Plumstead woman sings infront of Fergie
PUBLISHED: 16:35 07 November 2011
A Plumstead woman was the only British contestant to sing infront of celebrity judges in New York after reaching the finals of a global singing competition.
Roslynn Mahe was one of 23 semi-finalists to make it through the first two rounds of the Avon Voices online global singing competition, fighting off more than 6,000 entrants from more than 60 countries.
Mrs Mahe, who works as a Business Concepts Consultant in the City, has been singing since the age of four, starting in the church, learning the piano and violin along the way, and writing her own songs.
She was one of then ten finalists who performed You I Will, written by Diane Warren, infront of a panel of 11 judges which included Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield and Delta Goodrem, at the Hard Rock Café in New York last Tuesday (1).
She said: “Making it through to the final has been an absolutely incredible experience. Singing has always been my life passion and to be recognised on a global scale is beyond my wildest dreams. I can only thank Avon for this golden opportunity and the UK for its support in getting me this far.”
The winners were Selena Gittens from Canada and Evelina Anusauskaite from Lithuania after making it through three rounds, in which 2.5million public votes were cast from around the world.
As part of the competition, Mrs Mahe, made her own video and had vocal coaching from Grammy Award Winning Artist, Producer David Pack.