Christian Guardino Talks About His Debut Album, His “American Idol” Journey, and His Motivation to Keep Making Music

Christian Guardian found himself soaring through the final season of american idol before being eliminated before the Top 5 round. His time on the show officially ended with a dream come true duet with Michael Buble in the finale. Idol gave him the tools to build a career in music and now Guardino is using his refined skills to push forward and go ‘higher’.

Between performances on the Idol performing and forming new relationships, the 21-year-old singer from Long Island was writing new music, which led to his latest single, “Higher.” This song was released in collaboration with the producer DannyBoyStyles during the competition and received an overwhelmingly positive response from fans.

“Just to see people hearing my song and listening to me, it’s weird because I would never expect it in a million years, but it means so much to me,” he said. musical chaos.

He had released a handful of songs before continuing Idol, but “Higher” was the start of a new journey. Guardino feels more motivated than ever to spend time in the studio, which is why he revealed his plans to share his debut album in August. This upcoming project makes him “really nervous” and “great hype.”

In a few months, Guardino will be able to show what he is working on. He will perform in his first headlining show in his hometown of Patchogue, NY on November 4.It’s something I’ve wanted to have for so long,” he shared.

Guardino has been building his music career for years now, waiting for the chance to take the stage for a performance like this. In fact, at just 16, he was also participating in another singing competition – America’s Got Talent. Idol proved to be more fruitful for the singer, but each experience allowed him to work on building himself an artist.

He said: “I feel like I have to grow as a performer and as an artist more on Idol that really I’ve never had anywhere in my whole life.

This next headlining show gives Guardino hope that he will spend the rest of his life doing what truly makes him happiest.

“God really blessed me, he really did. I’m shocked because it’s like, how am I here?”

Christian Guardino spoke with musical chaos to talk about his upcoming concerts, his first album, his life since Idol and more.

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You recently announced your first headlining show and it’s in your hometown! How do you feel about this moment finally coming?

To me, it’s mind-blowing only because it’s something I’ve wanted to have for so long and never thought, but now it’s happening. For the past few months, I’ve been writing the show and going crazy thinking, ‘Oh my God, what’s going on here? How is it going right now? »

A few months ago, you released your song “Higher”. Tell me about writing this song and what it means to you.

So I went into the studio with DannyBoy Styles to work on the song and when we met it was like an instant connection. I think we became best friends right away because we both liked to mess around, we both liked to have fun, and we both made jokes as soon as I started walking into the place. The guy is one of the coolest people and the lyrics to this song, I feel like I’m hearing a story of rising above and continuing to rise and continuing to rise higher. It’s something I connected to. I love this song and the melody of the song. It was honestly just an amazing moment for me.

The response to this song has been mostly positive. How does it feel to know that all these people listen to your song and like it?

It’s awesome. All I could want is to share my music with everyone because music is how I communicate, how I feel and who I am. So I communicate through music and I communicate through my words that I put to music and what I sing. Just to see people hearing my song and listening to me is weird because I wouldn’t expect it in a million years, but it means so much to me.

Idol seemed to really speed things up for you. When it comes to your Idol experience, what was your most memorable moment?

Gosh, I mean, there’s so much I could say. Meeting everyone was amazing and being able to travel to so many amazing places was cool. I have never been to Hawaii before so this was amazing. For me, it has always been a constant opportunity for me to think outside the box and grow as an individual and as a performer. I couldn’t be more grateful for that because I feel like it really put me in a position where I’m ready to have my own headlining show and go on tour. It makes me happy and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from amazing people.

Everyone there, like the production crew and everyone… I was born with a rare retinal condition called Leber’s congenital amaurosis and I told them about it at the start of the season. It was going to be hard for me to get around in the dark and I might need some help getting around backstage because I won’t be able to see and the production team honest to god they were better than my own school. When it came to helping me with my own disability, it felt like I wasn’t used to it. So I didn’t even know how to go about it. I was like, what’s going on? How are people so amazing? I made some of the best friends I’ve ever made in my entire life during this season.

What do you think has been the biggest change for you since being on the show and coming back to reality?

There are several of them. I can make music, I can actually make music freely. I’m making a ton of music right now and I’m planning to release my very first album in August, which makes me really nervous and very excited. I played, I traveled, that’s a lot, but it was crazy. I have a headlining show now. It’s like, how is this possible? It’s strange. So now I’m just riding the wave.

american idol was the start of the rest of my life. It opened the door to everything that I think is going to happen and things that come up. I’m just very excited.

When did you start working on your album? Can you share any details about what listeners can expect to hear on it?

During the show, actually. Kinda during the process of the show is when I really started building it. I had things going before, songs I released before the show and things I was working on, but the show kind of kicked my ass all the way. I started writing this theme and writing this story that I wanted to tell with the record. The record is really a combination of genres that I love and genres that meant a lot to me. I tell a story through each of these genres and to be able to work on a record like that and have the freedom to build it and write it how I want to write it is really exciting for me.

In 2017, you were on America’s Got Talent. How was this experience related to that of Idol?

So for me, it was a different experience, a completely different feeling. I was 16 when I was on America’s Got Talent and it’s crazy to think about. At the time, I didn’t feel like I was close to the performer I am today. I feel that I have grown a lot since America has talent.

The difference for me was American idol. We really got into the nitty-gritty of the musical aspect. How to perform a song, really get a crowd to connect with you, and get people to connect with what you say. So I feel like I have to grow as a performer and as an artist more on Idol than I’ve ever had in my entire life.

What was your effort to keep going after not being crowned the winner on Idol Where America’s Got Talent previously?

Nobody’s gonna be happy they didn’t win, you know what I’m saying? But I think about it and I think about Jennifer Hudson who placed seventh and who plays Aretha Franklin in the movies today. The platform that the show gave me, and the fact that now because of that I have headlining shows coming up and I can make music the way I want to make music and whatever. I feel like it motivated me to keep growing as an artist and as a person. It’s about the platform they give you and what you do with it and how you build yourself. I just want to build myself as an artist. Really, if I could make music for the rest of my life, I would be happy.

What are some of your goals for advancing in your career?

When it comes to goals, I always think about the next thing I can do. My main goal is just to keep making music, to be able to play for the rest of my life, to have my show and to work with musicians. I want to keep moving forward with these shows and build myself as an artist. God really blessed me. He really has. I’m shocked ’cause it’s like, How am I here?

I just can’t wait to keep moving forward, because it’s crazy. This is one of my dreams to achieve for the rest of my life and I see it beginning; I see my life really beginning and it makes me feel good.

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