Win Some, Lose Some...

(Forgive spelling & grammar)

Hi, Hello…

I won! I won! I won!!! Tuesday, I was at the Melbourne Cup - I backed a horse called ‘Fiorente’ to come first – It did! – I was elated! That evening feeling pretty pleased with myself, I saw online around 11pm that my new single (just released in Australia) had come in at number #94… I laughed nervously, god that’s really bad! (Deep down I was gutted).

So for the final show of Australia’s Got Talent – I asked myself what are my options?  (They were expecting me to perform the new single) Could I still perform the song at #94? I could pretend it hasn’t happened? Denial? Hide my disappointment? Unleash the fighter... Sing the song with ‘magnificent’ gusto doing my best to promote it up the charts… Maybe I could get it to a respectful number ‘30’? Or even ‘60’?

But is this me now? To keep pushing, so my pride wouldn’t feel so hurt?

Or maybe I admit this song just hasn’t connected?

What I do know is this… I need to look back… Remember who I am – where I’ve come from and dust myself off…

As much as I’m afraid to look like a quitter, (because we all want to look like winners right?), I’m not afraid to say – I lost! – Maybe I need to learn how to lose well in order to be a good winner?

And, when the sh*t hits the fan – we are reminded who loves us. So, on Sunday on the final show of Australia’s Got Talent The Decider on Channel 9 – Winner or loser – I’m going to sing something that feels honest, just like home, for you and I, for all of us.

Lots of love

Geri x

p.s. Thanks to Fiorente who came 1st, and to the 393 people – who made my song 94 – I wont forget this magic number. Win or lose, either way, it’s liberating to put my hands up when I have!  

The Melbourne cup. The race that stopped the nation!