Sophie Dalisay – Rising Stars

Sophie Dalisay wowed the crowds with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I will
always love you’ that had the crowd cheering at each climax winning her the top prize of $1,000 cash at the Merrylands RSL Club Rising Stars Talent Search.

Only 19 years of age, Sophie began vocal lessons at the age of 15 where her teacher
introduced her to singing competitions. Since then Sophia has won 9 different talent search competitions. Her next goal is to get onto a television show like ‘The Voice’ to share her talent with Australia and the world.

Guest judges included professional singer, Rowena Michael, sound engineer and
entertainment agent, Steven Colbourne-Veel, and MRSL Club CEO, Bryn Miller, who all found it a tough gig trying to select the top three winners. Mr Miller said, “I was overwhelmed by how talented the performers were and so glad we could provide a platform for them to showcase their talents.” Performers were judged in five categories; song choice, presentation, connection with song/audience, working with the band, their introduction, as well as their voice quality.

Judges said they were wowed by Sophie’s passionate performance, her strong voice and ability to capture the audience every second on.