Emily’s act knocks out judges stone cold
A 12-YEAR-OLD girl from Darwin has taken out the vocal category of a national competition for music and dance.
Wanguri youngster Emily Penny won first place for vocals in her age group at the
Evolution Dance Competition – which also incorporates singing – last month performing Demi Lovato’s Stone Cold.
Emily’s mum Gaynor Penny said her daughter was passionate about singing and songwriting and had performed at several major events in the Darwin community over the past few years. “I think it’s just been her outlet,” she said.
“We moved here five years ago from England and it’s been a big step for her... she left home and everything behind and coming here hasn’t always been easy for her.
“I think she just found music is a good way for her to express herself.”
Emily said her confidence had improved a lot since her first time at the competition several years ago. She also competed in musical theatre and contemporary dance at the event, having trained with Darwin’s Royal Existence Dance Academy.
Competition winner Emily Penny has found music to be a good way of expressing herself