From writing and recording music in her room to being crowned the winner of The Next Star: Season 7, Jory Zechner is living the life she’s always dreamed of.
It was an intense season as the Top 6 went through challenges that pushed their vocals, picked up choreography and were judged week after week by judges Dan Kantar, Tara Oram and Mark Spicoluk. The final show came and it all wrapped up on September 21, 2014 at Canada’s Wonderland.
The finale was jam packed with performances from Shawn Mendes, Echosmith and the top 6 finalists who performed original music in front of a live audience. 15-year-old Jory claimed the most votes because of her powerful and past inspiring performances.
Faze had the opportunity to chat with Jory and get the scoop on her reaction to the big win.
What was going through your mind when you found out you were the winner of the next star?
I was so shocked and overwhelmed. It was such an amazing experience and I can’t believe I won, I’m just so thankful.
How did you celebrate your big win after the show?
We all went back to the hotel room and had a pizza party! It was a lot of fun and I’m really going to miss Toronto. I had a great time here and cant wait to come back.
Before you went on stage, how were you preparing for your big night?
I practiced and rehearsed A LOT. I was really nervous but excited at the same time.
How did your parents react to the big win?
They were so happy they cried. They were just so proud of me that I came this far. It was all really emotional.
How did you feel on stage? How did you feel performing in front of a big crowd?
It was definitely one of the biggest crowds I’ve sung in front of. I was really nervous but as soon as I got up there I was so happy and I kept hearing the cheers, which made me even more excited
What can your fans expect from you next?
I’m doing some press stuff now and then going back home for a bit. I’m going to be coming back to Toronto to start recording my album really soon. My fans can expect to hear some more songs from me!