Hawke brims with talent
DARWIN’S sweetheart Shiane Hawke, 14, has been described as “like a little Sapphire” by Guy Sebastian after she sang to an audience of millions on Channel Seven’s The X Factor.
The show’s first live performance round featuring the Top 12 contestants revealed some fierce competition but Hawke shone with her rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy.
Judges Guy Sebastian, Mel B, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Ronan Keating said Hawke had a great voice but all agreed there was room for improvement. Keating said Hawke’s confidence and voice was “unbelievable”.
“I truly believe you are going to grow and grow in this contest … and I think we could see you in the final,” he said.
Sebastian told Hawke she had a great start but said she needs to start thinking a little bit more.
Mel B criticised Hawke’s song choice, saying it was too old for the show’s youngest ever contestant.
“I think you have a great voice and you’re super talented but at 14 I wouldn’t have given you that song,” she said.
Hawke’s mentor, Bassingthwaighte said there “were moments (Shiane) looked a bit lost”.
“But that’s what we’ll work on,” she said.
“I know people love you, they’re going to vote for you to stay because they’re going to want to watch you go through that journey”.
Article from Nt News 18/09/12