Though I listen to most any music, when I sing it myself, it comes out slow and contemplative or not at all. It seems to be how it works.
I enjoy singing my songs at the odd café stage or indie music summer festival in the Swedish country-side, as well as on request at church or just among friends.
I teach social sciences at a junior high school, and music has been my life-long companion. So I write, play and sing for my own sake, but I'm always glad when people enjoy listening to my songs.
This contest offers an opportunity I don't regularly come across in Sweden, where the indie and folk music stage really isn't that big, though quite a few artists emerging from Sweden have been recognized world-wide. I view this as a chance to pull out of my comfort-zone and see what that might bring. I might have a heart-attack if I win something. Other than that, if this contest leads to my gaining some creds for some of the music I've created, that would be a great recognition and I would have strengthened heart to actually do something with my music.