Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you , declares the Lord
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". One things for sure, Savion Wright definitely has a bright and successful future. This young performer's heart warming smile and astonishing talent beamed beyond the stars on this thirteenth season of American Idol .His story, his passion , and his creativity instantly drew you into his world. So check out my exclusive interview with Savion Wright . His story is proof that when you believe you can achieve great things no matter what.
1. What was your favorite song to listen to growing up?
My favorite song while growing up was "Change the World" by Eric Clapton. He's the artist who has inspired me the most.
2. Where's your favorite place to eat in Texas?
I love Barbecue! So, I have a couple of places I like to eat . Two in particular: Billy's Barbecue in my hometown of Jasper, Tx, and secondly Chopped Beef sandwiches from this family owned gas station in Woodville, Texas. Best chopped beef sandwiches I've ever had! Other than that, I live for my mother's cooking ANY DAY!
3.Everybody faces challenges throughout life, what challenges have you overcome?
One of the biggest challenges as an artist is believing in yourself. I had a real struggle because I had so much to look up to because all of my siblings are musically talented. So, I had to come into the realization that I am my own self and it's not about being the greatest, it's about being the best at being you! My brother Alfred (who was murdered) always told me to DO YOU and I live by that standard.
4. If your music was a college course what would you call it and what would you want your class to learn?
I'd call my music course "AAA", which stands for Adult Album Alternative. Which is the genre I consider myself. I have a mixture of so many genres that I grew up on as a child and incorporate a lot of that in my own music. I've been told from people that I remind them of John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Sting, Eric Clapton Stevie Wonder and many other artists in my songwriting . I really take that to heart ,it's a testament to this day and age. Many artists incorporate different genres in their music. You have Pop-Country with Taylor Swift, Acoustic-Soul with Ed Sheeran, and Blues-Pop-Rock with John Mayer it's almost inevitable these days.
5. So far what has been your all time favorite performance ?
My favorite performance of all time has been performing my original "Breathing Underwater" on American Idol. I tend to put my heart and soul into EVERY song I write. That particular song meant a lot to me because it's about the murder/death of my brother and I'm so glad that I got to perform it in his honor.
6. What's your biggest dream for your family?
First, I'd like for my brother's killer to be found and punished under the US system. I just want everyone in my family to be happy, and financially stable. That's all I wish.
7.Do you have a favorite quote or saying whether its one of your own or somebody else's?
"Life is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you. So stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone."
8. What else are you interested in besides music?
I'm a techie! I love the newest electronic devices. I love Marvel comic books as well.
9. For people whom might not know who Savion Wright is, how did you learn how to play so many instruments and sing?
I grew up on music so there was a yearning to learn more .After I learned how to really play the first one (guitar). I was hooked and I had to learn more.
10.What does hard work mean to you ?
My father always said "whether the task is large or small, do it well or not at all." I try to live by that principle everyday in my life. My father had a lawn care business, and every weekend he would put us to work. He wanted to teach us that with hard work you can do whatever you put your mind to, and I'm still thankful for that to this day.
11.Is there anything special you want readers to know about you Savion ?
I want everyone to know that you can buy my first EP "Breathing Underwater" on iTunes (smarturl.it/savionbu), Amazon (smarturl.it/savionep), or Google Play (smarturl.it/savionplay). Hopefully you'll get to see me touring in a city near you in the future! Also, be sure to watch American Idol season 14, you may see someone trying out again.
Follow @SavionJWright on Twitter .
I enjoyed interviewing Savion so much. My heart goes out to him and his family and I hope justice is served for the lost of his brother.