Hannah Mitchell on stage at the McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
When Hannah Mitchell sang ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Miserables at McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod last year, she so impressed her judges, she made it through to the final round of the Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Singer of the Year contest. Since then, she has been singing at charity events, sporting events and on local radio. Hannah tells us about her love of singing and the thrill of performing onstage at McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod.
Why did you start singing?
I started singing as a young child due to my love of music from birth and my idols I saw sing on stage.
What is your favourite song to sing and why?
'I Dreamed A Dream' because it’s full of emotion, passion and demands a strong performance.
What would you say to someone that was thinking about entering the Sydney Eisteddfod?
It's such a great opportunity, providing performance experience and exposure in an accepting atmosphere.
What was the most memorable aspect of performing in the Sydney Eisteddfod?
Having the opportunity to sing in front of my family and witness there emotion in response to my performance.
Who inspires you and why?
The fellow contestants inspire me by illustrating a wide range of talent and musical styles.
What have you learnt about yourself through performing in the Sydney Eisteddfod?
That I am determined to peruse a career in the musical industry.
What did you do to prepare for your performance?
Lots of practise in different environments and contests. I also tried to perform to as many different audiences as possible.