Hailing from a mixed parentage of PNG (Tatana) and Malaysian Chinese, Angela Law was the winner of the Vocal Fusion Virtual 2020 who walked away with a whooping K30, 000 in Papua New Guinea’s highest locally singing competition.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the competition took another twist going 100% virtual hosting online auditions for hopefuls and aspiring singers to audition around mid-October.
Ms Law started singing at a very young age when she was only 7years old and says her dad was her number one inspiration. Auditioning for VFV2020 with her incredible rendition of Sam Smith’s ‘Too Good At Goodbye’s’, she got a very good feedback from the judges and was the one to watch throughout the competition.
“My experience on VFV2020 was incredible. The first day I sent in my audition, I never thought I’d make it through to another round. But every round gave me more courage and I improved a lot vocally and mentally as well”, said Angela
Just like every competition, there were always challenges but Ms Law did not let those challenges stand in her way on focusing on the competition.
“The critics were always a challenge to me and also the song choices. Some of the songs were recommended to me by the vocal coach and I had to memorize the lyrics and try my best to sing my heart out”, said Ms Law
Angela added on saying that she had to hire two men from Fisherman Island to help her with all her backing tracks. There was also a man from her mother’s village (Tatana) who was also a big help throughout the competition.
“The three of them helped me with my songs and video arrangements plus another challenge was to find outfits to match every theme that was selected for each round”, said Ms Law
The Top 10 contestants had to choose songs to sing according to the music genre selected. They were Legendary PNG Hits in the Top 10; Top 8 had them sing Pop Rock songs, Country songs in Top 7, R&B songs in Top 6, Contestants Choice & Night At The Movies songs during Top 5 and Contestants Choice and Hits of Today during the finals.
“Hits Of Today was my favorite of the genres because I sang a Mangi Westpa by Estapacifica and also I had fun filming the video at Fishermen Islands”, said Ms Law
This is not the second time Ms Law has won in a singing competition. She took part in a talent show years back and was the winner back at her school Riam Road Secondary back in Malaysia.
“My plan is to complete my studies and help my parents out and if I have enough time, I’d love to do some gigs in and around of the country”, said Angela
The top 4 contestants who made it thru to the LIVE Grand Finals were Jolina Dela Cruz of Kokopo, Desiree Ure of Port Moresby, Berthshianne Kome of Tabubil and Angela Law of Port Moresby.
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