Interview of Mary Sarah by Savannah Mullings-Johnson
Firstly, Mary, how are you?
I love that that is your first question!! I am doing mighty fine!
What are some facts about you that your fans might not know?
1. I have 5 tattoos
2. I am pro at crossing my eyes!
3. I can roll my belly like a wave (Yes, sounds weird but totally possible! LOL)
4. My natural hair color is brunette
5. I was a Kidz Bop kid when I was 12!! (Not the CD’s, the tour!)
You were on season 10 of The Voice, what was your favorite thing about being on the show?
I’ve got to say the whole experience! It was like nothing I’d ever done before and I learned so much about myself and how far I could push myself! It was incredible.
Your new single ‘Without You’ is a powerful breakup anthem. Did you draw upon past experiences when writing the song?
I did, yes. I was in a relationship that ended after 3 years of being together. It was tough. It happened at the worst time possible for my career so not only was it tough breaking up, it became an issue of, how do I move on and fairly quickly because it was the last thing I needed to keep my attention. Because of the situation, I was somewhat forced to make that choice which honestly, I am so happy that it did. It made me realize that it wasn’t so much about how much of myself I lost in someone else, but the excitement of finding myself again! And, that’s what Without You is about! It was never meant to be mean…it’s just saying, hey I’m good, Without You!
How do you feel about being a role model for young women? Who were your role models growing up?
It’s crazy for me to imagine. I am so thankful to have a platform to be a role model but it’s also something I hope I never take for granted. I am not a perfect person…I will make mistakes…but I will always do my best to do what’s right! I think as an artist, I hope my fans see that.
I’d have to say a couple of my role models growing up were Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, my mom of course, my sister, friends, family! I mean role models don’t always have to be the ones in the spotlight to count!<3
What advice would you give to young women looking to break into the entertainment industry?
It is tough. But, no one ever said life would be easy. I’d say the most important things are knowing who you are, loving and truly knowing why you do what you do, and surrounding yourself with people who believe in you more than you believe in yourself!! And of course, PRACTICE!
Do you ever see yourself experimenting with other music genres?
I do! I love all types. I have such respect for all types of genres and I also love to be challenged and get outside of my comfort zone. You can’t grow if you don’t try new things!
I read that you are an advocate for juvenile diabetes, can you tell our readers more about the cause and why it means so much to you?
I am! I am also the National Ambassador for Caiden’s Hope Foundation. Both of these charities mean a lot to me because my brother was born at a pound and half, had a ton of surgeries as a baby, then had a liver transplant, and he now has diabetes. He is a walking miracle and the toughest man I know. He somehow, even as a baby, couldn’t keep the smile off of his face. Even through the hard times. I am so proud of him. Both of these charities help families and children in need and I couldn’t be more proud to represent them.
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