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Meet Sacha Edwards

A third season of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing (N.B.T.) is in full force. Are you following along? The multi-platform feature, which launched the career of Allstar Weekend, is putting the spotlight on five fresh acts this fall, giving them national broadcast and online exposure separately for two weeks at a time.  
 
Over the next 10 weeks, Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences can snag a look and listen at the talented artists, voting for their faves at RadioDisney.com or by texting “NBT" to DISNEY (347639) (message and data rates may apply so ask for the ’rents permission first).
 
The highest ranked N.B.T. artist at the end of it all will have the opportunity to have their single released by Disney Music Group and open for Allstar Weekend at a special holiday performance. Amazing!
 

 

Which N.B.T. artist is up next? Sacha Edwards—a 14-year-old pop and rock singer/songwriter and YouTube sensation—on-air from Oct.13-26. Who exactly is Sacha and why does she rock?
 
GL caught up with her to get the dirt. Check it out… GL: What was your first reaction when you found out you were going to be featured on N.B.T.?
Sacha: I was extremely excited. I couldn't wait to see what was in store.

You seem like a super confident chica. Any tricks you’d give other girls out  there to boost their own self-esteem?

 

Have a good relationship with your family because nobody loves you more than them. It’s my parents who always remind me of what I'm capable of. They know exactly what to say to always keep me motivated and believing in myself.

What is the song featured on N.B.T.
, “Smile,” about?
[It’s] about a girl who suddenly finds herself crushing on a boy that is so not her typical type, and is surprised by how much she likes him. Now, she just has to convince her parents to feel the same way.

What is the biggest thing you hope listeners take away from your music?
I want everyone, including moms and dads, to walk away feeling good and wanting more. Having a connection to the listeners’ hearts would be magic. And then I’d like them to think “Wow, that girl can sing!”

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to other teens looking to break into the music industry?
Never give up on your dreams—never! Stay focused, be willing to give 200 percent and surround yourself with family and friends who believe in you.

If you win N.B.T.
, what’s the first thing you’ll do?
Jump up and down and scream like a crazy person. Then, I would try to talk my parents into having a really big celebration party.

 

 

Listen to a clip of Sacha Edward’s single “Smile” below…
 
 
Calling all northern California GL babes! Wanna hear N.B.T. artists Sacha Edwards, Amber Lily and Coco Jones live? They’ll be performing at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival this weekend! CLICK HERE for more details.

 

BY PATRICIA MCNAMARA ON 10/13/2010 11:03:00 AM

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