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
Over the next 10 weeks, Radio Disney and
audiences can snag a look and listen at the talented
artists, voting for their faves at RadioDisney.com
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?
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
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
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
Listen to a clip of Sacha
Edward’s single “Smile” below…
Calling all northern
babes! Wanna hear N.B.T.
artists Sacha Edwards
, Amber Lily
and Coco Jones
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
POSTED IN music, Next Big Thing