So on Thursday, I'm going to be performing at a local venue called "Prescott Idol." It's touted as the local version of American Idol, but basically it's a glorified karaoke contest. I'm going to be singing "Little Miss" by Sugarland. I know I'll probably do fine (the competition that I've seen thus far hasn't been too stiff, really), but I am still sooooooooo nervous! I'm shy by nature (although you'd never know it if you met me because I tend to force myself to be outgoing...had to when I worked four years as a rental car agent...you don't make money if you are shy), so getting up and performing in front of hundreds of people is a bit...nerve-wracking. Lol Not to mention the fact that my parents and quite a few of my friends (especially from the community theater I'm involved with...we just finished our run of Sweeney Todd a few weeks ago and it was AMAZING...I only did costuming and stage hand, though) will be there.
So, does anyone have any tips or tricks for beating the nerves, before or during the performance?