Catch Carl De Villa at one of his Bruno Mars gigs, together with Sera Rose and David Sharp. The Bruno Mars Experience is a night you won’t forget as they cover unforgettable songs from Bruno Mars. Check out where to buy your tickets right here!

Some of the hits include 24K MagicUptown Funk (the song Carl was featured with on The Voice Australia!), Finesse and so many more!

Get your tickets now for the Bruno Mars Experience featuring Carl De Villa!

Prince, or the artist formerly known as Prince was an incredible musician, not only creating his own signature hits, but writing them for many other singers as well.

Featuring Linda Knight and Carl De Villa on lead vocals, the Prince Experience with the Purple Doves Band is one not to be missed.

Carl performs (and costume-changes) through huge songs like 1999, Cream and Purple Rain. Come along, bring your friends and party with the band in style. Check out where to buy your tickets right here!

Even the biggest fans of Bruno Mars might not know all his hit songs! Together with Sera Rose and David Sharp, Carl De Villa headlines this Bruno Mars Experience.

It’s a night you won’t forget as they cover a heap of the incredible songs including 24K Magic, Uptown Funk (the song Carl was featured with on The Voice Australia!), Finesse and so many more!

Come along, bring your friends (and your kids, cause everyone loves to dance) and party with the band in style. Check out where to buy your tickets right here!

What a surprising night in All Together Now Australia. I was surprised, I had fun and I had a few moments with my wonderful neighbour, Mary Kiani. Kudos to Alex for always reminding the 100 that we are not giving away ticket to a chook raffle, it’s $100,000.

For me, the first performer wasn’t that great and was a bit off. Indi Williams performing Justin Bieber’s Sorry needed more training and practice. He’s still young and needs a good teacher. Trust me, I was like him when I was his age. Lusy Rahmawaty with Adele’s Hello was sweet and kind but I didn’t get the connection from her.

What captured my attention was Gaynor Tension with her Shirley Bassey take on Pink’s Get This Party Started. Just wow! The moment she set foot on stage, she was in character and I loved her. I and the rest of Australia was definitely entertained. It’s nice to see the entertainment industry is still alive from pop to rock, and impersonation to drag. Let us show all our support to all kinds of music coz a world without music is totally boring. I love love love you Gaynor Tension.

Special mention to Jacob Hapeta Sweet Caroline was sentimental. It reminded me of parents when they sing karaoke along with their kids. Platinum Harmony singing Ariana Grande’s One Last Time thank you for sharing your quadruple vocal talent. You all sang phenomenal when you harmonised. Lauren and Georgie Bannard’s Land of 1000 dances was joyful to watch. It felt like they were there to share the joy rather than focusing in a competition. Good thing Ronan remembered him too!

Jason Hill Creep was mesmerising. Well done in getting the final seat. To the other finalist, Emma Mylott, her jazz take on You Give Love A Bad Name from Bon Jovi was interesting. She has the talent and the voice but I think it would also be nice to do your own thing and not copy a style from Postmodern Jukebox. Congratulations to you Emma and I’m glad you got the seat. I’ll see you at the finals.

So, for this episode, my love and favourite is Gaynor Tension. She was the epitome of fun and entertainment from start to finish. She is my wildcard for this episode, by the way. Tell me who your favourites, likes and loves from the episode are.

Check out previous recaps here.

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Get this party started

More than halfway through this season of All Together Now Australia, and tonight on episode 5, rock ‘n’ roll music played all night long!

We started out with kind of a bang bang with Emma who had a great attitude, but got a bit tongue-tied in the rap. We quickly moved on to Greg, a fitness musician who had the look, but didn’t make me wake up for his song. He was very nervous, and you could hear the tremble in his voice.

Moving on to the first big performance of the night, Harmony in Three, three pitch-perfect divas singing an even bigger diva – Tina Turner and Proud Mary! They made almost all of us get up and dance!

I loved James the truckie singing Jimmy Barnes’ Working Class Man. I could tell he loved sharing his voice with the crowd and he was one of my standout performances of the episode.

Then we had Dean, or Feminem (great name!) performing We Are The Champions. Dean looked fantastic, but the song didn’t quite make it.

 

Hanna sang Florence and the Machine’s You’ve Got The Love which really worked well with her unique and beautiful voice and sent her through to the top 2 of the episode along with Harmony in Three.

The final two performers were Mivon and Afrotanium, and Mark singing Kesha’s Praying. Mark was a beautiful singer and gave a great performance of a fantastic song, and it’s a shame he didn’t quite make it through to the finals.

The final sing-off between Hanna and Harmony in Three didn’t start well, with Hanna choosing Rather Be, but she stumbled a bit and ended up with a very disappointing 25 points. This paved the way for Harmony in Three to move on to the grand final, but they not only did that, but performed One Night Only (from Dreamgirls, which I’ve also been privileged to perform in a stage adaptation) and got every single judge to stand up, giving them a perfect 100!

What a night! Check out previous recaps here.

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Hello everyone. Spring has sprung! Although, It still feels like winter and I just want summer to hurry up.

I’ve got some big revelations to you. First, I am one of the judges for the upcoming singing competition on Channel 7 called All Together Now. All Together Now Australia is hosted by Julia Zemiro with Ronan Keating, as our main judge. It’s a talent show like no other with 100 judges on the panel.

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It was a great honour to perform with such fabulous and professional musicians last Saturday as part of a new band, Republika. We entertained the crowds at a fantastic victory party for the new president of the Philippines.

We chose the name Republika to pay homage to and remember the freedom achieved in the Philippines, as all the band members have been in the music industry for many years, both here and in the Philippines.

Band members include Oscar “OC” Cabarse on bass, Jay Villanueva on lead, Gerard Dandan on keys, Cho Manila on drums, and Lani Concepcion & Carl de Villa on vocals.

Republika is working hard on new songs and set lists for your future entertainment as well. Stay tuned for more announcements from this exciting new band.

Photos courtesy of Jim Sagurit. ☺️