I’m off to Ireland today after a really hectic but incredibly exciting week. We had two days of rehearsals leading up the Capital Summertime Ball which took place on Sunday.
The tour rehearsals can be very intense â€“ you’re literally singing and dancing all day. I always sing in dance practice because you have to know that you’re going to be able to do both when you’re up there on stage and not sound breathless. It’s a great opportunity to rehearse your vocals too.
I always treat our dance rehearsals as a workout â€“ I dress in my gym clothes and use it as my gym substitute!
The actual ball was so much fun from beginning to end. I think we had the smallest dressing room going and there were about 20 of us â€“ hair, makeup, styling, people from our record label, and the dancers – all crammed in there and although it was a bit claustrophobic, I think it’s more fun that way. Will.I.Am and Taylor Swiftâ€™s dressing rooms were just next door to us!
We’re not very diva-ish in our dressing room demands â€“ in fact, we’re probably a bit boring! We always share a dressing room – our staples are water, energy drinks, some soft drinks, cheese and biscuits, toothbrushes, mouthwash, deodorant and face wipes.
The show was great â€“ hearing 80,000 people singing What About Us back to us was brilliant â€“ it is one of those moments you need to soak up because they don’t happen all the time!
I bumped into Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field in the corridor and they introduced me to their little girl Teddy (Theodora Rose). We had a great chat about our children â€“ when you’ve got kids you instantly have a bond with other parents and lots to talk about.
I managed to see a few of the performances â€“ Justin Timberlake was a favourite. His acoustic set was so impressive â€“ I’m a big fan and he is unbelievably talented.
So now for some rest and relaxation in Ireland â€“ I haven’t had any time off since Christmas so it’s going to be a blissful week.
Speak to you all soon.
Love from Una xxx