-wracking experience. You learn how to deal with pressure. She’s seen all the top ten deal with nerves
How important is it to come out on top in this completion- She’s worked really hard, but she thinks she’s going to be okay no matter what, as will the rest of the top ten.
Any songwriters you’d like to work with- Sarah Harmer(?), Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden
Several of the writers at the conference, wish her good luck. End conference.