I have been writing these helpful performance blogs for over 15 years. Please take a few minutes to read a few and let me know what you think or if you have any questions.
On dressing for stage...If you are not comfortable in your shoes or performance outfit, it can be very distracting to the audience to watch you pull at your clothes or shift from foot-to-foot. Try to pick clothes that make you feel like a million bucks so that when you step on stage, you can focus on your singing. Also, "test drive" your false eyelashes and get used to them.
NOTE: Look at yourself in a mirror in a sitting position as well if you plan to use the stool. Yikes, I saw this on video of me once and will never sit again on stage. Ladies, definitely look at yourself in relation to your skirt length and hopping up on the piano and/or sitting on the stool. Think of the 1st row! ‘Nuff said on this!
Some other protocol issues ...