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BS: "Well, really, um, I, I really liked the song a lot when I was younger, and, I wanted to do, you know, a remake of the song so I'd have an opportunity to work with Rodney Jerkins, 'cause I talked him, talked to him about it at a party once, and I was like, 'Well, we should do something together!' and I just threw the idea at him. And, 'cause the record label at first, they weren't really strong, you know they weren't really happy with the idea, because, like you said, it's kind of a, you know, daring move to do something like that. But then we went ahead and we recorded it anyway, and then they liked it, so it may be a possible single now, but that's how it came about."

Moderator: "We'll take our next question today from Raina Meyer with Pop Star magazine."

Meyer: "First of all, I wanna say how we thought you were so, so great on SNL."

BS: "Well thank you, thank you so much."

Meyer: "And we loved that opening monologue. We wanna know, was that your idea to make jokes about all these rumors...how'd you feel about it when...?"

BS: "Um, yeah, it was my idea. They were like, what are you up to doing, and I was like, anything, you know, and I mean I was like, well you know I was ready to make fun of myself and just you know, have fun, you know, was my whole, uh, you know, way I was looking at it."

Moderator: "Mark Bialczak with Syracuse Post-Standard."

Bialczak: "When people say that your music on this second album maybe sounds a lot like your music on your first album, what is your reaction to that? Was that your goal, or were you looking to change things up?"

BS: "Well, I think I did change things up, because I mean, it's...The first album was talking about heartbreak and how, you know, you know, I'm lonely and stuff like that and, and the whole, you know, message that I'm portraying with this, with the next album, is talking about you're stronger, you know, what you see is what you get, and I think with them saying that, you know, it's a similar sound, well that is my sound, you know what I mean? Just like when Michael Jackson did Thriller and then his next album, you know, it, it was, still, you know, I, I think it's cool that I have my own sound and that no one can touch that and I'm, you know, marking my territory, and this is the kind of music that I sing, you know what I mean? I can still go and have different kinds of songs and, you know, you know, talk about different things in each song, so I definitely think that this album was a major growth from the first one, but I think that it's, it's cool that you can have your own sound, you know what I mean? And that's what I think I did with this album.

Moderator: "Ramiro Burr, San Antonio Express."

Burr: "A lot of people probably see you as a very popular hot teen star with a very glamorous life, but can you tell us frankly, as frankly as possible, about what are your biggest pressures, your biggest headaches day to day, and how you deal with that--how you relax?"

BS: "Well, really, I mean, every day is different for me. Like right now, um, I'm doing tour rehearsals, and I just get up every morning, and just, you know, work my butt off basically. Like today, I'm working on, um, focusing on trying to sing and dance at the same time. Like, I know all the choreography to the new songs, but, we're just trying to work out, you know, the vocals and stuff like that, and, um, yeah, I mean, really it varies for me, you know? I mean, one week I'll be worried about an awards show coming up, and the next week, you know, you know...Right now, I'm really, it's really hectic and crazy, because I have a video coming up in between tour rehearsals, uh. But, um, the ways I relax, just, you know, finding time for yourself, and you know, getting massages, spending time with my mom, you know, stuff like that."

Moderator: "Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News."

Takiff: "Funny you should talk about, uh, trying to sing and dance at the same time, 'cause that's what I wanted to ask about. There have been reports that when you in fact are doing your most serious dancing, that you're not singing, that you're singing to tracks. Is that going to be the case in this show, and how will you deal with criticism of that if that in fact is so?"

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