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Pop Talk: Local student attends Grammy Camp


♪♪ IN POP TALK, WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST IN STUDIO, JUST RETURNED FROM GRAMMY CAM. A LOOK AT HOW THE BUSINESS WORKS AND MEET SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE INDUSTRY. JOINING US IS DONALD CHASE GOODHALL, III AND HIS TEACHER MISS CHERYL VALENTINE. SO WE’RE EXCITED TO HAVE YOU. WELCOME!>>DETROIT SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, I’M A SENIOR, WOO, WOO! [LAUGHTER]>>Tati: SOME PEOPLE MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT GRAMMY CAMP. WHAT IS IT?>>IT’S ONLINE, YOU CAN FIND IT AT GRAMMYS IN THE SCHOOLS, AND IT’S THE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO PERFORM AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS SHOW AND WALK THE RED CARPET AND DO THE AFTER-PARTY AND MEET PEOPLE AND NETWORK. I’M SO BLESSED!>>HOW DID YOU GET A CHANCE TO GO? WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY?>>I HAD TO AUDITION. AND WE DID THE APPLICATION ONLINE AT THE WEBSITE AND THEN TOOK IT FROM THERE AND SENT MINE IN AND DID IT ON YOUTUBE. AFTER THAT, THEY REACHED OUT TO ME DURING MY CLASS PERIOD AND SAID WE’RE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE YOU’VE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE GRAMMY CAMP FOUNDATION. IT WAS SO SURREAL. THANK YOU, GOD, FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE AND ARE CONTINUING TO DO IN MY LIFE AND ALL THE BLESSINGS I’VE HAD. AND I THANK MY INSTRUCTOR CHERYL VALENTINE FOR EVERYTHING SHE HAS BEEN PUSHING ME TO DO. I DID MY APPLICATION AND GOT ACCEPTED AND THEN THE PROCESS WITH THE MUSIC, AND THEN RECORD AND SUBMIT IT, RECORD IT ON MY PHONE AND SUBMIT IT AND GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND AUDITIONING FOR SOLOS AS WELL.>>Tati: HOLD ON, AUDITIONING MEANS SINGING GOING ON. SO CAN YOU GIVE US A TASTE OF SOMETHING YOU SANG.>>I’LL DO ONE OF THE SONGS AVAILABLE ON THE ALBUM WE RECORDED OUT THERE.>>Tati: SO GIVE ME A LITTLE CLIP.>>EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE.>>Tati: GIVE US SOME LINES.>>♪ EVERYTHIN MUS CHANGE ♪ NOTHING STAYS THE SAME EVERY ONE WILL CHANGE ♪ NO ONE STAYS THE SAME ♪ BEYOND BECOMES THE OLD ♪ AND MYSTERIES DO UNFOLD ♪ BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY OF TIME ♪ NOTHING AND NO ONE GOES UNCHANGED ♪ THERE ARE NOT MANY THINGS IN LIFE YOU CAN BE SURE OF ♪>>Tati: NICE! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Tati: I FELT LIKE I WAS UP IN CHURCH, RIGHT? [LAUGHTER]>>I LIKE!>>Tati: AND WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR YOU MISS CHERYL TO SEE YOUR STUDENT GO THIS FAR?>>IT’S A JOY. I WANT TO DO MORE THAN WHAT I’VE DONE, AND FOR THEM TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO OUT THERE. I WISH NEXT YEAR, THEY WOULD LET THE TEACHERS COME WITH HIM. HE’S THE SECOND ONE WE’VE SENT.>>SO WHAT WAS IT ABOUT HIM THAT MADE YOU PUSH HIM AND KNOW HE WAS THE ONE THAT COULD GET THIS OPPORTUNITY?>>THERE WERE FOUR OF THEM WHO AUDITIONED, TWO YOUNG LADIES AND HIM AND ANOTHER YOUNG MAN. GO FOR IT! AND WHATEVER THEY SAY, WE’LL WORK WITH IT. I GOT THE CALL BEFORE HE DID. THEY ASKED A COUPLE THINGS ABOUT HIM. WHEN HE GOT THE CALL, I WAS LIKE… [LAUGHTER]>>I GOT TO SEE –>>Tati: THERE YOU ARE.>>I SAW KING AND WE GOT TO PERFORM WITH THEM. AND I GOT TO SEE — I WAS GOING TO THE BATHROOM BEFORE WE WENT TO THE RED CARPET BECAUSE YOU HAD TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE ON THE CARPET AT A CERTAIN TIME. SO I WAS WASHING MY HANDS AND WHO COMES OUT OF THE STALL, JOHN TRAVOLTA! IT WAS SURREAL. I GOT TO TAKE A PHOTO WITH SEAN ROBINSON.>>Tati: I LOVE HER, SHE’S FROM DETROIT.>>AND SO CRAZY! AND I GIVE IT ALL TO GOD BECAUSE HE GAVE ME THIS GIFT AND I’M ABLE TO DO ALL I CAN DO BECAUSE OF HIM.>>Tati: SO WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU?>>I’VE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO BERKLEY’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL, APRIL 31st THROUGH AUGU 4th –>>JULY.>>JULY 31st THROUGH AUGUST 4th.

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