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Q&A with Singer, Emmyline Lind

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

By Bridney C.

Emmyline plays the ukulele at the first rehearsal for the Talent Show at Garde Arts Center. Photo by La Chale Reneé.

It is a pleasure to interview Emmyline Lind for the Sweet Scoop.

Emmyline (pronounced Emma-LEEN) also known as Emmy, which is her nickname is a singer from New London, Connecticut. She grew up in a musical household and says her entire family has always loved music.

She and her brother both express a desire to pursue the "musician life." Her distant uncle, Gil Sinuet was a contestant on the first season of American Idol and released his own album.

"Music has always been there to cheer me up, teach me new lessons, and maybe help me shed a few tears," says Emmyline.

In this edition of Q&A, Emmyline opened up about how she first heard of the New London Talent Show, what the audition process was like for the New London Talent Show, and the people who serve as inspirations she looks up to.

Bridney C: How did you first hear about the New London Talent Show?

Emmyline Lind: I first heard about the Talent Show from newspapers and social media. My mom is the one who made me think about joining. She encouraged me to try out for the Talent Show and has been supporting me along the way. After gaining more interest in the Talent Show, I decided to go see how it was and attended three previous showcases. They were honestly amazing to see, to be in the presence of all of that talent and energy was so immersing and I wanted to be one of the people that gifted that to a new audience.

BC: What was the audition process like for you? And what song did you prepare for the audition?

EL: The audition for the Talent Show was nerve-racking. I've always had a mentality of "who knows if there's someone special in the crowd waiting to see greatness, and I have to be the best I can," and that time was now. My audition this year was actually my second year auditioning, I hadn't gotten in last year. I didn't give up and I took it as a challenge to improve and keep working hard, which paid off. I prepared a song called "If I Get High" by Nothing But Thieves and an acapella version of "Unsteady" by X-ambassadors. I was very excited to prove that I was ready and wanted to be a part of this years' Talent Show.

Emmy at the Talent Show rehearsal before the pandemic. Photo by La Chale Reneé.

BC: Talk about the New London Talent Show. What were you looking forward to the most before the pandemic? And what was the whole experience like as a newcomer for Season 10?

EL: Being in the Talent Show is a bit nerve-racking, especially performing in front of 1,500 people. I would say that is what I was most excited for, the anticipation, and to build on that the night of my intended performance. I was very excited to be able to look at my mother in the crowd as I sang the song my brother and I wrote for her. I'd say it's difficult to get the real feel of "being in The Talent Show" with the whole pandemic and quarantine.

BC: Who are some of your influences or inspirations you look up to? Why?

EL: My biggest influence is my brother, Justin Lind who is always supporting me, and pushing me to do more musically. I have to thank my older brother for my love for music and ever since I was about eight I decided that I wanted to keep music close to me forever. Without Justin, I don't think I would be able to write "Dream City," the song for my mother. My biggest inspiration is my mother, she inspires me to do practically everything, and she pushes me to deal with things even though they may not be fair. She also encourages me to try new things, live life to the most, and be happy. I cannot thank my mother enough, she's the strongest person I'll ever know. I'm so thankful for both of them. I have to give thanks to my boyfriend James Anderson, he inspires me so much to push on to keep my dreams, and not to give up. He is always there for me no matter what, his inspirations inspire me.

BC: Will the New London Talent Show resume to another future date? If so, when?

EL: Right now, the Talent Show is going to be happening online, and that will be pretty soon so everyone should be on the lookout for it. However, I am very excited for the summer and some free time. I want to start doing covers and working on more of my music.

To hear and see more from Emmyline Lind, be sure to

follow her on Instagram @m.f.emmyyyyyy.

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