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15973-cody-simpson-special-olympics-sing-interviewPhoto Credit: Coca Cola

Womensforum.com had the pleasure of talking to Cody Simpson about his singing career and his contributions to the Special Olympics, including his vocal influence on the Coca-Cola sponsored song, “Reach Up." He revealed some tricks to keeping confidence in the studio and how to perfect your craft.

We asked him if he had any advice for young people trying to pursue their dreams as a singer and he stuck to the simple practice of practice makes perfect. Simpson advised "latching onto certain art forms and crafts that make you excited that motivate you.”

The singer added, “Whatever that inspires you, everyone’s different, but it’s practice and it’s preparation and with practice when you find that calling or whatever you want to call it, the better you get at it, the more confidence you have in sharing with other people.”

Simpson concluded, “It’s all about locking down and practicing patience enough that you become great at something.” Because “With preparation and practices, comes confidence.”

Watch Cody Simpson sing "Reach Up" along with Marc Roberge of the rock band O.A.R., Breanna Bogucki, a singer and decorated Special Olympics athlete from Illinois who has Autism, and Madison Tevlin, a young Canadian woman with Down Syndrome who became a viral sensation earlier this year. 

The Special Olympics start Saturday, July 5 and run through August 2. First Lady Michelle Obama will open the event on Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics. 

ESPN is broadcasting the opening ceremony live. 

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