Teaghan Thompson. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Teaghan Thompson, finalist in the 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Singer of the Year , talks about her love of variety when it comes to music and aspirations to pursue a career in musical theatre. Her selected song for the final was 'Good-bye yellow brick road' and Teaghan reveals what appealed to her most about this song.
Tell us why you love singing.
Singing has been a passion of mine since I was a child. Singing allowed me an alternative avenue of expressing myself.
Who inspired you to start singing?
I grew up around singing and my inspiration came from my family.
Which other performers do you most like to listen to?
I love listening to all types of music. I don’t have any specific favourites, as I like a wide variety of genres.
Tell us about one of the songs that you performed in the Final and why you chose it.
Good-bye yellow brick road was chosen, as I feel like it shows off a wide variety of vocal techniques, but from an audience perspective shows stages of vulnerability and emotion, but also has its powerful moments.
What did you do to prepare for your performance?
I rehearsed with my vocal teacher two days a week in preparation.
What is the best piece of performance advice you have ever heard?
“Everyone makes mistakes, we are all human”
What have you learnt about yourself through performing in Sydney Eisteddfod?
That I need to believe in myself and not doubt or critique myself as much as I do.
What would you like to achieve next?
I would love to graduate from a performing arts school, as musical theatre is the career path I would to pursue.