Hey M Girls!
It's M's editorial assistant Michelle here, bringing you an exclusive interview with Radio Disney's Next Big Thing contestant Elle Winter!
Support Elle winter by voting for her tonight (in just a few hours!) at 7 pm EST through Monday, October 29- 11:59 am EST. She requests you vote 10 times per day on all voting mechanism for her to win!
Check out part of our chat, where she dishes about songwriting, her experience on NBT, and her personal life!
M: So voting starts on tonight! Are you nervous?
Elle: I'm a little nervous. I'm really excited. It's been so much fun. I'm looking forward to what happens next!
M: What made you want to try out for the Next Big Thing?
Elle: Well, I've been singing my whole life, so I love Disney Channel and I had an audition in LA I went to work on music, I had a lot of auditions. I waited a long time and then June I got called and then three days later I went to Orlando and had our first real concert.
M: How long have you been singing for?
Elle: I've been singing my whole life, I don't think there was a time that I wasn't singing, but when I started talking, I was singing.
M: Out of all the finalists, who do you think is your biggest competition?
Elle: We're all competition. Everyone is so talented and we're all so different. We have different styles of music and it's amazing. I'm really excited.
M: I love your song "Day Away", it's so catchy! What does that song mean to you?
Elle: I love the message that it sends out of hope and inspiration and not to get discouraged and I feel like that's a really good message to send out to kids my age too.
M: Do you like songwriting? What do you tend to write your songs about?
Elle: I love songwriting and whatever I'm feeling. I'm really inspired by New York and the creativity and how everyone's not afraid to be who they are.
M: Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
Elle: I want to keep inspiring people with my music. It's my dream and probably sell out Madison Square Garden!
M: What was it like performing with all the finalists at the Hollywood concert?
Elle: That was amazing! It was so surreal. The mic, the sound, it was all so great. We were performing literally right in front of the Hollywood sign!
M: I saw Bella, Zendaya, and Laura all went - did you meet any of them?
Elle: Yeah, I did! They were all so sweet, it was so much fun! There was a whole VIP party. It was great.
M: Cool! Did they give you any advice?
Elle: Yeah! Well Laura and Ross were our mentors, so Laura told me to always be focused and keep my head in the game.
M: When you have free time, what are some of your hobbies?
Elle: I love fashion. I used to fashion blog and I love putting outfits together, especially for the tour and what we've been doing because I get to wear sparkles and all these other types of outfits!
Elle's amazing voice is worth checking out! You can buy her single "Day Away" on iTunes -- you can also check out her cover song of "Want U Back" below:
-What do you think of Elle Winter? Will you vote for her?
Photo courtesy of Elle Winter's Twitter