What do you want kids who look up to you to know about success?
When you're a kid, you have all this opportunity to learn and to grow and to practice whatever skill you are focusing on. And the reason why I’m here is because of all those years of practice when I was a kid. Me performing at church and at school when I was 7, 8, 9, 10 years old. Me practicing the piano when I started at age 4 — all these things, all this preparation is what got me here. And so I think for anybody who wants to be doing something that they love in their adult life, they have to realize that it comes through the work and effort you put in now.
Was this something you were taught?
I think my parents taught me and encouraged me. We had a piano at the house and they encouraged me to take piano lessons at a very young age and they took me to church every week and I would sit with my mom while she was directing the choir. So all of these things became a part of who I was and it wouldn't have happened that way if my parents didn't encourage me and put me in those positions.
Does any part of this make you nervous?
I don't think I'll be that nervous when we get to that point because I think we will have rehearsed so much leading up to it and I'll feel really comfortable and prepared, but who knows?
Want more tips like these? NBC News BETTER is obsessed with finding easier, healthier and smarter ways to live. Sign up for our newsletter.