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american idol contestant - michaela reed Q+A

It's been an absolute honor to work with Michaela the past 4 years in every season of her life. I've had the opportunity to watch her grow from a high school senior, to the beautiful woman she is now! Along with her beautiful voice, she is also interested in photography! You can check out her work here :) We always have SUCH a blast chasing the sun, and this time, trying to figure out how to light smoke bombs that last 2 seconds while trying to photograph it HAHAHAH. Michaela is one of the best people I know and her personality is infectious. I wanted to give you readers a chance to get to know her a bit better, so I have compiled a few questions! 


 

Tell us one thing about you, that most people don’t know :)

•One thing that not a lot of people know about me is that I have anxiety, I've been diagnosed for about 3 years now but I've always felt like I had some form of it at a young age. I don't tell a lot of people but when I do it's because I don't want someone to feel alone in their struggle! I'm always here if anyone ever needs to talk about things going on in their lives!

You are so talented! Who has inspired your musical career the most?

•Honestly there's a handful of people that have influenced my music career! My mom and dad introduced me to music I remember we always listened to all different kinds of music around the house and in the car, my cousin Lori bought me my first guitar, and my best friend Jordan taught me to be confident in how I show myself and how I play my music!

What is a piece of advice you would give someone who is ready to follow their dreams but maybe the fear of failure is holding them back?

• the advice I always give anyone who asks me about music is to always be yourself, no matter what or who anyone tries to tell you to be. Don't be afraid of failure because in the long run it will always teach you something. Take any failure and learn from it, don't ever look at it as a loss look at it as an opportunity To grow and learn!

Did you learn anything from the experience of American Idol that you may have not known before?

• I definitely learned a lot from American Idol but getting to meet all of the people throughout the Idol experience was definitely my favorite part some knew exactly what and who they wanted to be and what they wanted to sound like as an artist, but then I met people who had no idea what they wanted to be as a musician they were there to have someone help them. Getting to talk to them really helps you as a person and as an artist because you find things that you might want to try to incorporate in your own life/music. I'm thankful to have made friends throughout all of this that I know I'll have for the rest of my life!

Where can people listen to your music/videos? Can you share a link? :)

• I sure do!! I post some covers and behind the scenes American idol videos and pictures on my Instagram page @michaelanicolereed and I also post small covers and show information on my Facebook music page the link to that is https://m.facebook.com/michaelanicolemusic/?ref=bookmarks I also have a YouTube page! Click here to visit it! :) 

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