What does winning the 2014 Florida Dream Night Talent Search competition mean to you?
It really meant a lot to me. I had been struggling with my confidence before the competition. I got really nervous right before the first performance and I had to step outside and take some deep breaths before I went on stage. It meant that I overcame my fears and that all my hard work and practicing had paid off. It was an unbelievable experience sharing the stage with so many incredibly talented people from all over Florida and even Canada!
What inspired you to become a musician?
I loved music before I could even walk or talk. My parents said I used to bounce to the beat as a baby before I could even stand. And I would hum to music before I could talk. As I got older, my love for music just grew and I started to sing all the time. In elementary school I would get into trouble for humming in class. I didn’t even know I was doing it most of the time. Music is just a part of who I am. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
What surprises have you encountered in pursuing your music career?
I’m sometimes surprised by how competitive and mean some people can be. I don’t think that it’s necessary to be successful in the music industry or in life. But on the other hand, I’m also surprised with how wonderful and supportive other artists have been, even during competitions.
What has been your biggest challenge to date?
My biggest challenge is trying to find a balance between school, lessons, rehearsals, gigs, and time for my friends and family. It’s still very difficult, but I love it all and I wouldn’t want to give anything up.
What’s your process for writing lyrics and where do you get the inspiration for your songs?
I write only when I’m inspired. Sometimes it comes at the craziest times like once I was visiting Rock City and Ruby Falls in TN and a song popped into my head. I drove my parents crazy trying to find paper quickly before I lost the lyrics and melody. I ended up texting everything into my mom’s phone when we couldn’t find any paper. I’m inspired by the people I meet and the places I see and my personal experiences with those people and places. My songs have mostly been about my family. They are the most important people in the world to me, so it makes sense that they are my biggest source of inspiration.
Tell us about your most memorable performances.
Well Dream Night was definitely a big one for me! I was smiling for days afterwards! I still can’t help smiling when I think about it. My other most memorable moment was at the Palm Beach Idols Competition in 2010 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre when I was just 9 years old. It was my first time on a big stage by myself. I not only won but my baby brother was born an hour after I was announced the winner! My mom had to be rushed to the hospital just as the show ended. That’s a night my entire family will never forget.
Have you shared the stage with anyone we would know?
I’ve shared the stage with many of the emerging artists on TalentWatch. I’ve shared the stage with several local artists such as hometown celebrity Vanilla Ice, Lexi Luca (The Voice Season 6), Michaela Paige (The Voice Season 3), Madison O’Conner (Abby’s Ultimate Dance Challenge), and Brian Inerfeld (Hitstreak). I’ve also shared the stage with TalentWatch competition winners Zack Lane (FREX 2013 Young Talent Search) and Jagged Row (Enid Dream Night Talent Search 2014).
Anything else you want to share?
I’m grateful to have had the opportunities I’ve had so far and I’m even more grateful to my family and friends that support and love me unconditionally. I know they sacrifice a lot to help me pursue my dreams and I’m just beginning this journey. I’m grateful to the people in the music industry and all the talent supporters that continue to believe in me. I’m excited for the future and know that whatever happens, I’ll be exactly where I’m supposed to be.
Check out Jade Evori Master at http://www.talentwatch.com/artist/profile/jadeevorimaster