Age ain’t noth­ing but a num­ber to this 16-year-old break­out ac­tress-chanteuse

Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - THE CULTURE -

MU­SI­CAL IDEN­TITY I’d de­scribe my sound as pop with some R&B soul mixed in.

DE­BUT TRACK I got to cut and re­lease my first song “Get Gold” for SHINE Fes­ti­val 2017. While it still has all the pop and R&B feels l love, it def­i­nitely has a heav­ier elec­tronic style. FIRST PER­FOR­MANCE My first-ever pub­lic per­for­mance was in front of my pri­mary six class. I was so ner­vous singing Corinne Bai­ley Rae’s “Put Your Records On”, I had to do it fac­ing the wall. FIRST CON­CERT It was ac­tu­ally just re­cently: Dionne War­wick. FIRST CD Grow­ing up, I used to lis­ten to Michael Jack­son al­bums on re­peat. BIG BREAK Get­ting as far as I got on TheXFac­tor

Australia in 2016 was a big break for me—com­ing out of the show, I have re­ceived count­less op­por­tu­ni­ties that I am so thank­ful for. TAL­ENT

DE­VEL­OP­MENT I’ve been go­ing to singing lessons for the last two years, and at­tend a mu­sic school weekly as well. Hav­ing just wrapped ArmyDaze2, I’ve also re­ceived lots of train­ing hav­ing to act and sing live on­stage for 20 shows.

FASH­ION FAVOURITES I’m still ex­per­i­ment­ing and try­ing out new trends, so it’s hard to say. Right now, how­ever, I’m re­ally into eye-catch­ing dresses for the stage, or a high-waisted jeans and crop top combo for off-stage. STYLE ICONS Ken­dall Jenner and Gigi Ha­did. ON

RE­PEAT Zara Lars­son and Bruno Mars. MEAL WITH ANY MU­SI­CIAN The leg­end, Whit­ney Hous­ton.

Natalie Ong

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