What does means "who cares here?" and to whom pronoun "you" refers in the following context?

So I went. It was frightening. I played. I thought, who cares here? You played Bach prelude and fugue, Chopin study, one of the Tchaikovsky Seasons and a classical sonata. For the final you had to play Tchaikovsky 1 and another concerto - I did Brahms 1 - and you had to do them back-to-back.

I found the phrase in this article: http://www.theartsdesk.com/classical-music/qa-special-pianist-barry-douglas

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    "you" means "one", here, one (of the contestants). "to care" means "to have a concern for someone or something". Perhaps the speaker is saying that the contest is grueling, and is wondering if the judges might have no concern for the well-being of the contestants. It is not perfectly clear. – TRomano Jun 22 '15 at 11:29
  • Note that this passage is written in an odd condensed style, omitting articles which would normally be required, before "Bach prelude and fugue" and "Chopin study" – Colin Fine Jun 22 '15 at 13:58

This is a rare example of second-person narration. The narrator is talking to himself in reported speech ("I thought,....").

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