Happy holidays everybody and I hope you’re having a lovely season with your close friends and families. Smoke has covered most of NSW so make sure you take precautions to take care of yourself.
This Friday, 6th of December, in Django at Camelot Lounge Marrickville, join me as we groove and party like it’s the 80s all over again. Plus, let’s include a bit of funk and drinks and we are all settled!
And I totally forgot to post about my upcoming gigs for the month of April. Catch me with the amazing group Purple Doves Band at St George Leagues Club as we perform hit songs from the legendary Prince. Come one, come all.
This Saturday, 12th of January, I will be at the Juniors to shake off my love handles from eating so much in December. Come and watch me sing and dance your favourite songs like Livin’ La Vida Loca, Rio De Janeiro, Sway and Copacabana. So get your tickets now!
The last episode before the grand finals and thank you Channel 7 for giving Australia a very astounding episode for All Together Now. It was a roller coaster of emotions.
First stop is, Caitlin Min Fa. Opening an episode is always hard but tonight, you split the judges in half, which is quite surprising. For me, the song Firework by Katy Perry didn’t spark for me. But I salute you for showcasing your talent to us. It’s a pleasure seeing you on stage.
Anton Aktila, the singing librarian, was the next contender and his rendition for Versace on the Floor by Bruno Mars was sexy and contagious. On a side note, that neck tie is gold! Tell me where you got it from, Anton?
Meanwhile, Didy, I believe a lot of performers know your struggle and I feel for you. I’ve been there but we just need to keep on going. I didn’t stand up when you sang, The Climb by Miley Cyrus, coz it didn’t move me. Or maybe I’m just a cold-hearted performer. I hope not. Strive for the best, Didy.
Sabrina Davis, gorgeous hair dresser and Pink impersonator from Western Australia. I was captivated, and I stood up late for her coz my eyes were stuck on you, babe! Brilliant performance! You have a very welcoming smile.
Tarryn Stokes’ This is Me from The Greatest Showman left me speechless and crying. It’s a very inspirational song that helps people break the barriers and strive forward. You never know what the future brings and shouldn’t let other people drag you down. Also, congratulations to you for slaying the night’s episode. You were amazing. Whitney Houston would be proud and yes, I will always love you.
Thank you all for sharing your voices to us. Music keeps us going and it gives us all the highs and lows in life.
I’m so proud to release my NEW SINGLE, ‘Walk Away’ for your listening pleasure. It’s a beautiful ballad about heartbreak and loss, a collaboration with a very talented songwriter and arranger, OC Oscar Cabarse. Get it now on iTunes or wherever you stream music!
Walk Away – Carl De Villa
I had a dream you and me And now I have to know what you said to me Can’t get it out of my head It’s written on your face Worried about the same things But it cannot end just like a dream
Why did you say, you don’t need me anymore? Why’d you walk away? When I had done nothing wrong. And when your back was turned My eyes, they burned Why’d you walk away? Ooh why’d you walk away?
Life with you is no more And now I am begging you to end my misery Can’t get it out of my head I didn’t want you to Taint all my memories, Now I see the end it’s not a dream
You said it’s a lie, just like my dream Coz now I’m here with you But I can see it in your eyes Please don’t walk away Oh, don’t walk away
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 HapetaSweet 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 Joviwas 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.
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!