By Rodney Hays
Many kids dream of one day meeting one of their idols, but Prosper resident Chloe Moore is about to make her dreams come true.
Moore, 13, recently won a compeition that will allow her the opportunity for a meet-and-greet with Demi Lovato when she comes to Dallas. Moore and her family moved to Prosper last October and she switched to PISD schools in February. When she’s not in school, she likes to work on her music.
"I basically spend my life in my room with a guitar," Moore said.
Moore has been singing ever since can remember. It was in music school where she heard about the competition to meet Lovato.
"I started working on my song around one week before the audition, but I still had around two weeks to practice for the actual competition."
Moore auditioned and was called back with about 50 others in her age group.
"After that night, they picked the top 10 (hence the name Texas top 10) and I was actually really surprised that I made it."
The next night she back and performed again. Moore’s nerves were running wild.
"I was really nervous before they announced awards, because one of the people who was running the competition told the group of kids that the scores were so close, they were having to go down to decimal points," she said.
Moore said she tried to stay confident while waiting her turn. "Everyone gets nervous before going on stage, but for me, once I come off I’m always thinking to myself that I wish I could have done more songs, because I have so much fun," she said.
She said she was surprised when they called her name at the awards ceremony.
"At first I was very surprised. Once they announced second and third I didn’t expect to place, but at that point I could hardly focus on the awards because I was just told that I was going to meet Demi Lovato and I’m not even kidding. I’ve listened to her music ever since I was little so in my mind I had already won with that news."
In addition to the meet-and-greet, Moore picked up a trophy, $500 dollars and a $250 scholarship for lessons with the owner of BH Music Studios and a $300 scholarship to record music with Little Entertainment.
She gives lots of credit to her music teacher, Brielle Pogue, for her success. "If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t be even close to where I am today. She taught me so much in such a short span of time," Moore said.
Now, she waits for the concert and a chance to chat with another young singer, who has made it big.
In the meantime, "I’m trying out for the Masters class soon at the music school I go to (Septien) Which is basically a top class at the school and it provides more opportunity for exposure and performing," Moore said.