"You can do this. You can do this. You got it." she encouraged herself. "Number 327, you're up. Number 327, you are up." she heard them call her number.
Immediately she looked up in the direction of the open door. "God be with me." was her last encouragement to herself as she stood and made her way to the open door. The three judges sat at the table before her waiting for her to start her audition. She made a quick scan of all of them. All smiled at her and she shyly smiled back with a slight wave.
"Hello, Hi, Welcome." they each greeted. she cleared her throat to speak. "Hello, my name is Danielle Keyes." she spoke. "Well hello Danielle, how are you today?" the lady in the middle greeted. "I'm good, just a little nervous!" she lightly chuckled. "Well we've heard and seen it all! How about you wow us!?" she challenged. "Haha okay. I'll be singing GO by Elle Varner." Danielle informed them. "LOVE her. Go on. Start when you're ready." the lady on the right said. "Okay." Danielle cleared her throat one last time before she began.
"This is the part we give in, tell me can't live without me..." she sang.
Danielle closed her eyes when she sang to clear out everyone and everything. She was now singing the chorus and the judges were enticed.
"That's enough." the lady on the left stopped her.
Danielle opened her eyes as she left the musical world she was in. Her eyes almost popped out her sockets when she saw the 6'1" light skin <a href= http://celebslam.celebuzz.com/2013/06/bfm_enlarged/enlarged-chris_brown_rihanna_album.php?bfm_index=12>man</a> standing with his arms folded against his chest smiling pleasingly.
"I hope you don't mind my presence Ms...?" he paused for her name.
Danielle was so shocked she couldn't answer for herself. "Danielle Keyes." the middle lady looked back quickly to inform the man. "Ms. Danielle Keyes." he continued.
She looked around and then back at the now four people before her. "Umm. No, no, I don't mind. This is all for you." She moved her arms to talk. "ALL for ME?" he said. "You sang that for me?" he innocently flirted. Danielle turned red. "I just meant that I'm here and I-" she tried to explain. "He's just teasing Danielle." the lady in the middle said. "Well Dani, can I call you Dani?" he questioned. "Um, sure." she hesitated. "I'm going to sing I Love You. You know that song?" he asked walking over to her.
She stepped back as she let her arms rest by her side. "The one you did with 7even?" she verified. "Yes. That one. I want you to sing the harmony part to what I sing." he instructed.
Danielle nodded in agreement. "This ain't no ordinary love song. This aint no ordinary love song." he began.
They both sang the chorus in sweet harmony. "For once in my life, once in my life, no doubt in my mind you're the only one for me. Baby can't you see?" she sang. "Oh, oh, oh, oh... I'm so oh... in love." they both sang together.
The man stopped, stepped back, checked Danielle out and then walked around her and finally stood back in front of her.
"Ladies?" he asked. "I think Yes." the lady in the middle spoke for them all.
Danielle looked past the man and then back at him. "Ms. Dani, would you like to sing back up with me and these three ladies?" he asked smiling down at her. "Excuse me?" she said taken back. "YOU want ME- to sing behind you? .. what about the people before me, or the people outside still??" she rambled. "I've heard and seen it all, but not this." he answered simply.
Glancing at the three ladies and then at the man in front of her one last time, she turned around to face the wall and thought to herself. Finally she turned to face the man again and she looked him in the eye.
"Well" she trembled. "I.. looks like I'll be singing back up for you... Mr.Kyle." she told him. Looking at the three ladies behind him she said "If you'll have me."
The three ladies got up and welcomed her. The man, pleased with his selection, smiled and made his departure...