All Eyes on Me

By Aneara Burns. Photo by Walique Branch.

On September 23, 2016, I participated in the Lit & Talent Show at Collegiate. The pressure to put on a good show was very nauseating. I drank herbal tea for a week, and ran through the song ten times. I was very anxious during the performance. All of those eyes on you, being just made me even more nervous. I went on stage and I sang ”Bust The Windows” by Jazmine Sullivan but only few cheered. I think if you have the confidence to go on stage to perform you are very brave. I didn’t place, but after the performance I kind of felt better. I wanted to write about this because I would like to let people know what performers go through when trying to put on a great show.

Aneara Burns is a freshman at Friendship Collegiate Academy.