Tori-Rae tunes up for world karaoke titles

Ashwini SaseedaranSouth Western Times
VideoFrom the age of seven, Tori-Rae Davies watched karaoke competitions in awe and dreamt of the day she would be old enough to compete herself.

From the age of seven, Tori-Rae Davies watched karaoke competitions in awe and dreamt of the day she would be old enough to compete herself.

After years of participating in other singing and songwriting contests, Tori-Rae finally turned 18 this year and sung her way through the I-Sing World Karaoke Competition heats at the Burlington Hotel, winning first prize at the State finals in Perth.

Miss Davies said she was eating breakfast with her parents at a hotel the next morning when the winner was announced via I-Sing’s live feed on Facebook.

“I had to stop myself from screaming at the whole restaurant,” Miss Davies said.

“I was so excited when they mentioned my name as first place.”

I-Sing State coordinator Kevin Bennett said her winnings included $1000 cash along with flights and accommodation to compete at the world championships in Myanmar.

“I am stoked for Bunbury,” Mr Bennett said. “We rarely have regional wins and I have high expectations of Tori.

“She is bubbly, has natural talent and if she wins the worlds, there is a potential recording contract.”

Miss Davies will head to Myanmar later this month to compete against finalists from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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