Taylor Swift talks to herself in mirror to calm nerves before shows
This May 20, 2012 file photo shows singer Taylor Swift at the 2012 Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. (John Shearer/AP)
Published Friday, October 5, 2012 8:02AM EDT
Taylor Swift talks to herself in the mirror to calm herself down before going on stage.
The 22-year-old singer is a nervous wreck before she performs a gig, particularly at music festivals where fans may not have turned up just to see her, so the blonde beauty quells her anxiety by repeatedly telling herself that she is "going to be OK".
Swift said: "I get pretty nervous. I kind of like go through, you know when you talk to yourself in the mirror? And I'm like, 'They're not going to throw things at you, it's going to be OK, it's going to be OK.' It's not like that, it's more like, 'Mmm ... it's going to be OK?'
"I don't get nervous when I'm going on stage and a crowd of people have bought tickets to see me, because I'm like, 'You guys totally want to be here.' It's when I'm not sure if people want me to be on stage."
The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' hitmaker -- who is currently on a visit to the UK -- was delighted to meet fellow singer Ellie Goulding on Oct. 4, 2012 because Swift is "obsessed" with the 'Your Song' singer. Swioft thinks the 25-year-old star may have been "weirded out" by her constant questions.
Swift explained: "I made a friend last night. I have two British friends. Ed Sheeran is one of my friends and I met Ellie Goulding last night and she's the coolest girl. I've been obsessed with her records for a really long time. I felt a little fan girl-ish because I was quoting lines from her songs and I was like, 'Where did you come up with that? What's the meaning behind that?' She was physically weirded out. I know all the words to her new song."
As well as her obsession with Ellie, Swift loves Katy Perry and has been an even bigger fan of the 'Firework' singer ever since she wore a Taylor Swift T-shirt to a performance.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1, she added: "Katy Perry is awesome, she's really hilarious. She always says something feisty and nice at the same time. She's exactly how you imagine her. I've known her for a long time and I remember the first time we played at the Staples Center in LA, like three years ago, and I called her up and was like, 'I love 'Hot N Cold' - will you play it?'
"She showed up and she went to the store and bought a Taylor Swift T-shirt with my face on it and she wore that when she played it. It was incredible."
Swift will be performing at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards at Wembley Arena in London, England, on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.