Who's the luckiest 12 year old girl in the world? Yeah, it's probably Camryn! In fact, she may just be THE luckiest girl in the world since she'll be opening for One Direction! She may be young, but she's already toured with Greyson Chance, AllStar Weekend, and Cody Simpson, and she just found out she'll be touring with... 1D. Camryn will be opening for One Direction at the following shows: May 22 — Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT May 24 — Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA May 25 — Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ June 8 — Viejas Arena, San Diego, CA June 9 — Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV June 10 — Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ
Not only is she lucky, but turns out, she's a super-nice girl and down-to-earth. We chatted with her on Twitter (be sure to follow her @camrynrocks) and she's just as excited as about the One Direction Tour as we are! We also caught up with her by email to find out the inside scoop, and we've got her latest video posted below, check it all out!
When did you first realize that singing was a gift and talent you should pursue? I have always had a passion for singing, ever since I was about three years old. But I really didn’t know that it was what I wanted to do until I was 7 and entered my first talent show. I loved being on stage even though I was completely terrified!
Who are your influences? Music-wise, I have several and they are Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce. They have such amazing voices, ranges, and aren’t afraid to be who they are.
Do you play any instruments? Well, I started to play guitar, but I didn’t really like it as much. I’m learning how to play drums and so far I love it!
Tell us about being on tour? How long did you tour with Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance? We toured for about two months and it was my first tour!! I was so excited and everybody was so nice and welcoming, so it made it easy for me to adjust to that new life style.
Is touring as much fun as it seems like it would be, and anything backstage that we wouldn't know about? Touring has its fun times and its really hard times. But I love to tour – it’s so much fun, that at the end of the day the bad things don’t really seem all that bad. After tour, I did talk to Cody and Greyson a little bit, but it’s hard with work and traveling. Our schedules are really different, so its hard to keep in touch. We did hang out any time that we could. But again, it was hard with all of the traveling. Greyson really likes silly string, so he would always spray everybody at the most random times. Cody is very shy, but as soon as he hits that stage he comes alive.
Do your parents or siblings go on tour with you? They come when they can, but if I’m not gone for too long then they don’t come. If they don’t come, I normally see them on weekends.
You tour a lot… are you able to go to school or do you have a tutor? I’m home-schooled, but I go to a school as well. So if I’m on tour, my teacher can come with me, but if I’m at home I can go to school with a few other kids who do the same thing.
What is the best concert you’ve performed and why? What makes a great night? My best shows were out in Asia because I had so much more experience and I used that to its fullest. What makes a great show is having a wild crowd, a ton of energy, and to push yourself to the limit. But the most important thing is to have fun with what your doing!
When did you find out about the 1D concert? And your reaction? I found out yesterday!! I was so shocked and excited!! I didn’t know how to control myself I was so excited! Honestly, I am a big fan of One Direction. I think their music is really good.
We hate to ask, but have to: do you have a favorite One Direction band member? Yes, but I have two tied for number 1 in 1D -- Harry Styles and Zayn Malik!
How many times have you seen 1D in concert? Any scoop about their shows? I have seen them once before and their concert was amazing! I don’t want to give anything away so you will just have to find out for yourself! But what I can tell you is that it’s going to be a great show.
Who is your dream duet with? I’m not sure I have so many artists that I would love to collaborate with, it’s hard to choose just one.
How come you always get to tour with guys?! Any girls you would like to tour with? I’m not sure why!! That’s a great question! I would love to tour with any of my idols.
Camryn's latest single is "Set the Night on Fire" and we are sure she will she will just do that while she's on tour. Take a listen, and let us know what you think.
Camryn's new album is in the works, but in the meantime, catch her on tour with One Direction. And, Camryn, thank you SO much for taking time out of your incredibly busy schedule to chat with us. It's been wonderful hearing about your glam life and tours, and we wish you the best of luck. Have a blast and send us some pictures, we can't wait to see some from behind the scenes!!