Celina Sharma on stage in the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Celina Sharma, Finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Singer of the Year in 2017 & 2016 spoke to Sydney Eisteddfod about preparing for her performance and what she hopes to achieve next.
How did it feel to be selected as a finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Singer of the Year for the third consecutive year?
I was very excited and I am very thankful to be chosen to be in the finals again.
You chose to perform Proud Mary in the Sydney Eisteddfod Singer of the Year Final, tell us a little bit about this piece.
The version I sung in the Final was sung by the amazing Tina Turner and I love this song because it is really upbeat and funky. I get to move around the stage more and have some fun performing this song.
What do you do to prepare for your performances?
I like to prepare by rehearsing at home and recording my performances to try and see how I can improve and to hopefully be the best I can be on the night. I also like to get in the zone and warm up before my performance to make sure I am in the moment and vocally ready.
What have you learnt from your Sydney Eisteddfod experience?
I have learnt that you need to choose songs you can connect to and enjoy singing. You need to read and listen to the adjudicators feedback and then learn and grow from your experience.
What are you hoping to achieve next?
I am looking forward to song writing in the later part of 2017. I would love to write a song before the end of the year.