Name: Shaniya Perry
School: Innovation High School
How long have you been performing and what inspired you to start?
I have been performing since I was five, God called me to start singing at church and it went from there.
How are you preparing for finals? Are you doing anything differently from your usual practices?
I am just making sure I remember my whole purpose for doing the Competition and going over my storyline.
What will performing on the Fox stage mean to you?
It means more than words can explain. I’ve never been to the Fox and I actually get to be on stage which makes me ecstatic.
Is there someone you look up to and draw influence from for your talent?
Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis, Aretha Franklin, and my mom most importantly.
What has been the highlight of your performance career?
I believe this is the highlight. I never thought my talent was ever worth competing with so many talented peers who are amazing.
What do you hope to learn from your experience?
I hope to learn marketing and be even more humble. I am very competitive, but I want to learn to work with people.