Dora scoops North City talent prizes
Porirua singer Dora Laupola won the North City Shopping Centre’s annual talent search on Saturday.
The 14- year- old was one of seven Aotea College entrants to compete in the competition final.
She performed her favourite song, I Don’t Want To Talk About It, by Rod Stewart, accompanying herself on guitar.
Dora said she was surprised to win, and pleased to have family and friends in the audience supporting her.
She was modest about the win.
‘‘I was just using the gift that God gave me,’’ she said.
Dora was one of 10 senior finalists to compete on Saturday.
The junior final was held earlier.
Dora was also named the overall winner, receiving a $750 gift card plus $500 in cash.
The junior winners were Roseta Lopa, Anastasia Sirila, Lise Lafaele, Tiresa Fomai and Emelei La’ai, who jointly received a $750 gift card.
More than 130 acts entered the talent search, performing in 19 heats during the school holidays.