In this Preshow Rituals segment, the pop artist, KINGS, reveals what she does before taking the stage.


In this Preshow Rituals segment, the pop artist, KINGS, reveals what she does before taking the stage. You can check out the story, after the break.

I have been performing since I was just 3 years old, and, with all of those years under my belt, I have definitely created a set of rituals I do before I hit the stage. The rituals start a couple of days before I perform. I drink as much water as I can, but I like to increase my intake 2 to 3 days leading up to the show. It is very important to keep your body hydrated and fueled for the crowd.
The morning of the performance I like to wake up and prepare myself for the day with quiet time through meditation taking deep breaths to focus my mind on the show. I continue with a standard morning routine of eating breakfast, talking with my family, and listening to some music, which relaxes me. In the early afternoon, I take time for my first vocal warm-up. I like to stay away from cold drinks because warm or lukewarm drinks are better for your throat before singing. I try to eat little to no dairy because it makes it more difficult to keep my voice clear. I also try to avoid spicy food. With all this said, I’m not insanely strict with what I eat on performance day, but I do try to set myself up as best I can.
I do a much bigger warm-up for my voice right before I head out for the show whether I am at my house or my hotel. I like to get my voice to a comfortable place without over singing. In the late afternoon/early evening I stretch and warm up my muscles for any dancing I might be doing. Doing an ab workout before singing helps me so much. A little cardio never hurt anyone either!
I take time to get glam for my show too! I love doing stage makeup, and styling my hair for shows. It is definitely one of the highlights of my day. I usually pick out my outfits in advance making sure it brings out my bright yellow hair on stage. Before I head out for my show I always make sure to bring a few bottles of water, and I like to listen to some of my favorite playlists while driving to the venue. Once I arrive I get so excited. I take time to close my eyes, take a few deep breaths, and get my head ready to sing my heart out. A few extra vocal warmups never hurts. Now, it is showtime!

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