10 September 2014
On Tuesday night, Canley Vale songbird Susan Rose won the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Singer of the Year title and a $5,000 cash prize in a glittering final at Petersham RSL Club. According to adjudicators, Marika Aubrey and Margi de Feranti, the standard of singing in the final round of this event was nothing short of amazing, but from the moment Susan stepped onto the stage, it was clear that she was only a talented singer, but also a polished performer.
No stranger to the Sydney Eisteddfod, Susan has been competing on its contemporary singing platform for the past five years. During this period, she has sung her way into the final round of this event on more than one occasion, but although she has always finished among the frontrunners, now at the age of 21, she has matured into such a gracious young artist, she has rightfully claimed the title.
Susan scored her victory singing her favourite song Whitney Houston’s, One Moment in Time, Somebody to Love by Queen and Jennifer Holiday’s And I’m Telling You.
As a singer who looks completely at home on the stage, Susan already has many successes to her credit. The highlight of her career so far has been featuring as a supporting artist on a tour with Australia’s Got Talent winner and former Sydney Eisteddfod champion Mark Vincent. She recently appeared with ONYX at the Metro Theatre and has performed at numerous clubs, community events and festivals around Sydney, including the Bring it on Youth Fest at the Royal Easter Show.
With her EP due for release at the end of the year, Susan is now totally absorbed in the process of writing and recording songs.
Jennie Lees, PhD
Media Liaison & Public Information