Mira Thippawal. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Mira Thippawal, Finalist in the 2018 Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Singer of the Year, talks about her six-year journey as a singer, her role models and what she looks for in a song to perform.
How has your outlook as a singer changed over time?
When I first started singing six years ago, I’d never consider this a career for the near future. Until recently, I had never realised that it had such an impact on my life.
Tell us a bit about the songs you performed in the final.
The two songs I performed in the Final are ‘Never Enough’ from the Greatest Showman and ‘I’m the Greatest Star’ sung by Barbra Streisand. Both songs are contrasting, but are very challenging either way.
Do you have a role model in your music career and has this always been the same person?
In my music career, I have had several role models. These include Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. They’re all so incredibly talented and I’ve learnt so much from them continuously trying to adapt their singing to mine as well.
What is your favourite song to perform and why?
My favourite song to perform would probably be either ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked or ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder. These songs are both emotionally challenging yet fun to listen to.