Q&A: Lanham’s Mario Bonds prepared for ‘The Glee Project’
Oxygen’s second deteriorate of “The Glee Project,” that premieres during 10 tonight (June 5), facilities a singular and gifted Maryland local with a absolute story.
Lanham’s Mario Arnauz Bonds, 24, identifies himself as a, singer, songwriter, actor and dancer. But one thing that sets him detached is that he was innate with Morning Glory Syndrome, which, during a age of 9, caused him to go totally blind.
Mario does not concede his incapacity to reason him behind from a competition. We talked with Mario around email about a people who desirous him, his adore for behaving and how his blindness has indeed helped his musicality.
Why did we confirm to try-out for “The Glee Project”?
Singing, dancing and behaving are my favorite things to do. we trust that we was innate to enthuse and entertain. “The Glee Project” is my car to have my story heard, and to enthuse millions by hopefully creation it to “Glee.”
What was it like vital and operative with people who all eventually wanted to same thing as you: to win “The Glee Project”?
It was intensely tough. we had to be now tighten with people we didn’t unequivocally know. On a other hand, we wanted to be friends, and afterwards we had to remember that they were competitors. In a end, we had to follow my heart and reason on to a fact that “what’s meant to be will be.”
Did we get to accommodate any of a expel members of “Glee”? And if so, who done we totally star-struck?
I was star-struck [when we saw] Lea Michele. we was frightened of a fact that we had to sing in front of such a outrageous talent like her.
Did we ever feel like being blind was a waste to we competing on a show? Why?
Sometimes we felt that approach since we can’t see a other contenders to decider my competition. Nevertheless, we [am] here to enthuse Ryan Murphy to write a impression formed on me. Therefore, I’ve gotta be a best “me” ever.
Who was a initial chairman we called when we found out we were going to be on “The Glee Project”?
The initial chairman we called was a chairman that has helped me follow my dream for 6 years, Vinson Young, my roommate and one of my biggest friends. He has been relentless in his support of my dream. we felt like “TGP” success was his success as well.
What done we wish to turn a performer?
Performing is a disproportion between vital and existing. Music and dancing creates me feel alive, and throng confirmation is a drug like no other. we am miserable but opportunities to perform. we wish that we land a record agreement so that it becomes a some-more consistent existence for me.
If we could sing a duet with anyone, passed or alive, who would it be?
If someone called me tomorrow and pronounced they’d like me to sing a duet with Adele or Chris Brown, we would substantially faint.Michael Jackson’s passed so that won’t happen. we am a biggest Chris Brown and Adele fan.
I beheld that we play mixed instruments and suffer essay songs. How has your incapacity impacted your music?
My conference is heightened since of my disability, thus, we hear really, unequivocally well. My incapacity has given me a good clarity of low-pitched and creativity. However, we am a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor that happens to be blind, not a blind entertainer.
I review that we are a triplet, do possibly of them sing or play instruments?
My sisters, Marcheta and Marcelita Bonds, are unusual vocalists. We perform a lot. My whole family is low-pitched for that matter.
What is your favorite thing about Baltimore?
I adore a harbor, and a musicians that have come from Baltimore. Baltimore is a colourful city, alive with enlightenment and beauty.
In your bio, it says, “He believes song has recovering powers.” Could we elaborate on that?
As a chairman that is really in hold with emotion, song has a ability to ride me to improved places when we am down. Music brings me up, inspires me, and infrequently helps me make decisions.