Photo Diary: Behind the Scenes at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony with Cassadee Pope
RIDING TO GET READY
"Just landed! Special Olympics World Games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum," says Cassadee Pope of her snapshot. "In the car on the way to get ready!"
TO STEAM OR NOT TO STEAM?
… that's a definite "yes" for the singer! "No wrinkles for the Special Olympics. I also don't want to disappoint the First Lady!"
SQUEEZING IN SOME CARDIO
Ahead of the big event – in which Pope performed with Becky G – the star opts for an energizing workout. "Hiking before the big night at Fryman Canyon!"
"Getting more and more excited with every passing minute," she says from the makeup chair.
Pope's performance is a monumental one for her career, she reveals to PEOPLE. "Dressed and ready to go. 30 mins before I go on stage to sing 'I Am Invincible.' This is the biggest crowd I have ever sung in front of. 70,000 people!!! I can't contain my excitement. I'm so honored to be singing at this inspiring event."
"I may not have met the First Lady, but I sneaked a selfie with her!! What a class act."
Pope documents her meeting with Glee star Lauren Potter backstage. "So humbled to have had Lauren Potter introduce me on stage! She's such a sweetheart and truly inspiring."
Pope delivers a memorable performance of her single 'I Am Invincible' on stage at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
DINNER OF CHAMPIONS
Because there's no better way to celebrate an outstanding performance than with fast food. "Dinner at In-N-Out is the best conclusion to a wonderful night!" says Pope.
RELIVING THE MOMENT
"Just HAD to relive this moment as soon as I got home! While I enjoy 'animal style' fries and a glass of bubbly of course."