Austin & Ally fans. It’s only
for one episode. Yep, that’s right. The super shy Ally is going to be
performing solo for the first time in the history of the show this week (catch
it Sunday, June 23
at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney
In this latest episode, Jimmy
signs his daughter Kira as the newest artist to his label. And for her first
performance, Kira wants to sing one of Ally’s song. But Ally wants to sing it
herself. Uh oh.
We got a chance to catch up with Laura Marano, who plays the talented Ally, before this
week’s episode. Turns out, Ally wasn’t the only one who was nervous to perform!
GL: This is going to be a
big episode for Ally. Were you nervous to sing and perform solo for the first
time on the show?
Laura: Oh my
goodness, yes! I had the opportunity to co-write the song [Ally performs] so
I'm basically experiencing the same thing she currently is: I am SO excited for
everyone to hear it, but also crazy nervous because I really want everyone to
What’s one of the funniest
things that happened while filming this latest episode?
I am supposed to angrily hit a
piñata because I'm upset about my meeting with Jimmy Starr. Well, my incredible
lack of athletic ability was revealed when I couldn't actually hit the piñata.
Every time I would try, I would miss. It was pretty hilarious.
It’s a known fact Ally
struggles with stage fright. What's one trick you can share with our readers to
help get over that?
Sometimes, the most daunting
thing about performing is making eye contact with your audience, so just look
above them and at the corners of the room. Soon, you'll totally forget they’re
What's one song you
secretly blast when you're alone in your room?
Currently, it would be Queen's
“Somebody To Love.” I LOVE that song.
If you could write a song
with any other artist right now, who would you pick?
Well, I'm pretty obsessed with
Sara Bareilles. She is so talented, and I feel like I would learn so much from
Sneak a peek at this week’s Austin &
Ally episode below…
Be sure to catch Ally’s first solo performance this Sunday.
Then come back and share your thoughts!
Do you have a cure for stage fright? Share in the comments
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BY ALLIE FICK ON 6/18/2013 12:00:00 PM
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