1. What are the projects that you are currently working on? Please tell us a little about it.
I'm currently preparing for a show in NYC at The BitterEnd which is on June 11th. Rapper Derek Luh will also be performing as well . I am also working on some new original songs. I'm really excited for them to be finished because I feel like they really show who I am as an artist.
2. Please tell us what do you feel is your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement is a tie between booking a lead/supporting roll in a feature film titled Blowtorch and getting over half a million views on my youtube cover of Blank Space by Taylor Swift. I am very proud of both of those achievements.
3. Besides singing, what are you passionate about?
I'm very passionate about acting as well. I started acting basically the same time I started acting, which was about age 6. My mother was an actress and model, so my sister and I sort of followed in her footsteps. Also in school I'm in sculpture class, I really love sculpting and drawing, really anything artistic where I can express myself I love.
4. How do you prepare for a public performance like concert?
I start by picking songs that I know my audience will enjoy and get them down pat. I need to be 100% confident with the songs in singing or I feel like I can't fully connect with the audience. I also rest up as much as I can a few days before and try my best to just be my true self on stage.
5. Why and when did you decide to start you acting career?
My mom was a host on a shopping channel. She was a model and an actress, so when my sister and I were born we started working with her manager and we right away started booking print and commercial jobs. As I got older I started to fall in love with acting and now it has become a big part of my life. I can’t imagine not acting or singing.
6. If you could travel the world with anyone whom would you take?
I would take my best friends Aliyah Moulden and Olivia Ooms. All three of us or singers and actors. We just get each other and understand each other really well. All three of us are so full of energy and make each other laugh all the time. We facetime almost everyday since they live in California, and I am on the East Coast at the moment. Traveling the world with my BFF's would be an experience I would never forget.
7. Please tell us what do you feel is the biggest challenge in your singing career?
The biggest challenge in my singing career is my location. At the moment I'm restricted about where I can travel so I haven't been to California in a long time. So that's the big reason that effects everything else, like a domino effect. I can’t wait to get back to Los Angeles.
8. So many young celebrities are committed to public service, setting a great example for their peers in terms of being involved with charities and the community. What causes are important to you, and what do you do to support them?
I have done charity work my entire singing career. I sang at nursing homes, worked for pass it along ( local charity organization near where I live) and loved every minute of it. One of my favorite charities is Tunes for Tots. I sing a lot for them and it's so much fun. We raise money by singing in front of audiences and helping underprivileged children. I also recently began working with Sound Affects, a non profit organization that raises money for finding a cure for cancer. So far I raised $385 towards my $1000 goal. Any one who wishes to contribute the link is http://soundaffects.org/artist/olivia-cella/
9. As a teen singer, how do you strike the balance between schoolwork and your career?
Honestly keeping the balance is extremely hard. But having an extremely supportive and helpful family really takes some stress away. Homework always comes first, i do as much as i can in school and dedicate sundays to singing, and shooting covers for my youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/OliviaCella
10. If you were not a teen singer, what would you be up to now?
If i wasn't a teen singer or actress i don't think i would have probably continued with my figure skating. I have been skating since I was 4 years old, but it kind of took a back burner to my singing and acting career. Having a career and responsibilities so young really shaped who i've grown to be. I have a different outlook on life and I know what i'm going to do when i'm older. Most of my school friend don't even know what their passions are, thankfully my mom put me in singing so young because i've grown to love it so much.
11. If you have the chance to choose any other stars at your age to be your classmate, whom would you like to?
It would be soooo cool if I had a class with Lady Gaga, she has always been my role model and she seems like such an intelligent, interesting, compassionate person. I would love to meet her and spend a day with her.
12. Have you ever taken singing classes before? And do you think voice lessons are necessary for aspiring teen singers?
Yes, I started school choir at age four and taking private lessons basically every week since I was six. Singing lessons are 200% necessary. Most people think they are fine without one but technique is so important. You could seriously damage your vocal chords if you aren't singing properly.
13. How can your fans interact with you online? And what’s your fan mail address?
The best way for my fans to contact me would be Instagram direct message. Here is the link - https://www.instagram.com/oliviacella/?hl=en I check my instagram the most. Though I check all my social media platform comments because I love reading all the sweet messages from everyone. I don't have a fan mail address as of now but I might get a PO box soon. My fans can always email me too at email@example.com
YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/user/OliviaCella
Olivia on Instagram at http://instagram.com/oliviacella
Follow Olivia on Twitter https://twitter.com/OliviaCella1
Follow Olivia on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Olivia...
Visit Olivia's website - http://oliviacella.com
14. What have you learned since you became a celebrity?
I wouldn't consider myself a celebrity, but I have learned a lot so far. Constantly being in the public eye really makes you more mature and more aware. I can have conversations with adults and interviews on red carpet and not feel nervous at all. Not only have I learned how to be a better singer and actress but I've definitely become a better more rounded person through all this.
15. Now for my last question: what do you want to say to those who wish to pursue their singing careers?
Do it!!!!! Don’t let a fear of failure hold you back. Also don’t pay attention to what other people may think. Follow your heart. If you love something you should just go for it. I'm so glad that i started my career so young and already found what I want to spend the rest of my life doing. You want to do something you love, that makes you happy. So if singing makes you happy- what are you waiting for! Forget the haters and just sing :)