SR: You've obviously had a lot of access to some really creative and talented people. What is the best advice you've received?
MG: I got this pretty good advice from Kara [GioGuardi] to stick to what I'm best at. I talked to her backstage a couple of times, and she said, "You know, just because a song might necessarily move you, sometimes it's not the best for you to sing on the show," and I understand that. But that doesn't mean I can't sing the songs later. So maybe I'll be doing some songs on tour that I just love that I really couldn't pull off on the show.