Who is Kyle Davis?
If you could start your music career over again, what would you do differently?
If I could start my career over again, I would have saved all of the money I made from my various jobs for my music career. I also would have tried to start performing and getting myself out there sooner instead of just sitting around waiting to be old enough for American Idol.
How often and for how long do you practice?
I practice pretty much all day every day. I sing all the time so I try to warm up my voice in the morning so that it’s not hoarse by night. I try to learn a new song and post a video of my singing a song online every day. Whenever I listen to the radio and I hear something vocally impressive, I try to learn how to do it. I also perform at least once a week so that keeps me good and fresh.
Tell us about a time when things didn’t go the way you wanted – how did you handle it? Do you have regrets?
When I didn’t make it to Hollywood on American Idol, it was a huge let down. I really expected to make it and it was really hard for me to realize that it wasn’t going to happen; I don’t ever regret the experience. It really taught me a lot about the music business and myself and made me the determined musician I am today.
Tell me, what motivates you?
Every thing motivates me. Failure motivates me to prove people wrong the next time and success gives me the validation I need to know I’m going in the right direction. And most of all, anytime someone enjoys my music it makes me want thousands of other people to feel the same way.
What frustrates you?
When people are unreliable or not responsive it really frustrates me. I’ve learned over time that no one is going to care as much about my career as I do but it still annoys me when in certain situations I need to rely on people that can’t be relied on and people who just don’t get back to you. Rejection is easy for me to take – but not knowing if I got rejected or not drives me crazy.
Describe your ideal “musical” lifestyle.
My ideal music lifestyle is doing nothing but music 24/7. It would amaze me to never need a job on the side and just live off people enjoying my music. Of course, being on tour and the radio would make me extremely happy too.
Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
I get nervous during a performance or competition if its really important for me to do well but only until I start performing. When I’m on stage all my nerves go away. If it’s a competition they usually come back when I step off stage.
What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
I get nervous during a performance or competition if it’s really important for me to do well but only until I start performing; when I’m on stage all my nerves go away. If it’s a competition they usually come back when I step off stage.
My advice to the people who get nervous would be to practice and more practice. If you are completely confident with your performance by yourself then you have nothing to worry about when you’re in front of people. Let you nervous energy help you to come alive.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In 5 years I see myself on a world tour promoting my future album.